Length
1 day

Overview

Perhaps you use PowerShell daily but don’t really know what’s happening; you’re running someone else’s scripts.
Perhaps you are like many of us and find scripts on the internet and modify them to suit your needs but don’t really understand what certain components are doing.
Perhaps you just want to do a few ad-hoc daily tasks a bit more efficiently.

This one-day workshop will demystify PowerShell and take away some of the fear and mystery for those new to PowerShell.
A look at the hows and whys of the components of PowerShell and how to use the inbuilt self-discovery features.
How to find out how to do something.

  • PowerShell help IS useful, USE IT!! Where are the “good bits” hidden?
  • How do I find commands? Why don’t I have XYZ command and how do I get it?
  • The pipeline | What does it do and HOW does it do it? Why does it sometimes do unexpected things?
  • $WhatNow? What are variables and how do I use them?
  • $_ and $PSItem what are these and why do I see them everywhere?
  • Let’s build a simple script that does something useful to tie it all together

This workshop is not intended for experienced PowerShell users. “Deep dive” courses may be considered in the future.
Just enough to whet the appetite and have you keen for more!

If you need a more comprehensive course we suggest Microsoft 10961 – Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell.

Please note: We are unable to accept SATVs for this course.

Key Topics

  • PowerShell Help
  • A Look at Variables
  • The Pipeline
  • Simple Script Creation
Skills Gained
Key Topics
Target Audience
Prerequisites

Skills Gained

After completing this course, students will have:

  • A foundation-level understanding of the building blocks of PowerShell
  • An enhanced ability to read and understand a downloaded PowerShell script

Key Topics

  • PowerShell Help
  • The Pipeline
  • A Look at Variables
  • Simple Script Creation

Target Audience

This workshop is intended for PowerShell novices, service desk staff, system admins, anyone with an interest in PowerShell, and anyone interested in our Microsoft 10961 – Automating Administration with Windows PowerShell 5-day course.

If you think PowerShell is a blue command prompt, this workshop is for you.

Prerequisites

None

Print course details

The supply of this course by DDLS is governed by the booking terms and conditions. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before enrolling in this course, as enrolment in the course is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.

Book Your Course

Virtual Classroom
May 19 2021 - May 19 2021

Email Course Outline
Request a Callback

Enter your details below and we'll email you a pdf of the course outline.

Enter your details below and one of our team will give you a call to answer any questions you may have.