MS-AZ-040T00 - Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell

This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills to use PowerShell for administering and automating administration of Windows servers. This course provides students the skills to identify and build the command they require to perform a specific task. In addition, students learn how to build scripts to accomplish advanced tasks such as automating repetitive tasks and generating reports. This course provides prerequisite skills supporting a broad range of Microsoft products, including Windows Server, Windows Client, Microsoft Azure, and Microsoft 365. In keeping with that goal, this course will not focus on any one of those products, although Windows Server, which is the common platform for all of those products, will serve as the example for the techniques this course teaches.

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Before attending this course, students must have:
Experience with Windows networking technologies and implementation.
Experience with Windows Server administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting.

Detailed Class Syllabus

Learning Path 1: Getting started with Windows PowerShell

Windows PowerShell overview
Understan Windows PowerShell command syntax
Find commands and get help in Windows PowerShell

Learning Path 2: Windows PowerShell for local systems administration

Active Directory Domain Services administration cmdlets
Network configuration cmdlets
Server administration cmdlets
Windows PowerShell in Windows 10

Learning Path 3: 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

Learning Path 4: Using PSProviders and PSDrives

Using PSProviders
Using PSDrives

Learning Path 5: 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

Learning Path 6: Working with variables, arrays, and hash tables

Use variables
Manipulate variables
Manipulate arrays and hash tables

Learning Path 7: 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

Learning Path 8: Administering remote computers with Windows PowerShell

Use basic Windows PowerShell remoting
Use advanced Windows PowerShell remoting techniques
Use PSSessions

Learning Path 9: Managing Azure resources with PowerShell

Azure PowerShell
Introduce Azure Cloud Shell
Manage Azure VMs with PowerShell
Manage storage and subscriptions

Learning Path 10: 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

Learning Path 11: Using background jobs and scheduled jobs

Use background jobs
Use scheduled jobs