• Take Advanced Automation: Ansible Best Practices (DO447), or possess comparable work experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux®, Ansible, and Ansible Tower
  • Take Red Hat System Administration III: Linux Automation (RH294), or possess comparable work experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Ansible
  • Review the exam objectives

Skills Gained

  • Understand and use Git
  • Clone a Git repository
  • Update, modify and create files in a Git repository
  • Add those modified files back into the Git repository
  • Manage inventory variables
  • Structure host and group variables using multiple files per host or group
  • Use special variables to override the host, port, or remote user Ansible uses for a specific host
  • Set up directories containing multiple host variable files for some of your managed hosts
  • Override the name used in the inventory file with a different name or IP address
  • Manage task execution
  • Control privilege execution
  • Run selected tasks
  • Transform data with filters and plugins
  • Populate variables with data from external sources using lookup plugins
  • Use lookup and query functions to template data from external sources into playbooks and deployed template files
  • Implement loops using structures other than simple lists using lookup plugins and filters
  • Inspect, validate, and manipulate variables containing networking information with filters
  • Delegate tasks
  • Run a task for a managed host on a different host, then control whether facts gathered by that task are delegated to the managed host or the other host
  • Install Ansible Tower
  • Perform basic configuration of Ansible Tower after configuration
  • Manage access for Ansible Tower
  • Create Ansible Tower users and teams and make associations of one to the other
  • Manage inventories and credentials
  • Manage advanced inventories
  • Create a dynamic inventory from an identity management server or a database server
  • Create machine credentials to access inventory hosts
  • Create a source control credential
  • Manage projects
  • Create a job template
  • Manage job workflows
  • Create a job workflow template
  • Work with the Ansible Tower API
  • Write an API scriptlet to launch a job
  • Back up Ansible Tower
  • Back up an instance of Ansible Tower

Who Can Benefit?

The Red Hat Certified Specialist in Advanced Automation: Ansible Best Practices exam will be of interest to anyone seeking to demonstrate a broader knowledge and understanding of Ansible best practices, applying Ansible in larger and more complex projects, and using Ansible Tower, including those in these roles:

  • Experienced Linux system administrators
  • DevOps engineers
  • Cloud administrators
  • Other IT professionals

Outline for Red Hat Certified Specialist in Advanced Automation: Ansible Best Practices exam Training