Microsoft PowerShell for Windows: Getting Started with PowerShell

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.

Overview

Windows PowerShell is a powerful task automation and configuration management framework, as well as being an administrator-friendly entry point to the .NET Framework. In this course, you will learn about the PowerShell environment and PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment. You’ll also learn how to get help, when needed, through the extensible help system built into Windows PowerShell.

Target Audience

Windows administrators and developers who wish to use PowerShell.

Prerequisites

None

Expected Duration

150 min.

Course Objectives

Course Introduction

What is Windows PowerShell?

  • describe Windows PowerShell and its relation to the .NET Framework
  • Why Learning Windows PowerShell is Crucial

  • list the reasons why you would want to learn Windows PowerShell
  • Windows PowerShell vs. cmd.exe

  • describe the differences between Windows PowerShell and the Windows command-line
  • Windows PowerShell Version History

  • list the major version differences in Windows PowerShell
  • Determining Your PowerShell Version I

  • determine the version of the Windows Management Framework and Windows PowerShell
  • Determining Your PowerShell Version II

  • determine the version of the Windows Management Framework and Windows PowerShell
  • Windows PowerShell Global Suggestions

  • list best practices for working with Windows PowerShell
  • Windows Management Framework (WMF)

    The Windows PowerShell ISE I

  • launch the Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment
  • The Windows PowerShell ISE II

  • manage script execution with the Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment
  • Other Windows PowerShell Host Applications

  • manage Windows with other Windows PowerShell Host Applications
  • What are Windows PowerShell Commands?

  • describe the difference between commands and cmdlets in Windows PowerShell
  • Cmdlet Structure

  • describe the structure of a Windows PowerShell cmdlet
  • Familiar Commands in Windows PowerShell

  • use Windows command-line commands in Windows PowerShell
  • Discovering New Commands

  • discover new commands in Windows PowerShell
  • Updating Help

  • update the help files for Windows PowerShell
  • Discovering Windows PowerShell Commands I

  • edit fonts and layout in Windows PowerShell
  • Discovering Windows PowerShell Commands II

  • navigate Windows PowerShell commands using Tab
  • Accessing Your PowerShell Command History

  • access the command history in Windows PowerShell
  • Understanding PowerShell Help File Syntax I

  • use well-formed Windows PowerShell syntax to get help in Windows PowerShell
  • Understanding PowerShell Help File Syntax II

  • use well-formed Windows PowerShell syntax to get help in Windows PowerShell
  • Understanding PowerShell Help File Syntax III

  • use well-formed Windows PowerShell syntax to get help in Windows PowerShell
  • Understanding the Help System

  • use the help system in Windows PowerShell
  • Exercise: Using PowerShell

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