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September 27, 2017 at 2:08 pm

Hello,

I am in the process of learning Powershell through MVA and am having problems finding exercises to go through. Does anyone have any links?

Your time is appreciated
Ryan

September 27, 2017 at 3:35 pm

Below are some resources that I highly recommend to learn powershell. The books are co-authored by Don Jones and Jeffrey Hicks who happen to run this site. If you buy the physical books (pbooks as they call them), you also get the digital copies free in several forms (pdf, kindle, etc...). They go well with the MVA courses and have lots of exercises in them to re-enforce what you're learning.

Beginning Book/Courses:
-Learn Windows PowerShell In A Month Of Lunches
-Getting Started with Microsoft PowerShell: https://mva.microsoft.com/en-US/training-courses/getting-started-with-microsoft-powershell-8276?l=vOd1PSWy_9204984382 (A Series of videos with Jeffrey Snover (helped create/design Windows Powershell) & Jason Helmick; Watching this in concert with reading the Learn Windows PowerShell In A Month Of Lunches book really helped the info sink in.)
-Getting Started with PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC): https://mva.microsoft.com/en-US/training-courses/getting-started-with-powershell-desired-state-configuration-dsc-8672?l=ZwHuclG1_2504984382 (Not yet started this.)

Advanced Book/Courses:
-Learn PowerShell Toolmaking In A Month Of Lunches (Reading through this now.)
-Advanced Tools & Scripting with PowerShell 3.0 Jump Start: https://mva.microsoft.com/en-US/training-courses/advanced-tools-scripting-with-powershell-30-jump-start-8277?l=WOWaGUWy_8604984382 (A Series of videos with Jeffrey Snover (helped create/design Windows Powershell) & Jason Helmick); Watching this in concert with reading the Learn PowerShell Toolmaking In A Month Of Lunches book has really helped the info sink in.)
-Advanced PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) and Custom Resources : https://mva.microsoft.com/en-US/training-courses/advanced-powershell-desired-state-configuration-dsc-and-custom-resources-8702?l=3DnsS2H1_1504984382 (Not yet started this.)

September 27, 2017 at 9:55 pm

Not a problem. Between those resources and this forum, I've learned a lot in just a few months.