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Advanced Automation: Ansible Best Practices with Exam

Develop and validate the skills needed to use Red Hat Ansible Automation to manage automation at scale.

Advanced Automation: Ansible Best Practices with exam is for experienced Red Hat Ansible Automation users who want to prove they have taken their Ansible skills to the next level, enabling scalable design and operation of Ansible Automation in the enterprise. You will explore better ways to automate tasks and use Red Hat Ansible Engine effectively, as well as how to leverage advanced features of Ansible to perform more complex tasks. You will also learn how to install and use Red Hat Ansible Tower to centrally coordinate your use of Ansible, control access to hosts and systems, and manage Ansible workflows through the web interface and the Red Hat Ansible Tower API.

This offering includes the Red Hat Certified Specialist in Ansible Automation: Ansible Best Practices exam and is based on Red Hat Ansible Automation (Red Hat Ansible Engine 2.8 / Red Hat Ansible Tower 3.5) and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.

Target Audience

This offering is designed for users who need to set recommended design patterns and operate automation practices at scale, including these roles:

  • DevOps engineers
  • Linux system administrators, developers
  • Release engineers
  • Other IT professionals with basic expertise using Ansible or Red Hat Ansible Engine to automate, provision, configure, and deploy applications and services in a Linux environment

Course content summary

  • Investigate recommended practices for effective and efficient automation with Ansible.
  • Perform rolling updates with your Ansible Automation operations.
  • Use advanced features of Ansible to work with data, including filters and plugins.
  • Control applications through their REST API with Ansible Playbooks.
  • Implement Red Hat Ansible Tower to centrally coordinate and scale Red Hat Ansible Automation.
  • Leverage capabilities of Red Hat Ansible Tower to manage complex automation workflows.
  • Implement a CI/CD pipeline for your automation with Git and Red Hat Ansible Tower.
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Learning Objectives

Impact on the organization

This offering is intended to develop the skills needed to leverage and extend the use of an existing Ansible infrastructure across business units in large enterprise environments. These skills are suitable for organizations seeking to increase cost savings and operational efficiency through wider adoption of Ansible in their enterprise.

Pre-Requisites

  • Be a Red Hat Certified System Administrator or demonstrate equivalent Red Hat Enterprise Linux knowledge and experience
  • Be a Red Hat Certified Specialist in Ansible Automation or Red Hat Certified Engineer on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8, or demonstrate equivalent Ansible experience

Course Content

As a result of taking this offering, you should be able to use Red Hat Ansible Tower to centrally manage your Red Hat Ansible Automation projects in a way that scales to large teams and complex enterprise installations. You should be able to demonstrate and validate these skills:

  • Follow recommended practices to write and manage Ansible Automation.
  • Use Git to effectively manage playbooks and inventories as part of a DevOps workflow.
  • Control and optimize the performance of task execution by Ansible Playbooks.
  • Use filters and plugins to populate, manipulate, and manage data used by Ansible Playbooks.
  • Delegate tasks for one managed host to other hosts and manage rolling updates with Ansible.
  • Deploy and use Red Hat Ansible Tower to manage existing Ansible projects, playbooks, and roles at scale.
  • Use the Red Hat Ansible Tower API to launch jobs from existing templates and integrate Red Hat Ansible Tower into a simple CI/CD pipeline.

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