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Automate Infrastructure Deployment with Configuration Management and DevOps

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  • Course Code INNO-AIDCMD
  • Duration 2 days
  • Available Formats Classroom

DevOps cannot be implemented by only adding new tools. DevOps cultural changes enable communication between Development, Operations and Quality Assurance teams. The DevOps principles lead to faster development of applications requiring frequent deployments and it is impossible to keep up without automating your infrastructure through configuration management.

Skills Gained

Attendees will leave with an understanding of DevOps and how implementing the culture and tools will improve communication between teams. They will learn how to use Infrastructure as Code principles with Ansible, Terraform, Packer and other tools. This class also teaches best practices for storing configuration data in version control, writing tests to confirm infrastructure was deployed correctly and utilize community modules.

Who Can Benefit

The audience for this class is Team Leads, DevOps, Architects, and any other Engineering personnel interested in an introduction to DevOps. This class teaches DevOps cultural changes and practices, configuration management tools and best practices, and automation of infrastructure creation and management using Ansible, Terraform, and other proven tools.


Attendees should have a basic understanding of Linux and command-line experience.

Course Details

What you learn:

Introduction to DevOps

  • What is DevOps?
  • Dev and Ops Views
  • Benefits of DevOps
  • Objectives of DevOps
  • Collaborative Development
  • Implementing DevOps

Version Control

  • What is Version Control?
  • Git(Hub)
  • What is Git
  • Basic commands
  • Storing Infrastructure Code in Version Control
  • Branching and Merging
  • Auditing and Tracking
  • Undo

Configuration Management

  • Configuration Drift
  • Challenges with Manual Configuration
  • Infrastructure as Code
  • Introduction to Automation Tools: Ansible, Chef, Terraform
  • Benefits of Configuration Management


  • Overview
  • Architecture
  • Configuration files
  • Managing Statefiles
  • Providers
  • Variables and Functions
  • Modules
  • Custom Data Sources and Templates
  • Terraform integration with Ansible and Cloud


  • Introduction
  • Why use Ansible?
  • Common Ansible modules
  • Ad-hoc commands
  • Inventory
  • Playbooks
  • Variables and Inclusions
  • Managing Roles with Galaxy

Infrastructure Automation Pipelines with Jenkins

  • What is Continuous Delivery?
  • Typical Setup
  • Jenkins: Overview, Features, Plugins
  • Build Pipelines
  • Build Triggers
  • Environment Variables
  • Credentials
  • Parameterization
  • Automation with Groovy
  • Jenkinsfile
  • End-to-end Infrastructure Deployment Pipeline


  • Dynamic Infrastructure Monitoring
  • Monitoring Tools
  • Cloud Monitoring Solutions
  • Best Practices

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

What does GTR stand for?

GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

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