PowerShell in 7 Days

Liam Cleary

SKU: 9789355516817


ISBN: 9789355518910
eISBN: 9789355516817
Authors: Liam Cleary
Rights: Worldwide
Edition: 2024
Pages: 302
Dimension: 7.5*9.25 Inches
Book Type: Paperback

"PowerShell in 7 Days" covers the fundamentals of PowerShell, its syntax, and its scripting capabilities concisely yet comprehensively. It is a practical toolkit that empowers busy IT professionals to become proficient PowerShell users. You can become capable of automating tasks and managing systems more efficiently within a week. 

Examine its history, versions, and various use cases before examining installation options for different platforms. Master modules, providers, commands, and pipelines to craft efficient scripts. Build reusable functions, control script flow with looping and error handling, and create scripts with diverse outputs. Use PowerShell remoting to manage systems remotely. Manage on-premises services like Active Directory and optimize performance by troubleshooting common issues. Finally, explore advanced functionalities like security best practices and signing scripts for confident use. 

By the end of the book, readers will have a solid understanding of working with both local and remote data, troubleshooting common issues using PowerShell, and writing scripts that save time and enhance productivity. Readers can transform their approach to tasks and challenges in their job roles, optimizing processes and deploying solutions quickly and effectively.


  • Effortlessly navigate PowerShell's syntax and command structure.
  • Master creating scripts and functions for efficient automation.
  • Learn practical solutions for local and remote data management.


  • Master the basics of PowerShell syntax and command execution.
  • Develop custom scripts for automation and system tasks.
  • Efficiently manage and manipulate both local and remote data.
  • Apply PowerShell for effective troubleshooting and problem-solving in real-world scenarios.
  • Create advanced functions to streamline daily IT operations.


This book is ideal for IT professionals, system administrators, and tech enthusiasts keen on learning PowerShell. Basic familiarity with Windows operating systems and a keen interest in automation and scripting are recommended for readers.

  1. Introducing PowerShell
  2. Setting Up PowerShell
  3. Getting Started with Modules and Providers
  4. Executing PowerShell Commands
  5. Working with Variables and Pipelines
  6. Deep Diving PowerShell Objects
  7. Using Functions and Parameters
  8. Flow Control, Looping, and Error Handling
  9. Scripts for Multiple Output Paths
  10. PowerShell Remoting, WinRM, and the Invoke-Comma
  11. Managing On-premises Services
  12. Troubleshooting Windows and Performance Optimization
  13. Miscellaneous PowerShell Capabilities

Liam Cleary has been deeply immersed in computer training, programming, and cybersecurity, discovering his passion for these fields early in his career. His professional journey led him to work extensively within core infrastructure and security services. He founded SharePlicity, a consultancy specializing in Microsoft 365 and Azure technologies, where he spearheads efforts to enhance collaboration, document management, and business process automation and implements robust security controls. A Microsoft MVP Alumni with 17 years of recognition and a Microsoft Certified Trainer, Liam excels in architecture, security, and bridging the gap to software development. His recent focus has been on security within Microsoft 365, Azure, and related platforms. As an educator, Liam develops online courses for platforms like Pluralsight, LinkedIn Learning, Cloud Academy, and Cybrary IT and teaches Microsoft Certification courses for Opsgility and Microsoft. Beyond professional pursuits, Liam is actively involved in community events, from user groups to conferences, sharing knowledge, coding with his kids, and engaging in various outdoor adventures.

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