AZ-040T00: Automating Administration with PowerShell Course Overview

This Automating Administration with PowerShell certification course from CloudThat provides candidates with the fundamental knowledge and skills on how to use Windows PowerShell for administering and automating the administration of Windows servers. Candidates taking up this AZ-040T00-A course acquire skills to identify and build the command required to perform a specific task.

In addition, candidates also learn to build scripts to perform advanced tasks such as generating reports and automating repetitive tasks. This course provides candidates with prerequisite skills that are essential to using a broad range of Microsoft products, including Windows Client, Windows Server, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft SharePoint Server, and Microsoft System Center.

After completing Automating Administration with PowerShell Training, students will be able to

  • Describe the functionality of Windows PowerShell and use it to run and find basic commands.
  • Identify and run cmdlets for local system administration.
  • Work with the Windows PowerShell pipeline.
  • Use PSProviders and PSDrives to work with other forms of storage.
  • Query system information by using WMI and CIM.
  • Work with variables, arrays, and hash tables.
  • Write basic scripts in Windows PowerShell.
  • Administer remote computers with Windows PowerShell.
  • Manage Azure resources with PowerShell.
  • Manage Microsoft 365 services with PowerShell.
  • Use background jobs and scheduled jobs.

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AZ-040T00 Certification Training Key Features

  • Our AZ-040T00 training modules have 50% - 60% hands-on lab sessions to encourage Thinking-Based Learning (TBL).
  • Interactive-rich virtual and face-to-face classroom teaching to inculcate Problem-Based Learning (PBL).
  • Microsoft certified instructor-led training and mentoring sessions to develop Competency-Based Learning (CBL).
  • Well-structured use-cases to simulate challenges encountered in a Real-World environment.
  • Integrated teaching assistance and support through experts designed Learning Management System (LMS) and ExamReady platform.
  • Being a Microsoft Learning Partner provides us with the edge over competition.

Who should attend this AZ-040T00 Training

  • This AZ-040T00 certification course is intended for IT Professionals who are already experienced in general Windows Server and Windows client administration, and who want to learn more about using Windows PowerShell for administration. No prior experience with any version of Windows PowerShell or any scripting language is assumed. This course is also suitable for IT Professionals already experienced in server administration, including Exchange Server, SharePoint Server, SQL Server, and System Center.

AZ-040T00 Course Prerequisites

  • Basic Computer Knowledge.

AZ-040T00 Certification Training Course Outline Download Course Outline

This module will introduce you to Windows PowerShell and provide an overview of the product’s functionality. The module explains how to open and configure Windows PowerShell. It also explains how to run commands and use the built-in Help system in Windows PowerShell.


  • Windows PowerShell overview
  • Understanding Windows PowerShell command syntax
  • Find commands and getting help in Windows PowerShell

Hands-On Lab:

  • Configuring the Windows PowerShell console application
  • Configuring the Windows PowerShell ISE application
  • Finding and running Windows PowerShell commands
  • Using Help and About files

This module introduces you to the different types of cmdlets commonly used for system administration. While you can search for cmdlets each time you need to accomplish a task, it is more efficient to have at least a basic understanding of these cmdlets. This module also explains how to install and start using Windows PowerShell in Windows 10.


  • Active Directory Domain Services administration cmdlets
  • Network configuration cmdlets
  • Server administration cmdlets
  • Windows PowerShell in Windows 10

Hands-On Lab:

  • Creating a website
  • Configuring network settings on Windows Server
  • Creating and managing Active Directory objects

This module introduces the pipeline feature of Windows PowerShell. The pipeline feature is included in several command-line shells such as the command prompt in the Windows operating system. However, the pipeline feature in Windows PowerShell provides more complex, flexible, and capable functionalities compared to other shells. This module provides you with the skills and knowledge that will help you use Windows PowerShell more effectively and efficiently.


  • Understand the pipeline
  • Select, sort, and measure objects
  • Filter objects out of the pipeline
  • Enumerate objects in the pipeline
  • Send and pass pipeline data as output

Hands-On Lab:

  • Selecting, sorting, and displaying data
  • Filtering objects
  • Enumerating objects
  • Converting objects

This module introduces the PSProviders and PSDrives adapters. A PSProvider is basically a Windows PowerShell adapter that makes some form of storage resemble a disk drive. A PSDrive is an actual connection to a form of storage. You can use these two adapters to work with various forms of storage by using the same commands and techniques that you use to manage the file system.


  • Using PSProviders
  • Using PSDrives

Hands-On Lab:

  • Create a new Active Directory group
  • Creating a registry key for your future scripts
  • Creating files and folders on a remote computer

This module introduces you to two parallel technologies: Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) and Common Information Model (CIM). Both these technologies provide local and remote access to a repository of management information including access to robust information available from the operating system, computer hardware, and installed software.


  • Understand CIM and WMI
  • Query data by using CIM and WMI
  • Make changes by using CIM and WMI

Hands-On Lab:

  • Querying information by using WMI
  • Querying information by using CIM
  • Invoking methods

This module provides you the skills and knowledge required to use variables, arrays, and hash tables in Windows PowerShell.


  • Use variables
  • Manipulate variables
  • Manipulate arrays and hash tables

Hands-On Lab:

  • Using hash tables
  • Using arrays
  • Working with variable types

This module explains how to package a Windows PowerShell command in a script. Scripts allow you to perform repetitive tasks and more complex tasks than cannot be accomplished in a single command.


  • Introduction to scripting with Windows PowerShell
  • Script constructs
  • Import data from files
  • Accept user input
  • Troubleshooting and error handling
  • Functions and modules

Hands-On Lab:

  • Signing a script
  • Processing an array with a ForEach loop
  • Processing items by using If statements
  • Creating users based on a CSV file
  • Querying disk information from remote computers
  • Updating the script to use alternate credentials

This module introduces you to the Windows PowerShell remoting technology that enables you to connect to one or more remote computers and instruct them to run commands on your behalf.


  • Use basic Windows PowerShell remoting
  • Use advanced Windows PowerShell remoting techniques
  • Use PSSessions

Hands-On Lab:

  • Managing multiple computers
  • Using implicit remoting
  • Performing one-to-many remoting
  • Performing one-to-one remoting
  • Enabling remoting on the local computer

This module provides information about Azure PowerShell. It also introduces Azure Cloud Shell. It explains how to manage Azure VMs with PowerShell. The module also describes how you can manage storage and Azure subscriptions with Azure PowerShell.


  • Azure PowerShell
  • Introduce Azure Cloud Shell
  • Manage Azure VMs with PowerShell
  • Manage storage and subscriptions

Hands-On Lab:

  • Installing Azure PowerShell module
  • Installing Cloud Shell
  • Managing Azure resources with Azure PowerShell

This module describes how to use PowerShell to manage Microsoft 365 user accounts, licenses, and groups, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and Microsoft Teams.


  • Manage Microsoft 365 user accounts, licenses, and groups with PowerShell
  • Manage Exchange Online with PowerShell
  • Manage SharePoint Online with PowerShell
  • Manage Microsoft Teams with PowerShell

Hands-On Lab:

  • Managing Exchange Online resources with Windows PowerShell
  • Managing SharePoint Online with Windows PowerShell
  • Managing Microsoft 365 user and group objects with Windows PowerShell
  • Connecting to Microsoft 365 with Windows PowerShell

This module describes how to use background jobs and scheduled jobs. It also explains how to create schedules jobs and retrieve job results.


  • Use background jobs
  • Use scheduled jobs

Hands-On Lab:

  • Starting and managing jobs
  • Creating a scheduled job


    • By earning AZ-040T00 certification, you can become Microsoft Windows PowerShell Administrators.
    • Demonstrate skills of Windows PowerShell administration.
    • On successful completion of AZ-040T00: Automating Administration with PowerShell training, aspirants receive a Course Completion Certificate from us.
    • By successfully clearing the AZ-040T00 exam, aspirants earn Microsoft Certification.

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