Course Description

The course "Ansible Basics: An Automation Technical Overview" is an introductory-level course designed to provide learners with an understanding of Ansible, an open-source automation tool used for configuring and managing systems. The course starts with an overview of Ansible and its capabilities. Learners will then delve into the key components of Ansible, such as modules, playbooks, and inventories. They will learn how to use these components to automate repetitive tasks and manage complex systems efficiently. The course covers the installation of Ansible and its dependencies, including Python. Learners will then learn how to write simple playbooks that automate tasks such as installing packages, managing users and groups, and configuring services. They will also learn how to use roles to organize playbooks and simplify management of large systems. Throughout the course, learners will get hands-on experience by completing several lab exercises that reinforce the concepts covered in the lectures. These exercises will give learners the opportunity to apply what they have learned in a practical, real-world scenario. The course also covers best practices for managing Ansible, such as version control and continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD). Learners will learn how to use Ansible with other tools and technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes, and AWS. At the end of the course, learners will have a solid understanding of the basics of Ansible and be able to write simple playbooks to automate tasks. They will also be able to apply best practices for managing Ansible and use Ansible with other technologies to manage complex systems efficiently. In summary, "Ansible Basics: An Automation Technical Overview" is an excellent course for anyone who wants to learn about Ansible and automation. The course provides a comprehensive introduction to Ansible and its capabilities, as well as practical experience through lab exercises. It is an excellent starting point for anyone looking to automate tasks and manage systems more efficiently. Author: Red Hat, Inc. (Udemy)