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Approx. 12 hours to complete

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What you will learn

  • Understand the benefits of configuration management and infrastructure as code

  • Manage a fleet of computers using Puppet

  • Automatically deploy new virtual machines running in the Cloud

  • Deploy changes in a safe manner

Skills you will gain

Automation at ScaleConfiguration ManagementBasic Monitoring & AlertingCloud ComputingUsing Puppet

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 29 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Automating with Configuration Management

4 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 45 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
11 videos
Intro to Module 1: Automating with Configuration Management2m
What is scale?2m
What is configuration management?5m
What is infrastructure as code?6m
What is Puppet?3m
Puppet Resources3m
Puppet Classes2m
What are domain-specific languages?4m
The Driving Principles of Configuration Management5m
Module 1 Wrap Up: Automating with Configuration Management2m
4 readings
Welcome to the Course10m
Puppet Resources10m
More Information About Configuration Management10m
How to Log in to Qwiklabs10m
3 practice exercises
Practice Quiz: Automation at Scale10m
Practice Quiz: Introduction to Puppet10m
Practice Quiz: The Building Blocks of Configuration Management10m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Deploying Puppet

3 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 44 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
10 videos
Applying Rules Locally5m
Managing Resource Relationships4m
Organizing Your Puppet Modules6m
Puppet Nodes3m
Puppet's Certificate Infrastructure5m
Setting up Puppet Clients and Servers5m
Modifying and Testing Manifests3m
Safely Rolling out Changes and Validating Them5m
Module 2 Wrap Up: Deploying Puppet2m
3 readings
More Information About Deploying Puppet Locally10m
More Information about Deploying Puppet to Clients10m
More Information About Updating Deployments10m
3 practice exercises
Practice Quiz: Deploying Public Locally10m
Practice Quiz: Deploying Puppet to Clients10m
Practice Quiz: Updating Deployments10m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Automation in the Cloud

4 hours to complete
13 videos (Total 66 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
13 videos
Cloud Services Overview5m
Scaling in the Cloud6m
Evaluating the Cloud5m
Migrating to the Cloud6m
Spinning up VMs in the Cloud5m
Creating a New VM Using the GCP Web UI6m
Customizing VMs in GCP6m
Templating a Customized VM7m
Cloud Scale Deployments4m
What is orchestration?3m
Cloud Infrastructure as Code4m
Module 3 Wrap Up: Automation in the Cloud2m
2 readings
Managing VMs in GCP10m
More About Cloud & GCP10m
3 practice exercises
Practice Quiz: Cloud Computing10m
Practice Quiz: Managing Instances in the Cloud10m
Practice Quiz: Automating Cloud Deployments10m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Managing Cloud Instances at Scale

4 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 67 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
14 videos
Storing Data in the Cloud7m
Load Balancing5m
Change Management6m
Understanding Limitations4m
Getting Started with Monitoring5m
Getting Alerts When Things Go Wrong6m
Service-Level Objectives6m
Basic Monitoring in GCP8m
What to Do When You Can't Be Physically There3m
Identifying Where the Failure Is Coming From3m
Recovering from Failure3m
Module 4 Wrap Up: Managing Cloud Instances at Scale2m
Congratulations!1m
3 readings
More About Cloud Providers10m
More Information on Monitoring and Alerting10m
Reading: Debugging Problems on the Cloud10m
3 practice exercises
Practice Quiz: Building Software for the Cloud10m
Practice Quiz: Monitoring & Alerting10m
Practice Quiz: Troubleshooting & Debugging10m

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About Google

The IT Support Professional Certificate program is part of Grow with Google, an initiative that draws on Google's 20-year history of building products, platforms, and services that help people and businesses grow. Through programs like these, we aim to help everyone– those who make up the workforce of today and the students who will drive the workforce of tomorrow – access the best of Google’s training and tools to grow their skills, careers, and businesses....

About the Google IT Automation with Python Professional Certificate

This new beginner-level, six-course certificate, developed by Google, is designed to provide IT professionals with in-demand skills -- including Python, Git, and IT automation -- that can help you advance your career. Knowing how to write code to solve problems and automate solutions is a crucial skill for anybody in IT. Python, in particular, is now the most in-demand programming language by employers. This program builds on your IT foundations to help you take your career to the next level. It’s designed to teach you how to program with Python and how to use Python to automate common system administration tasks. You'll also learn to use Git and GitHub, troubleshoot and debug complex problems, and apply automation at scale by using configuration management and the Cloud. This certificate can be completed in about 6 months and is designed to prepare you for a variety of roles in IT, like more advanced IT Support Specialist or Junior Systems Administrator positions. Upon completing the program, you’ll have the option to share your information with potential employers, like Walmart, Sprint, Hulu, Bank of America, Google (of course!), and more. We recommend that you have Python installed on your machine. For some courses, you’ll need a computer where you can install Git or ask your administrator to install it for you. If you’d like to learn the fundamentals of IT support, check out the beginner level Google IT Support Professional Certificate....
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