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7+ Hours of Video Instruction
Windows PowerShell Fundamentals LiveLessons provides a complete, hands-on video course in Windows PowerShell: master powerful techniques for automating even the most complex Microsoft administration tasks!
PowerShell evangelist Matt Griffin shows you exactly how to use Windows PowerShell to automate a wide variety of administrative tasks and operate your Microsoft infrastructure far more efficiently. You'll learn through self-paced, personal walkthroughs of every PowerShell skill you'll need: just click, watch, and discover how to use PowerShell's most powerful features. Griffin first introduces you to the PowerShell environment, illuminates basic concepts, and guides you through using built-in PowerShell commands to handle common tasks faster than you ever could with GUI tools. Next, learn how to perform even the most complex tasks by using the PowerShell Pipeline to run several commands at once. Griffin teaches you high-value techniques for formatting output, accessing detailed system information, using PowerShell with remote systems, creating scripts that run smoothly in diverse environments, and even using PowerShell's new Desired State Configuration extension. Everything's organized into bite-sized, self-contained sessions, so you can learn valuable skills in just five minutes–or even less!
About the Instructor
Matt Griffin is a Microsoft Certified Trainer, PowerShell Evangelist, and President of the Indianapolis PowerShell User Group. He speaks widely at user group events and conferences, including IndyPASS, VMware User Group, Indianapolis VMug Demo Days, and the PowerShell Summit. He also blogs about PowerShell scripts he has created to solve specific problems that clients have faced in administering their complex Windows environments.
• All Levels
What You Will Learn
• Working with the Windows PowerShell console, ISE, applications, and extensions
• Automating the management of services, processes, disks, volumes, roles, and Windows features
• Performing complex tasks by combining multiple commands through the Pipeline
• Accessing complex system information stored in the WMI repository
• Using PowerShell to manage remote systems
• Creating reusable scripts that run smoothly in diverse environments
• Creating a Desired State Configuration with PowerShell v4 or v5
Who Should Take This Course
• For all help desk technicians, server administrators, automation developers, and other IT professionals who need to improve their efficiency in operating Microsoft environments
• Basic understanding of Windows Server administration
• No PowerShell or scripting experience needed
Lesson 1: Windows PowerShell Basics
Understand basic PowerShell concepts, including what PowerShell is, how it uses the Object Model, different versions of PowerShell, and the applications it includes.
Lesson 2: Finding Help with PowerShell
Get comfortable with PowerShell's built-in commands and documentation
Lesson 3: Performing Basic Administrative Tasks
Walk through using PowerShell commands to automate several common Windows administrative tasks you may have been performing using GUI-based tools.
Lesson 4: Performing Advanced Tasks in the Pipeline
Perform more powerful tasks by using the PowerShell Pipeline to run multiple commands in a single line.
Lesson 5: Formatting the Output
Make Windows PowerShell's output more presentable.
Lesson 6: Introducing WMI and CIM
Access the WMI repository to expose more in-depth information related to your system.
Lesson 7: Using PowerShell against Remote Systems
Compare and utilize each of PowerShell's remoting technologies.
Lesson 8: Creating PowerShell Scripts
Create reusable scripts that can run in multiple environments with different configurable parameters.
Lesson 9: Introduction to Desired State Configuration
Understand and make the most of the powerful Desired State Configuration feature first built into PowerShell v4.
About LiveLessons Video Training
LiveLessons Video Training series publishes hundreds of hands-on, expert-led video tutorials covering a wide selection of technology topics designed to teach you the skills you need to succeed. This professional and personal technology video series features world-leading author instructors published by your trusted technology brands: Addison-Wesley, Cisco Press, IBM Press, Pearson IT Certification, Prentice Hall, Sams, and Que. Topics include IT Certification, Programming, Web Development, Mobile Development, Home and Office Technologies, Business and Management, and more. View all LiveLessons on InformIT at: http://www.informit.com/livelessons