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Automation with Ansible with exam

Learn how to automate Linux system administration tasks with Ansible Automation with Ansible with exam (DO408) is designed for Linux system administrators and developers who need to automate provisioning, configuration, application deployment, and orchestration. You will learn how to install and configure Ansible on a management workstation and prepare managed hosts for automation, as well as validating that knowledge. This course is based on Red Hat® Ansible Engine 2.7. This course also includes Red Hat Certified Specialist in Ansible Automation exam (EX407).

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Who is the course for

This course and exam are designed for Linux system administrators, DevOps engineers, infrastructure automation engineers, and systems design engineers. The curriculum is particularly geared toward those responsible for automation of configuration management; consistent and repeatable application deployment; provisioning and deployment of development, testing, and production servers; and integration with DevOps CI/CD workflows.

What we teach you

Incorporating IT automation is key to managing large numbers of systems and applications efficiently and consistently at scale. In this course, you will write Ansible playbooks to automate tasks, and you will run them to ensure servers are correctly deployed and configured. You will also explore examples of how to approach the automation of common Linux system administration tasks.

Course content summary

  • Install Ansible/Red Hat Ansible Engine on control nodes.
  • Create and update inventories of managed hosts and manage connections to them.
  • Automate administration tasks with Ansible playbooks and ad hoc commands.
  • Write effective Ansible playbooks at scale.
  • Protect sensitive data used by Ansible with Ansible Vault.
  • Reuse code and simplify playbook development with Ansible roles.

Required skills

  • Be a Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA), or demonstrate equivalent Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® knowledge and experience
  • Being a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) may be beneficial

Impact of this training

Impact on the organization

This course is intended to develop the skills needed to implement Ansible in an operations or cloud computing environment. These skills are suitable for organizations seeking to gain cost savings and operational efficiency by implementing the DevOps methodology with Ansible.

Red Hat has created this course in a way intended to benefit our customers, but each company and infrastructure is unique, and actual results or benefits may vary.

Impact on the individual

As a result of attending this course, students should be able to implement Ansible for the purpose of automation, configuration, and management in a DevOps environment.

Students should be able to demonstrate the following skills:

  • Use Ansible to automate system administration tasks on managed hosts
  • Write Ansible Playbooks to standardize task executions
  • Manage playbook execution centrally, using Ansible Tower

Teaching methods

Professional explanation with practical samples and examples.

Teaching materials

Red Hat guide book for this course.

Course outline

Introduction to Ansible
Describe Ansible concepts and install Red Hat Ansible Engine.
Deploy Ansible
Configure Ansible to manage hosts and run ad hoc Ansible commands.
Implement playbooks
Write a simple Ansible playbook and run it to automate tasks on multiple managed hosts.
Manage variables and facts
Write playbooks that use variables to simplify management of the playbook and facts to reference information about managed hosts.
Implement task control
Manage task control, handlers, and task errors in Ansible playbooks.
Deploy files to managed hosts
Deploy, manage, and adjust files on hosts managed by Ansible.
Manage large projects
Write playbooks that are optimized for larger, more complex projects.
Simplify playbooks with roles
Use Ansible roles to develop playbooks more quickly and to reuse Ansible code.
Troubleshoot Ansible
Troubleshoot playbooks and managed hosts.
Automate Linux administration tasks
Automate common Linux system administration tasks with Ansible.
Comprehensive review
Demonstrate skills learned in this course by installing, optimizing, and configuring Ansible for the management of managed hosts.

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