Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell – MS-AZ040T00

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MS-AZ040T00: Automating Administration With Powershell

Course Code: MS-AZ040T00

This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills to use PowerShell for administering and automating 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 Azure, and Microsoft 365. 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 the example for the techniques this course teaches.


This module will introduce you to Windows PowerShell and provide an overview of the product’s functionality. The module explains how to open and configure Windows PowerShell. It also explains how to run commands and use the built-in Help system in Windows PowerShell.


  • Windows PowerShell overview
  • Understand Windows PowerShell command syntax
  • Find commands and get help in Windows PowerShell

Lab: Configuring Windows PowerShell, and finding and running commands

  • Configuring the Windows PowerShell console application
  • Configuring the Windows PowerShell ISE application
  • Finding and running Windows PowerShell commands
  • – Using About files

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe key features of Windows PowerShell, and open and configure it.
  • Discover, learn, and run Windows PowerShell commands.
  • Find Windows PowerShell commands for performing specific tasks.

This module introduces you to the different types of cmdlets commonly used for system administration. While you can search for cmdlets each time you need to accomplish a task, it is more efficient to have at least a basic understanding of these cmdlets. This module also explains how to manage Windows 10 by using PowerShell.


  • Active Directory Domain Services administration cmdlets
  • Network configuration cmdlets
  • Server administration cmdlets
  • Windows PowerShell in Windows 10

Lab: Performing local system administration with PowerShell

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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Identify and use cmdlets for AD DS administration.
  • Identify and use cmdlets for network configuration.
  • Identify and use cmdlets for server administration tasks.
  • Manage Windows 10 using PowerShell

– Security Principals

– Identity and Resource-Based Policies

– Account Federation

– Introduction to Managing Multiple Accounts

– IP Addressing

– Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Patterns and Quotas

– Routing

– Internet Access

– Network Access Control Lists (NACLs)

– Security Groups

– Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2)

– EC2 Instances and Instance Selection

– High Performance Computing on AWS

– Lambda and EC2, When to Use Which

Hands-On Lab: Build Your Amazon VPC Infrastructure

– Amazon S3, Security, Versioning and Storage Classes

– Shared File Systems

– Data Migration Tools

– AWS Database Solutions

– Amazon Relational Database Services (RDS)

– DynamoDB, Features and Use Cases

– Redshift, Features, Use Cases and Comparison with RDS

– Caching and Migrating Data

Hands-on Lab: Create a Database Layer in Your Amazon VPC Infrastructure

– Monitoring: CloudWatch, CloudTrail, and VPC Flow Logs

– Invoking Events

– Elastic Load Balancing

– Auto Scaling Options and Monitoring Cost

Hands-on Lab: Configure High Availability in Your Amazon VPC 

– CloudFormation
– AWS Systems Manager

– Microservices

– Monitoring Microservices with X-Ray

– Containers

– VPC Peering & Endpoints

– Transit Gateway

– Hybrid Networking

– Route 53

– Amazon API Gateway

– Amazon SQS, Amazon SNS 

– Amazon Kinesis Data Streams & Kinesis Firehose

– Step Functions

Hands-on Lab: Build a Serverless Architecture

– Edge Fundamentals 

– Amazon CloudFront

– AWS Global Accelerator 

– AWS Web Application Firewall (WAF), DDoS and Firewall Manager

– AWS Outposts

Hands-On Lab: Configure an Amazon CloudFront Distribution with an Amazon S3 Origin

– Planning for Disaster Recovery

– AWS Backup

– Recovery Strategies

Capstone Lab: Build an AWS Multi-Tier Architecture

Participants review the concepts and services learned in class and build a solution based on a scenario. The lab environment provides partial solutions to promote analysis and reflection. Participants deploy a highly available architecture. The instructor is available for consultation. 

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Course Price : N636, 000