Automation with Ansible I (DO407) is designed for system administrators who are intending to use Ansible for automation, configuration, and management. Learn how to install and configure Ansible, create and run playbooks to configure systems, and learn to manage inventories. This course is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Through hands-on labs, students will learn to automate system administration tasks on managed hosts with Ansible, learn how to write Ansible playbooks to standardize task execution, centrally manage playbooks and schedule recurring execution through a web interface with Ansible Tower. Students will also learn to manage encryption for Ansible with Ansible Vault.

This course is the best way to start one’s career in Enterprise Level Automation and IT Infrastructure Management.


  1. Linux System Administrators who are looking forward to make their career in IT Infrastructure Automation Domain
  2. Candidates who are RHCSA and are looking to persue any expertise level course for the RHCA track.


  1. Red Hat Certified System Administrator -I or equivalent.
  2. Red Hat Certified Engineer or equivalent.

These are not necessary but a candidate with these certifications will be able to get the most out of this course.


22 Hours

12 Lessons


  • Course introduction.

Introduction to the course.

  • Introduce Ansible.

Describe the terminology and architecture of Ansible.

  • Deploy Ansible.

Install Ansible and run ad hoc commands..

  • Implement playbooks.

Write Ansible plays and execute a playbook.

  • Manage variables and inclusions.

Describe variable scope and precedence, manage variables and facts in a play, and manage inclusions.

  • Implement task control.

Manage task control, handlers, and tags in Ansible playbooks..

  • Implement Jinja2 templates

Implement a Jinja2 template.

  • Implement roles.

Create and manage roles.

  • Configure complex playbooks.

Configure connection types, delegations, and parallelism.

  • Implement Ansible Vault.

Manage encryption with Ansible Vault.

  • Troubleshoot Ansible.

Troubleshoot the Ansible control machine and managed nodes.

  • Comprehensive review

Review tasks from the Automation with Ansible course.

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