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COMP 3771 - PowerShell Scripting

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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Course Details

Windows PowerShell is a popular task automation and configuration framework from Microsoft built on .NET. PowerShell includes scripting tools to automate and control systems, programs and files to improve productivity and reduce effort in all aspects of Windows computing. This hands-on lab course is aimed network or database administrators and software developers. PowerShell scripts are used for network or database automation, monitoring and maintenance. PowerShell scripts 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.


COMP 1451 or COMP 1630 or COMP 3700





Fall 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 35621

Tue Sep 14 - Tue Nov 30 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 14 - Nov 30 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Online


Masoud Fereidonian

Course Outline




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Please email 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.
  4. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand PowerShell basics and new features vs. Powershell Core.
  • 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.
  • Use 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.
  • List recommended practices for writing scripts.

Effective as of Fall 2018

Related Programs

COMP 3771 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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

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