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Eugene Murray Completes Mastering Ansible Training

Eugene Murray is pleased to announce that he has completed the Mastering Ansible online course. The course is delivered by Chris Lunsford. The course consists of 5 hours of training delivered through 55 video lectures. The video lectures consist of sides and on-screen, live demos of Ansible and Ansible-Galaxy.

The course has the following objectives:

Execute ad-hoc commands against servers using Ansible

  • Write Ansible configuration playbooks to deploy a 3-tier web application

  • Configure Ansible roles with tasks, handlers, files, templates, and default variables

  • Write operational playbooks to check cluster status and perform a cluster restart.

  • Optimize Ansible playbooks to reduce playbook execution time.

  • Test and troubleshoot Ansible playbook execution.

Chris Lunsford is an IT professional with a decade of experience in network, datacenter, cloud and systems operations. His  expertise is in applying software development practices to infrastructure operations.

I highly recommend this course both for its content and because it represents excellent value for training dollar spent.

 

Eugene Murray Completes Ansible Essentials: Simplicity in Automation Training

Eugene Murray is pleased to announce that he has completed the Ansible Essentials: Simplicity in Automation online course. The course vendor is Red Hat Training. The course is delivered by Michelle Perz, Senior Support Engineer for Ansible. The course consists of 1.5 hours of training delivered through 11 video lectures. The video lectures consist of sides and on-screen, live demos of Ansible, Ansible-Galaxy, and Ansible Tower by Red Hat.

Eugene Murray Completes AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate 2017 Training

Eugene Murray is pleased to announce that he has completed the A Cloud Guru course: AWS Certified Developer – Associate 2017 on 18 January 2017.

The training was completed online at Udemy.com. The training consisted of 59 instructor-narrated videos with a total duration of 8 hours. The videos consist of animated slides along with real-time, lab demonstrations. The lab demonstrations are created using the actual AWS console and require students to set up a live AWS account to complete the course. Students remote into EC2 instances using SSH and RDP.

Eugene Murray Demonstates Basic Amazon AWS VPC Design and Implementation

The above diagram demonstrates the design and implementation of the following Amazon AWS VPC components and concepts:

  1. VPC in Region US West (Oregon) us-west-2 with subnet 10.0.0.0/16
  2. Internet Gateway
  3. Public subnet 10.0.1.0/24 in Availability Zone us-west-2a containing:
    1. NAT Gateway: nat-08bf8001405edd53b
    2. Bastion host instance that is also a web server
      1. T2.Micro Instance of Amazon Linux AMI
      2. EBS GP-2 Volume, 8 GiB, 100 / 3000 IOPS
      3. Security Key Pair
    3. Instance ENI-based, stateful security group:
      1. Inbound:
        1. Type: HTTP, Protocol: TCP, Port Range: 80, Source: 0.0.0.0/0
        2. Type: SSH, Protocol: TCP, Port Range: 22, Source: 0.0.0.0/0
        3. Type: RDP, Protocol: TCP, Port Range: 3389, Source: 0.0.0.0/0
      2. Outbound:
        1. Type: ALL Traffic, Protocol: ALL, Port Range: ALL, Destination: 0.0.0.0/0
    4. Subnet-based, stateless Network ACL:
      1. Inbound and Outbound Rules:
        1. Rule #100, Type: HTTP (80), Protocol: TCP (6), Port Range: 80, Source: 0.0.0.0/0, ALLOW
        2. Rule #200, Type: HTTPS (443), Protocol: TCP (6), Port Range: 443, Source: 0.0.0.0/0, ALLOW
        3. Rule #300, Type: SSH (22), Protocol: TCP (6), Port Range: 22, Source: 0.0.0.0/0, ALLOW
        4. Rule #400, Type: RDP (3389), Protocol: TCP (6), Port Range: 3389, Source: 0.0.0.0/0, ALLOW
        5. Rule #500, Type: Custom TCP Rule, Protocol: TCP (6), Port Range: 1024 – 65535, Source: 0.0.0.0/0, ALLOW [for Ephemeral Ports]
        6. Rule #     *, Type: ALL Traffic, Protocol: ALL, Port Range: ALL, Source: 0.0.0.0/0, DENY
    5. Route Table for subnet:
      1. Destination: 10.0.0.0/16, Target: local, Status: Active
      2. Destination: 0.0.0.0/0, Target: igw-c54e08a1, Status: Active
  4. Private subnet 10.0.2.0/24 in Availability Zone us-west-2b containing:
    1. MySQL server instance:
      1. T2.micro Instance of Amazon Linux AMI
      2. EBS GP-2 Volume, 8 GiB, 100 / 3000 IOPS
      3. Security Key Pair
    2. Instance ENI-based, stateful security group:
      1. Inbound:
        1. Type: SSH, Protocol: TCP, Port Range: 22, Source: 10.0.1.0/24
        2. Type: MYSQL/Aurora, Protocol: TCP, Port Range: 3306, Source: 10.0.1.0/24
        3. Type: All ICMP, Protocol: All, Port Range: N/A, Source: 10.0.1.0/24
      2. Outbound:
        1. Type: ALL Traffic, Protocol: ALL, Port Range: ALL, Destination: 0.0.0.0/0
    3. Connection to NAT Gateway in Public subnet (see item 5.2, below)
    4. Subnet-based, stateless Network ACL:
      1. Inbound and Outbound Rules:
        1. Rule #100, Type: ALL Traffic, Protocol: ALL, Port Range: ALL, Source: 0.0.0.0/0, ALLOW
        2. Rule #     *, Type: ALL Traffic, Protocol: ALL, Port Range: ALL, Source: 0.0.0.0/0, DENY
    5. Route Table for subnet:
      1. Destination: 10.0.0.0/16, Target: local, Status: Active
      2. Destination: 0.0.0.0/0, Target: nat-08bf8001405edd53b, Status: Active
  5. VPC Flow Logs and Log Groups

Eugene Murray Completes AWS Certified Developer – Associate 2017 Training

Eugene Murray is pleased to announce that he has completed the A Cloud Guru course: AWS Certified Developer – Associate 2016 on 24 June 2016.

The training was completed online at Udemy.com. The training consisted of 67 instructor-narrated videos with a total duration of 10.5 hours. The videos consist of animated slides along with real-time, lab demonstrations. The lab demonstrations are created using the actual AWS console and require students to set up a live AWS account to complete the course. Students remote into EC2 instances using SSH and RDP. Theory and labs include: Route53, EC2, S3, Cloud Front, Autoscaling, Load Balancing, RDS, RedShift, DynamoDB, EMR, and VPC as well as other AWS services. The instructor is Ryan Kroonenberg, a well-known AWS Solutions Architect, consultant, and trainer. The course also contains course files for download and 13 online quizzes. This particular training is highly recommended, especially considering the reasonable price.

Eugene Murray Recommends Video Course: Designing AWS Environments by Wayde Gilchrist

Designing AWS Environments: Architect Large-scale Cloud Infrastructures with AWS by Wayde Gilchrist

This video course is authored and instructed by Wayde Gilchrist. Wayde Gilchrist started moving customers of his IT consulting business into the cloud and away from traditional hosting environments in 2010. In addition to consulting, he delivers AWS training for Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and international consulting firms. When he is not out visiting customers, he is delivering training virtually from his home in Florida.

This course follows a step-by-step practical approach that shows you how to design robust large infrastructures using AWS. You will be able to make trade-offs in your decision-making and keep the implications and intricacies of cloud design in mind. It follows a unique approach that also pushes your confidence to the next level. The following major topics are covered in this course:

  1. Find out how to launch EC2 Instances and log in
  2. Work with Linux and Windows instances
  3. Understand networking on AWS
  4. Learn how to design, create, and secure a Virtual Private cloud (VPC)
  5. Make your applications highly available through Load Balancing, Multi-AZ deployments, and Auto scaling

Eugene Murray Completes AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate 2017 Training

This training is an update to previously completed AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate 2016 training that was previously completed.

Eugene Murray Completes Getting Started with System Center 2016 Operations Manager

Eugene Murray is pleased to announce that he has completed the Pakt Publishing course: Getting Started with System Center 2016 Operations Manager on 5 January 2017.

This course is authored and delivered by Jerome Jones. Mr. Jones currently holds 34 Microsoft certifications, along with CompTIA and F5 Network certifications. Jerome has over 10 years’ experience with Operations Manager and 16 years’ experience with Configuration Manager. Before becoming a consultant, he worked as a Network Engineer and Systems Admin for 11 years at two different companies in Mississippi.

The training was completed online at Udemy.com. The training consisted of 32 instructor-narrated videos with a total duration of 6.5 hours.

The course covered the following topics:

  1. Plan for the deployment of System Center 2016 Operations Manager
  2. Understand hardware and software requirements and security considerations
  3. Deploy a Management Group and Management Server
  4. Perform different methods of Agent deployment with System Center 2016 Operations Manager
  5. Deploy Management Packs and configure Management Packs Templates
  6. Configure notifications, subscribers, and subscriptions
  7. Configure Dashboards and Widgets
  8. Configure integration between System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager and other System Center 2016 components

Eugene Murray Recommends Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016 by Charles Pluta

Upgrading Your skills to MCSA: Windows Server 2016 Exam Ref 70-743 by Charles Pluta.

This study guide reviews the new feature released with Windows Server 2016, including:

  1. Nano Server
  2. Containers
  3. Docker
  4. Rolling upgrades
  5. Hyper-V memory enhancements
  6. Nested virtualization
  7. Shielded virtual machines
  8. PowerShell Direct
  9. Windows Defende
  10. Storage Spaces Direct11.
  11. Storage Replica
  12. Microsoft Passport
  13. Remote Desktop Services
  14. Active Directory Domain Services improvements

Eugene Murray Completes Infinite Skills 20411 – Administering Windows Server 2012

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Eugene Murray is pleased to announce that he has complete the Infinite Skills course 20411 – Administering Windows Server 2012 on 11 October 2016.

The training was completed online at Udemy.com. The training consisted of 96 instructor-narrated videos with a total duration of 9 hours. The videos consist of animated slides along with real-time, lab demonstrations. This instructor is John Savill, a highly experienced and respected, eleven-time Microsoft MVP. This particular training is highly recommended, especially considering the reasonable price.