DevOps Engineering on AWS


What does a DevOps engineer do?


A DevOps engineer works with software developers, admins and system operators, IT operations staff, and others to supervise and facilitate code releases/deployments on a CI/CD basis.


What is DevOps?


DevOps (Development and Operation’s Collaboration) refers to several practices that encourage software development and IT operations professionals to work together to efficiently design and develop systems software. It strives to develop an efficient relationship between the two departments, resulting in quicker development and releasing of regular product updates. DevOps is a step before deployment, making sure everything is ready for a smooth, error-free release.


DevOps Engineering Responsibilities


  • Writing documentation for server-side features
  • System analysis of the current system in use and developing plans for enhancements and improvements.
  • Cloud deployment and management
  • CI/CD management and deployment
  • Continuous testing at different stages of the development cycle
  • Helping to implement a DevOps culture


DevOps Engineer Skill Set


A DevOps engineer requires a good balance between soft and hard skills to successfully implement a DevOps methodology.

  • Communication
  • Problem-solving and troubleshooting
  • Software development
  • Process-oriented
  • Product/project management
  • Deployment/configuration management


DevOps Engineering on AWS


P2L has partnered up with Amazon Web Services to create a 3-day AWS DevOps Engineering on AWS course.


The course focuses on the following skills:

  • Use the principal concepts and practices behind the DevOps methodology
  • Design and implement an infrastructure on AWS that supports one or more DevOps development projects
  • Use AWS CloudFormation and AWS OpsWorks to deploy the infrastructure necessary to create development, test, and
  • production environments for a software development project
  • Use AWS CodeCommit and understand the array of options for enabling a Continuous Integration environment on AWS
  • Use AWS CodePipeline to design and implement a Continuous Integration and Delivery pipeline on AWS
  • Implement several common Continuous Deployment use cases using AWS technologies, including blue/green deployment
  • and A/B testing
  • Distinguish between the array of application deployment technologies available on AWS (including AWS CodeDeploy, AWS
  • Opsworks, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Amazon EC2 Container Service, and Amazon EC2 Container Registry), and decide which
  • technology best fits a given scenario
  • Fine-tune the applications you deliver on AWS for high performance and use AWS tools and technologies to monitor your application and environment for potential issues

Who is this course for?

System Administrators, Software Developers, and anyone looking to become a DevOps practitioner can benefit from the course.

Recommended Follow on Courses


  • DevOps – Running Container-Enabled Microservices on AWS application and environment for potential issues
  • Cloud Native – CN100: Docker Containerization Essentials
  • Cloud Native – CN120: Kubernetes Application Essentials
  • Business Analysis – DevOps Foundations


AWS is a great pathway to further your IT career by choosing to acquire comprehensive training right at the foundational level. Contact P2L to start your journey.


Cloudera Enterprise

Cloudera Administrator Training for Apache Hadoop 101


The key engineers from Facebook, Google, Oracle, and Yahoo came together to create Cloudera in 2008. The idea arose from the need to create a product to help everyone harness the power of Hadoop distribution software.


What is Cloudera?


Talend defines Cloudera as a software company that provides a structured, flexible, and scalable platform, enabling sophisticated analysis of big data using Apache Hadoop, in any environment. Cloudera allows for a depth of data processing that goes beyond just data accumulation and storage. Cloudera’s enhanced capabilities provide the power to rapidly and easily analyze data, while tracking and securing it across all environments.


Why should businesses use Cloudera Enterprise?


  • It creates a data hub for enterprise. The analysis of the acquired data from companies delivers great insights into business operations and helps them to make it better.  An enterprise-level data foundation can be established with this platform for better administration, management, and security.
  • Hadoop Administration. The data science world is always amplifying itself with new applications. Hadoop is also one that is continuously updating and upgrading. To manage this system and use data in the best way possible, enterprises use Cloudera Manager to easily manage and administer this system into any IT environment.
  • Partnership with big technology companies. Cloudera is associated with the biggest technology companies such as Google, Google Cloud, Intel, CISCO, SAP, etc. These platforms can be incorporated and used by an enterprise without any hassle. It means that the venture to use data will become even better as Cloudera collaborates with these platforms for producing and processing data.


P2L offers Cloudera courses to all levels of IT professionals. Here are the courses we offer :


  • Cloudera Administrator Training for Apache Hadoop. Apache Hadoop provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of all the steps necessary to operate and maintain a Hadoop cluster using Cloudera Manager. From the installation and configuration through load balancing and tuning, Cloudera’s training course is the best preparation for the real-world challenges faced by Hadoop administrators.
  • Cloudera Developer Training for Spark & Hadoop.  This course delivers developers’ key concepts and expertise to use Apache Spark to develop high-performance parallel applications. Participants will learn how to use Spark SQL to query structured data and Spark Streaming to perform real-time processing on streaming data from a variety of sources.
  • Cloudera University Security Training. This course, which is offered exclusively through OnDemand, introduces experienced system administrators to some of the tools and techniques that Cloudera’s Solution Architects use to protect the clusters that our customers rely on for essential business operations.

Contact P2L today to know more about Cloudera and how it can help your company.

Introduction to VMware vSphere : Install, Configure, Manage v7

What is VMware?

VMware is a software solutions provider specializing in cloud and virtualization services that powers complex digital infrastructure. Released in 2009, VMware vSphere is a cloud computing virtualization platform that supports container-based application development.


Why take this course?

VMware vSphere is designed for the system administrator or system engineer who is rather new to virtualization or has never played with a virtual machine. Students will learn how virtual machines interact with the physical hardware that they’re running on and about the VMware ESXi, an enterprise-class, type-1 hypervisor developed by VMware for deploying and serving virtual computers. As a type-1 hypervisor, ESXi is not a software application that is installed on an operating system; instead, it includes and integrates vital OS components.

Students will be building and playing with virtual machines, so it will be helpful if the student already knows how to install and manage Microsoft Windows or Linux Operating Systems. It will also be helpful if the student has at least some networking and storage experience.

This course is recommended for system administrators and system engineers
A requirement to take this course : system administration experience on Microsoft Windows or Linux operating systems.

Here are the skills you will gain after taking this course : 

  • Describe the software-defined data center (SDDC)
  • Explain the vSphere components and their function in the infrastructure
  • Install and configure VMware ESXi™ hosts
  • Deploy and configure VMware vCenter® Server Appliance™
  • Use VMware vSphere® Client™ to manage the vCenter Server inventory and the vCenter Server configuration
  • Manage, monitor, back up, and protect vCenter Server Appliance
  • Create virtual networks with vSphere standard switches
  • Describe the storage technologies supported by vSphere
  • Configure virtual storage using iSCSI and NFS storage
  • Create and manage VMware vSphere® VMFS datastores
  • Use the vSphere Client to create virtual machines, templates, clones, and snapshots
  • Create a content library and deploy virtual machines from templates in the library
  • Manage virtual machine resource use
  • Migrate virtual machines with VMware vSphere® vMotion® and VMware vSphere® Storage vMotion®
  • Create and manage a vSphere cluster that is enabled with VMware vSphere® High Availability and VMware vSphere® Distributed Resource Scheduler™
  • Discuss solutions for managing the vSphere life cycle
  • Use VMware vSphere® Update Manager™ to apply patches and perform upgrades to ESXi hosts and virtual machines

Here is the course outline :

  • Course Introduction
  • Introduction to vSphere and Software-Defined Data Center
  • Virtual MachinesvCenter Server
  • Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks
  • Configuring and Managing Virtual Storage
  • Virtual Machine Management
  • Resource Management and Monitoring
  • vSphere Cluster
  • vSphere Lifecycle

These are the suggested follow-on courses

  • VMware NSX : Install Configure Manage v6.4
  • VMware vSphere : Optimize and Scale v6.7
  • VMware vRealize Lifecycle Manager : Install Configure Manage v8.0
  • VMware Horizon 8 : Deploy and Manage

If you’re interested in becoming a certified VMware professional, this is the perfect course for you!

Contact P2L today to learn more about this course.






Red Hat System Administration III : Linux Automation and Ansible

Red hat System Administration III Ansible


What makes Ansible the most in-demand automation tool in most organizations? 

It can be used to manage many different types of systems, including servers running Linux, Microsoft Windows, or UNIX, and network devices. Also, the Ansible Playbook is the first human-readable automation language that can be read and written across the IT-sphere. Ansible playbooks help IT staff program applications, services, server nodes, or other devices without the manual overhead of creating everything from scratch. Whether you’re a technical employee in the company or not, you can still use it as a common language to describe your IT infrastructure.


Here are some benefits of using Ansible :

  • It is a free open-source tool
  • You don’t need any special coding skills to use Ansible’s playbooks as it is very simple and easy to use
  • It simplifies highly complex IT workflows
  • It is very flexible and lets you orchestrate the entire application environment no matter where it’s deployed
  • You don’t need to install any other software on the client systems you want to automate
  • It frees up space on your server because you don’t need to install any extra software

If this is something you are interested in, we have the perfect course for you.


Red Hat System Administration III: Linux Automation with Ansible

Red Hat System Administration III : Linux Automation with Ansible is an extensive course made for developers who need to automate provisioning, configuration, application deployment, and orchestration.

The goals of this course are :

  • Acquaint students with fundamental Ansible concepts and basic architecture
  • Help install and configure Ansible on a management workstation
  • Write Ansible Playbooks to automate tasks
  • Run playbooks to ensure servers are correctly deployed and configured

This course is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 and Red Hat Ansible Engine 2.8.


Red Hat Automation with Ansible  is specially designed for Linux system administrators, DevOps engineers, infrastructure automation engineers, and systems design engineers who are responsible for tasks such as:

  • Automating configuration management
  • Ensuring consistent and repeatable application deployment
  • Provisioning and deployment of development, testing, and production servers
  • Integrating with DevOps continuous integration/continuous delivery workflows

A requirement needed to take this course is that the student must pass the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) exam (EX200), or demonstrate equivalent Red Hat Enterprise Linux knowledge and experience.

The course objective of Red Hat Automation with Ansible are :

  • Introduce Ansible
  • Deploy Ansible
  • Implement playbooks
  • Manage variables and facts
  • Implement task control
  • Deploy files to managed hosts
  • Manage large projects
  • Simplify playbooks with roles
  • Troubleshoot Ansible
  • Automate Linux administration tasks

Here are the skills you will gain after taking this course :

  • Install and configure Ansible or Red Hat Ansible Engine on a control node.
  • Create and manage inventories of managed hosts, as well as prepare them for Ansible automation.
  • Run individual ad hoc automation tasks from the command line.
  • Write Playbooks to consistently automate multiple tasks and apply them to managed hosts.
  • Parameterize playbooks using variables and facts and protect sensitive data with Ansible Vault.
  • Write and reuse existing roles to simplify playbook creation and reuse code.
  • Automate common Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administration tasks using the software.


If you’re someone working in the IT industry then you must look at ways to enhance your skills and productivity. This comprehensive course is a great addition to learning how to get more work done in less time by deploying tools like Ansible.


Contact P2L today to learn more about this course.