Getting Started with PowerShell

By Landon Fowler

Learn PowerShell basics in this crash course.

2 hours
  • 15 Lessons
  • 1 Hands-On Lab

About the course

PowerShell is a versatile and powerful scripting language for a wide variety of administrative tasks. Its well-planned structure and library of modules makes it easy to both learn and implement.

In this course we give you a crash course on PowerShell. You will learn how to install it, become familiar with the command structure and syntax, gain the ability to extend it through modules, and understand how to automate tasks with scripts.

  • Chapter 1 1 Lesson Introduction 1:09

    Course Introduction

  • Chapter 2 2 Lessons PowerShell Overview 6:14

    Understanding What PowerShell Is


    Why Use PowerShell over Other Languages?

  • Chapter 3 2 Lessons Installation 8:40

    Installing PowerShell on Linux


    Accessing PowerShell

  • Chapter 4 2 Lessons Command Structure and Syntax 11:43

    Understanding Command Syntax


    Getting Help with Cmdlets

  • Chapter 5 2 Lessons Putting PowerShell to Use 15:06

    Running Commands


    Adding Logic to Commands

  • Chapter 6 2 Lessons Modules 8:14

    Finding and Using Modules


    Combining Modules for Unlimited Power

  • Chapter 7 3 Lessons Automate All the Things 12:13

    Turning Your Commands into Scripts


    Scheduling Script Execution


    Creating and Running PowerShell Scripts on Linux

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 8 1 Lesson Conclusion 1:07

    Conclusion and What’s Next


What are Hands-on Labs

What's the difference between theoretical knowledge and real skills? Practical real-world experience. That's where Hands-on Labs come in! Hands-on Labs are guided, interactive experiences that help you learn and practice real-world scenarios in real cloud environments. Hands-on Labs are seamlessly integrated in courses, so you can learn by doing.

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What is Cloud Playground? Cloud Playground lets you build skills in real-world AWS, Google Cloud, and Azure environments. Spin up risk-free Sandboxes, Servers and Terminals and follow along with courses, test a new idea or prepare for exams.

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