• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 28 days
    Duration
EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Powershell Security Best Practices Certificate in collaboration with MicrosoftX. Learn best practices on how to use PowerShell securely and how to use PowerShell to enhance security.
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Overview

The Powershell Security Best Practices Certificate from EdX is offered in partnership with MicrosoftX and is part of the Microsoft Professional Program in Cybersecurity.

This course that will teach students how to securely accomplish administrative tasks using Windows PowerShell 5.x. Students will review PowerShell fundamentals, learn Powershell operational security, and configuration management. 

Students will also learn how to use administration tools such as Desired State Configuration (DSC) and Just Enough Administration (JEA) to configure and secure servers. This course also looks at new threats, new exploits, the ever-changing attack surface, and how to remediate them.

What you'll learn

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand the architecture of Powershell
  • Deploy Powershell operational security
  • Analyze PowerShell Auditing and Logging
  • Enhance server management with Desired State Configuration and Just Enough Administration.
  • Analyze and debug scripts
  • Understand Powershell based exploits and their remediation.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 28 days
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description

      4 weeks

      2 to 4 hours per week

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Self-paced
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • PowerShell Fundamentals 
  • PowerShell Operational Security 
  • Configuration management
  • Delegation of Administration
  • PowerShell Auditing and Logging
  • PowerShell-based exploits and their remediation

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Prerequisites:

In addition to their professional experience, students should have:

  • Experience with Windows networking
  • Experience with Windows Server administration
  • Experience with using Windows PowerShell

Tuition Fee

  • Add a Verified Certificate for $99 USD

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Funding

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