This class is designed to overview and equip you with the basics of Windows PowerShell, Microsoft’s designated tool for automation within the Windows Environment. This course will introduce you to the tools necessary for using PowerShell, the foundations of Commands (called cmdlets), the PSProvider, and the Pipeline. After this we will cover more domain specific topics for Data Professionals Including cmdlets for traditional DBA workloads (DML, DDL, DCL), cmdlets for Reporting Services, community-built cmdlets, and the SMO provider. Finally, we will introduce PowerShell DSC, a Declarative framework for configuring systems, which may be used for Installing and Configuring SQL Server. By the end of this course you should feel comfortable with the command line in Windows and will be able to write your own scripts for managing SQL Server.
No prior knowledge is required to take this course.