Configuration Automation with Puppet eLearning


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Course Description:

This online instructor led training course provides the knowledge and skills to utilize Puppet, an open source software configuration management and deployment tool. In this course students will learn key topics including the what Puppet is, its supported platforms, Puppet OSS and Puppet Enterprise, Puppet concepts, building a lab, using different types of resources, Hiera lookups, and more.




Course Outline


What Puppet is used for
The Puppet architecture – agent and master
Supported platforms
Connecting an agent to a master
Puppet OSS vs. Enterprise
Puppet Concepts

Puppet manifests compile to catalogs
Declarative programming rather than imperative
Resources must be idempotent
The Puppet run process
Parts of a Puppet system (introduce hiera, puppetdb)
Building a Lab

Creating a master and agent
Installing the Puppet master
Installing and connecting the agent
The Puppet Language

Resources as a concept
Different ways of including/requiring classes
Resources and Types

Simple resource types – packages, services
Managing files
Templates, ERB and puppet template
Complex resources types – config file line, perhaps other examples
Using exec
Using Modules

Including classes and modules
Puppet Forge content

Hiera lookups
Hiera lookup precedence/order
Advanced Puppet Language

Using facts, hiera, and other variables
Ruby in Puppet manifests – loops, conditionals, etc.
Resource collectors
Puppet at Scale

Node classification
Puppet manifest deployment with r10k
Puppet reporting with puppetdb
Using Bolt for quick actions
Common Puppet Problems

Avoiding ordering loops
Investigating resources that apply every run
Monitoring Puppet agents for failures using reporting
Puppet Enterprise

Install process
Puppet Code Manager
Enterprise Console

Skills Learned

Understand what Puppet is
Know the differences between Puppet OSS and Enterprise
Understand Puppet concepts, including run process, declaritive programming, puppetdb, and more
Be able to build a lab by installing the Puppet master and the agent
Understand classes and ordering
Better understand Puppet resources and types
Understand Hiera lookups
Be able to describe Puppet at scale
Understand how to avoid the common Puppet ordering loops
Be able to install Puppet Enterprise and understand the Puppet Enterprise Console

Who Should Attend This Course

This course is intended for sysadmins, SREs, DevOps engineers or similar who manage Windows, Linux, or Unix infrastructure and want to learn about Puppet and how it can be utilized to automate their infrastructure.


None, but we recommend that students have experience working with deploying applications on their operating system and familiarity with Ruby.


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  • Enjoy job placement assistance for the first 12 months after course completion.
  • This course is eligible for CCS Learning Academy’s Learn and Earn Program: get a tuition fee refund of up to 50% if you are placed in a job through CCS Global Tech’s Placement Division*
  • Government and Private pricing available.*

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