Red Hat Certified Specialist in Advanced Automation: Ansible Best Practices (EX447)

By Rob Marti

This course prepares you for the Red Hat Certified Engineer Specialist in Advanced Automation: Ansible Best Practices (EX447) exam.

9 hours
  • 32 Lessons
  • 3 Hands-On Labs
  • 6 Course Quizzes
  • 1 Practice Exam

About the course

Are you planning on expanding your Ansible knowledge by learning about Ansible Tower?

Have you used AWX and are thinking of taking the Red Hat Certified Specialist in Advanced Automation: Ansible Best Practices (EX447) exam?

Ansible Tower is a tool that can really help with managing an Ansible environment at scale. From managing the many different inventories and SCM repositories to managing workflows — Tower can handle it all.

In this course, we’ll cover all the topics on the EX447 exam and help make sure you’re ready to take it.

When you’ve finished this course, you’ll have a better understanding of the topics on the exam, including installing Ansible Tower, managing Ansible inventory, managing Tower templates and additional functions, and even using some of the advanced Ansible Playbooks tools that can help make the most of your Ansible environment — even if you don’t have Tower set up yet.

This course is not approved or sponsored by Red Hat.

  • Chapter 1 3 Lessons Introduction 3:37

    Course Introduction

    1:07

    About the Training Architect

    0:54

    About the Exam

    1:36
  • Chapter 2 3 Lessons Supporting Content 4:25

    Introducing the Certification Path

    1:07

    Source Control with Git

    1:31

    Introduction to Ansible

    1:47
  • Chapter 3 4 Lessons Understanding and Using Git 1:19:54

    Cloning a Git Repository

    11:10

    Manipulating Files in a Git Repository

    8:44

    Combining Git and Ansible to Manage Website Files

    30:00 Hands-On Lab

    Understanding and Using Git EX447

    30:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 4 6 Lessons Installing Ansible Tower 49:15

    Introduction to Installing Ansible Tower

    1:23

    Reviewing Configuration Options

    2:57

    Reviewing the Installation Inventory File

    5:38

    Finalizing the Installation

    2:51

    Walkthrough of Installing Ansible Tower

    6:26

    QUIZ: Installing Ansible Tower

    30:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 5 5 Lessons Managing Ansible Inventory 1:14:24

    Understanding Ansible Inventory Files: The Basics

    3:21

    Understanding Ansible Inventory Files: Variables

    3:41

    Understanding Ansible Inventory Files: Multiple Inventory Sources

    7:22

    Using Variables in Ansible Inventory files

    30:00 Hands-On Lab

    QUIZ: Managing Ansible Inventory

    30:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 6 7 Lessons Advanced Ansible Playbooks 1:25:01

    What Do Advanced Ansible Playbooks Include?

    0:42

    Understanding Tags and Conditionals

    7:28

    Populating Variables from External Sources

    10:45

    Host Delegation

    5:25

    Advanced Ansible Playbooks Summary

    0:41

    Working with Tags and Delegation in Ansible Playbooks

    30:00 Hands-On Lab

    QUIZ: Advanced Ansible Playbooks

    30:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 7 4 Lessons Managing Tower Templates 52:41

    Working with Job Templates

    7:45

    Working with Workflow Templates

    7:08

    Using Ansible Automation Templates to Aid Workflow

    7:48

    QUIZ: Managing Tower Templates

    30:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 8 4 Lessons Managing Additional Tower Functions 48:04

    Working with the Tower API

    8:30

    Backing Up and Restoring Tower

    4:29

    Using the Ansible Automation Platform API to Run Ansible Playbooks

    5:05

    QUIZ: Ansible Automation Platform API Functions

    30:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 9 3 Lessons Conclusion 1:32:01

    Course Summary

    1:04

    Conclusion and What's Next

    0:57

    EX447 Practice Exam

    1:30:00 Quiz

What are Hands-on Labs

What's the difference between theoretical knowledge and real skills? Practical real-world experience. That's where Hands-on Labs come in! Hands-on Labs are guided, interactive experiences that help you learn and practice real-world scenarios in real cloud environments. Hands-on Labs are seamlessly integrated in courses, so you can learn by doing.

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