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. Successful participants will be able to automate many tasks with PowerShell and reduce effort by creating scripts that can run interactively or automatically. This course is an elective in the Applied Network or Applied Database Administration and Design Associate Certificates, plus the CST Diploma from Computing Part-time Studies. COMP 3771 is offered in April and September.
Below is one offering of COMP 3771 for the Fall 2022 term.
Thu Sep 15 - Thu Dec 01 (12 weeks)
- 12 weeks
- CRN 35621
Class meeting times
|Sep 15 - Dec 01||Thu||18:00 - 21:00||Online|
Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.
- Internet delivery format.
- Departmental approval needed
- Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Describe 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.
Effective as of Fall 2022
MS PowerShell Scripting (COMP 3771) is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Computing and Academic Studies
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