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Learning Windows PowerShell

Video Description

In this Learning Windows PowerShell training course, expert author Mark Long will teach you how to use this task-based command-line shell and scripting language, built on the .NET framework, designed especially for systems administration. This course is designed for the absolute beginner, meaning no prior experience with Windows PowerShell is needed.
You will start by learning the basics of PowerShell, then jump into installing and setting up PowerShell. From there, Mark will teach you the PowerShell commands, including objects and classes, get-help, and get-command. You will also learn about PowerShell scripts and providers, such as the file system provider, alias provider, and environment provider. This video tutorial will also cover working with files and folders, system administration, and PowerShell version 5.
Once you have completed this computer based training course, you will be fully capable of using Windows PowerShell for your administrative needs. Working files are included, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. What To Expect From This Course 00:01:36
    2. About The Author 00:03:21
    3. Course Overview 00:05:05
    4. Why Windows PowerShell? 00:06:32
    5. How To Access Your Working Files 00:03:22
  2. PowerShell Basics
    1. A Little History 00:06:53
    2. PowerShell Or CMD 00:05:36
    3. .NET Integration - Part 1 00:05:40
    4. .NET Integration - Part 2 00:06:23
    5. Backwards Compatability 00:05:20
  3. Getting Set Up With PowerShell
    1. Getting PowerShell 00:04:01
    2. Installing PowerShell 00:05:18
    3. Administrative Privileges 00:03:29
    4. Post Installation 00:04:56
    5. Configuring The Console 00:06:00
    6. PowerShell IDEs 00:06:35
    7. PowerShell Profiles 00:06:25
    8. Creating A PowerShell Profile 00:06:15
  4. Learning PowerShell Commands
    1. Cmdlets 00:06:19
    2. Get-Help - Part 1 00:04:53
    3. Get-Help - Part 2 00:05:57
    4. Get-Command 00:04:25
    5. Using Format - Part 1 00:05:57
    6. Using Format - Part 2 00:05:25
    7. Get-Member 00:05:15
    8. NET Objects 00:04:41
    9. Objects And Classes 00:05:11
    10. Classes Objects And PowerShell - Part 1 00:06:02
    11. Classes Objects And PowerShell - Part 2 00:06:23
    12. Get-ChildItem 00:06:06
    13. Understanding The Pipeline 00:05:27
    14. Tab Completion 00:04:06
  5. PowerShell Scripts
    1. Creating A PowerShell Script 00:05:47
    2. Executing A Script 00:05:41
    3. Using A Shortcut 00:03:28
    4. Variables 00:06:29
    5. Constants 00:04:27
    6. Comparison Operators 00:05:27
    7. If Statements 00:05:30
    8. Looping Through Code - Part 1 00:05:42
    9. Looping Through Code - Part 2 00:03:16
    10. Regular Expressions - Part 1 00:06:03
    11. Regular Expressions - Part 2 00:04:52
    12. Escape Character And Comments 00:05:33
    13. Using Paramaters With Scripts 00:05:49
  6. PowerShell Providers
    1. Understanding Providers - Part 1 00:06:08
    2. Understanding Providers - Part 2 00:04:59
    3. The File System Provider 00:03:26
    4. The Alias Provider 00:03:54
    5. The Variable And Function Providers 00:04:32
    6. The Environment Provider 00:03:01
    7. The Registry Provider 00:03:00
    8. The Certificate Provider 00:04:22
  7. Working With Files And Folders
    1. Working with Folders And Files 00:06:04
    2. Reading And Writing 00:04:25
    3. Output To HTML 00:02:55
    4. Output To XML 00:03:37
    5. Working With CSV 00:04:35
  8. System Administration
    1. Working With Processes 00:05:49
    2. PowerShell And WMI 00:05:39
  9. PowerShell Version 5
    1. PowerShell v5 00:03:37
    2. Major Features Of PowerShell v5 00:04:14
  10. Conclusion.mp4
    1. Wrap Up 00:03:21