Automating Administration with PowerShell

Course duration, academic hours: 40
Price (excl. VAT) 1600,00 
Price (with VAT): 1936,00 
Lecturer: Normunds Upenieks
Normunds Upenieks
Normunds Upenieks is an experienced teacher of the BDA in the field of IT. The instructor is a certified Microsoft expert and trainer, as well as a certified Microsoft Azure administrator. Able to provide cutting-edge industry insight and practical knowledge, combining theory and practical examples in the field of IT.

Āris Dzērvāns
Āris Dzērvāns
Āris Dzērvāns has held significant roles, managing the ICT sector in notable firms such as Latvijas Valsts ceļi and Latvijas Valsts meži. Additionally, he has acted as the Director of Rīgas digitālā aģentūra and played a pivotal role in shaping the National ICT policies of Latvia during his tenure as Deputy Secretary of State for Digital Transformation at VARAM. Moreover, the lecturer has over 15 years of valuable experience working with Microsoft.


16. September, 2024 - 20. September, 2024
Normunds Upenieks
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Training schedule:
16.09.2024 09:00-16:15
17.09.2024 09:00-16:15
18.09.2024 09:00-16:15
19.09.2024 09:00-16:15
20.09.2024 09:00-16:15
Course target

The Az-040T00 course focuses on teaching participants how to use PowerShell to manage and automate Microsoft Azure resources. Participants will learn how to use PowerShell to create and manage Azure resources, as well as automate common management tasks. The course covers topics such as PowerShell basics, Azure PowerShell modules, and working with Azure Resource Manager templates.
Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to confidently use PowerShell to manage and automate Azure resources, and be familiar with best practices for using PowerShell in an Azure environment.


This course is intended for IT Professionals who are already experienced in general Windows Server and Windows client administration, and who want to learn more about using Windows PowerShell for administration. No prior experience with any version of Windows PowerShell or any scripting language is assumed. This course is also suitable for IT Professionals already experienced in server administration, including Exchange Server, SharePoint Server, SQL Server, and System Center.

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students 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.
  • Write 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.

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Experience with Windows networking technologies and implementation.
  • Experience with Windows Server administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
  • Experience with Windows Client administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting
  • Students who attend this training can meet the prerequisites by obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills through practical experience as a Windows system administrator. No prerequisite courses are required.
Training materials

Microsoft Learn environment

Certification Exam

No certification exam

Course outline

1. Getting started with Windows PowerShell

  • Windows PowerShell overview
  • Understanding Windows PowerShell command syntax
  • Find commands and getting help in Windows PowerShell

2. Windows PowerShell for local systems administration

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

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

4. Using PSProviders and PSDrives

  • Using PSProviders
  • Using PSDrives

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

6. Working with variables, arrays, and hash tables

  • Use variables
  • Manipulate variables
  • Manipulate arrays and hash tables

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

8. Administering remote computers with Windows PowerShell

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

9. Managing Azure resources with PowerShell

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

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

11. Using background jobs and scheduled jobs

  • Creating profile scripts
  • Using advanced techniques

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