Windows PowerShell Scripting and Automation

Scripting, automation and administration with Windows Powershell

While we all love a good GUI, the fact remains that sometimes the interface just doesn’t get the job done. To unlock the full functionality of many Microsoft applications you need to turn to PowerShell, and this course will introduce the core concepts and tricks to make the most of Powershell.

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2 Days
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Purpose of this course

To understand and get the very most out of PowerShell interface when designing and debugging scripts.

If running privately the course can be tailored to cover how to use Powershell within the applications that are applicable to you.

Who is this course for

IT professionals who wish to manage Windows operating Systems with Windows PowerShell.


You will learn how to
  • Write PowerShell scripts
  • Handle script errors
  • Debug scripts
  • Create tools that are consistent in naming and operation within native Windows PowerShell
Benefits for your organisation

PowerShell can offer many benefits to an Organisation and create efficiency within an IT department but only if used correctly.  Badly written scripts can actually be worse than no scripts at all.  This course will ensure that only the best scripts are created within your organisation.

Benefits for you as an individual

Create efficiency in your work by scripting regular activities your undertake within an administration environment.  Understanding how to write and debug PowerShell is an essential part of any System Admin's armoury.

Introduction to Windows PowerShell
Configuring the Console (Shell)
Interactive Help
Introducing PowerShell Scripting
Script Blocks, Variables and Flow Control

Extending PowerShell
Modules and Snap Ins
Working with Providers
Introducing Functions
Creating Modules

Working with Objects
What are Objects and Variables?
Using Methods and Types with Objects
Using ForEach
Piping and Exporting Objects
Formatting and Filtering Objects
Error Handing Using Try / Catch

Server Administration
Server Management with PowerShell
Managing Active Directory with PowerShell
Managing File Data
Using Jobs

Remote Administration and WMI
PowerShell Remote Sessions
Windows Management Instrumentation
Using CIM with Remote Control
PowerShell Web Access

Managing Server Applications with PowerShell

An understanding of Windows operating systems in an organisational network.  Use of a command line interface.

About the Lead Trainer

Jason is one of the technical trainers here at Quanta covering areas such as the CompTIA course track and Microsoft systems and applications. Jason has previously worked as a web designer, system administrator and technical consultant for organisations including a plant nursery and web service provider.

When he’s not at Quanta, Jason is an avid American Football fan and can also occasionally be found singing and dancing with local Amateur Gilbert and Sullivan societies. He does however promise to keep the theatrics to a minimum in the classroom.