Learn and Master PowerShell with the two new learning paths at Pluralsight
If you’ve followed this blog for a while, you know that I am a huge fan of Pluralsight for their content, and that I also create courses with them! One of the amazing things that Pluralsight created in the last year is learning paths, here is how they define a learning path:
It can be tough to know where to start learning. Paths combine specific courses and tools into one experience to teach you any given skill from start to finish. Paths are aligned to an individual’s knowledge level, to help you and your team develop the right skills in the right order.
Basically, it’s hand-picked courses on a certain topic, that will allow you to master a skill! Not only that, but they also have the Skill IQ, which is a quick test that will evaluate you on the subjects covered in that path, and tell you exactly what your strong points, and weak points are! It’s really a new learning experience that I love!
Back to PowerShell! In the past month, Pluralsight has released two new learning paths for PowerShell! The first one is called Windows PowerShell: Essentials and as the name says, after you finish this path, you should have the knowledge to create basic PowerShell scripts, handle errors, and automating processes! The path is made up of 6 courses, for a total of 16 hours of content! I have listened to most of the courses, and believe me, even as someone who does PowerShell almost daily, you will learn something! You can find the path over here: https://spvlad.com/PSEssentials
The next path is a more advanced one and it’s called Windows PowerShell: Scripting and Toolmaking . This path is longer, with 30 hours of content split up in 13 courses, this path covers some advanced topics, but knowing them will really take your scripts, and productivity to the next level! Here are some of the topics covered:
- Toolmaking fundamentals
- Building advanced PowerShell functions and modules -Best practices for PowerShell usage
- Reporting with PowerShell HTML
- Debugging PowerShell in VS Code
- Getting a grasp of PowerShell remoting fundamentals
- Accessing SQL Server databases with PowerShell
- Building PowerShell GUIs in WPF
- Testing PowerShell with Pester
- Utilizing Windows Workflows with PowerShell
As always, Pluralsight content is created by the best in the industry, and the list of Authors below should speak for itself!
Check out the paths at the following links, and make sure you share your experience in the comments!
- Windows PowerShell: Essentials: https://spvlad.com/PSEssentials
- Windows PowerShell: Scripting and Toolmaking : https://spvlad.com/PSScriptingAndToolmaking
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