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Course type: Online Instructor led Course

Platform: Google hangout,skype/ classroom

Course ID: 13997

Course type: Online Instructor led Course

Platform: Google hangout,skype/ classroom

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18 Reviews

About the Course

Automating daily tasks through PowerShell

Topics Covered

Module 1: Fundamentals for Using Windows PowerShell v2 This module provides background on Windows PowerShell v2 and where it fits into the Windows technology family. It also covers installation and configuration of Windows PowerShell. It familiarizes students with the interactive shell console, and shows how to operate and interpret the built-in help system. This module focuses on shell’s discoverability features, including the online help system and cmdlet inventory. Finally, this module describes how the Windows PowerShell pipeline works at a basic level. Lessons • Windows PowerShell Technology Background and Overview • Windows PowerShell as an Interactive Command-Line Shell • Using the Windows PowerShell Pipeline Lab : Using Windows PowerShell as an Interactive Command-Line Shell • Searching for text files. • Browsing the registry. • Discovering additional commands and viewing help. • Adding additional commands to your session. • Formatting output. Lab : Using the Windows PowerShell Pipeline • Stopping and restarting a Windows service. • Exploring objects returned by PowerShell commands. • Processing PowerShell output. After completing this module, students will be able to: • Provide an overview of Windows PowerShell Technology. • Use Windows PowerShell as an Interactive Command-Line Shell. • Use Windows PowerShell Pipeline. Module 2: Understanding and Using the Formatting System This module explains how the PowerShell formatting subsystem works, and shows how to customize the output of cmdlets. It covers the rules that the shell follows for formatting objects by default, and explains how to use the four formatting cmdlets – and their parameters – to customize and control the output displayed on-screen or written to a file, printer, or other output destination. Lessons • Understanding the Formatting System • Using the Formatting System Lab : Using the Formatting Subsystem • Displaying calculated properties • Displaying a limited number of columns • Displaying all properties and values of objects • Viewing objects via HTML • Displaying a limited number of properties • Displaying objects using different formatting • Displaying a sorted list of objects After completing this module, students will be able to: • Explain the Formatting System. • Use the Formatting System. Module 3: Core Windows PowerShell Cmdlets This module describes several core cmdlets that are used in many different administrative tasks. This module also covers the basics of filtering objects that are in the PowerShell pipeline. It explains advanced pipeline techniques including pipeline parameter binding and in-pipeline object manipulation. Lessons • Core Cmdlets for Everyday Use • Comparison Operators, Pipeline Filtering, and Object Enumeration • Advanced Pipeline Techniques Lab : Using the Core Cmdlets • Sorting and selecting objects • Retrieving a number of objects and saving to a file • Comparing objects using XML • Saving objects to a CSV file • Measuring a collection of objects Lab : Filtering and Enumerating Objects in the Pipeline • Comparing numbers (integer objects) • Comparing string objects • Retrieving processes from a computer • Retrieving services from a computer • Iterating through a list of objects Lab : Using Pipeline Parameter Binding • Using advanced pipeline features • Working with multiple computers • Stopping a list of processes • Binding properties to parameters After completing this module, students will be able to: • Identify Core Cmdlets for Everyday Use. • Explain Comparison Operators, Pipeline Filtering, and Object Enumeration • Apply Advanced Pipeline Techniques. Module 4: Windows Management Instrumentation This module explains what Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) is, how it works, and how it can be used from within Windows PowerShell. It describes the structure and security of WMI, and how to query WMI information both from local and remote computers. It also explains how to invoke WMI methods to accomplish configuration changes and other tasks, and how to write commands that respond to WMI events triggered by the operating system. Lessons • Windows Management Instrumentation Overview • Using Windows Management Instrumentation Lab : Using WMI in Windows PowerShell • Building computer inventory • Discovering the WMI classes and namespaces • Generating a logical disk report for all computers • Listing local users and groups After completing this module, students will be able to: • Give an overview of Windows Management Instrumentation. • Use Windows Management Instrumentation. • Apply advanced Windows Management Instrumentation techniques. Module 5: Automating Active Directory Administration This module introduces the concept of Active Directory administrative automation. It explains how to retrieve, create, modify, move, and remove objects in the Active Directory. It focuses on PowerShell-centric techniques rather than scripting, and heavily leverages on basic and advanced pipeline techniques covered in previous modules. Lessons • Active Directory Automation Overview • Managing Users and Groups • Managing Computers and Other Directory Objects Lab : Managing Users and Groups • Retrieving a filtered list of users from Active Directory • Resetting user passwords and address information • Disabling users that belong to a specific group Lab : Managing Computers and Other Directory Objects • Listing all computers that appear to be running a specific operating system according to Active Directory information • Creating a report showing all Windows Server 2008 R2 servers • Managing fine-grained password policies in Active Directory • Discovering Organizational Units that are not protected against accidental deletion After completing this module, students will be able to: • Give an overview of Active Directory automation. • Manage Users and Groups using Windows PowerShell. • Manage Computers and Other Active Directory Objects using Windows PowerShell. Module 6: Windows PowerShell Scripts This module introduces basic Windows PowerShell scripts that execute a batch of shell commands in a single operation. It points out the security concerns associated with scripting, and how to configure and control the shell’s security settings that relate to scripting. It also explains how to write basic scripts that execute batches of commands, and how to parameterize scripts in order to make them more flexible in a variety of situations. Lessons • Script Security • Basic Scripts • Parameterized Scripts Lab : Writing Windows PowerShell Scripts • Executing scripts • Using positional script parameters • Using named script parameters After completing this module, students will be able to: • Identify security concerns associated with scripting. • Write basic scripts. • Write parameterized scripts. Module 7: Background Jobs and Remote Administration This module explains how to work with Windows PowerShell’s background jobs and remote administration functionality. It shows how to create, monitor, and manage local background jobs, and receive results from completed jobs. It also covers how to configure Windows PowerShell remoting both locally and in a domain environment. This module describes how to create and manage session connections to remote computers, and explain how to use those session connections in one-to-one remote shell instances as well as one-to-many remote command invocation. Finally, it shows how to invoke remote commands as background jobs, and how to manage those jobs and receive results from them. Lessons • Working with Background Jobs • Using Windows PowerShell Remoting Lab : Working with Background Jobs • Using background jobs with WMI • Using background jobs for local computers • Receiving the results from a completed job • Removing a completed job • Waiting for a background job to complete • Stopping a background job before it completes • Working with the properties of a job Lab : Using Windows PowerShell Remoting • Interactive remoting • Fan-out remoting • Fan-out remoting using background jobs • Saving information from background jobs After completing this module, students will be able to: • Work with Background Jobs. • Use Windows PowerShell Remoting. Module 8: Advanced Windows PowerShell Tips and Tricks This module introduces several advanced Windows PowerShell techniques. While these techniques do not contribute directly to any particular business goal, they do enable more efficient use of the shell itself, which leads to more efficient administration and automation. It shows how to use profiles to consistently configure the shell environment, and how to use several techniques for effectively re-using and sharing existing modularized scripts. It also points out best practices and techniques related to script documentation. Lessons • Using Profiles • Re-Using Scripts and Functions • Writing Comment-Based Help Lab : Advanced PowerShell Tips and Tricks • Writing a profile script • Creating a script module • Adding help information to a function After completing this module, students will be able to: • Use Profiles. • Re-Use Scripts and Functions. • Write Comment-Based Help. Module 9: Automating Windows Server 2008 R2 Administration This module gives an opportunity to complete several real-world administration tasks related to Windows Server 2008 R2. It provides minimal instruction in how to use the cmdlets and techniques required to accomplish the lab portion of this module; instead, it lets students rely on the skills they have learned in the preceding modules of this course. Lessons • Windows Server 2008 R2 Modules Overview • Server Manager Cmdlets Overview • Group Policy Cmdlets Overview • Troubleshooting Pack Overview • Best Practices Analyzer Cmdlets Overview • IIS Cmdlets Overview Lab : Using the Server Manager Cmdlets • Listing all currently installed features • Comparing objects • Installing a new server feature • Exporting current configuration to XML Lab : Using the Group Policy Cmdlets • Listing all the Group Policy Objects in the domain • Creating a text-based report • Creating an HTML report • Backing up all Group Policy Objects Lab : Using the Troubleshooting Pack Cmdlets • Importing the Troubleshooting Pack module • Solving an end-user problem interactively • Solving a problem using answer files Lab : Using the Best Practice Analyzer Cmdlets • Importing the Best Practice module • Viewing existing models • Running a Best Practices scan Lab : Using the IIS Cmdlets • Importing the IIS module • Creating a new web site • Backing up IIS • Modifying web site bindings • Using the IIS PSDrive • Restoring an IIS Configuration After completing this module, students will be able to: • Give an overview of Windows Server 2008 Modules. • Give an overview of Server Manager Cmdlets. • Give an overview of Group Policy Cmdlets. • Give an overview of Troubleshooting Pack. • Give an overview of Best Practices Analyzer Cmdlets. • Give an overview of IIS Cmdlets. Module 10: Reviewing and Reusing Windows PowerShell Scripts One of the core skills administrators need is the ability to take a script that someone else has written, review that script to understand what it does, and identify areas of that script that may need to be modified to run in their environment. Those skills are exactly what this module tries to build. Lessons • Example Script Overview • Understanding Scripts After completing this module, students will be able to: • Review a complete, real-world script. • Develop an expectation of what a script will do by reviewing a script. Module 11: Writing Your Own Windows PowerShell Scripts This module explains the concepts and techniques related to structured scripting and programming within Windows PowerShell. It describes how to create, manage, and use variables. It introduces the complete “scripting language” of Windows PowerShell, which consists of several programming constructs. This module also covers advanced topics and techniques related to structured programming within Windows PowerShell. It explains how to trap and handle errors that occur during script execution, and also describes the proper techniques and practices for debugging a script that is not executing as expected. It shows how to modularize scripts into a variety of reusable functions, with the ultimate goal of producing a function that mimics the structure of a shell cmdlet. Lessons • Variables, Arrays, Escaping, and More Operators • What is Scope? • Scripting Constructs • Error Trapping and Handling • Debugging Techniques • Modularization Lab : Using Variables and Arrays • Creating variables and interact with them • Understanding arrays and hashtables • Using Single- and double-quoted strings and the backtick • Using Arrays and array lists • Using 'Contains', 'like', and 'equals' operators Lab : Using Scripting Constructs • Processing and validating input • Working with For, While, ForEach, and Switch • Exploiting the power of the one-liner Lab : Error Trapping and Handling • Retrieving error information • Handling errors • Integrating error handling Lab : Debugging a Script • Debugging from the Windows PowerShell console • Debugging using the Windows PowerShell ISE Lab : Modularization • Generating an inventory audit report After completing this module, students will be able to: • Use Variables, Arrays, Escaping, and More Operators. • Explain Scope. • Use Scripting Constructs. • Trap and handle errors. • Apply Debugging Techniques. • Use Modularization.

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Windows Administrators, Consultants Exchange Administrators, Consultants Active Directory Administrators, Consultants Desktop Administrators, Consultants


Windows Administrators, Consultants Exchange Administrators, Consultants Active Directory Administrators, Consultants Desktop Administrators, Consultants

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Automation skills

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About the Trainer

5 Avg Rating

19 Reviews

19 Students

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13 Years of Experience

13 years of teaching experience on IT Infrastructure services training.

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Probably one of the best trainer in Powershell training. He was patient, gave clear explanations and never tired of answering my endless questions, I wanted to learn as much as possible and he was willing to explore other things once we had covered in course content. In my 10+ years of experience I can assure you will never regret your decision if move forward for this training. I recommend if anyone interested can join his training with no second thought or confusion. Thanks Basheer for lighting my carrier and for given us the perfect knowledge and confidence.


Tanveer Baxi

Excellent trainer, excellent knowledge


Sameer Balekundri

Basheer has enough of practical experience in this field and the learning was more of practical approach rather than just theory and conventional way of learning. He has very good teaching experience as well. We never knew that PowerShell was so easy and simple the way he made us to learn. Jazaak Allah Basheer! May Allah guide you to the right path. Aameen. Sameer.



The flow of teaching script was amazing.


Lav Shaw

I got confident enough to work on Power Shell for any automation and day to day task after attending Basheer's Training on Power Shell. He has excellent knowledge in Power Shell and will make it easy for new learner by giving practical examples and focusing on basic.


Lav Shaw

I got confident enough to work on Power Shell for any automation and day to day task after attending Basheer's Training on Power Shell. He has excellent knowledge in Power shell and will make it easy for new learner by giving practical examples and focusing on basic.

Surodip Patra

Basheer Sir is a very good teacher. He is a expert in Windows Powershell and his teaching will build a solid foundation for powershell whether you are very new or have some knowledge of powershell. His teaching will make you interested in powershell and make you confident about powershell. I have learned and enjoyed a lot his teaching. Thanks Basheer Ahmed


Preety Agrawal

I was scared of learning Powershell until I attended Basheer's Training class .And now I am confident enough to work on Powershell and implement the same in my project. Thank you Basheer for making it look so easy.


Rajesh Shankar

Excellent knowledge on Powershell, highly recommendable for people in need of Powershell training.



He is a nice tech guy he knows not only powershell He know lot of things AD, Exchnag, VM, powershell and many more. If you don't know anything before joining training but you will know a lot once training completes that's what Basheer. Good trainer as well as friend. Cant say more. He is simply superb


Giridhar Amarapini

He has absolutely intuitive teaching skills enormous enthralling figure in this profession.


Sharanappa K

Basheer makes training fun, involving and effective.People enjoy the courses so they actually learn valuable things that they can use immediately. Basheer is a very talented in PowerShell scripting and I have no hesitation in recommending him highly.


S Radhakrishnan

Very knowledgeable best wishes to you Basheer...!!!!



Excellent teaching...Basheer has deep knowledge and his large experience in IT field reflect while he teach soon I will enroll for more course from Basheer ????????


Chittaranjan Mukherjee

Has in-depth knowledge in Powershell. Simple way of making the concepts clear and helps the students to get a grasp of it. Thanks


Kattamuri Sowjanya

He will teach from the basic concepts.Moreover he will teach in a simple way which will be easily understandable to everyone.


Ramen Adhikary

He knows the concept in depth. And every time he was telling that the concept is very easy. Because of that really tough work becomes easy. Thanks to him.



Basheer has unique way of teaching the powershell unlike others he shows theory and practical simultaneously to grasp things easily

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