Hello, I'm watching the Powershell Basics class with Mike and Cherokee. Do you have any recommendations of where I can search for self-study exercises that I can use in tandem with the videos, as well as sites that I should pay attention to that I could follow as a brand new Powershell learner?
Powershell self study exercises
Hello @Richard-Rivera ,
Hope you are enjoying the PowerShell episodes.
Here are a few sites I use/enjoy. Hopefully others will add their favorite sites!
A great place to start is the official documentation. I use this extensively, especially when working with a cmdlet I am not familiar with. They also have some How-to guides and sample scripts.
Hey, Scripting Guy! has been a long time favorite, I used this a lot when I was first learning to automate tasks. It has changed a little, but still a fantastic resource.
One of the best ways to learn PowerShell is to play. Pick a task that you do in your job, and try to write a script to accomplish it. Whether that's to install a role on Windows Server, find all AD accounts that don't have a department, or add a registry key to Windows 10 clients. While this may seem really daunting when you are just getting started, there are many freely available scripts that you can use as a starting point, and modify to fit your needs. A great source of scripts is the PowerShell Gallery.
I've heard good things about this book, though I haven't used it.
Also, make sure to check out Adam's blog, where he covers a different PowerShell cmdlet each week.
These are a few of my favorite resources, I'll add more as I remember them. I look forward to seeing what other people use!
Thank you so much Mike. I really appreciate the thought and effort you put into answering my question. You're awesome :) Regarding the classes, you and Cherokee are doing a great job so far :) I just started the second part of the piping segment. 5 stars for both of you in every video I've seen. I like your teaching style. Not overly pedantic with sharp focus on the topic. And explained in a way that is easily understandable for those who are new to the topic but also interesting and useful to those who have dabbled.