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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 3.3 based on 86 ratings
Length 8 weeks
Effort 8 - 10 hours per week
Starts May 21 (49 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 6 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.

The course is well structured to fit in an end-to-end steps involved in IT automation ad gives fair overview and practical experience of it.

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!!

excellent course in 5 reviews

This was an excellent course.

I see there are many fake accounts gave this course 5 stars and I think these are instructor accounts.For example:Enjoyed Learning.....Introductory course to automation well explainedExcellent Course!

It's an excellent course to understand how to manage server configuration at scale!

This module (of an otherwise excellent course) needs some work.

Excellent Course!

very challenging in 4 reviews

interesting course , very challenging There were lots of bugs in the labs this made the course a bit frustrating to go through.

Very challenging.Pretty much my favorite course for the whole certificate Course was interesting but I skipped little trough it already used many of the things explained in here for years.

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

Sucks This is very challenging for people who never use programming language before.

will help in 3 reviews

I honestly feel that it will help cement my career working in IT.

A good exposition for the tools that go into (scalable) IT infrastructuresAnd more..This is the worse course on Coursera you will complete your rest of life trying to pass the labs of this course because not working and all students stuck in these labs and the instructor not qualified and it impossible to understand him and no one will help you.And this course don't deserve even 1 star if you don't believe me just enroll to this course and watch how much the content of this course is awful and read the posts of students on discussion forums especially week 3.Super frustrating.

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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 3.3 based on 86 ratings
Length 8 weeks
Effort 8 - 10 hours per week
Starts May 21 (49 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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