Are you ready for new DevOps online training? As part of our 200+ new Courses, Challenges, and hands-on Learning Activities launch this month, so far we’ve released:

And now we’re releasing new DevOps Content! With over 200 new pieces of training content launching this month, it’s the perfect time to start learning with Linux Academy.


New DevOps Online Training Courses


YAML Essentials

with Elle Krout

YAML Essentials gives even the absolute YAML beginner the skills you need to craft documents using this popular data serialization language. Used across a variety of programs and languages for a vast array of reasons, YAML is a popular choice for data storage, configuration files, configurations management, and more. This course explores how to write a properly structured YAML file in both the human-readable block style and the JSON-compatible flow style.

Hands-On Learning Activities in this Course:

  1. Structuring a YAML Playbook with Ansible



Extending Chef Badge

with Keith Tompson

In this course, learn how to gain the ability to customize, extend and add features to Chef. By the time you’ve finished this course, you’ll have a thorough understanding of the topics covered in the Extending Chef Badge exam:

  • OHAI and how to extend it
  • Chef custom resources
  • Chef handlers
  • Chef definitions & libraries
  • Knife plugins
  • Chef Server’s API
  • Writing and using ruby gems

Hands-On Learning Activities in this Course:

  1. Creating an Ohai Plugin
  2. Controlling Ohai Content with Blacklisting and Disabling Plugins
  3. Writing Custom Resources for Chef
  4. Writing and Using Chef Handlers
  5. Writing Libraries for Chef
  6. Building a Custom Knife Plugin
  7. Using the Chef Server API
  8. Hands-On: Extending Chef Badge Practice Exam


Mastering Regular Expressions

with Elle Krout

Learn the vocabulary and grammar of regular expressions in this Course: First by learning what all the symbols and shortcuts mean, then by learning how to manipulate those tokens to craft complex regular expressions that achieve just the right desired result. You’ll do this by using common Linux tools, such as grep and sed, as well as through Perl and, eventually, JavaScript for some front-end regex use examples.

After taking this Course, you will have completed three different projects demonstrating ways to combine the use of regular expressions with various scripts and scripting languages to get the desired matches and results.

Hands-On Learning Activities in this Course:

  1. Basic Regular Expressions: Working with Hardware Data
  2. More Basic Regular Expressions: Matching an Email Address
  3. More Regular Expressions: Using Groups to Process Text
  4. More Regular Expressions: Using Lookarounds to Parse Data
  5. Regular Expressions: Parsing Mailing List Data
  6. Regular Expressions: Making up a Document with Sed
  7. Regular Expressions: Using Perl to Convert HTML to LAtex
  8. Regular Expressions: Form Validation


DevSecOps Essentials

with John Marx

This Course covers the DevSecOps process with an emphasis on securing both legacy and hybrid cloud environments. Learn best practices for security in a conventional Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipeline.

Hands-On Learning Activities in this Course:

  1. Open SCAP Scanning Lab
  2. Docker Bench Lab
  3. OWASP Dependency Check Lab
  4. OWASP ZAP (Zed Attack Proxy) Lab



Certified Jenkins Engineer

with Michael McClaren

Get prepared to pass the Certified Jenkins Engineer 2018 exam! In this course, you’ll learn CI/CD concepts, Jenkins installation and functionality, best practices for CD pipelines, and Jenkins Security.

Hands-On Learning Activities in this Course:

  1. Jenkins Installation
  2. Building in Jenkins
  3. Building from SCM
  4. Distributing a Build
  5. Artifacts and Fingerprints
  6. Security in Jenkins
  7. Parameterizing Builds
  8. Build Triggers



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