PowerShell, Hands-On Labs

MW01 Don Jones' Windows PowerShell JumpStart (HOL)

September 30th, 2013

9:00am - 12:00pm

Level: Introductory Intermediate

Don Jones


Curriculum Director for IT Pro Content


Even if you have no prior experience with scripting, you can start being effective with Windows PowerShell in just three hours! If you can run Ping – you can master the shell, with a little help from world-renowned expert, author, and MVP Don Jones. Bring your laptop (must be running Windows 8, or bring a Windows 8 VM) to follow along and complete hands-on exercises in running commands, discovering and learning new commands, connecting commands in the pipeline, and creating short scripts to automate common tasks, including building inventory scripts and how to use PowerShell Remoting.

You will learn:
  • How to discover new commands and learn how to use them - teach yourself to use the shell!
  • How to connect commands in the pipeline and write short automation scripts
  • How to use WMI and CIM to retrieve management and inventory information
  • How to enable and use PowerShell Remoting

HANDS-ON LAB REQUIREMENTS: A laptop or virtual machine running Windows 8.