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PowerShell for SQL Administration

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Course Overview

This one-day lab-intensive course is targeted to Database Professionals who want to explore using PowerShell to administrate SQL Server. Here you will learn the power of PowerShell for writing reusable code, database tasks, customizing the environment, database development, monitoring and automation, and much more. This course is intended for SQL administrators with little or no basic knowledge of PowerShell. The course centers on SQL administrative tasks that are commonly used and provides the basic understanding needed for administrators to utilize the expanding PowerShell SQL interoperations. The course concludes with a copy of course 752552 PowerShell 5.0 Basics.

Audience Profile

This course is intended for SQL Administrators and SQL Developers.

Target Audiance

  • The eager IT professional seeking to automate SQL tasks with PowerShell for enhanced efficiency.
  • The seasoned database administrator expanding their skill set with PowerShell for SQL management in Dubai.
  • The curious tech enthusiast delving into PowerShell to streamline SQL administration processes.
  • The aspiring IT student eager to master PowerShell for SQL administration in Dubai's dynamic tech landscape.

Schedule Dates

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17 June 2024
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Course Content

  • Introduction
  • Course Materials
  • Facilities
  • Prerequisites
  • What We'll Be Discussing

  • Examining Modules and Installing the SQLPS Module
  • Discussing SQL Server Management Objects (SMO)
  • Examining SQL Server Cmdlets
  • Recent Updates – July 2016

  • Examining SQL Information Retrieval
  • Detach and Attach Databases
  • Exploring Logins
  • Adding Files and Filegroups
  • Understanding Backup and Restore
  • Examining Indexes

  • Exploring Cmdlets
  • Discussing Scheduling
  • Understanding Performance Metrics

  • Examining SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS)
  • Exploring SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
  • Utilizing SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)


PowerShell is a powerful scripting language and command-line shell developed by Microsoft. It’s highly relevant for SQL Administration as it allows for automation, scripting, and management of SQL Server tasks, making administrative processes more efficient and consistent.

No prior programming experience is required, but a basic understanding of SQL Server and its administration concepts would be beneficial. The course is designed to cater to beginners as well as those with some experience.

While PowerShell can automate many administrative tasks, it doesn’t entirely replace SSMS. Both tools complement each other, with PowerShell offering automation capabilities and SSMS providing a graphical interface for more interactive tasks.

Yes, the course includes modules specifically focused on scripting database backups, restores, and other common maintenance tasks using PowerShell. You’ll learn how to automate these processes efficiently.

Absolutely. PowerShell is versatile and can be used to administer SQL Server instances regardless of their deployment model, whether it’s on-premises, in the cloud (e.g., Azure SQL Database), or in hybrid environments.

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