Configuration Management Tools

Duration7h 40m



Configuration management tools enable you to manage your infrastructure deployments through the design, implementation, testing, building, release, and maintenance phases. Finding the right tool for your needs is a major part of ensuring your DevOps run smoothly in the cloud, but it can be hard to get a sense of how each of the available tools differs, and which one would best meet your needs. This learning path gives you an overview of configuration management, and then introduces you ...

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Learning Path Steps

1 courses

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Exam: Configuration Management Tools

About the Author

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Ben Lambert is the Director of Engineering and was previously the lead author for DevOps and Microsoft Azure training content at Cloud Academy. His courses and learning paths covered Cloud Ecosystem technologies such as DC/OS, configuration management tools, and containers. As a software engineer, Ben’s experience includes building highly available web and mobile apps.

When he’s not building the first platform to run and measure enterprise transformation initiatives at Cloud Academy, he’s hiking, camping, or creating video games.