My name is Vincent. I am from India. I am currently pursuing MCITP course. I came across Window powershell and I loved it. I watched some videos of yours at microsoft.com regarding powershell.
I am practicing commands using get-help command in powershell. The main problem is that i don't know when i can use pipeline or variables. In India we don't have video tutorial or books about powershell. I have some knowledge Active Directory Module.
I don't have any knowledge about scripting, syntax or variables. One of our sir in my class has recommended me not to pursue it, as i don't have any knowledge about scripting etc. Is there any prerequisite for learning Windows Powershell. Will it be possible for me learn powershell or should i concentrate more on AD & Exchange using GUI. I really want to learn Powershell.
Please let me Know.
I wouldn't say there are pre-requisites, no. PowerShell is not a scripting language, so it sounds like the person in your class is misinformed.
You could look at my book, http://manning.com/jones, which is available electronically. You could also look at the training videos I've done for CBTNuggets.com on PowerShell. Both would be accessible to you in India. There are other resources on http://MoreLunches.com and http://ShellHub.com, including numerous free videos that might be helpful.
PowerShell is Microsoft's direction. Focusing on the GUI would be unwise. Many folks are just now figuring that out.
Where you are based in India?
I am in India too and I start learning from various blogs, forums etc. If you are near Banglore there there are few user group based on PowerShell you can join that.
and If u r near New Delhi/NCR then u can join our new delhi based group and we all are beginners and we all trying to learn powershell together.
Thanks a lot for your reply. I would surely check out the links you have mentioned.
I was really confused about learning Powershell, Where should i start? What should i learn first?
But with your book about powershell which is for beginners, I will be able to understand the basic things about Powershell.
Thanks for your reply. I actually stay in Mumbai. I would really love to join your Delhi based group. It would really be great where we can share any info about Powershell. Please send me the Link.
Thanks ur reply.