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# 208337 7-Feb-2017 14:40
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All, Im after some PowerShell training for myself and some colleagues. The major training providers only seem to have 4-5 day sys admin courses.

 

Im looking for a 1 day jump start course for automation (ie to replace batch files).

 

Anyone know of someone who does this? I've been told to check the online tutorials etc but am still on the lookout for a short course.


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  # 1716590 7-Feb-2017 15:11
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This probably is not overly helpful for an entire team but I found the best way to learn for me and a couple of guys in our team was reading: Powershell in a month of lunches

 

Once you've completed that (and now understanding of how powershell / its commandlets work ) then look at Powershell toolmaking in a month of lunches which will teach you how to start creating tools / scripts.

 

 




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  # 1716602 7-Feb-2017 15:21
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Awesome, that might work @Andlib - Thanks!


 
 
 
 


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  # 1716617 7-Feb-2017 15:38
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What's the baseline knowledge level you're coming from? If you're starting from nothing, a day won't be enough to get much use out of it, for example.




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  # 1716622 7-Feb-2017 15:51
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Inphinity:

 

What's the baseline knowledge level you're coming from? If you're starting from nothing, a day won't be enough to get much use out of it, for example.

 

 

We are a technical team, not pure IT, but all have some level of dev (.net) or scripting (python, batch etc).  


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  # 1716634 7-Feb-2017 16:26
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Like any new language self-starting is difficult but persitence will pay off. Do you spend your working day with "I can't remember my password" telephone calls? Create your own custom PowerShell script to reduce this task to a minor nuisance.

 

In a production environment for security I recommend you set your PowerShell execution policy to AllSigned

 

I have found the link below useful;

 

http://it-ebooks.info/tag/powershell/

 

All hail PowerShell!





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  # 1716753 7-Feb-2017 19:58
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Another thing you can do is if you have existing batch, python etc scripts is to work through them and replace them with powershell. Remember get-help, get-member, get-command. you can pipe into them and get help instantly from the command line.

 

$string | get-member, $object | get-member will show all the methods and parameters your object has.

 

get-help cmdlet-name - brings up help and examples for the cmdlet

 

get-command "*searchterm*" - Helpful for narrowing down which cmdlet you need out of the 1000's available.

 

Also, the ISE (Integrated Scripting Editor) or VS Code with the powershell plugin is your best friend. It has debugging, help, commands and you can use ctrl + J to quickly scaffold a loop up to a full cmdlet. VS Code with the posh plugin also has the scaffolding, but you have to remember the name and use autocomplete.

 

Lastly, tab completion is a major time saver.





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If you reach out to Auldhouse, James Finely (trainer) can do a custom 1-day, 2-day course either at your place or theirs. Auldhouse.co.nz




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Regs: If you reach out to Auldhouse, James Finely (trainer) can do a custom 1-day, 2-day course either at your place or theirs. Auldhouse.co.nz

 

Thanks for that! Might get in touch.


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