Getting Started with PowerShell

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Getting Started with PowerShell

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DifficultyBeginner
Time Limit30m
Students45
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Description

PowerShell is an object-oriented scripting language used for scripting and automation. It is heavily used in managing Azure and Windows workloads. However, in the last few years, PowerShell has evolved into an open-source, cross-platform language and has seen continued growth amongst the IT Community.

In this lab, you will create a PowerShell script and learn how to start using PowerShell by using the built-in help system to run commands and explore how they work.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this beginner level lab, you will be able to:

  • Check the PowerShell version in the console
  • Look up commands in PowerShell and learn how to use them
  • Create and run a PowerShell script

Intended Audience

  • Developers
  • Engineers

Prerequisites

Familiarity with a programming language will be beneficial but is not required.

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About the Author
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Luke currently serves as a Cloud Labs Developer at Cloud Academy. His background is infrastructure development using Terraform. He is an Azure DevOps Engineer Expert, Azure Administrator Associate, and HashiCorp Certified - Terraform Associate.

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