Ansible for Complete Beginners

Learn how to Automate complete server configurations with this complete Ansible Course for Beginners!

Course Description

What is Ansible?

Ansible is an easy to learn automation tool that streamlines complex IT tasks with simplicity and efficiency. It’s an open-source tool that empowers both individuals and organizations to automate almost every aspect of their IT environment.

From configuring servers to deploying applications, Ansible transforms manual, repetitive tasks into automated, error-free processes. Its agentless nature, use of simple YAML syntax, and powerful modules make it an accessible and versatile tool for all levels of IT professionals.

Ansible for Complete Beginners Details

  • Course Introduction: This course will start with an overview of Ansible, understanding its role and benefits in automation.
  • IT Lab Overview: You will get setup for practical learning by setting up your IT lab with VirtualBox and Ubuntu Server, providing the perfect playground for real-world simulations. Don’t worry, this course also includes IT labs that run in your browser, but setting up your own is a powerful skill you’ll learn in this course.
  • Installing Ansible: Learn how to install Ansible on diverse platforms including Linux and Windows (WSL), ensuring a seamless setup regardless of your operating system.
  • Managing your Ansible Inventory: Learn Ansible inventory and configuration management
  • Ansible Basics: Create and run playbooks, understand command-line utilities, and explore YAML, the backbone of Ansible playbooks.
  • Ansible Roles: Create and manage Ansible RolesRoles, which allows for better organization and reusable code.
  • Ansible Galaxy: Learn about Ansible Galaxy, how to download community content and use it to quickly create Ansible Roles.
  • Ansible Facts, Variables, Passwords, and Templates: Advance your expertise in managing variables, securing sensitive data with Ansible Vault, and leveraging the power of Jinja2 templates.
  • Advanced Ansible Playbook Creation: Learn advanced playbook features such as tags, conditional statements, and loops for more complex automation scenarios.
  • …and more!

What skills will I learn?

  • Gain a foundational understanding of Ansible for efficient automation
  • Set up and manage a personal IT lab for hands-on practice
  • Install Ansible on Linux and Windows (WSL)
  • Create and run Ansible playbooks
  • Master Ansible inventory and config management
  • Manage systems and users with Ansible
  • Automate software deployment using Ansible
  • Learn advanced Ansible features: Handlers, Roles, Templates
  • Utilize Ansible Galaxy for role and collection management
  • Understand Ansible Variables

Course Curriculum

Course Introduction

• 19min

0 / 2 lessons complete

IT Lab Setup

• 31min

0 / 3 lessons complete

Installing Ansible

• 57min

0 / 4 lessons complete

Managing your Ansible Inventory

• 2hr 45min

0 / 8 lessons complete

Ansible Basics

• 2hr 54min

0 / 9 lessons complete

Ansible Roles

• 2hr 38min

0 / 8 lessons complete

Ansible Galaxy

• 2hr 28min

0 / 6 lessons complete

Ansible Facts, Variables, Passwords and Templates

• 3hr 20min

0 / 9 lessons complete

Advanced Ansible Playbook Creation

• 2hr 23min

0 / 8 lessons complete

Course Conclusion

• 11min

0 / 1 lessons complete

What labs will I complete?

IT labs allow you to get hands-on experience so you can learn by doing. This is much more effective than simply watching videos and taking quizzes. Listed below are all the hands-on IT labs you will complete in this course.

You can learn more about our IT labs by clicking here.

About your instructor

paul hill

Paul Hill

Expert IT Instructor

Paul is an IT Professional with over 14 years of experience currently working as a Network Administrator in contract support of various Federal Agencies in the United States.

He has been teaching online courses for the past 5 years and taught over 250k students in 195 countries.

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Included in this course

  • 18.5 Hours of Content
  • 44 Articles
  • 6 Quizzes

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