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PowerShell Fundamentals May 2016 – Experts Live on Tour

Today I was invited by Experts Live to take a group of enthusiastic IT professionals through the basics of PowerShell and give them some guidance on the how, what and why of PowerShell. In the last six months this is the third time I have presented or taught a group of IT pros with Experts Live. Today I presented the PowerShell portion of the day and Bert Wolters represented Experts Live in order to increase the engagement in technical communities.

Today I walked the group through the following subjects in an interactive demo based program:

  • PowerShell fundamentals
  • Using variables and working with Objects
  • Loops, operators and flow control
  • PowerShell modules, snap-ins and functions
  • PowerShell tips from the field

During the day I mentioned a number of learning resources to, some of the topics I mentioned are listed below:

I have posted the assignments, slides and supporting documentation to GitHub, to view the files click here:

If you attended the session today and a feedback form will be filled out soon, if you have any suggestions for this session or any potential follow up sessions you would be interested in be sure to fill out the form. As I mentioned today if you have any questions in regards to the content we discussed today, feel free to reach out to me directly.

For more information about the topics in this article please visit the links below:

Links in this article
How to learn PowerShell
PowerShell Fundamentals – Course materials – GitHub
Experts Live on Tour

 

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PowerShell Fundamentals session at Experts Live on Tour

Earlier this week I was asked to speak at a community event, Experts Live on Tour (Dutch). Experts Live on Tour is series a free community events that cover a number of technical topics where attendees are led through the content by experts from the industry.

During the event we had an enthusiastic group of around 30 IT professionals and I walked through the the fundamentals of PowerShell. It was an engaging crowd so there was a lot of interaction between me and the audience. During the day I walked the crowd through the following topics:

  • PowerShell Fundamentals
  • PowerShell variables and objects
  • PowerShell loops, conditions and flow control
  • PowerShell tips from the field

During the day I mentioned a number of learning resources to, some of the topics I mentioned are listed below:

I have posted the assignments, slides and supporting documentation to GitHub, to view the files click here:

Yesterday a review sheet has been sent out to all attendees, I would love to hear back from you what you liked and disliked about the session. If you did not attend this event but would like to in the future, please let me or the friendly people at Experts Live know. There have been some questions if we have any plans for hosting an event for advanced scripters as well, if you are interested in this make sure that you make this known!

For more information about the topics in this article please visit the links below:

Links in this article
How to learn PowerShell
PowerShell Fundamentals – Course materials – GitHub
Experts Live on Tour
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