Course info
May 8, 2017
1h 46m

You've decided to take the leap and begin learning PowerShell, but you don't know where to begin or what to do first. In this course, Your First Day with PowerShell, you'll learn the fundamental knowledge of Powershell and how to utilize the program efficiently. First, you'll explore the critical skill of how to use the Powershell help system. Next, you'll discover how to use commands and be introduced to aliases, cmdlets, providers, and psdrives. Finally, you'll learn how to configure, navigate, and get the most out of the different PowerShell consoles. By the end of this course, you'll develop an understanding of the fundamental knowledge to efficiently utilize Powershell.

About the author
About the author

Jeffery Hicks is a Microsoft MVP in Windows PowerShell and an IT veteran with many years of experience, much of it spent as an IT consultant specializing in Microsoft server technologies with an emphasis in automation and efficiency.

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More courses by Jeff Hicks

Hi everyone, my name is Jeff Hicks and I want to welcome you to my new course “Your First Day with PowerShell”.

I am a long time PowerShell teacher, author and speaker. You’ve probably seen one or more of my other Pluralsight courses, have a copy of a book I’ve written or have sat in on one of my many conference sessions.

I’ve covered a lot of PowerShell topics over the years, often assuming the audience has *some* previous experience. That is not the case with my latest work. In this course, I am assuming you’ve never even opened up a PowerShell prompt and have no idea of what to do first. My goal is to be your guide during your first day with PowerShell.

During your first day the most important skill is knowing how to use the help system. We’ll spend some time going over all the details you need to know. Of course, you want to know how to run commands. Or for that matter figure out what you can run. Got you covered there as well.

I’ll introduce you to the PowerShell consoles, give you some customization tips and try to demystify the entire process. Along the way you’ll get a quick intro to aliases, cmdlets, providers and psdrives.

By the end of this course I hope you’ll be comfortable enough to get around the shell and have same basic skills so that you can continue learning and using PowerShell on your own. I also want you to realize that using and learning PowerShell doesn’t have to be complicated. It should be fun!

I hope you’ll let me guide you on “Your First Day with PowerShell”, my latest course at Pluralsight.