Report from Multiple Text Files you own this product

intermediate PowerShell (use variables, common PowerShell built-in cmdlets, loop statements)
skills learned
work with objects with FileInfo type • use the switch statement and its File parameter to process multiple text files • create custom objects • add properties to objects • use methods to modify text strings • export objects to CSV format
Fernando Corrales
1 week · 4-6 hours per week · INTERMEDIATE

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XYZ Services Company, the consulting and outsourcing firm you work for, is getting up and running after a massive IT infrastructure failure. In the meantime, the Human Resources department would like a report with basic staff data that it will use to distribute payslips to employees. As a PowerShell developer, you’ll use the switch statement and its file parameter to read and extract information from the source files provided by the company’s Active Directory before the system failed, build PowerShell objects, and export them into CSV format—helping HR provide proof of payment and putting your coworkers’ minds at ease.

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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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