Getting Help with PowerShell

This course will teach you how to use and get the most from the PowerShell 7 help system.
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(15)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Aug 10, 2020
Duration
1h 13m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(15)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Aug 10, 2020
Duration
1h 13m
Description

This course is the second step in the PowerShell 7 Fundamentals track. Once you get PowerShell installed, you need to know how to use it.

In this course, Getting Help with PowerShell, you'll learn how to use PowerShell 7's integrated help system.

First, you'll explore how to update help files from Microsoft.
Next, you'll learn to find help for a command, task, or PowerShell concept, and be able to interpret the help content and apply it to your work.
Finally, you'll discover how to get PowerShell help from online resources.

When you're finished with this course, you'll be ready to get even more out of PowerShell and better understand why the commands you're typing work the way that they do.

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
Hi everyone. My name is Jeff Hicks, and welcome to my course, Getting Help with PowerShell. I'm a veteran IT pro and long‑time PowerShell author, teacher, and mentor. I'm excited to tell you all about my latest work for Pluralsight. This course is the second step in the PowerShell 7 Fundamentals track. Once you get PowerShell installed, you need to know how to use it. Of course, I'd love for you to buy a few PowerShell books, but there is plenty of useful information already at your fingertips. That's where the help system comes in. In this course, you'll learn how PowerShell's help system is structured and how to get the most out of it. I'll show you how to update PowerShell help so you always have the latest information at your fingertips. Just as important, I'll show you how to find help and how to interpret what at first may feel like some arcane, magical spells. By the end of the course, you should be able to update help files from Microsoft, be able to find help for a command, task or PowerShell concept, be able to interpret the help content and apply it to your work, and know how to get PowerShell help from online resources. When you're finished with the course, you will be ready to get even more out of PowerShell and better understand why the commands you're typing work the way that they do. I had a lot of fun creating this course, and I hope you find it beneficial in your PowerShell training as you learn about Getting Help from PowerShell.