The PowerShell Primer
Learn to do just about anything you can imagine with the worlds most powerful shell and scripting environment
Whether you know what the terminal is or not. If you want to really do stuff with computers you need to know how to navigate the command line.
This course is designed to take you from knowing nothing to being able to move around your computer and create stuff like the professions.
Any Platform, same commands everywhere. PowerShell is the most powerful Shell and scripting environment on the market today.
If you are a web developer or thinking about becoming a web developer PowerShell is going to be your secret weapon.
You can use PowerShell to automate just about anything on any platform.
PowerShell coupled with Microsoft's Visual Studio Code creates arguably the most powerful web development platform right now.
I've personally used powerShell to earn a living and manage and manipulated thousands of computers around the world and you can to.
I was born in Chicago, on the South Side, in The Ghetto, in 1981.
Through a series of fortunate events and questionable decisions, I have arrived here.
A former Non-Commissioned Telecommunications and Information Technology Officer with the United States Army, 3 combat tours, 27 Awards and Decorations, and a bronze Star. To award winning car salesman, then Engineer at Microsoft, to now, helping people learn to Code For Fun and Profit.
StartIntro to PowerShell the basics (35:57)
StartIntroduction to powerShell (6:42)
StartHow to install PowerShell (9:11)
StartIntro to PowerShell Variables (6:55)
StartIntro to PowerShell Data Types (8:39)
StartNavigating the command line (14:13)
StartWorking with files and folders (11:23)
StartLearning more about powerShell and the help system (10:55)
StartWhere to go from here? (5:00)
Frequently Asked Questions
Windows PowerShell is a shell initially developed by Microsoft for the purposes of task automation and configuration management.
PowerShell is now an open source project, and it can be installed on Windows, macOS, and Linux platforms. This shell is based on the .NET framework, and it includes a command-line shell and a scripting language.
Microsoft designed Windows PowerShell as a tool that helps you automate and quickly solve a lot of tedious administration tasks. For example, you can use PowerShell to display all the USB devices installed on one or multiple computers in a network, or you can set a time-consuming task to run in the background while you do other work. You can also identify and kill processes that are not responding or filter specific information about computers in a network and export it in HTML format.
While PowerShell was possibly made with network and system administrators in mind, Microsoft has given developers a tool akin to having a magic wand. You can do just about anything you can imagine using powershell, I have been fortunate enough to witness it with my own eyes and us it to do some pretty amazing things. formatting and reinstalling all the software on thousands of servers multiple times a day.