Removing Toil with Automation - Level 1

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Setting up and managing cloud operations requires very specific configurations for each system and application involved. Particular initialization routines need to be sequenced in a particular order and health checks need to be confirmed before the next step. Being able to manage a gold standard of a cloud application's healthy installation and operational state requires the ability to quickly create and replicate such a status, leveraging automation.

The content in this learning path 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


Your certificate for this learning path

Training Content

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About the Author
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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, GCP, Azure), Security, Kubernetes, and Machine Learning.

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