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Windows PowerShell Programming for the Absolute Beginner, 3rd / Edition 3

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Overview


Learning doesn't have to be boring. MICROSOFT WINDOWS POWERSHELL PROGRAMMING FOR THE ABSOLUTE BEGINNER, THIRD EDITION, keeps things fun and interesting by teaching you how to program through the development of computer games. In these pages, you'll discover everything you need to know to begin developing your own scripts. You'll develop a new game that reinforces a newly learned concept in each chapter. No prior experience or programming knowledge is required. Topics covered include the basic steps involved in interacting with the PowerShell command prompt and in creating and executing PowerShell scripts, object-based scripting and PowerShell's relationship with the .NET Framework, the way to implement conditional logic and set up loops to automate repetitive tasks and process large collections of data, how to improve the overall organization of your PowerShell scripts using functions, and advanced topics such as tracking down and debugging errors and using PowerShell to interact with Windows Management Instrumentation. The third edition of this book is a PowerShell scripting primer for either PowerShell 3.0 or PowerShell 4.0. Regardless of which version of PowerShell you are working with, this unique book has you covered. After reading MICROSOFT WINDOWS POWERSHELL FOR THE ABSOLUTE BEGINNER, THIRD EDITION, not only will you have access to a collection of working sample scripts, you will have laid a foundation that allows you to move on and begin to tackle real-world challenges.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781305260344
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/10/2014
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 250,180
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author


Jerry Lee Ford, Jr. is an author, educator, and IT professional with more than 25 years of experience in information technology, including roles as an automation analyst, technical manager, technical support analyst, automation engineer, and security analyst. He is the author of 39 books and the coauthor of two additional books. Jerry has a master's degree in business administration from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, and has more than five years of experience as an adjunct instructor teaching networking courses in information technology.
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Table of Contents


1. Introducing Windows PowerShell. 2. Interacting with the PowerShell Console Window and Integrated Scripting Environment. 3. Object-Based Scripting with .NET. 4. Working with Variables, Arrays and Hashes. 5. Implementing Conditional Logic. 6. Using Loops to Process Data. 7. Organizing Scripts Using Functions. 8. Working with Files and Folders. 9. Basic System Administration. 10. Debugging PowerShell Scripts. 11. PowerShell and Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI).
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