PowerShell Byte Session
In this course, you will about the basic parts and patterns of PowerShell, different ways to get help at the command line, and how to use pipelines to create powerful chains of commands. This course is designed to be taken in tandem with the PowerShell Byte Session hands-on lab, so that as you work through this course, you can put the concepts into practice yourself in a live PowerShell environment.
- Understand the core principles of PowerShell
- Learn how to issue commands using PowerShell’s interactive prompt
- Execute PowerShell pipelines to create powerful chains of commands
- Gain hands-on experience working with PowerShell
No prior experience is required for this course, but some experience with other command-line shells such as Bash or Windows command prompt would be beneficial.
This course is intended for anyone looking to learn about PowerShell, whether they are using Linux, Mac, and Microsoft operating systems.
It's been a pleasure having another Byte Session with you, this time on PowerShell. To finish up this course, I'd like to review some of the key takeaways.
PowerShell uses cmdlets to perform operations although native system commands are allowed. You can use PowerShell interactively at the shell prompt or by using scripts as you will see in the final Lab Step in the PowerShell Byte Session Lab.
PowerShell gives several built-in ways for getting help, including the Get-Help cmdlet with its various parameters, a comprehensive autocompletion system, and a cmdlet alias system to help you get started with PowerShell when you already know other shells. PowerShell pipelines are a powerful way to chain commands together and preserve the structure of the underlying objects.
What we've seen in this course has given you a solid foundation for continuing to learn about PowerShell. You shouldn't hesitate to try Labs on Cloud Academy that require prior PowerShell experience or to use PowerShell in your own work. The course ends here, but there is one more bonus step in the Lab that covers a few topics that you will see in other Labs using PowerShell, namely variables, scripts, and functions.
Definitely continue on in the Lab to learn about those and how they can help you reuse and share your PowerShell code. And that's all for this course. Until next time, I'm Logan Rakai with Cloud Academy.
Logan has been involved in software development and research since 2007 and has been in the cloud since 2012. He is an AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional, AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional, Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert, MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, Google Cloud Certified Associate Cloud Engineer, Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist (CKS), Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA), Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD), and Certified OpenStack Administrator (COA). He earned his Ph.D. studying design automation and enjoys all things tech.