Red Hat Configuration Management with Puppet (DO 405)

Course Information

Duration: 4 days

Version: DO 405

Price: $3,400.00

Certification: Red Hat Certified Specialist in Configuration Management

Exam: EX405

Learning Credits:


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Configuration Management with Puppet (DO405) is designed for system administrators and cloud administrators who intend to implement Puppet as integrated with Red Hat products in an operations environment or a cloud computing environment.

This course will cover case studies involving Red Hat products that use Puppet: Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Satellite. Key Puppet concepts will be introduced, including language constructs, modules, classes, and resources. This course will cover the deployment of Puppet server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and the deployment of Puppet as a client.

This course is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and Red Hat Satellite 6.


Have received an Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) certification or have equivalent experience.


Target Audience:

System administrators and cloud administrators responsible for the management of systems and cloud client systems on either Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform or Red Hat Satellite.


Course Objectives:

Students should be able to demonstrate the following skills after course completion:

  • Compose Puppet manifests using a variety of Puppet DSL resources.
  • Author Puppet modules for deployment and configuration of network services.
  • Implement Puppet master and client nodes.
  • Use Red Hat Satellite 6 to manage system configuration using Puppet.


Course Outine:

Course introduction
  •  Introduction to the course.
Identify system administration functions in Puppet
  •  Identify system administration functions in Puppet code.
Puppet architecture
  •  Describe the Puppet architecture and describe a state model.
Implement a Puppet manifest
  •  Build, validate, and deploy a Puppet manifest.
Troubleshoot Puppet manifests
  •  Find documentation and diagnose errors in Puppet manifests.
Implement Git
  •  Implement Git to manage software.
Find information with Facter
  •  View information about systems using Facter.
Implement Puppet modules
  •  Create Puppet modules and implement classes in a manifest.
Implement relationships in a Puppet module
  •  Implement namespaces, relationships, and dependencies in a Puppet module.
Implement variables and conditionals in a Puppet module
  •  Implement variables and conditionals in a Puppet module.
Identify advanced system administration functions in Puppet
  •  Identify advanced system administration functions in Puppet code.
Implement Puppet
  •  Deploy and configure a Puppet master and a Puppet client.
Implement external Puppet modules
  •  Implement Puppet modules from Puppet Forge.
Implement Puppet in a DevOps environment
  •  Implement Puppet in a DevOps environment.
Implement Puppet in Red Hat Satellite 6
  •  Implement Puppet in a Red Hat Satellite 6 environment.