Create a Basic Script in Windows PowerShell
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Time
45 minutes
Difficulty
Beginner

The Create a Basic Script in Windows PowerShell Guided IT pro Challenge from Learn on Demand challenges students to develop a script displaying the Top 10 processes by order of Working Set on Microsoft Windows machines. This requires learning Microsoft Azure and the PowerShell way of scripting on Windows.

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Overview

Description

This guided challenge is suited for students who are comfortable working with Microsoft Windows operating systems in the command-line interface for the Windows PowerShell. Some background of networking, system services, and system utilities of Microsoft Windows are resourceful. Guided challenges have specific hints, which offer links to documentation or similar resources. This is a good practice working through a task utilizing your knowledge, skills, talents, expertise, researching skills, and related documentation gaining hands-on experience on the tools and the software used. Lab completion will help students develop skills in configuring the guest environment to write and deploy a script that displays the processes that consume the most memory as well as creating a parameterized version of the same script to receive a prompt for a command input which is essential for the Penetration Tester work role. You will also develop a solid understanding of the tools available to analyze and optimize the performance as well as generate comprehensive reports of the system activity by deploying a script in PowerShell on Windows machines. These are important for the Network Operations Specialist and System Administrator work roles. This lab is beneficial to students on the Penetration Tester, Network Operations Specialist career path.

Quick Info

  • Skills: Commands related to memory management, Windows PowerShell scripting, Parameterized Script.
  • Time limit: 45 min
  • Skill level: Intermediate
  • Work roles: Penetration Tester, Network Operations Specialist, System Administrator, Network Engineer

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