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Powershell on MCITP: Server Admin

Discussion in 'Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012 Exams' started by Simonvm, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. Simonvm

    Simonvm Kilobyte Poster

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    Hello

    I'm all set to order my books for the MCITP: Server Admin exams.
    I noticed, in reading through the exam goals, that there's some Powershell involved.

    Two questions:

    1) On the exams for MCITP: SA; do they go in-depth on powershell or just the basics?

    2) What book would be recommended to learn Powershell from scratch?
    I'll be ordering from microsoft-press.co.uk and there's a couple of books on the subjects.

    Thanks, Cheers! :biggrin
     
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  2. ianconscious

    ianconscious Bit Poster

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    Hi Simon,

    Personally I wouldn't want to learn a scripting language from a book. Rather I'd look for online resources, where you can better interact with the material and view the code in action.

    You can't copy/paste from a book to a Powershell prompt, whereas you can from a website.

    Try Technet's Script Center (sic) for starters: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/scriptcenter/powershell.aspx

    There are numerous links to Podcasts, Videos, Blogs etc. available via the above site - go here for list of links: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/scriptcenter/ee861518.aspx

    Hope that helps?
     
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  3. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    There was no Powershell at all during my course (admittedly my course was the EA rather than the SA). Nor was there any Powershell type questions on the SA exam.
     
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