Automating Administration with PowerShell (AZ-040)


Course Number: MOC-AZ-040

Duration: 5 days (32.5 hours)

Format: Live, hands-on

PowerShell Administration Training Overview

This private, live online or onsite class, Automating Administration with PowerShell (Microsoft course  AZ-040), teaches attendees how to use PowerShell for administering and automating Windows servers, Azure instances, and Microsoft 365 services. Students learn how to build scripts to automate repetitive tasks and generate reports. 

Location and Pricing

This course is taught as a private course in-person or online for teams of 3 or more. To receive a quote for online corporate training, please contact us.

In addition, some Microsoft courses are available as live, online classes for individuals.

Objectives

  • Describe the functionality of Windows PowerShell and use it to run and find basic commands
  • Identify and run cmdlets for local system administration
  • Work with the Windows PowerShell pipeline
  • Use PSProviders and PSDrives to work with other forms of storage
  • Query system information by using WMI and CIM
  • Work with variables, arrays, and hash tables
  • Write basic scripts in Windows PowerShell
  • Administer remote computers with Windows PowerShell
  • Manage Azure resources with PowerShell
  • Manage Microsoft 365 services with PowerShell
  • Use background jobs and scheduled jobs

Prerequisites

No prior experience with any version of Windows PowerShell or any scripting language is presumed.

Outline

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Getting started with Windows PowerShell
  • Windows PowerShell overview
  • Understanding Windows PowerShell command syntax
  • Find commands and getting help in Windows PowerShell
Windows PowerShell for local systems administration
  • Active Directory Domain Services administration cmdlets
  • Network configuration cmdlets
  • Server administration cmdlets
  • Windows PowerShell in Windows 10
Working with the Windows PowerShell pipeline
  • Understand the pipeline
  • Select, sort, and measure objects
  • Filter objects out of the pipeline
  • Enumerate objects in the pipeline
  • Send and pass pipeline data as output
Using PSProviders and PSDrives
  • Using PSProviders
  • Using PSDrives
Querying management information by using CIM and WMI
  • Understand CIM and WMI
  • Query data by using CIM and WMI
  • Make changes by using CIM and WMI
Working with variables, arrays, and hash tables
  • Use variables
  • Manipulate variables
  • Manipulate arrays and hash tables
Windows PowerShell scripting
  • Introduction to scripting with Windows PowerShell
  • Script constructs
  • Import data from files
  • Accept user input
  • Troubleshooting and error handling
  • Functions and modules
Administering remote computers with Windows PowerShell
  • Use basic Windows PowerShell remoting
  • Use advanced Windows PowerShell remoting techniques
  • Use PSSessions
Managing Azure resources with PowerShell
  • Azure PowerShell
  • Introduce Azure Cloud Shell
  • Manage Azure VMs with PowerShell
  • Manage storage and subscriptions
Managing Microsoft 365 services with PowerShell
  • Manage Microsoft 365 user accounts, licenses, and groups with PowerShell
  • Manage Exchange Online with PowerShell
  • Manage SharePoint Online with PowerShell
  • Manage Microsoft Teams with PowerShell
Using background jobs and scheduled jobs
  • Use background jobs
  • Use scheduled jobs
Conclusion

Training Materials:

All Microsoft training students receive Microsoft official courseware.

Software Requirements:

Attendees will not need to install any software on their computer for this class. The class will be conducted in a remote environment that Accelebrate will provide; students will only need a local computer with a web browser with a stable Internet connection. Any recent version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome will be fine.



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