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AZ-040 Automating Administration with PowerShell

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Course Overview

This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills to use Windows PowerShell for administering and automating the administration of Windows servers. This course provides students the skills to identify and build the command they require to perform a specific task. In addition, students learn how to build scripts to accomplish advanced tasks such as automating repetitive tasks and generating reports. This course provides prerequisite skills supporting a broad range of Microsoft products, including Windows Server, Windows Client, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SharePoint Server, Microsoft SQL Server, and Microsoft System Center. In keeping with that goal, this course will not focus on any one of those products, although Windows Server, which is the common platform for all of those products, will serve as an example for the techniques this course teaches.

 Target Audience

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.

 Course Objectives

  • 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.

Target Audiance

  • The curious novice who eagerly absorbs every nugget of PowerShell wisdom, eager to apply newfound skills in their daily tasks.
  • The skeptical manager who initially doubted the course's value but now sees the potential for streamlining operations and reducing manual work.
  • The overconfident attendee who thinks they know it all but humbly realizes the depth of PowerShell automation possibilities.
  • The overwhelmed attendee who struggles to keep up with the pace but finds encouragement and support from instructors and peers.

Schedule Dates

AZ-040 Automating Administration with PowerShell
08 July 2024 - 12 July 2024
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14 October 2024 - 18 October 2024
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20 January 2025 - 24 January 2025
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21 April 2025 - 25 April 2025

Course Content

  • Basics and Core Concepts.

  • Scripting Resource Deployment and Configuration.

  • Streamlining Workflows and CI/CD Pipelines.

  • Policy Enforcement and Compliance Automation.

  • Deploying and Managing Resources with ARM Templates.

  • Scripting Security Controls and Incident Response.

  • Creating Scripts for Proactive Management.


AZ-040 Automating Administration with PowerShell is a course designed to teach administrators how to automate tasks in Azure using PowerShell. It covers various automation techniques, scripting, and best practices to efficiently manage Azure resources.


This course is ideal for IT professionals, system administrators, and Azure administrators who want to streamline their workflows and automate repetitive tasks using PowerShell within the Azure environment.


Participants will receive course materials, lab exercises, access to Azure environments for practice, and possibly supplementary resources such as eBooks or online documentation.


Participants should have a fundamental understanding of Azure services and resources. Prior experience with PowerShell scripting is recommended but not mandatory.


The course covers PowerShell basics, Azure PowerShell modules, automation using Azure Automation, managing Azure resources with PowerShell, and advanced scripting techniques.

This course is typically instructor-led, providing participants with hands-on guidance and support from experienced trainers. However, self-paced options may also be available.

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