This study guide is provided as part of the Windows Server 2012 "Early Experts" Challenge and steps through the resources that I personally used when preparing for the exam objectives on Exam 70-410, Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 that relate to PowerShell 3.0 in Windows Server 2012.
Although there are not any formal exam objectives that are specific to the PowerShell language itself, PowerShell Cmdlet usage is tested for each of the objective domains that relate to administrative tasks that can be performed with PowerShell as an alternative to GUI management tools. This study guide is intended to give you exposure to the Windows PowerShell language and What’s New in PowerShell 3.0 to help you better understand PowerShell Cmdlet usage in Windows Server 2012.
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Windows PowerShell is a command-line shell and scripting language that helps you achieve greater control and productivity. Using a new admin-focused scripting language, more than 230 standard command-line tools, and consistent syntax and utilities, Windows PowerShell enables you to more easily control system administration and accelerate automation.
Quickly learn what’s new in PowerShell 3.0 and how you can leverage it in your environment to easily script and automate administrative tasks with the over 2,400+ Cmdlets now available in Windows Server 2012.
In this lab, you will explore the new features and functionality in Windows PowerShell 3.0 to enable you to more easily control system administration and accelerate automation.
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Keith Mayer is a Senior Technical Evangelist at Microsoft focused on Windows Infrastructure, Data Center Virtualization, Systems Management and Private Cloud. Keith has over 20 years of experience as a technical leader of complex IT projects, in diverse roles, such as Network Engineer, IT Manager, Technical Instructor and Consultant. He has consulted and trained thousands of IT Pros worldwide on design of enterprise technology solutions.
Keith is currently certified on several Microsoft technologies, including Private Cloud, System Center, Hyper-V, Windows, Windows Server, SharePoint and Exchange. He also holds other industry certifications from VMware, IBM, Cisco, Citrix, HP, CheckPoint, CompTIA and Interwoven.
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