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Learning Path: Ansible: Secured Automation with Ansible 2

Unlock the powerful, advanced features of Ansible to solve complex security challenges of your system with ease
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 7h 1m
Language: English
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Security plays a major role in protecting your system or data. Ansible makes it easy for you to secure any part of your infrastructure, including setting firewalls, providing authentication to users and groups, and setting custom security policies. It allows you to write automation procedures and use them across your entire infrastructure. So if you are a system administrator or an IT professional who is keen to automate your organization’s infrastructure, then you should surely go for this Learning Path.
Packt’s Video Learning Paths are a series of individual video products put together in a logical and stepwise manner such that each video builds on the skills learned in the video before it.  The highlights of this Learning Path are:
•Increase the functionality of your infrastructure by integrating with cloud platforms such as AWS and OpenStack •Understand how to use Ansible 2 for various use cases such as fraud detection, network security, governance, and so on •Implement the advanced usage of Ansible Tower •Learn complex hardening and migrate security infrastructures Let’s take a quick look at your learning journey. You will with Ansible 2, including its installation, the problems it solves, and more. You will then create your very first playbook. You will understand the power of variables and quickly be able to manage environments and implement strategies. You will then go through the concepts that are used to automate security in your infrastructure and how to monitor your system so that it remains compliant. You will also use Ansible Tower to secure your machines and cloud systems. Moving forward, you will explore some security use cases such as network device hardening, application security, fraud detection and prevention, governance, and risk assessment. Finally, this Learning Path will teach you how to maintain the compliance state of your system by applying configurations to your system along with some troubleshooting techniques.
By the end of this Learning Path, you will have mastered automating different layers of security in your infrastructure.
Meet Your Experts:
We have the best works of the following esteemed author to ensure that your learning journey is smooth:
•David Cohenhas has been a system administrator, platform engineer, devops engineer, and software developer in everything from small businesses to growing companies (100+ employees) and large tech/engineering firms (10,000+ employees). Most of his work has centered around Linux and Unix system administration, web security, and software development in Python, Ruby, Javascript, and Go. He has also done stranger things like helping to design two tier-4 datacenters and being an Infantryman (not at the same time). On his tutorial Linux YouTube channel, he has helped thousands of people learn the basics (and not-so-basics) of system administration, devops, and software engineering. •Anish Nath is a developer, author, and a hacker who is willing to contribute and learn. He is an active member of StackOverflow and a Devops Engineer. He has expertise as a security advocate and security architect. He is experienced in handling security issues such as performing white-hat hacking. He is a community-oriented developer.

You will learn

✓ Configure and manage your infrastructure using Ansible Playbooks
✓ Integrate Ansible with various cloud providers such as AWS and Openstack
✓ Harden your Nginx Web Server
✓ Set up the firewall along with managing SELinux for security
✓ Setup Ansible Tower and learn to use it
✓ Install Ansible and connect to Windows boxes and network devices


• Good knowledge of Python and SSH is needed
• No prior knowledge on Ansible

This course is for

• This Learning Path is targeted at system administrators or IT professionals who are keen to automate their organization’s infrastructure
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 7h 1m
Language: English
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