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AZ-040: Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell

AZ-040: Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell

Gain competency in using PowerShell for administering and automating the administration of Windows servers.

Benefit from instructor-led preparation for the AZ-040 certification exam with tips, tricks, guidance, and mentored support.

AZ-040: Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell Highlights

Course Enrollment

Starts on

12 September 2022

Enrollment closes on
21 August 2022

  Course duration

Duration

  • 5 days, online
    8 hours/day
  Course Fee

Fee

US$ 2,775

Course Enrollment

Starts on

12 September 2022

Enrollment closes on
21 August 2022

Course duration

Duration

  • 5 days, online
    8 hours/day
Course Fee

Fee

US$ 2,775

AZ-040: Automating Administration with PowerShell is a five-day advanced-level course. It’s designed for administrators who use PowerShell to automate Windows Server administration, to make scripts for repetitive tasks, and to generate reports.

During this course, you will be introduced to Windows PowerShell, how to configure it, how to find/run commands, and how to use different types of cmdlets for server administration and network configuration. You will explore the pipeline feature and execute tasks such as sorting, filtering, enumeration, and more. You will learn how to use PSProviders and PSDrive adapters to work with storage. You will query management information using Common Information Model (CIM), and you will explore using Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) to access the information available from the operating system, computer hardware, and installed software.

In addition to this, you will work with variables, arrays, and hash tables, and you will run a PowerShell script and resolve errors. You will learn how to create and manage background tasks, schedules jobs, and administer one or more remote computers. You will install and use an Azure PowerShell environment and an Azure Cloud Shell, and you will manage Azure VMs and storage accounts and subscriptions. Through using PowerShell, you will also learn how to manage users, groups, and licenses in Azure AD, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and Microsoft Teams.

This course will prepare you for the AZ-040 certification exam. Entry for the exam is not included. However, you will get a clear overview of the Microsoft certification process and tips and tricks, testing strategies, practice questions, and useful information to help you pass the exam.

This course comprises eleven purposely designed modules that take you on a carefully defined learning journey.

It is an instructor-led course which runs to a fixed schedule, with set start and finish dates. It is driven forward by your instructor and features live sessions that are aired at a set time. You will, however, have time to complete certain activities at your own pace outside of the live sessions.

The materials for each module are accessible from the start of the course and will remain available for the duration of your enrollment. Methods of learning and assessment will include reading material, hands-on labs and online exam questions.

As part of our mentoring service you will have access to valuable guidance and support throughout the course. We provide a dedicated discussion space where you can ask questions, chat with your peers, and resolve issues.

Once you have successfully completed the course, you will earn your Certificate of Completion.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • 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.
  • Create 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.
  • Professionals working in Windows Server, Windows client, Azure, and Microsoft 365 administration.
  • Professionals who want to automate repetitive tasks.
  • Professionals already experienced in server administration, including Exchange Server, SharePoint Server, SQL Server, and System Center.
  • Experience with Windows networking technologies and implementation.
  • Experience with Windows Server administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting.

This course will help you to prepare for the AZ-040: Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell certification exam.

It is ideal for IT Professionals who are already experienced in general Windows Server, Windows client, Azure, Microsoft 365 administration, and server administration, including Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SharePoint Server, and Microsoft SQL Server.

  • You will gain the fundamental knowledge and skills required to use PowerShell for administering and automating the administration of Windows Servers.
  • You will learn how to build scripts to accomplish advanced tasks such as automating repetitive tasks and generating reports. 
  • You will become familiar with supporting a broad range of Microsoft products, including Windows Server, Windows Client, Microsoft Azure, and Microsoft 365.

When you take this course, you will also get information and guidance on the Microsoft certification process, and useful tips on how to pass the exam.

Course Outline

Introduction
Grading Scheme
Pre-Requisite
Exam and Certification Details
About this module
Windows PowerShell overview
Understan Windows PowerShell command syntax
Find commands and get help in Windows PowerShell
Knowledge Check
About this module
Active Directory Domain Services administration cmdlets
Network configuration cmdlets
Server administration cmdlets
Windows PowerShell in Windows 10
Knowledge Check
About this module
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
Knowledge Check
About this module
Using PSProviders
Using PSDrives
Knowledge Check
About this module
Understand CIM and WMI
Query data by using CIM and WMI
Make changes by using CIM and WMI
Knowledge Check
About this module
Use variables
Manipulate variables
Manipulate arrays and hash tables
Knowledge Check
About this module
Introduction to scripting with Windows PowerShell
Script constructs
Import data from files
Accept user input
Troubleshooting and error handling
Functions and modules
Knowledge Check
About this module
Use basic Windows PowerShell remoting
Use advanced Windows PowerShell remoting techniques
Use PSSessions
Knowledge Check
Azure PowerShell
Introduce Azure Cloud Shell
Manage Azure VMs with PowerShell
Manage storage and subscriptions
Knowledge Check
About this module
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
Knowledge Check
About this module
Use background jobs
Use scheduled jobs
Knowledge Check
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Course Certificate

Earn your certificate

Once you have completed this course, you will earn your certificate.

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AZ-040: Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell

FAQs

AZ-040: Automating Administration with PowerShell is a certification provided by Microsoft. It provides the basic knowledge and skills to use PowerShell for administering and automating administration for Windows servers. AZ-040 course imparts individuals with the skills required to identify and create the command for a specific task. Furthermore, learners can build scripts to perform advanced-level tasks, e.g., generating reports and automating repetitive tasks. AZ-040 training provides essential skills for some of the other Microsoft products, including Windows Server, Windows Client, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft 365, etc.

With the AZ-040 certification, individuals get the understanding of Windows PowerShell functionality and its use to find and run basic commands. You will identify and run cmdlets for local system administration. You will be guided to work with the Windows PowerShell pipeline, use PSProviders and PSDrives, query system information using Common Information Model and Windows Management Instrumentation. You will also learn about and work with variables, arrays, hash tables, and will be guided on how to write basic scripts in Windows PowerShell. Furthermore, you will be using Windows PowerShell to administer remote computers and managing Azure resources and Microsoft 365 services. Finally, you will be able to create and manage background and scheduled jobs.

Individuals having experience and exposure to general Windows Server and Windows Client Administration can attend the AZ-040 course. The AZ-040 course is also for the people who want to explore Windows PowerShell for administration. Although you will be exploring PowerShell and creating scripts in the AZ-040 course, no previous experience with any of the Windows PowerShell versions or scripting languages is required. The AZ-040 course is also apt for the IT professionals already working in server administration, such as SQL Server, SharePoint Server, Exchange Server, and System Center.

To appear in the AZ-040 exam, basic computer knowledge is sufficient. Prior experience with PowerShell or a scripting language is not required. AZ-040 course helps learners build strong foundation and provide prerequisite skills for several Microsoft products, such as Windows Client, Windows Server, Microsoft 365, and Microsoft Azure Talking about software and hardware requirements, you will only need a computer with a web browser and a stable Internet connection.

Those who clear the AZ-040 exam, will earn a Microsoft Certification after which they can become a Microsoft Windows PowerShell Administrator.