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Removing Toil with Automation - Level 1

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Automation is a key concept in the field of IT operations, and it is becoming increasingly important as organizations strive to improve the efficiency and reliability of their systems and services. Automation involves the use of tools and techniques to automate routine, repetitive tasks, freeing up human operators to focus on more complex and strategic work.

In this learning objective, you'll explore the core concepts and benefits of automation, and learn how automation can help to reduce toil and improve the efficiency and reliability of IT operations. We will also introduce some common tools and techniques for automating workloads, and discuss the role of runbooks in automating sequences of activities. Finally, we will look at how to manage and version control script files, which are a key component of many automation strategies.

By the end of this learning objective, you will have a solid understanding of the core concepts and benefits of automation, and you will be familiar with common tools and techniques for automating workloads. You will also understand the role of Runbooks in automating sequences of activities, and you will be able to manage and version control script files effectively with Git.

The content in this course will teach you Removing Toil with Automation to a level 1 standard. 

Learning Objectives

  • Be able to recognize and explain the core concepts and benefits of automation
  • Understand how automation is helpful to reduce toil
  • Be familiar with common tools and techniques to automate workloads
  • Understand the concept of a Runbook and how they can be used automate a sequence of activities
  • Be able to manage and version control script files using Git
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Jeremy is a Content Lead Architect and DevOps SME here at Cloud Academy where he specializes in developing DevOps technical training documentation.

He has a strong background in software engineering, and has been coding with various languages, frameworks, and systems for the past 25+ years. In recent times, Jeremy has been focused on DevOps, Cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP), Security, Kubernetes, and Machine Learning.

Jeremy holds professional certifications for AWS, Azure, GCP, Terraform, Kubernetes (CKA, CKAD, CKS).

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