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Removing Toil with Automation - Level 2

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Removing toil with automation is an important concept in the field of IT operations. Toil is the term used to describe repetitive, manual tasks that are tedious, error-prone, and time-consuming. Automation is a powerful tool for removing toil, as it allows organizations to replace these manual tasks with automated processes that are faster, more reliable, and less prone to error.

In this course, you'll explore the concept of removing toil with automation in more detail, and discuss how to implement and use automation tools such as Ansible to automate configuration of servers. We will also look at how to develop Bash and Powershell scripts to automate and remove toil in Linux and Windows environments. Additionally, we will discuss how to schedule scripts to execute automatically using services such as crontab, and how to manage and maintain scripts using Vim.

By the end of this learning objective, you will have a solid understanding of the concept of removing toil with automation, and you will be able to implement and use automation tools to automate configuration of servers. You will also be able to develop Bash and Powershell scripts to automate and remove toil in Linux and Windows environments, and you will be able to schedule scripts to execute automatically and manage and maintain them using Vim.

The content in this course will teach you Removing Toil with Automation to a level 2 standard. 

Learning Objectives

  • Be able to implement Ansible and use it to automate configuration of servers
  • Be able to develop Bash scripts to automate and remove toil in Linux environments
  • Be able to develop Powershell scripts to automate and remove toil in Windows environments
  • Be able to schedule scripts to execute automatically using services such as crontab
  • Be able to manage and maintain scripts using Vim
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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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