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basic PowerShell
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use CIM to access computer data • format text • methods for outputting data from Powershell
William Wade
1 week · 2-4 hours per week · BEGINNER

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You’re an IT professional who’s been hired by RetroToy, an online retailer that sells replacement parts to hobbyists who restore out-of-production toys and games. To help support RetroToy’s growing success, you’ve been tasked with reducing the company’s IT workload by eliminating manual tasks using automation. Using PowerShell’s Common Information Model (CIM) commands, you’ll capture information from different PCs. Then, you’ll format the data you’ve gathered into a user-friendly CSV format and output these values into a single source. With the CIM commands you’ll learn in this project, you’ll be automating tasks—like adding and removing Windows features, updating software, and setting up network drives—with ease.

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William Wade

William Wade is a freelance developer specializing in software automation. As the founder of Dirigo Software Solutions, he pursues his passion for helping businesses leverage technology to improve their productivity. He speaks to local IT user groups about PowerShell and automation.


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