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Automation with Windows PowerShell Scripts

by Jeff Hicks

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.

What you'll learn

At some point in your PowerShell experience you'll want to move beyond typing commands at a prompt. This course, Automation with Windows 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.

Course FAQ

Who is this course for?

This course is for Windows IT pros, PowerShell users who want to start using PowerShell scripts to automate tasks.

What will I learn in this course?

This course will teach you about how PowerShell handles script security, including execution policies, default settings, and how to run PowerShell automation scripts.

What prerequisites do I need?

You should already be comfortable with PowerShell fundamentals, how to run commands in the pipeline, and have some experience with server administration.

What version is required?

This course assumes you're running PowerShell 5.1 on a Windows 10 platform.

About the author

Jeffery Hicks is a veteran IT Pro with 30 years of experience, much of it spent as an IT infrastructure consultant specializing in Microsoft server technologies with an emphasis in automation and efficiency. He is a multi-year recipient of the Microsoft MVP Award. He works today as an independent author, teacher, and consultant. He has been creating Pluralsight content for over 10 years. Jeff has written for numerous online sites and print publications, and speaks frequently at technology confer... more

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