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COMP 3771 - PowerShell Scripting

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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





Spring/Summer 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2019 term.

CRN 58445

Thu Apr 11 - Thu Jun 27 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 11 - Jun 27 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Rm. 389


Masoud Fereidonian

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. REGISTRATION: No registration is permitted after the course has started without department approval.

This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Feb 20 at 9:00 am (PST)

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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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