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Getting Started with PowerShell Core on Linux and macOS

by Robert Cain

PowerShell is not just for Windows anymore, it now runs on Linux and macOS too! Learn how to use PowerShell to have a single command line console and scripting language that works across multiple platforms.

What you'll learn

Until recently, systems administrators have needed to work with multiple command line consoles, as well as scripting languages when moving between operating systems. Windows, Linux, and macOS all had their own environments to work in. PowerShell Core is changing all of this, providing a single experience across all of the popular operating systems, including desktop, server, and cloud. In this course, Getting Started with PowerShell Core on Linux and macOS, you will learn the foundational knowledge to write scripts that work across multiple platforms including Linux and macOS. First, you will learn how to install PowerShell Core on both Linux and macOS. Next, you will discover the basics of PowerShell Core including cmdlets and authoring scripts. Finally, you will explore how to do some "cool things" with PowerShell Core including working with Docker, SQL Server, Azure, and more. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of PowerShell Core needed to write scripts that work across multiple platforms.

Table of contents

Course Overview
Using PowerShell in the Terminal
Leveraging the Pipeline with PowerShell cmdlets

About the author

Robert C. Cain ( is a Microsoft MVP, MCTS Certified in BI, and is the owner of Arcane Training and Consulting, LLC. He is a course author for Pluralsight, team member at Linchpin People, and co-author of 4 books. A popular speaker, Robert has presented at events such as the SQL PASS Summit, TechEd, CodeStock, and numerous SQL Saturdays. Robert has over 25 years' experience in the IT industry, working in a variety of fields including manufacturing, insurance, teleco... more

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