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Microsoft - Automating Administration with PowerShell | AZ040-T00



Only 3 Days



Classroom / Online / Hybrid

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26/1/2022 (Wednesday)


On this accelerated Microsoft Automating Administration with PowerShell course, you’ll build knowledge on how to use Windows PowerShell for administering and automating administration of Windows servers, as well as learn the skills needed to identify and build the command they require to perform a specific task.

In just 3 days, you’ll learn to build scripts to help you adutomate tasks and generate reports. You’ll also learn how to:

  • Configure the Windows PowerShell console application and the Windows PowerShell ISE application
  • Create a new Active Directory group and registry key for your future scripts
  • Manage Exchange Online resources and SharePoint Online with Windows PowerShell

As a Microsoft Gold Partner for Learning and through Firebrand’s Lecture | Lab | Review methodology, you’ll get access to the Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOCs), Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCTs) and train in a distraction-free environment.


This course is ideal if you are an IT Professional who is experienced in general Windows Server and Windows client administration, andwant to learn more about using Windows PowerShell for administration. Also if you are experienced in server administration, including Exchange Server, SharePoint Server, SQL Server, and System Center.

Please note: this course is the replacement for Microsoft Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell and there is no exam for this accelerated course.

Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. Two options of training. Choose between residential classroom-based, or online courses
  2. You'll be certified in just 3 days. With us, you’ll be trained in record time
  3. Our course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  4. Pass first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  5. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  6. You’ll learn faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  7. You’ll be studying with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 111290 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business


Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a certification guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation and exams on your return). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.


Course AZ-040T00: Automating Administration with PowerShell

Module 1: Getting started with Windows PowerShell

  • Lab: Configuring the Windows PowerShell console application
  • Lab: Configuring the Windows PowerShell ISE application
  • Lab: Finding and running Windows PowerShell commands
  • Lab: Using Help and About files

Module 2: Windows PowerShell for local systems administration

  • Lab: Creating a website
  • Lab: Configuring network settings on Windows Server
  • Lab: Creating and managing Active Directory objects

Module 3: Working with the Windows PowerShell pipeline

  • Lab: Selecting, sorting, and displaying data
  • Lab: Filtering objects
  • Lab: Enumerating objects
  • Lab: Converting objects

Module 4: Using PSProviders and PSDrives

  • Lab: Create a new Active Directory group
  • Lab: Creating a registry key for your future scripts
  • Lab: Creating files and folders on a remote computer

Module 5: Querying management information by using CIM and WMI

  • Lab: Querying information by using WMI
  • Lab: Querying information by using CIM
  • Lab: Invoking methods

Module 6: Working with variables, arrays, and hash tables

  • Lab: Using hash tables
  • Lab: Using arrays
  • Lab: Working with variable types

Module 7: Windows PowerShell scripting

  • Lab: Signing a script
  • Lab: Processing an array with a ForEach loop
  • Lab: Processing items by using If statements
  • Lab: Creating users based on a CSV file
  • Lab: Querying disk information from remote computers
  • Lab: Updating the script to use alternate credentials

Module 8: Administering remote computers with Windows PowerShell

  • Lab: Managing multiple computers
  • Lab: Using implicit remoting
  • Lab: Performing one-to-many remoting
  • Lab: Performing one-to-one remoting
  • Lab: Enabling remoting on the local computer

Module 9: Managing Azure resources with PowerShell

  • Lab: Installing Azure PowerShell module
  • Lab: Installing Cloud Shell
  • Lab: Managing Azure resources with Azure PowerShell

Module 10: Managing Microsoft 365 services with PowerShell

  • Lab: Managing Exchange Online resources with Windows PowerShell
  • Lab: Managing SharePoint Online with Windows PowerShell
  • Lab: Managing Microsoft 365 user and group objects with Windows PowerShell
  • Lab: Connecting to Microsoft 365 with Windows PowerShell

Module 11: Using background jobs and scheduled jobs

  • Lab: Starting and managing jobs
  • Lab: Creating a scheduled job

Exam Track

There is no exam for this accelerated course.

What's Included

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)


There are no prerequisites for this accelerated course.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.


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