WIN213 - Introduction to Scripting and PowerShell

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Subject Title
Introduction to Scripting and PowerShell

Subject Description
PowerShell is Microsoft's task automation framework, for the administration of Windows servers, clients, and networks. PowerShell enables a wide range of tasks, including software and hardware installation and configuration, and user account creation and management. Upon successful completion of this subject, students will be proficient with the PowerShell command environment, and will be able to write and maintain scripts that combine sequential, iterative, conditional, and repetitive statements, to support the automation of basic system and user administration.

Credit Status
1 credit in the CNS and CTY programs.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  • Configure Windows PowerShell console and development environment
  • Understand PowerShell technology
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the Interactive Command Line Shell
  • Understand PowerShell script creation and maintenance
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of  sequential, iterative and conditional statements
  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic objects, including cmdlets, data types, and variables
  • Demonstrate how to use a Pipeline to modify objects
  • Implement flow control within scripts to help modularize complex scripts
  • Identify and implement  PowerShell security
  • Create and manage log files
  • Automate basic tasks used by Windows administrators to manage Windows networks

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