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
12 September 2022
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12 September 2022
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Earn your certificate
Once you have completed this course, you will earn your certificate.Preview digital certificate
- Certificate of Completion
About this course
- 11 Modules
- 02 Skills
- Discussion space
- 11 Knowledge checks
- 01 Practice exam
- 01 Lab
- Active Directory group
- Windows PowerShell scripts.
- Persistent remoting sessions.
- Background jobs
- Scheduled jobs
Exercises to explore
- Configuring Windows PowerShell, and finding and running commands.
- Performing local system administration with PowerShell.
- Using PowerShell pipeline.
- Using PSProviders and PSDrives with PowerShell.
- Querying information by using WMI and CIM.
- Using variables, arrays, and hash tables in PowerShell.
- Using scripts with PowerShell.
- Performing remote administration with PowerShell.
- Azure resource management with PowerShell.
- Managing Microsoft 365 with PowerShell.
- Jobs management with PowerShell.
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- This course is led by experienced Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCTs).
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.