New Training: PowerShell 7 Introduction
In this 6-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Garth Schulte covers the purpose and benefits of PowerShell 7. Learn how to install PowerShell 7, and gain an understanding of the new features available in PowerShell 7. Watch this new Microsoft Windows Server training.
Watch the full course: Programming Foundations with PowerShell 7
This training includes:
- 6 videos
- 33 minutes of training
You’ll learn these topics in this skill:
- A Brief History of PowerShell
- PowerShell 7 Overview
- PowerShell 7 Installation
- PowerShell Tools
- Hello, PowerShell!
Don’t Be Afraid of PowerShell
If you’re a system administrator, a network administrator, a security technician, or even just a heavy user of Windows, and you don’t know PowerShell — you’ve got to remedy that. PowerShell 7.0 is open-source, cross-platform and ideal for working in hybrid cloud environments. It’s also one of the most powerful ways to automate tasks and perform network-wide configurations from one place.
You might just be getting started with PowerShell, and if so, you might need some helpful tips or encouraging advice. The first piece of advice you’ll hear from almost any seasoned pro is to get your hands dirty with it. That can sometimes be a tricky piece of advice to actually implement, but your best bet is to learn one simple (safe!) command and run it. Then try changing it up with different variables and try it again. Then move on to other simple commands and try marrying them. You’ll learn PowerShell best by doing PowerShell.
Another piece of advice you’ll hear a lot is K.I.S.S.: Keep It Simple, Stupid. PowerShell works best with simple and straightforward commands without a lot of fluff. Practice early and often the habit of whittling down your commands and keeping them lean. If you think to yourself “there must be an easier way” — there probably is!