Introduction to PowerShell Course

A path for a PowerShell beginner, which will show you the fundamentals of PowerShell and provide a solid foundation on which to build your PowerShell skill set.

24 minutes

Course description

In this introductory path to PowerShell, your instructor, Ross Casanova, will introduce you to the basic syntax and structure of PowerShell commands, PowerShell cmdlets and usage. He will show you how to install PowerShell, use it to manage Windows components, explore host applications and console settings, and much more. Along the way, his demonstrations and cheat sheets will help you learn various cmdlets and functions, and the knowledge checks after each course will show how much you've learned along the way.


Instructor introduction and course overview for Introduction to PowerShell

Video - 00:01:00

An introduction to your instructor and a high level overview of the first course in the path.
Introduction to and fundamentals of PowerShell cmdlets

Video - 00:03:00

Describe the fundamentals of PowerShell, as well as some advanced concepts and cmdlets (pronounced command lets) that will be beneficial to create and work with PowerShell.
Introduction to PowerShell host applications

Video - 00:06:00

Explain the use of cmdlets and introduce the PowerShell and ISE platform as compared to the Windows Command Prompt platform.
Understanding the console settings

Video - 00:04:00

Outline the configuration options for PowerShell platforms.
Determining Your PowerShell version

Video - 00:04:00

We'll discuss the proper method to identify your current PowerShell version.
Practical exercise: Identify your current PowerShell version

Video - 00:01:00

You'll have the opportunity to demonstrate your understanding by identifying your current PowerShell version and using cmdlets.
PowerShell version 7 install

Video - 00:05:00

How to recognize the difference between PowerShell 5.1 and 7 and prepare for version 7 installation.
Introduction to Powershell course 1 assessment

Assessment - 10 questions

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