Red Hat Certified Specialist in Advanced Automation: Ansible Best Practices exam (EX447)

Course code: EX447

The Red Hat Certified Engineer Specialist in Advanced Automation: Ansible Best Practices exam (EX447) is a performance-based test of your knowledge and skill in managing multiple systems using Red Hat® Ansible® Engine and Red Hat Ansible Tower.

By passing this exam, you become a Red Hat Certified Specialist in Advanced Automation: Ansible Best Practices, which also counts toward becoming a Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA®).

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Course duration: 4 hours

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Course description

The Red Hat Certified Engineer Specialist in Advanced Automation: Ansible Best Practices exam (EX447) is a performance-based test of your knowledge and skill in managing multiple systems using Red Hat® Ansible® Engine and Red Hat Ansible Tower.

By passing this exam, you become a Red Hat Certified Specialist in Advanced Automation: Ansible Best Practices, which also counts toward becoming a Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA®).

Target group

This course is designed for users who need to set recommended design patterns and operate automation practices at scale, including these roles:

  • DevOps engineers
  • Linux system administrators, developers
  • Release engineers
  • Other IT professionals with basic expertise using Ansible or Red Hat Ansible Engine to automate, provision, configure, and deploy applications and services in a Linux environment

Course structure

You should be able to accomplish the following grouped tasks without assistance:

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

Prerequisites

  • 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 (Rp94), or possess comparable work experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Ansible
  • Review the exam objectives

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