50414 Microsoft Windows PowerShell v2 for Administrators

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Students will learn the skills to leverage Microsoft Windows PowerShell v2 to administer their Windows environment. Both the command line environment and the scripting capabilities inherent in Microsoft’s automation engine are addressed during this hands-on course.


After completing this course, students will be able to: - Install and configure PowerShell v2 on various Windows operating systems.- Navigate the command line interface as well as the integrated scripting environment.- Leverage cmdlets to accomplish daily management tasks.- Format information returned by PowerShell v2 in a variety of styles.- Create PowerShell v2 scripts to automate routine tasks.- Manage multiple systems concurrently though PowerShell v2 remoting.- Understand the security capabilities within PowerShell v2 and how to manage them.- Enhance the management of other Microsoft products by using the skills and general knowledge covered in this course.


This course is intended for systems administrators responsible for managing Windows platforms who are interested in automating administrative tasks.


Introduction to PowerShell – the Basics

  • What is PowerShell?
  • PowerShell Cmdlets
  • PowerShell Snapins
  • PowerShell Modules
  • PowerShell Remoting
  • Navigating in PowerShell
  • PowerShell Profiles
  • Lab : Introduction to PowerShell

The PowerShell Pipeline, Scripts and Syntax

  • Pipelines
  • Scripts
  • Syntax, Output and Script Blocks
  • Lab : The PowerShell Pipeline, Scripts and Syntax

Variables and Data Types, Variable Scopes, and Collections

  • Variables and Data Types
  • Variable Scopes
  • Collections
  • Lab : Variables and Data Types, Variable Scopes, and Collections


  • Script Execution
  • Signing Scripts
  • Requesting Credentials and Using Secure Strings
  • Securing Remote Sessions
  • Lab : Security

Remote Management

  • Configuring Remote Management
  • Using PowerShell Remoting
  • Using Jobs
  • Lab : Remote Management

Script Flow Control Statements

  • Foreach and For
  • While / Do While / Do Until
  • If / Switch
  • Break /Continue
  • Lab : Script Flow Control Statements

Functions, Filters and Modules

  • Functions and Filters
  • Scripting with Functions and Parameters
  • Modules
  • Lab : Functions, Filters and Modules

Error Handling

  • Error Handling
  • Script Debugging
  • Lab : Error Handling

Administrative Uses

  • Manipulating files and folders
  • Modifying Registry Data
  • Working with Events
  • Working with Active Directory Objects
  • Advanced Scripting
  • Lab : Administrative Uses

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Teaching mode:
Online - Self paced
Classroom - Instructor Led
Online - Instructor Led
Duration: 4 days
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