This Windows PowerShell training course serves as a broad reference library of all the Microsoft's dynamic programming language and interactive command line shell can do. This course is a powerful reference for PowerShell versions 2, 3, and 4, and clearly explains everything an administrator might want to do with the shell.

Start from absolute zero and learn PowerShell as it was meant to be used. Advance into scripting and "toolmaking," learning to make command-line and graphical tools from scratch. Move into advanced, real-world, field-proven topics such as reporting, trend analysis, and more. Learn super-advanced features like workflow and Desired State Configuration. Or find topics that go beyond the shell, such as using Component Object Model and .NET Framework classes in the shell.

It’s one course, with everything the shell touches. Encompassing more than 30 hours of instruction, combined with self-paced, hands-on labs (and video lab reviews), this Microsoft PowerShell training is the ultimate course for learning Windows PowerShell.

Recommended Experience
Familiarity with general Windows and Microsoft server administration
Recommended Equipment
Two virtual machines running a Windows client and server OS
Related Job Functions
Scripting and automation
Client and server management


In this course, you will gain the fundamental knowledge and skills to use Windows PowerShell for administering and automating the administration of your Windows-based servers. You will focus on primary Windows PowerShell command line features and techniques. You will gain prerequisite skills that support different Microsoft products. Learn to execute and monitor scripts more efficiently with more robust session connectivity, workflow capabilities, improved job scheduling, and Windows PowerShell Web Access.

This course incorporates materials from the Official Microsoft Learning Product M10961: Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell.


  • Basic understanding of Windows system concepts
  • Familiarity with Command Line Interface (CLI)
  • Familiarity with a Text Editor
  • Experience with managing
  • Systems/applications/infrastructure or with build/deployments/automation
  • Familiarity with developing and building software
  • Familiarity with Visual Studio 2005, 2008, or 2010
  • Familiarity with their organizaiton's development process
  • Be able to read and understand C# and C++ code (all source code will be provided)


  • 30 Hours instructor led online class
  • Hands on Approach - We emphasize on learning by doing.
  • Life time free re-enrollment to future DevOps courses
  • Life time free access to all learning materials including
  • Class recordings
  • Presentations
  • Sample Code
  • Projects
  • Total Lab Infrasture in cloud and 24x7 available
  • 70% of the class is consist of Lab
  • Each week assignments(total 4) with personal assistance
  • Two real time senario based projects with standard evaluation
  • 24x7 online support to queries during and after the course completion
  • 1 dedicated class for Interview preparations


Overview and PowerShell Primer

  • Overview
  • PowerShell Environments
  • Expressions and Variables
  • Flow Control
  • Discover Stuff using Help
  • Finding Commands and Making Mistakes
  • Pipelines
  • Members, Where-Object, and Foreach-Object
  • Scripts and Execution Policy
  • Module Summary
  • Get-Help

Cutting Corners in Windows Explorer

  • PowerShell and .NET
  • Location, Location, Location
  • PowerShell Drives
  • PowerShell Drives
  • Invoke-Item
  • Demo: Push-Project
  • Functions
  • Profiles
  • Profiles and Hosts
  • Push-Project Summary
  • Module Summary
  • Get-Help

Using .NET From PowerShell

  • PowerShell and .NET
  • Creating Objects
  • Referencing Types
  • Using Static Members
  • Using Instance Members
  • Handling Events
  • More Handling Events
  • Loading Assemblies
  • Summary
  • Demo: Sandbagging Automation
  • The convertTo-Sandbags.ps1 Script
  • Demo: Sandbagging Automation Revisited
  • Get-Help

Creating a Rich Mercurial Environment in PowerShell

  • PowerShell Commands vs. Console Applications
  • Using Console Applications in PowerShell
  • Demo: Capturing Commands as PowerShell Functions
  • Supporting Pipeline Operations in Functions
  • Customizing the PowerShell Prompt
  • Demo: A Mercurial-Aware Prompt
  • Demo: Automating Bisections - Introduction
  • Demo: Automating Bisections - The Find-HgChangeset Function
  • Demo: The Hg PowerShell Module
  • Module Summary
  • Get-Help

Expanding PowerShell with Existing Modules

  • A Toast ... to PowerShell Modules!
  • Where You Find PowerShell Modules
  • Useful Modules for Software Developers
  • Demo: Module Discovery
  • Demo: Manual Module Installation
  • Module Summary
  • Get-Help

Automating Builds with Psake

  • The nature of the Build
  • Installing Psake
  • Installing Psake
  • Running a Psake Build Script
  • Documenting a Psake Build Script
  • Building Visual Studio Projects
  • Tangent: Why Psake > MSBuild
  • Demo: The PackageZip Task
  • Demo: Configuring the Build
  • Demo: Running Psake Builds in TeamCity
  • Module Summary
  • Get-Help

Automating Visual Studio with StudioShell

  • Automating Visual Studio with StudioShell
  • Exploring Visual Studio Features with StudioShell
  • Demo: Configuring Window Layouts
  • Demo: Adding Psake Build Menu Items - Overview
  • Demo: Adding Psake Build Menu Items
  • Demo: Capturing Changes in a Solution Module
  • Demo: Conditional Refactoring - Overview
  • Demo: Conditional Refactoring - Strategy
  • Demo: Conditional Refactoring - Scaling
  • Module Summary
  • Get-Help