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Learn the Linux Academy basics! Discover how to start and connect to your six Linux lab servers, learn about the learning tools we made just for you, and find out the best way to put our content to work. This module updates as we add new features to the Linux Academy!
This course provides a basic introduction to the concept of DevOps. It seeks to give the student a working knowledge of what DevOps is and how it impacts IT in the real world. This course explains the culture of DevOps as well as some of the main practices and tools associated with DevOps. It also introduces the student to the close relationship between DevOps and the cloud.
This course is for those new to the Elastic Stack to get an introductory overview of its core services (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana, Beats), features, terms, and basic administration. This course will follow a real-world use case of setting up a log aggregation pipeline for web access logs and analyzing said logs with Kibana via search, visualizations, and dashboards.
This course covers all of the objectives to study and pass CompTIA's Cloud Essentials certification. The CompTIA Cloud Essentials certification focuses on the real-world issues and practical solutions of cloud computing in business and IT. It’s the preferred cloud certification for business professionals and non-IT staff. While it isn’t a technical-heavy certification, its coverage of cloud computing principles is anything but superficial.
This course is designed to prepare you for the Chef Fluency Badge exam. This is one of the core badges required for all Certified Chef paths. This course is geared towards the badge requirements and provides a hands-on experience to managing Chef. You will be learning the concepts using slides and Linux Academy lab servers to dive in and start using Chef for real.
Although we offer a comprehensive deep dive course on Docker here at Linux Academy, we also realize that sometimes you just need a Quick Start on a topic in order to begin using it. This course will give you just what you need to know to get up and running with Docker!
Although Jenkins is a complex topic that we cover in depth elsewhere on the site, this course will give you a quick introduction and provide just enough information for you to build your own Jenkins server and get started using it to perform remote builds and management.
This course is a "head-first" dive into the fundamentals of Puppet, ranging from the installation of the software to the writing of manifests and the use of modules from Puppet Forge. Other topics include node classification, manifest and class authoring, and tips throughout regarding Puppet best practices and style guidelines.
Serverless Concepts will teach you the basics of this hot new technology. You'll learn about what constitutes a serverless application. You'll watch how-to videos that show off services like AWS Lambda, Google Firebase, and more. You'll be able to review note cards to remember key elements from the sessions. Finally, connect with us in the community and share how you're adopting this technology and your experiences.
During the lessons, learning activities and hands-on components of this course, the student will gain knowledge about CoreOS. You will walk through a local installation as well as how to use our Cloud Servers in order to follow along with our demos. Whether it is using CoreOS for container implementations, clustering, or understanding how to update and view reports, this course will allow you to gain hands-on experience with CoreOS.
This is an introductory course that will help get someone new to Git up and running with it quickly. We will show you the basics of working out of your own local repository, and then we will apply those skills to working with remote repositories such as the ones you would find on GitHub and BitBucket.
We will also see how we can install our own web-based Git server by using the free version of GitLab. So if you ever wanted to learn the basics of working with Git, this is the course for you.
Follow right on the heels of the Elastic Stack Essentials course with the Elasticsearch Deep Dive. Get to understand and go hands-on with the core functionality of Elasticsearch (installing, indexing, querying). Next, learn how to configure it for production use with TLS encryption, user access control, monitoring, and alerting with X-Pack and automated management with Elasticsearch Curator. Get to understand best practices around heap and cluster sizing, hardware requirements, and performing live upgrades.
In the SaltStack Certified Engineer prep course, students learn Salt using real-world scenarios and hands-on environments. We start by learning some core Salt components – such as execution modules and states – then begin to build out our infrastructure by leveraging various Salt features to not just use Salt for remote execution and configuration management, but also for event-driven infrastructure and orchestration.
This course covers all topics required to pass the SSCE, including:
This course also included a practice exam to test your skills before sitting the SSC
The CI/CD Pipeline has become an integral part of DevOps culture. There are a variety of tools and techniques for implementing such a pipeline. This course will provide you with a hands-on experience of building out a CI/CD pipeline from start to finish. It begins with source control management and ends with a a fully-orchestrated pipeline using Jenkins and Kubernetes, complete with self-healing, autoscaling, and canary testing functionality.
In this course, you will develop the skills that you need to write effective and powerful scripts and tools using Python 3. We will go through the necessary features of the Python language to be able to leverage its additional benefits in writing scripts and creating command line tools (data types, loops, conditionals, functions, error handling, and more). Beyond the language itself, you will go through the full development process including project set up, planning, and automated testing to build two different command line tools.
In this course, you will develop the skills that you need to write effective and powerful scripts and tools using Python. We will go through the necessary features of the Python language to be able to leverage its additional benefits in writing scripts and creating command line tools (data types, loops, conditionals, functions, error handling, and more). Beyond the language itself, you will go through the full development process including project set up, planning, and automated testing to build two different command line tools.
This course will take you from the basics of Terraform to more advanced deployments that will allow you to create masterful Terraform deployments of your own involving Docker, AWS, Kubernetes, and other technologies that are capable of utilizing the benefits of Infrastructure as Code or IaC.
This course will not only teach you the basics of Terraform and Ansible, but it will also help you to better understand AWS and deploy your very own blog! This blog can be used to represent yourself, help your portfolio, or it can even be used to quickly test out new tools and DevOps procedures!
Using Salt for Configuration Management and Orchestration teaches how to use Salt (SaltStack) to work with Linux-based infrastructure. The course begins by exploring the fundamentals and components of Salt, then demonstrates how to install, configure, and manage Salt using a master-minion setup. Next, we learn about Salt execution modules, which allows us to perform actions on multiple servers, and Salt states, which allow us to define end-state recipes for configuring our infrastructure. We also deep dive into creating formulas and learn how to use Jinja and Pillar to produce modular formulas that can be reused.
Students will learn how to implement Microsoft Azure Functions. Students will also learn about how they work, when to use them, and why they are useful in modern cloud application development. Lecture presentations, demonstrations, and lab exercises will help the student to become proficient in developing serverless code solutions that scale efficiently using Microsoft Azure Functions.
This course will prepare the prospective student to successfully pass the Docker Certified Associate exam. In addition, you will find that the the subjects and materials covered within this course will also equip the successful candidate with the knowledge and experience needed to run Docker clusters and workloads in a complex production environment.
The Cloud Native Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) preparation course will prepare the prospective student to successfully complete the associated exam.
More importantly, this course will prepare the student to use Kubernetes as a tool to solve complex, everyday problems.
This course will explore Docker from the very basics of installation and function to an in depth review of the use cases and advanced features. We will talk about how Docker is architected in order to provide a better understanding of how to manage Linux Containers using the Docker Client. Once we have a good understanding of the basics, we will dive into the advanced use cases and really uncover the power of the entire system. Now Updated for Docker 1.10+ in 2016! GOALS Introduce and Understand Linux Containers and Application Virtualization Relate the Architecture of Containers to the Management of Our Applications Install and Configure Docker for Our Distribution Explore the Most Common Use Cases for Docker * Understand the Power and Flexibility Application Virtualization Offers
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The Chef Local Cookbook Development Badge course is designed to prepare you for the Chef Local Cookbook Development Badge exams. By passing the exams and obtaining this badge, you will demonstrate your ability to properly develop a basic Chef cookbook. If you obtain the badge you will be on your way to obtaining a Chef certification.
This course is designed for those who are seeking a career in DevOps by preparing you for the System Administration Using Puppet certification exam. You will learn how to manage infrastructure using Puppet Enterprise with common best practices.
Students will learn how to use Jenkins 2.x.x at a proficient level. This includes the creation and configuration of jobs and builds, testing, common plugin usage, and building pipelines. They will gain knowledge of common CI/CD concepts and “CD as code” best practices. The material in this course will also help students prepare to pass the Certified Jenkins Engineer 2017 certification.
In this course, we will learn and practice the use of Nagios 4.2.x, which is one of the most mature monitoring packages in the industry. Although it may seem beguilingly simple at first glance, Nagios provides powerful, flexible, and extensible tools and functionality – some might say it is the pinnacle of enterprise monitoring.
The performance-based Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Containerizing Software Application Development exam tests your ability to implement and run services as Docker containers.
A container designer who earns the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Containerizing Software Application Development has demonstrated the skills, knowledge, and abilities needed to create and update container images, and to run and link containers.
Vagrant allows you to create portable work environments which can be easily reproduced on any system. It's useful for developers and system administrators who want to mimic a server's configuration on their local machine. It's useful for teams who want to quickly get designers and project managers up and running with a local installation. In this introductory course in to vagrant we learn the basic concepts of what vagrant is, how to install it, and how to get started with our own Vagrantfile configs to get up and running.
In this course, you will develop all of the skills needed to write effective and complex shell scripts that can automate mundane tasks and complex implementations. We will walk you through all of the major components and key words in shell scripting (loops, conditionals, functions, error handling, traps, signals and more) so you can effectively write your scripts to handle any situation. You will find a comprehensive study guide, an instructor note card set and a full SIXTEEN PAGES of sample shell scripts developed during the course, all available for your download and reference.
Designing an application, writing code, solving complex algorithms - that is the easy part. We all know that the true hero is the person who can manage and deploy the code once it has been created. This is where AWS Developer Tools step in and allows you to become the hero every organization needs. AWS CodeCommit, CodeDeploy, and CodePipeline provides all the tools needed to successfully store, manage, and deploy your code to a fleet of servers (or just one) - in either the cloud, on-premise, or both. These services include: CodeCommit: A Git based version control system CodeDeploy: Automate deployments to test, developer & production environments CodePipeline: Create deployment models, and visual deployment workflow So what are you waiting for? Linux Academy will be with you each step-of-the-way, providing the best instructional videos so you can learn and, most importantly, implement what you have learned into real life scenarios.
PowerShell Essentials will ensure that the student learns the core principals of how PowerShell operates. We will cover topics such as Syntax, Structure, Pipeline, Variables, Remote Connectivity, File Manipulation, and Modules. The student will be able to understand the basic methodology that is required to create commands and execute them successfully. We will also cover some extensibility of the framework and look at some future advanced concepts from a birds-eye view.
Need to know how to host Docker infrastructure on Microsoft Azure? Then this is the course for you. In addition to covering the Docker fundamentals you need to know, we will show you how to use Microsoft Azure services to host your containers in a cloud environment.
This course provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to pass Red Hat EX407: Red Hat Certified Specialist in Ansible Automation. Students will also gain practical insights and real world best practice for working with Ansible automation.
The focus of this course is to prepare you for the Red Hat Certified Specialist in Virtualization exam (EX318). You will learn how to install an administer a Red Hat Virtualization environment and perform administrative tasks in your environment. In addition to people that are preparing for the exam, this course is also a great way to learn about the Red Hat Virtualization platform.
This course is designed for those who are seeking a career in DevOps. You will learn the ins and outs of Cloud Foundry. This will include the architecture and various components of Cloud Foundry, how to tailor your apps to ensure that they will run correctly when you execute a cf push, and how to write a manifest that will make your deploy process repeatable and predictable. You will also learn how to perform blue-green deployments of your apps already running in Cloud Foundry. Last but not least, this course will prepare you for taking the Cloud Foundry Certified Developer exam.
This course is designed for those intending to sit for the Red Hat EX280 exam &/or for those following the RHCA Cloud or RHCA DevOps certification track. This course will provide in-depth training on managing & using Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.
Get trained by a DevOps Professional certified engineer and senior instructor at Linux Academy. You will learn everything you need to know to not only pass the AWS Certified DevOps Engineer Professional level certification, but also to be qualified to troubleshoot and run complex types of environments in production. Because going from local development to large scale production environments is not an easy task, we look at what AWS has to offer in order to help with this process. From performing rolling deployments in order to avoid downtime, to provisioning infrastructure and solving issues, we deep dive into core DevOps practices. This course continues on with the Linux Academy tradition of training engineers with in-depth quality training. Through videos, note cards, practice exams, and self-paced labs all included within the course, you'll be prepared and ready to take the certification exam and tackle DevOps deployments on AWS in production level environments.
Ansible continues to gain traction as a powerful, enterprise level configuration and deployment management tool. With it's standardized Playbook formatting and reliance on Python standards, it is easy to use, quick to learn and puts the power of automation at everyone's fingertips. In this course, we will cover Ansible configuration, modules, command line usage and Playbook building. By the time you are done, you will be able to use Ansible to automate and manage your DevOps infrastructure.
IoT, or Internet of Things, may be considered a buzzword; however, this buzzword has now become the industry's next promise to a further connected and digital industry. Enterprises continue to move towards a cost-per-use model while ensuring security, integration, long-term ROI, and agility are present in their architecture. With the introduction of an end-to-end solution platform, Microsoft's Azure platform for IoT brings a comprehensive suite of offerings that is further extended by the Azure infrastructure itself. This course is designed to give advanced users of Azure and IoT platforms an understanding of the features and options the platform brings. We will focus on various internal realms such as DevOps, development, security, architecture, compliance, hardware, integration, and best practices to ensure a deeper in-depth look is given to tackle specific environments Enterprises deal with daily.
Ever wonder if there was a tool that was powerful enough to handle cross-platform administration while allowing advanced customization? Introducing PowerShell Core!
We are excited to bring our members a course on PowerShell Core for Linux. With the proliferation of open-source solutions and direction changes at Microsoft, a decision was made to open-source the .NetCore platform. With the assitance of this move, Microsoft also released an open-source version of PowerShell to allow cross platform administration and advanced shell functionality. With this powerful tool, an administrator can work in multiple environments be it in the Cloud or on-premise while using a tool that is now a unified cross-platform experience.
Join Me, while I go over the core usage of the platform while covering advanced topics like scripting and cloud integration!