Cloud Training & Learning Resources

Use the filters to narrow your search. Staff who want general overview information about the cloud should select the Cloud Foundations Track. Content that is in progress or planned for future delivery will be noted.

ITS aspires to provide foundational and core cloud competency training opportunities for all of ITS. Cloud foundations sessions are currently being scheduled to orient the next rotation of vDC technical experts. As sessions are scheduled, and open seats become available, we will reach out to those that have indicated interest. If you are interested in cloud foundations sessions, please complete this Training Interest Survey

Our goal is to provide the most effective training possible. With that in mind, our training with labs require a Subject Matter Expert present to help make the lab more interactive, provide some work opportunities, and answer questions. Due to this requirement, we may be limited on the frequency with which we can offer labs.

A Quick Introduction to Version Control with Git and Github
Description:

Git is a distributed version control system for tracking changes and versions for source code and files. 

Track(s):
Cloud Foundations, Git
Level:
Introductory
Format:
Article
Cost:
Free
Audience:
Anyone
Availability:
Available
A Successful Git Branching Model
Description:

Branching and merging are no longer something to fear.

Track(s):
Cloud Foundations, Git
Level:
Introductory
Format:
Article
Cost:
Free
Audience:
Anyone
Availability:
Available
Ansible Essential Training
Description:

Topics include:

  • Task execution management
  • Looping tasks
  • Looping in templates
  • Reusing code with roles
  • Encrypting data
  • Network management
  • Creating idempoten plays
  • System infrastructure management 
Track(s):
Ansible, Cloud Foundations
Level:
Intermediate
Format:
Online Training
Cost:
Free (U-M Contract)
Audience:
U-M Only
Availability:
Available
Ansible Installation Guide
Description:

Learn the basics of how to install Ansible, what exactly will be installed, which version to choose, Control Machine requirements, Managed Node Requirements and installing the Control Machine. 

Track(s):
Ansible, Cloud Foundations
Level:
Introductory
Format:
Documentation
Cost:
Free
Audience:
Anyone
Availability:
Available
Ansible Quick Start
Description:

Note that you will need to enter an email address to access this video. 

Track(s):
Ansible, Cloud Foundations
Level:
Introductory
Format:
Video
Cost:
Free
Audience:
Anyone
Availability:
Available
Ansible Training with Lab
Description:

This Ansible training with a lab is designed to incorporate the aid of a Subject Matter Expert for practice and discussion around best practices along with other resources such as an online training course. These courses are currently being scheduled to orient the next rotation of the vDC technical experts. Please fill out the attached survey to indicate interest and we will reach out when there is a session scheduled and available spots. 

Track(s):
Ansible, Cloud Foundations
Level:
Introductory
Format:
Instructor-Led
Cost:
Free
Audience:
ITS Only
Availability:
Not Yet Available (Planned for Future Delivery)
Ansible User Guide
Description:

Introduction guide to users on how to work with Ansible, including using the command line, work with inventory and write playbooks. 

Track(s):
Ansible, Cloud Foundations
Level:
Introductory
Format:
Self-Paced
Cost:
Cost
Audience:
Anyone
Availability:
Available
Docker Reference Documentation
Description:

This documentation includes references for the Docker platform's various APIs, CLIs, and file formats. 

Track(s):
Cloud Foundations, Docker
Format:
Documentation
Cost:
Free
Audience:
Anyone
Availability:
Available
Docker Training with Lab
Description:

This Docker training with a lab is designed to incorporate the aid of a Subject Matter Expert for practice and discussion around best practices along with other resources such as an online training course. These courses are currently being scheduled to orient the next rotation of the vDC technical experts. Please fill out the attached survey to indicate interest and we will reach out when there is a session scheduled and available spots. 

Track(s):
Cloud Foundations, Docker
Level:
Introductory
Format:
Instructor-Led
Cost:
Free
Audience:
ITS Only
Availability:
Not Yet Available (Planned for Future Delivery)
Docker Youtube Channel
Description:

Youtube channel dedicated entirely to all things Docker.

Track(s):
Cloud Foundations, Docker
Format:
Video
Cost:
Free
Audience:
Anyone
Availability:
Available