New Training: PowerShell Basics
In this 6-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Garth Schulte covers the primary components of PowerShell, including cmdlets, parameters, scripts, and functions. Gain an understanding of objects, properties, methods, data types, and more. Watch this new Server training.
Learn Microsoft Windows Server with one of these courses:
This training includes:
- 6 videos
- 33 minutes of training
You’ll learn these topics in this skill:
- PowerShell Basics Introduction
- PowerShell Components
- Objects and Members
- Variables and Data Types
- Putting it all Together!
What is PowerShell and How Does It Differ From Other Scripting Languages?
PowerShell is a cross-platform command-line scripting language that provides users the ability to configure, automate and monitor aspects of Microsoft environments as well as applications running within the Microsoft environment. One of the greatest benefits of PowerShell is that it is an object-based scripting language built on the .NET framework providing object-based .NET outputs to user queries.
This object-based scripting platform provides a substantial benefit over other non-object-based scripting languages since so much information and characteristics of an entity can be captured and expressed in an object.
This object-based scripting language is built on cmdlets that allow users to gain information about objects, automate processes, interact with applications through API calls, all enacted by the cmdlet to perform complex tasks.
As users are looking to dive into the exciting world of PowerShell, start by utilizing the built-in help features found through the Get-Help command. This can be an easy initiative way of familiarizing oneself with PowerShell.