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SaltStack Certified Engineer

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Elle Krout
Elle is a Course Author at Linux Academy and Cloud Assessments with a focus on DevOps and Linux. She's a SaltStack Certified Engineer, and particularly enjoys working with configuration management. Prior to working as a Course Author, she was Linux Academy's technical writer for two years, producing and editing written content; before that, she worked in cloud hosting and infrastructure. Outside of tech, she likes cats, video games, and writing fiction.

Introduction

Course Information

About the Course

00:03:39

About the Author

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End State Goals

00:02:27

Salt Concepts

Salt Overview

00:03:27

Salt Components

00:08:02

QUIZ: Salt Concepts and Components

00:15:00

Salt Installation and Configuration

Installation

Package Install

00:05:05

Bootstrapping Salt

00:08:21

Learning Activity: Installing Salt

00:15:00

Configuration

Key Management

00:08:28

Master Configuration

00:05:55

Minion Configuration

00:06:07

Salt Mine

00:05:19

Security Suggestions

00:05:34

Learning Activity: Configuration and Key Management in Salt

00:30:00

Infrastructure Variations

Multi-Master Setup

00:10:16

Masterless Setup

00:04:33

Learning Activity: Setting Up Salt Multi-Master

00:45:00

QUIZ: Install and Configure Salt

00:15:00

Remote Execution

Execution Modules

Remote Execution

00:03:38

Targeting

00:11:40

salt-call

00:04:28

Learning Activity: Targeting in Salt

00:30:00

Common Modules

The sys Module

00:06:19

The test Module

00:03:25

The pkg Module

00:03:01

The user and group Modules

00:07:41

The grains Module

00:06:12

The cmd Module

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The git Module

00:07:22

Learning Activity: Using Execution Modules

00:30:00

QUIZ: Execution Modules

00:15:00

Salt States and Formulas

States and Formulas

Anatomy of a Salt State

00:11:14

The Salt File Server

00:08:50

Requisites

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The init.sls File

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The top.sls File

00:07:45

Learning Activity: Creating an Apache Formula

00:30:00

Templating

Jinja

00:11:35

The map.jinja File

00:21:16

Learning Activity: Jinja Mapping

00:30:00

Pillar

Pillar

00:16:41

The GPG Renderer

00:10:09

Pillar and Jinja

00:10:57

Learning Activity: Using Pillar in Salt States

00:30:00

QUIZ: States and Formulas

00:15:00

Events

Event System

Event System Overview

00:07:50

Event Types

00:09:50

Beacons and Reactors

Beacons

00:10:07

Reactor

00:17:07

Learning Activity: Using Beacons and Reactors

01:00:00

QUIZ: Salt Events

00:15:00

Runners and Orchestration

Salt Runners

The salt-run Command

00:05:58

Jobs

00:06:50

Orchestration

00:12:24

Learning Activity: Using Salt Orchestration

01:00:00

QUIZ: Runners

00:15:00

Additional Components

Salt SSH

Salt SSH Setup

00:10:58

Using Salt SSH

00:05:40

Learning Activity: Using Salt SSH

00:30:00

Salt Cloud

Salt Cloud Setup

00:18:00

Using Salt Cloud with Orchestration

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QUIZ: Salt SSH and Salt Cloud

00:15:00

Cloud Server Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting

Help! My Salt Master is Running Out of Memory

00:02:28

Conclusion

Practice Exam

Final Exam Review

00:01:48

Practice Exam: SSCE Practice Exam

01:00:00

Conclusion

Next Steps

00:01:27

Details

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:



  • Common Salt execution modules
  • Common Salt state modules
  • Using Salt states
  • Using pillar
  • Managing Salt via the CLI
  • Salt configuration
  • Salt key management
  • Salt security
  • Templating

This course also included a practice exam to test your skills before sitting the SSC


Study Guides

Interactive Workbook

https://www.lucidchart.com/documents/view/000034d9-8746-47d6-a650-8e4bdf517708/0

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