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Microsoft PowerShell is a popular task automation and configuration framework. PowerShell includes scripting tools to automate and control systems, programs and files to improve productivity and reduce effort in all aspects of Windows computing. COMP 3771 is a hands-on lab course aimed network or database administrators and software developers. PowerShell scripts are used for network or database automation, monitoring and maintenance, and can also automate tasks for testing software programs and rapid application development. Starting with a basic introduction to scripting with the Command Prompt window, the course then focuses on how to use MS PowerShell with Windows. There will be a brief overview of using Azure resources in PowerShell. COMP 3771 is an elective in the Applied Network Administration and Design, and Applied Database Administration and Design Associate Certificates, plus the CST FLEX Diploma. Students must provide their own current model Windows capable PC, i5 or higher equivalent processor, 8 GB of RAM minimum, and 256 GB minimum storage. High-speed internet access is needed for online sections and for homework. Successful participants will be able to automate many tasks with Microsoft PowerShell and reduce repetitive tasks by creating scripts that can run interactively or automatically. This course is offered in April (spring/summer) and September (fall) terms.
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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Describe MS PowerShell.
- Create functional scripts using variables, loops, and conditional statements.
- Manipulate files, directories and other objects using scripts.
- Use PowerShell pipelines to retrieve, process and display objects.
- Configure PowerShell providers to access system information.
- Create scripts which read and update files.
- Use scripts to run programs and invoke object methods.
- Configure scripts to run automatically at startup, shutdown, or at scheduled times.
- Use Regular Expressions to match and extract data from text.
- Install and use add-on components to manage other Microsoft services or third-party software and services.
- Describe recommended practices for writing scripts.
- Create Azure resources using Azure PowerShell
Effective as of Winter 2023
MS PowerShell Scripting (COMP 3771) is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Computing and Academic Studies
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