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Ansible Certification Complete Video Course: Red Hat EX407

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  • Copyright 2019
  • Edition: 1st
  • Online Video
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-556048-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-556048-8

More than 9 Hours of Video Instruction

More than 9 hours of video instruction to first get you started using Ansible, and then help you use Ansible to automate the configuration of systems and applications.


This title includes two courses. Ansible Fundamentals LiveLessons provides a quick introduction to Ansible for administrators and developers who want to get started in a fast and easy way without spending too much time on details. Automating with Ansible LiveLessons then builds on those basics to show you how to automate the configuration of systems and applications.

Since it was first released, Ansible has become one of the most used systems for configuration management. You will start with an introduction to working with Ansible, including essential configuration to get you started as quickly as possible. You then learn about Ansible architecture and essential Ansible components, including playbooks, variables, task control, flow control, conditionals, and Jinja2 templates. Every lesson ends with a lab and lab solution, so you can see firsthand how to use Ansible in your own work.

You will then move on to using DevOps. Learn how Vagrant can be used to set up an environment with virtual machines, and how to set up an IT Infrastructure with Ansible that you can follow along through the instructor demonstrations. Van Vugt also discusses how to manage Windows, network equipment, as well as cloud infrastructure with Ansible.

Next, the more advanced Ansible features are demonstrated, such as working with roles, task control, and using Ansible Vault followed by walk-through examples of Ansible optimization and troubleshooting. In the last lesson, learn how to work with Ansible Tower, which helps to efficiently use Ansible in a datacenter environment.

This course can also be used as a secondary resource to get you started studying for the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Ansible Automation (exam 407).

Topics include:

Ansible Fundamentals

  • Get started with Ansible
  • Understand Ansible architecture
  • Work with playbooks
  • Work with variables, inclusions, and task control
  • Use flow control, conditionals, and Jinja2 templates

Automating with Ansible

  • Setting up Ansible-based DevOps Environment
  • Advanced Ansible Features
  • Ansible Optimization and Troubleshooting
  • Ansible Tower

Who Should Take This Course

  • IT professionals
  • System administrators
  • Developers
  • Red Hat professionals, including those preparing for the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Ansible Automation (exam 407)

Course Requirements

To run the labs in this course, two virtual machines with a Linux installation are required. Using CentOS 7.3 or higher is recommended.

About Pearson Video Training

Pearson publishes expert-led video tutorials covering a wide selection of technology topics designed to teach you the skills you need to succeed. These professional and personal technology videos feature world-leading author instructors published by your trusted technology brands: Addison-Wesley, Cisco Press, Pearson IT Certification, Prentice Hall, Sams, and Que. Topics include: IT Certification, Network Security, Cisco Technology, Programming, Web Development, Mobile Development, and more. Learn more about Pearson Video training at http://www.informit.com/video.

Video Lessons are available for download for offline viewing within the streaming format. Look for the green arrow in each lesson.

Pearson IT Certification, and Sander Van Vugt have no affiliation with Red Hat, Inc. The RED HAT and RHCSA trademarks are used for identification purposes only and are not intended to indicate affiliation with or approval by Red Hat, Inc.

Sample Content

Table of Contents

Ansible Fundamentals

Lesson 1: Taking an Ansible Test-Drive
Lesson 1 Lab: Running Ad-hoc Commands
Lesson 2: Understanding Ansible Architecture
Lesson 2 Lab: Exploring Ansible Modules
Lesson 3: Working with Playbooks
Lesson 3 Labs: Working with Ansible Playbooks and Preparing OpenStack Hosts
Lesson 4: Working with Variables, Inclusions, and Task Control
Lesson 4 Lab: Working with Variables, Inclusions, and Task Control
Lesson 5: Using Flow Control, Conditionals, and Jinja2 Templates
Lesson 5 Lab: Working with Jinja2 Templates

Automating with Ansible

Module 1: Setting up Ansible-based DevOps Environment
Lesson 1: Ansible Basics Getting Started Lab
Lesson 2: Implementing DevOps Using Vagrant with Ansible
Lesson 3: Managing IT Infrastructure with Ansible

Module 2: Advanced Ansible Features
Lesson 4: Managing Task Control
Lesson 5: Working with Roles
Lesson 6: Using Ansible Vault

Module 3: Ansible Optimization and Troubleshooting
Lesson 7: Optimizing Ansible
Lesson 8: Troubleshooting Ansible

Module 4: Ansible Tower
Lesson 9: Working with Ansible Tower


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