Introduction to PowerShell

Beginner
Developer
Student
Visual Studio

Learn about the basics of PowerShell. This cross-platform command-line shell and scripting language is built for task automation and configuration management. You'll learn basics like what PowerShell is, what it's used for, and how to use it.

Learning objectives

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Understand what PowerShell is and what you can use it for.
  • Explore cmdlets.
  • Construct a sequence of cmdlets in a pipeline.
  • Apply sound filtering and formatting principles to your commands.

Prerequisites

  • Basic familiarity with using a command-line shell like Command Prompt or Git Bash
  • Visual Studio Code installed
  • Ability to install Visual Studio Code extensions
  • Ability to install software on your computer, if you're not using a Windows operating system