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LEARNING PATH: Powershell: Getting Started With Powershell 6

LEARNING PATH: Powershell: Getting Started With Powershell 6

This Learning Path is a comprehensive tutorial with a set of scenarios, real-world examples, and scripts to easily get you started with Windows PowerShell 6.0 and its capabilities


Master the important features and techniques of Powershell 6 to administer and automate your systems efficiently

PowerShell has become the most efficient tool for managing Windows systems. It combines command-line speed, the flexibility of scripting, and the power of a GUI-based admin tool. Its ability to solve problems efficiently and then to turn that solution into a new tool or automated task allows the system administrators to eliminate future manual labor hours. So, if you are a sysadmin and want to perform complex administration in a timely manner with less effort, then go for this Learning Path. This Learning Path is a comprehensive tutorial with a set of scenarios, real-world examples, and scripts to easily get you started with Windows PowerShell 6.0 and its capabilities

Packt’s Video Learning Paths are a series of individual video products put together in a logical and stepwise manner such that each video builds on the skills learned in the video before it.

The highlights of this Learning Path are:

Discover scripts to automate administrative tasks
Solve problems and perform tasks using PowerShell 6
Build a command expression using the pipeline to perform complex tasks with ease
Let’s take a quick look at your learning journey. This Learning Path begins with an introduction to PowerShell 6. You will then set up a lab and access PowerShell console and IISE. You will then find and run cmdlets. You will learn to distinguish between objects and texts, work on WIM and CIM objects, and use the pipeline to create a report. You will also work on queries, expressions, and variables. You will develop and create your script to gather data and create a report. You will learn more on turning a script into a function and create modules. You will be learn how to use PowerShell 6 with Active Directory, Microsoft Online, Office 365, IIS, and Desired State Configuration. Finally, you will discover the core features of PowerShell and build consistent patterns to work with software and infrastructure through scripts and command-line administration.

After completing this Learning Path, you will be able to perform complex administration and automation tasks using PowerShell 6 with ease.

Meet Your Experts:

We have the best works of the following esteemed authors to ensure that your learning journey is smooth:

Joshua B. Jones is an IT administrator with Superior Industries International and leads the global company in PowerShell administration, scripts, and tool creation. In the past two years, he has eliminated over 1,000 labor hours by automating previously manual tasks using PowerShell. Not only is he an expert, but demonstrates his passion for PowerShell by teaching others the tool at every opportunity presented.

Michael Simmons is an IT professional with over 20 years of experience in managing and administering technology and helping the people that use it. He started using PowerShell and became involved in the community in 2007 and started in 2010 as a blog and resource for the community, where he discusses PowerShell and how to use it to improve your career. As a PowerShell expert and evangelist, he continues to spread knowledge from an admin/tech support perspective. He is driven to teach IT professionals to write great code, empowering them to take control of their job and lead an inspiring career. His technical and industry coverage has been featured on and

Course Information

Prior knowledge of system administration is needed

Learn to set up a lab environment to learn and test PowerShell processes
Navigate and use PowerShell 6 easily
Manage servers remotely using PowerShell 6
Use common parameters to produce verbose output and protect yourself from accidents
Identify object properties and methods and how to use them
Manage files and import and export them as CSV, HTML, JSON, and XML
Learn to use branching and logic in scripts

This Learning Path is aimed at system administrators who want to administer and automate their systems with ease using PowerShell 6.

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