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.

Git Reference Page
Description:

Git reference page with several resources on how to preform actions in Git such as setup and configuring Git, creating projects, basic snapshotting, sharing and updating projects, and much more.

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

This Git 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, Git
Level:
Introductory
Format:
Instructor-Led
Cost:
Free
Audience:
ITS Only
Availability:
Not Yet Available (Planned for Future Delivery)
How to automate your system administration tasks with Ansible
Description:

Article on how to set up tooling to simplify administering multiple machines. 

Track(s):
Ansible
Level:
Introductory
Format:
Article
Cost:
Free
Audience:
Anyone
Availability:
Available
How to Use Ansible with Jenkins and Gitlab
Track(s):
Ansible, Cloud Foundations
Level:
Intermediate
Format:
Article
Cost:
Free
Audience:
Anyone
Availability:
Available
Learning Ansible
Description:

Topics include:

  • What is Ansible?
  • Working with hosts and variables
  • Controlling task and play behavior
  • Managing system configurations
  • Reacting to configuration changes
  • Repeating a task across a fleet
  • Managing extensions in Ansible
Track(s):
Ansible, Cloud Foundations
Level:
Introductory
Format:
Online Training
Cost:
Free (U-M Contract)
Audience:
U-M Only
Availability:
Available
Learning Docker
Description:

Topics include:

  • Installing Docker on Mac, Windows and Linux
  • Understanding the Docker flow
  • Running processes in containers
  • Managing, networking, and linking containers
  • Working with Docker images, volumes, and registries
  • Building Dockerfiles
  • Managing networking and namespaces with Docker
  • Building entire systems with Docker
Track(s):
Cloud Foundations, Docker
Level:
Introductory
Format:
Online Training
Cost:
Free (U-M Contract)
Audience:
U-M Only
Availability:
Available
Lessons from using Ansible exclusively for 2 years
Description:

Includes Ansible use cases, practical application and best practices. 

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

Learn how to import a new project into Git, make appropriate changes and share with other developers. 

Track(s):
Cloud Foundations, Git
Level:
Introductory
Format:
Self-Paced
Cost:
Free
Audience:
Anyone
Availability:
Available
Quick Wins with Git
Track(s):
Cloud Foundations, Git
Level:
Introductory
Format:
Video
Cost:
Free
Audience:
Anyone
Availability:
Available
What is Docker and why is it so darn popular
Track(s):
Ansible, Cloud Foundations
Level:
Introductory
Format:
Article
Cost:
Free
Audience:
Anyone
Availability:
Available