Skills Update: June 26, 2020
Skills Update: June 26, 2020
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Skills Update: June 26, 2020

In the last week, we released 12 skills for these certs and technologies:

  • AWS Lab Tools
  • Nornir, a Python automation framework
  • Professional DevOps with Azure
  • DevOps on AWS

AWS Lab Tools

CBT Nuggets AWS Lab Tools

Join Bart Castle as he teaches you how to deploy the CBT Nuggets AWS Lab tools and how to use them for learning and lab purposes.

Watch this AWS training.

Network Automation with Nornir

Understand the Nornir Automation Framework

Join John McGovern as he covers the fundamental concepts of Nornir, the powerful Python network automation framework. Learn how to add customized data to the Nornir inventory in order to aid automated configuration and filtering. Gain an understanding of the configuration file, the hosts file, the groups file, and the defaults file.

Watch this Nornir training.

Automate Network Configurations with Nornir

Join John McGovern as he teaches you how to leverage the powerful Python automation framework, Nornir, in order to automate network configuration changes. Learn how to set up initial lab connectivity to begin automating network devices, how to use the SSH Python library (Netmiko) within the Nornir automation framework, how to reduce the execution time of Netmiko by leveraging the fast_cli feature, and more. Gain an understanding of Nornir-Scrapli and the NAPALM Python library.

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Understand Automation Security

Join John McGovern as he covers the importance of robust security practices when automating networks. Gain an understanding of Git security and some common strategies used to harden network devices in an automated environment. Learn how to automate the rolling back of configurations, how to configure role-based access control (RBAC) in order to protect a network in an automated environment, and more.

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AWS CloudFormation

Nesting CloudFormation Templates

Join Bart Castle as he teaches you how to design and implement nested CloudFormation templates. Learn how to use the CloudFormation Stack resource from within a parent template, how to validate CloudFormation template syntax by using the AWS Command Line tools, and how to install and use the Python-based cfn-lint utility in order to run deep syntax and logic checking on CloudFormation templates. Gain an understanding of the pasrameters and outputs section of a CloudFormation template so you can pass values between parent and child templates.

Watch this CloudFormation training.

Professional DevOps with Azure

Serverless in Azure

Join Michael Levan as he takes you through the serverless journey in Azure. You can take your code, deploy it, and no longer worry about the infrastructure. Gain an understanding of Python function apps, automation accounts, and PowerShell runbooks. Learn how to create an App Service by using the portal and the PowerShell/Azure CLI, how to deploy a C# Blazor application to App Services from Visual Studio, and more.

Watch this Azure training.

Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CICD) with Azure DevOps

Join Michael Levan as he covers the world of CICD with Azure DevOps. Learn how to set up an Azure DevOps organization from start to finish, how to create CICD pipelines, and how to deploy code from CICD to Azure.

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Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CICD) with GitHub Actions

Join Michael Levan as he covers one of the newest CICD platforms, GitHub Actions. GitHub Actions is created and maintained by Microsoft to offer an all-in-one platform for deploying your code from GitHub. Gain an understanding of the various pre-made workflows available for Python in GitHub Actions. Learn how to create a custom workflow for deploying Python code and how to run a pipeline in GitHub Actions.

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Interacting with Python in AWS

Join Michael Levan as he covers the Python AWS SDK, shows you how to use Boto3 to list EC2 instances and create S3 buckets, and more.

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DevOps on AWS

Flow-Based Automation with Node-RED

Join Trevor Sullivan as he shows you the world of flow-based programming with the Node-RED open source project. Learn how to run Node-RED as a managed service, a container, and in the cloud; how to refactor complex flows into smaller subflows; how to create HTTP listeners; and more. Gain an understanding of the exec node type, community flows, and how nodes interact with each other by using wires.

Watch this DevOps training.

Understand the AWS Lambda Service

Join Trevor Sullivan as he provides a high-level overview of the AWS Lambda service, pricing details, and security mechanisms. Learn how to build your first AWS Lambda function in the AWS Management Console.

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Configure Custom Formatting for PowerShell Objects

Join Trevor Sullivan as he covers the world of PowerShell object formatting. Learn how to create format data, how to configure list and table output, and how to include format data in your own custom PowerShell module.

Watch this AWS training.

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Ultimate Systems Administration Cert Guide

A 158-page guide to every Microsoft, VMware, Citrix, AWS, Google, and Linux certification, and how they fit into your career.

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