Get started with Windows PowerShell

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This learning path introduces you to Windows PowerShell and provides an overview of the product’s functionality. It explains how to open and configure Windows PowerShell, run commands, and use its built-in Help system.


This learning path assumes you have skills and experience with the following technologies and concepts:

  • Windows Server administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
  • Windows Client administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
  • Basic security best practices.
  • Windows networking technologies and implementation.
  • Core networking technologies such as IP addressing, name resolution, and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).

Modules in this learning path

This module introduces you to Windows PowerShell and its versions. It discusses commonly used host applications. It explains how to use Microsoft Visual Studio Code (VS Code) to develop PowerShell scripts.

This module covers the cmdlet structure and parameters for using Windows PowerShell cmdlets. It also explains how to use tab completion and how to display About files content.

This module explains how to find Windows PowerShell cmdlets that you can use to perform specific tasks. It also covers how to use Get-Help to retrieve detailed information about a cmdlet and its parameters.