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MS PowerShell Scripting COMP 3771

Computer Systems Course

International Fees

International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

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 required course in the Applied Database Administration and Design Associate Certificate and an elective in the Applied Network 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.

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

3.0

Domestic fees

$599.90 - $612.09 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2024

Below is one offering of COMP 3771 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 58445

Duration

Thu Apr 11 - Thu Jun 27 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 58445
  • Domestic fees $599.90
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 11 - Jun 27 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Instructor

Rouzbeh Keshavarz

Course outline

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Domestic fees

$599.90

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  4. International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  5. Please email cstflex@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Course is 36 hours synchronous online classes. Late registration is not permitted.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Fall 2024

Below is one offering of COMP 3771 for the Fall 2024 term.

CRN 35621

Duration

Thu Sep 12 - Thu Nov 28 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 35621
  • Domestic fees $612.09
    International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 12 - Nov 28 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Instructor

Rouzbeh Keshavarz

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$612.09

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  4. International fees are typically 3.12 times the domestic tuition. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  5. Please email cstflex@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Course is 36 hours synchronous online classes. Please Note: Attendance, participation in class and the BCIT Learning Hub are mandatory. You should prepare to spend 2-3 hours on homework for every 1 hour of class time. This course may require an average total time commitment of 9-12+ hours per week. 3 hours of synchronous class time and 6-9+ hours per week for homework. Late registration is not permitted. BCIT Computing is primarily a Microsoft Windows environment. Students must provide their own current model Windows-compatible PC. i5 or higher equivalent processor, with 8 GB of RAM minimum, and 256 GB minimum storage. Highspeed internet access is needed for online sections and for homework. Mac users must have the ability to manage and support their iOS computer. They may need to create a virtual Windows environment using Parallels or VMWare Fusion. COMP instructors may not be able to assist Mac users with software compatibility issues. BCIT does not provide access to Parallels or support for students to use a Mac to run Windows.
Status

Learning Outcomes

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

Related Programs

MS PowerShell Scripting (COMP 3771) is offered as a part of the following programs:

  • Indicates programs accepting international students.
  • Indicates programs with a co-op option.

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Applied Database Administration and Design
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  2. Applied Network Administration and Design
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  3. Computer Systems
    Diploma Part-time

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