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IT Automation

It’s not that scary!

This course is a part of Google IT Support Professional Certificate, a 6-course Specialization series from Coursera.

This course is designed to give you an introduction to concepts related to the automatic management of infrastructure in the IT industry. Using tools like scripting languages, version control, configuration management systems, and monitoring solutions, this course will give you an introduction to automation in IT. It will have an emphasis on creating automation that’s both scalable and manageable. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to: - cite the fundamentals of programming using the Ruby language. - create basic automation scripts to perform system administration tasks. - use regular expressions to extract meaning from raw text. - manage code by using the version control system, Git. - develop and understand the benefits of tests for the scripts and automation they create. - deploy software using the Chef configuration management software and understand the principles of configuration management in the IT context. - track the health of technology systems through monitoring and become familiar with common monitoring concepts and practices Before taking this course, it's advised (but not required) that you complete the earlier courses in this program. It’s helpful to be familiar with the following concepts: - installation of software on a computer platform - basic computer network terminology and concepts - common system administrator tasks and responsibilities This course has been designed to be completed completely in-browser. You don’t have to install any software on your computer. However, supplemental readings and instructions are provided, where appropriate, if you want to install the software and tools that we discuss in order to experiment on your own systems. Except as otherwise noted, the contents on this site are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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Rating 3.5 based on 126 ratings
Length 8 weeks
Effort 8 - 10 hours per week
Starts May 21 (66 weeks ago)
Cost $49
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Instructor Google
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Language English
Subjects Programming IT & Networking
Tags Computer Science Software Development Information Technology Support And Operations

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it automation in 9 reviews

I feel like I understand the theoretical application of IT automation although I did not fully grasp the practical very well.

IT Automation will keep you engaged and learning best practices with tools like ruby, git, github, editors (nano), chef , prometheus ... not scary, it is a challenge and a good learning expereince.

Also, course name is confusing: it's not about IT automation principles or scripting – it's about memorizing Ruby and Git specific syntax.

Its nice course, I learned lot of things from this course which will help me to advance my skills and guides to do automation Is all clear that IT automation is terrifying scary!

So happy to clear this course!IT automation: It was SCARY!!

Good exposure to IT automation.

The last 3 sections I think would be more applicable to "IT Automation" for monitoring systems and why it is important.

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very helpful in 4 reviews

very helpful, learn some coding and the instructor is genius.

Block-scheme style exercises with basic elements "IF-ELSE", "WHILE" and variables would be very helpful.

I found it very helpful.

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first three weeks in 3 reviews

It tries to cram an entire college-level Intro to CS course into the first three weeks so that it can apply this knowledge in the second half; considering that students were just taught what files and folders were a few modules back, this may be too ambitious.

first three weeks need to be more stretched out with more hands on questions to practice.

During the first three weeks there were issues with the labs, and the quizzes even were buggy.

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third week in 3 reviews

There needs to be more instruction on the third week or a different design around the lab.

they give you 2 weeks of simple Ruby syntax and then tell you by the third week lab that you have to "rewrite" and "fix" their actual code.

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no longer in 3 reviews

Week 4 - 6 and the final project felt very easy in comparison as you no longer continue programming after week 3.

While no longer required for the Google IT Support Professional certification, the material covered will make one's life as an IT Support person or System Administrator much easier.

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useful information in 3 reviews

The videos narrated and facilitated by Devan were interesting and full of useful information.

Terrible This was a very challenging course but you learn useful information.

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Careers

An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile.

IT Specialist, Configuration Management $82k

Software Configuration Management 2 $84k

Application Configuration Management $93k

Configuration Management Analyst 1 $97k

Configuration Management Technician 2 $101k

Configuration Management Lead 3 $108k

Configuration Management, Asset Management $112k

Configuration/Data Management $117k

Change Configuration Management $120k

Engineer, Configuration Management $121k

Product Configuration Management $123k

Configuration Management Analyst 4 $162k

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Rating 3.5 based on 126 ratings
Length 8 weeks
Effort 8 - 10 hours per week
Starts May 21 (66 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From Google via Coursera
Instructor Google
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Programming IT & Networking
Tags Computer Science Software Development Information Technology Support And Operations

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