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Introduction to Microsoft Powershell

Duration: 1 Day (Classroom, Business Site or Remote)


£ 399 per person

*Discounts may apply, contact us.


PowerShell is a task automation and configuration management framework from Microsoft. It is both a command-line shell and a scripting language designed primarily for system administrators and IT professionals to simplify and automate administrative tasks in the Windows operating system and various Microsoft products. PowerShell provides powerful tools for managing and configuring Windows systems and services.

Key features and components of PowerShell include:

1. **Command-Line Interface:** PowerShell offers a command-line interface with a set of commands and cmdlets (pronounced “command-lets”) that can be used to perform a wide range of tasks.

2. **Scripting Language:** It is also a versatile scripting language, allowing the creation of scripts and automation of complex processes and workflows.

3. **Object-Oriented:** PowerShell is object-oriented, which means it treats data as objects rather than text. This makes it easier to manipulate and process data.

4. **Extensibility:** PowerShell is highly extensible, allowing the creation of custom cmdlets and integration with various third-party applications and services.

5. **Remoting:** PowerShell supports remote administration, enabling administrators to manage remote Windows systems using PowerShell scripts and cmdlets.

6. **Integration with Microsoft Products:** PowerShell is tightly integrated with Microsoft products and services, including Windows Server, Active Directory, Exchange Server, SharePoint, and Azure.

7. **Modules:** PowerShell modules are collections of cmdlets, functions, and scripts that can be used to extend its functionality.

8. **Script Execution Policies:** PowerShell has security features, including script execution policies that control the execution of scripts, helping to protect against malicious code.

PowerShell is available on all modern Windows operating systems and can be used for a wide range of tasks, such as system administration, system configuration, task automation, log management, and more. It has become an essential tool for IT professionals and system administrators for managing and maintaining Windows-based environments. Additionally, with the introduction of PowerShell Core (a cross-platform version of PowerShell), it can also be used on macOS and various Linux distributions.

Prerequisites: None


Learn to automate tasks in a day using the PowerShell scripting language to issue Windows notifications whenever a task has been assigned to you within an Excel spreadsheet.  Throughout this introductory course, you will explore PowerShell scripting features and data types, as well as how to utilize .NET assemblies and third-party packages to enhance the functionality of your scripts.