Automation with PowerShell Scripts

Once you have some experience running interactive PowerShell commands in a console, you'll likely want to save yourself some typing and benefit from automation. This course will start you on your PowerShell scripting journey.
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Rating
(30)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Mar 26, 2018
Duration
2h 56m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(30)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Mar 26, 2018
Duration
2h 56m
Description

At some point in your PowerShell experience you'll want to move beyond typing commands at a prompt. This course, Automation with PowerShell Scripts will teach you how to leverage PowerShell scripting to benefit from automation. First, you'll learn to automate processes and tasks so that they are consistent. Next, you'll learn to make sure your automated processes and tasks are documented. Finally you'll learn to make sure your automated processes and tasks are easy to run. By the end of this course, you'll have the beginning scripting knowledge to begin automating your workload with 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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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hello everyone. PowerShell sensei, Jeff Hicks, here again, to let you know about my latest project from Pluralsight. Now by now your PowerShell experience has led you to working with it interactively to manage things in your organization, but now you're ready to go to the next step and begin automation. PowerShell automation runs across a spectrum, and your first step is creating a PowerShell script. This course is designed to teach you the fundamentals of creating a simple PowerShell script, but don't let the description of simple fool you. You can accomplish a lot of work with a script of only a few lines of code, and as usual, I'll have plenty of sample scripts for you to try. This course will teach you about how PowerShell handles script security, including execution policies, default settings, and how to run a PowerShell script. I want you to be safe. I'll also introduce you to the essential PowerShell scripting concept of scope. This is an area that trips up a lot of beginner scripters all the time, and of course, you'll need some scripting tools, so we'll look at PowerShell's easy to learn scripting language, things like IF statements, arrays, hashtables, and other enumeration techniques. By the end of the course you should feel confident enough to open up the PowerShell ISE and take your skills to the next level. Automation with PowerShell Scripts, execute.