Red Hat Certified Specialist in Ansible Automation (EX407) Preparation Course

By Stosh Oldham

Gain practical insights and real-world best practices for working with Ansible automation.

22 hours
  • 69 Lessons
  • 15 Hands-On Labs
  • 12 Course Quizzes
  • Chapter 1 6 Lessons Course Overview 15:58

    An Important Note About A Cloud Guru and Linux Academy Courses

    1:19

    About the Author

    0:36

    About the Ansible Automation Specialist Certification

    3:00

    Course Features and Tools

    3:29

    A Brief Word on YAML

    5:33

    Ansible 2.7 Exam Update

    2:01
  • Chapter 2 5 Lessons Understanding Core Components of Ansible 56:54

    Understanding Core Components of Ansible Part 1

    11:40

    Understanding Core Components of Ansible Part 2

    12:01

    A Brief Tour of the Ansible Configuration File

    3:13

    QUIZ: Understanding core components of Ansible

    30:00 Quiz

    Getting Started with Ansible

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 3 5 Lessons Run Ad-Hoc Ansible Commands 44:15

    Run Ad-Hoc Ansible Commands

    14:08

    Demonstration: Ansible Ad-Hoc Commands Part 1

    6:10

    Demonstration: Ansible Ad-Hoc Commands Part 2

    8:57

    QUIZ: Ansible ad-hoc commands

    15:00 Quiz

    Ad-Hoc Ansible Commands

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 4 7 Lessons Inventory Management 56:38

    Inventory Essentials and Inventory Variables

    10:31

    Demo: Variables and Inventories

    4:55

    Demo: Using YAML in Inventories

    4:00

    Dynamic Inventories

    4:26

    Demo: Dynamic Inventories

    2:46

    QUIZ: Ansible Inventory Management

    30:00 Quiz

    Working with Ansible Inventories

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 5 13 Lessons Create Ansible Plays and Playbooks 1:50:52

    Introduction to Playbooks and Common Modules

    5:53

    Create Playbooks to Configure Systems to a Specified State

    8:04

    Basic Playbook Syntax Demonstration

    13:21

    Use Variables to Retrieve the Results of Running Commands

    8:54

    Use Conditionals to Control Play Execution Part 1

    7:30

    Use Conditionals to Control Play Execution Part 2

    7:55

    Configure Error Handling

    4:24

    Demo: Error Handling – Ignore Errors

    5:30

    Demo: Error Handling – Block Groups

    8:32

    Selectively Run Specific Tasks In Playbooks Using Tags

    10:49

    QUIZ: Ansible Plays and Playbooks

    30:00 Quiz

    Ansible Playbooks: The Basics

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Ansible Playbooks - Error Handling

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 6 3 Lessons Create and Use Templates to Create Customized Configuration Files 28:18

    Using Ansible Templates Lecture

    7:10

    Demo: Using Ansible Templates

    6:08

    QUIZ: Ansible Templates

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 7 7 Lessons Work with Ansible Variables and Facts 1:03:13

    Ansible Variables Lecture

    9:47

    Demo: Ansible Variables - Magic Variables and Jinja Filters

    6:14

    Demo: Ansible Variables - Variable Files

    5:37

    Ansible Facts Lecture

    5:32

    Demo: Working with Ansible Facts

    6:03

    QUIZ: Ansible Variables and Facts

    30:00 Quiz

    Working with Ansible Templates, Variables, and Facts

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 8 5 Lessons Create and Work with Roles 47:06

    Working with Ansible Roles Lecture

    9:56

    Demo: Creating and Applying a Role in Ansible

    10:59

    Applying In-Line Roles and Role Dependencies

    11:11

    QUIZ: Ansible Roles

    15:00 Quiz

    Working with Ansible Roles

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 9 2 Lessons Download roles from an Ansible Galaxy 28:39

    Download Roles from Ansible Galaxy

    13:39

    QUIZ: Ansible Galaxy

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 10 2 Lessons Managing Parallelism 23:37

    Parallelism in Ansible

    8:37

    QUIZ: Managing parallelism in Ansible

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 11 4 Lessons Use Ansible Vault in Playbooks to Protect Sensitive Data 30:40

    The Ansible-Vault Command

    8:56

    Using Vaults in Playbooks

    6:44

    QUIZ: Ansible Vault

    15:00 Quiz

    Working with Confidential Data in Ansible

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 12 4 Lessons Install Ansible Tower and Use it to Manage Systems 35:13

    Introduction to Ansible Tower

    4:50

    Installing Ansible Tower

    4:06

    Demo: Working with Ansible Tower

    11:17

    QUIZ: Ansible Tower

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 13 2 Lessons Use Documentation to Look Up Specific Information About Ansible Modules and Commands 19:56

    Finding Documentation

    4:56

    QUIZ: Ansible Help & Documentation

    15:00 Quiz
  • Chapter 14 13 Lessons Ansible 2.7 Exam Update 53:57

    Install and Configure Control Node and Ansible Nodes

    10:23

    Shell Scripts to Run Ad-Hoc Commands

    5:30

    Firewall Rules

    6:08

    Archiving

    5:18

    Scheduled Tasks: Cron

    7:10

    Scheduled Tasks: `at`

    5:23

    Security

    14:05

    Ad-Hoc Ansible shell scripts

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Ansible Firewall Rules - 2019 update

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Ansible Archiving

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Ansible Cron

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Ansible Scheduling with AT

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Ansible Security

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 15 3 Lessons Conclusion and next steps 6:31

    How to Prepare for the Exam

    3:30

    After Certification

    3:01

    Red Hat Certified Specialist in Ansible (EX407) Practice Exam

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

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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