Administration and Automation with Windows PowerShell

Install PowerShell 5.1, Understand PowerShell Syntax, Setup a PowerShell IT lab, Manage Active Directory with Powershell

Course Description

Windows PowerShell helps you automate the management of Active Directory users, the management of VMs in Hyper-V, reports generation, performance monitoring, email sending and other tasks. You will set up workflows to avoid constantly doing menial tasks. It’s a key tool that will allow you to streamline your Windows Server operations and focus on highest-priority tasks. This course will teach you how to install PowerShell 5.1, understand PowerShell syntax, and manage Active Directory with Powershell.

In this course we will cover the following major topics:

  • The basics of Windows PowerShell
  • Windows PowerShell system requirements
  • Installing and Updating Windows PowerShell
  • How to use the CLI (Command Line Interface)
  • How to use the ISE (Intelligent Scripting Environment)
  • How to get help and find commands within the CLI
  • Getting Started with Windows PowerShell
  • Getting Help and Finding Commands
  • The Language of PowerShell – Command Syntax, Objects and Properties, and the Pipeline
  • Setup your own PowerShell On Premises IT Lab
  • Basic Active Directory Domain Administration with Windows PowerShell
  • An introduction to Desired State Configuration made simple!
  • And MUCH more!

Once we have covered this foundation, we will move on to writing PowerShell scripts. We will start with simple tasks before moving on to more advanced and complicated script writing.

What skills will I learn?

  • Understand the Powershell command line
  • Install and Update Windows PowerShell
  • How to write Powershell scripts to automate redundant tasks
  • Learn the Basics of Windows PowerShell 5.1
  • Introduction to the Text Based Console and Intelligent Scripting Environment (ISE)
  • Understand the PowerShell Pipeline
  • Create and Delete Organizational Units with PowerShell
  • Utilize the PowerShell Help System
  • Understand Objects, Properties and Methods
  • Create and Manage Active Directory Users with PowerShell

Course Curriculum

Course Introduction

• 5min

0 / 2 lessons complete

Getting Started with Windows PowerShell

• 56min

0 / 8 lessons complete

Getting Help and Finding Commands

• 39min

0 / 6 lessons complete

PowerShell Command Syntax

• 33min

0 / 5 lessons complete

PowerShell Objects and Properties

• 35min

0 / 6 lessons complete

The PowerShell Pipeline

• 24min

0 / 2 lessons complete

PowerShell Providers

• 30min

0 / 5 lessons complete

PowerShell Arrays and Variables

• 28min

0 / 4 lessons complete

PowerShell Loops

• 19min

0 / 3 lessons complete

PowerShell Conditional Statements

• 11min

0 / 1 lessons complete

On Premises Lab Setup

• 36min

0 / 8 lessons complete

Basic Domain Administration with Windows PowerShell

• 2hr 27min

0 / 10 lessons complete

Send Emails with PowerShell

• 22min

0 / 2 lessons complete

PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) Basics

• 1hr 48min

0 / 6 lessons complete

PowerShell Modules

• 58min

0 / 7 lessons complete

Powershell Challenges

• 1hr 55min

0 / 23 lessons complete

Section Overview
Full Access Account Required

Video | 5 min

The Trusted Hosts List Challenge
Full Access Account Required

Text | 5 min

The Trusted Hosts List Answer
Full Access Account Required

Video | 5 min

Starting a Remote Session Challenge
Full Access Account Required

Text | 5 min

Starting a Remote Session Answer
Full Access Account Required

Video | 5 min

Rename a Computer Challenge
Full Access Account Required

Text | 5 min

Rename a Computer Answer
Full Access Account Required

Video | 5 min

Change a Password on a Remote Computer Challenge
Full Access Account Required

Text | 5 min

Change a Password on a Remote Computer Answer
Full Access Account Required

Video | 5 min

How to Copy Files To-From a Remote Machine Challenge
Full Access Account Required

Text | 5 min

How to Copy Files To-From a Remote Machine using VSC Answer
Full Access Account Required

Video | 5 min

How to Export Logs to a CSV File Challenge
Full Access Account Required

Text | 5 min

How to Export Logs to a CSV File Answer
Full Access Account Required

Video | 5 min

How to Create Multiple Folders on the Host Machine using Powershell
Full Access Account Required

Text | 5 min

How to Create Multiple Folders on the Host Machine using Powershell Answer
Full Access Account Required

Video | 5 min

Who Rebooted the Server ID1074 Challenge
Full Access Account Required

Text | 5 min

Who Rebooted the Server
Full Access Account Required

Video | 5 min

How can you get Info on all your Hard Drives Challenge
Full Access Account Required

Text | 5 min

How can you get Info on all your Hard Drives Answer
Full Access Account Required

Video | 5 min

How can I get a list of CPU's and Installed Printers, Last Boot-up Time Challenge
Full Access Account Required

Text | 5 min

How can I get a List of CPU's and Installed Printers, Last Boot-up Time Answer
Full Access Account Required

Video | 5 min

How can I Automate Tasks with Task Scheduler Challenge
Full Access Account Required

Text | 5 min

How can I Automate Tasks with the Task Scheduler Answer
Full Access Account Required

Video | 5 min

Course Conclusion

• 1min

0 / 1 lessons complete

What labs will I complete?

IT labs allow you to get hands-on experience so you can learn by doing. This is much more effective than simply watching videos and taking quizzes. Listed below are all the hands-on IT labs you will complete in this course.

You can learn more about our IT labs by clicking here.

About your instructors

paul hill

Paul Hill

Expert IT Instructor

Paul is an IT Professional with over 14 years of experience currently working as a Network Administrator in contract support of various Federal Agencies in the United States.

He has been teaching online courses for the past 5 years and taught over 250k students in 195 countries.

Robert Hill

Expert IT Instructor

Robert has worked in the IT field for more than 30 years primarily in support of the US Government. Robert's experience ranges from Windows Server, various server hardware and networking. Robert is an MCSA, MCP and CNE Novell Netware certified.

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Administration and Automation with Windows PowerShell

Free lessons:

Course Introduction
2:58
PowerShell System Requirements
2:05
The Basics of PowerShell
6:50
Installing and Updating PowerShell
6:52
PowerShell Arrays
11:36
For Loops
7:04
While Loops
7:26
For Each Loop
4:56
Running Powershell Scripts as Scheduled Tasks
7:44
Configuring The Local Config Manager for DSC Push
14:23
Finding and installing PowerShell modules
17:27

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  • 84 Video Lessons
  • 2 Hands-on IT Labs
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