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PowerShell Toolmaking Fundamentals

by Adam Bertram

Are you a beginning to intermediate PowerShell scripter tired of just copying and pasting others’ work? Learn how to write useful scripts yourself and begin to think of your scripts as tools.

What you'll learn

Quit wasting time recreating the wheel building one-off PowerShell scripts. In this course, PowerShell Toolmaking Fundamentals, you’ll learn to build reusable PowerShell tools using best practices. First, you'll explore how to think through design and build decisions. Then, you'll see how to use PowerShell for searching log events, creating your own menuing system for controlling Azure VMs, and more. Finally, you'll learn how to evolve your toolmaking from simple scripts to functions and modules. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of PowerShell needed to transform existing scripts into tools, build new tools, and understand how to go from PowerShell scripter to PowerShell developer.

About the author

Adam Bertram is an independent consultant, technical writer, trainer, and presenter. Adam specializes in consulting and evangelizing all things IT automation, mainly focused around Windows PowerShell. Adam is a Microsoft Windows PowerShell MVP, 2015 powershell.org PowerShell hero, and has numerous Microsoft IT pro certifications. He authors IT pro course content for Pluralsight, is a regular contributor to numerous print, and online publications and presents at various user groups and conference... more

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