I was watching Install, Upgrade and Migrate Part 3, and in this video they are writing a script. I am asking about it, b/c writing and running scripts that you have written is not in any of the test objectives that I am aware of. However, it does look to really simplify the process. Do you know if we are expected to learn it for one of the 3 exams for the mcsa 2016?
That is a great question, hopefully this will help:
Installation, Storage, and computer with Windows Server 2016
- 70-740 - Writing, managing and maintaining scripts are not required by the current exam objectives
Networking with Windows Server 2016
- 70-741 - Writing, managing and maintaining scripts are not required by the current exam objectives
Identity with Windows Server 2016
- 70-742 - Managing scripts are mentioned
This is more for the Group Policy configuration rather than creating, managing and maintaining scripts.
It absolutely does help! I am doing hopefully a 3 part study method for this test. I started to freak out a little bit when I saw the scripting in the 3rd video. As I only know a little bash scripting, and have not worked a ton with powershell at this point. Although, I did just buy a book, and noticed that itprotv has resources as well. I really appreciate your super fast response.
I just wanted to make sure that I was not missing something as big as being required to work with powershell scripts this early in the game. But, it was informative and excellent to see how powershell syntax and setup looks. There can never be too much information!
I'm posting this on behalf of Adam Gordon:
Great question !,
The short answer is no.
The longer answer is that a skill, or in this case, a set of skills, such as those required to write, troubleshoot and execute a script are always good to have, and are useful in many scenarios that IT professionals face every day.
There are many questions on every Microsoft exam these days, regardless of the exam focus, that will ask about the use of Powershell in one way or another, and the more you know, the better off you will be. "