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intermediate PowerShell (use variables, common PowerShell built-in cmdlets, loop statements)
skills learned
read text and import objects from a CSV file • write to a text file • basic regex • extract substrings from text • index arrays using expressions • create custom objects • export output to CSV and HTML formats • change PowerShell's default HTML output format
Fernando Corrales
1 week · 6-8 hours per week · INTERMEDIATE

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XYZ Services Company, a consulting and outsourcing firm, recently experienced a massive failure in its IT infrastructure. While it’s working on getting the environment up and running again, the marketing director wants to email partners a report that includes contact information for all the marketing staff. As a PowerShell developer, your task is to write a PowerShell script that extracts properties from the plain-text employee directory file, uses those properties to build a custom PowerShell object, and exports the object to a CSV file which you’ll use to generate an HTML report that’s formatted for the marketing director’s purpose. As a favor to the HR department, you’ll also write a PowerShell script that corrects values in a specific field within the source file and writes the edited content to a new file.

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Fernando Corrales
Fernando Corrales is a cloud engineer with several years of IT experience in multinational companies. He’s worked extensively with VMware products, focusing on private cloud automation with PowerCLI and PowerShell, in addition to delivering PowerShell training for some of his recent employers. Fernando holds several technical degrees from the Tecnológico de Costa Rica and has a personal blog:


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