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Best Automation Courses & Best Automation Books in 2024

Best Automation Courses 2021

Google IT Automation with Python Professional Certificate

This beginner-level, six-course certificate, developed by Google, is designed to provide IT professionals with in-demand skills — including Python, Git, and IT automation — that can help you advance your career.

Knowing how to write code to solve problems and automate solutions is a crucial skill for anybody in IT. Python, in particular, is now the most in-demand programming language by employers.

This program builds on your IT foundations to help you take your career to the next level. It’s designed to teach you how to program with Python and how to use Python to automate common system administration tasks. You’ll also learn to use Git and GitHub, troubleshoot and debug complex problems, and apply automation at scale by using configuration management and the Cloud.

This certificate can be completed in about 6 months and is designed to prepare you for a variety of roles in IT, like more advanced IT Support Specialist or Junior Systems Administrator positions. Upon completion, you can share your information with potential employers, like Walmart, Sprint, Hulu, Bank of America, Google (of course!), and more.

We recommend that you have Python installed on your machine. For some courses, you’ll need a computer where you can install Git or ask your administrator to install it for you.

Software Testing and Automation Specialization

This Specialization is intented for beginning to intermediate software developers seeking to develop knowledge and skill in implementing testing techniques and tools in the development of their projects. Through four courses, you will cover black-box and white-box testing, automated testing, web & mobile testing, and formal testing theory and techniques, which will prepare to you to plan and perform effective testing of your software.

You will learn:

Distinguish between verification and validation describing the key differences between them.

Write automated functional tests for both front-end and back-end code

Measure the fault-finding effectiveness of a functional test suite using mutation testing.

Defend program correctness through the use of formal methods, specifically proof obligations and model checking.

Cucumber with Java-Build Automation Framework in lesser code

You’ll learn:

By end of this course , You will be able to develop Cucumber Test Framework for any Web/Mobile/API Automation testcases
Understand how BDD(Behaviour driven development) approach works with the knowledge of gherkin syntax
Indepth understanding of real time Automation framework challenges and solutions to fix them
Complete knowledge on Datadriven testing, Parameterizations, Resuable components, Cucumber hooks and tags
 Additional knowledge on Integrating Cucumber framework with MAVEN, JENKINS, GITHUB

Best Automation Books 2021

The Robotic Process Automation Handbook: A Guide to Implementing RPA Systems

The Robotic Process Automation Handbook: A Guide to Implementing RPA Systems
  • Taulli, Tom (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 366 Pages - 02/29/2020 (Publication Date) - Apress (Publisher)

While Robotic Process Automation (RPA) has been around for about 20 years, it has hit an inflection point because of the convergence of cloud computing, big data and AI. This book shows you how to leverage RPA effectively in your company to automate repetitive and rules-based processes, such as scheduling, inputting/transferring data, cut and paste, filling out forms, and search.
Using practical aspects of implementing the technology (based on case studies and industry best practices), you’ll see how companies have been able to realize substantial ROI (Return On Investment) with their implementations, such as by lessening the need for hiring or outsourcing. By understanding the core concepts of RPA, you’ll also see that the technology significantly increases compliance – leading to fewer issues with regulations – and minimizes costly errors.

RPA software revenues have recently soared by over 60 percent, which is the fastest ramp in the tech industry, and they are expected to exceed $1 billion by the end of 2019. It is generally seamless with legacy IT environments, making it easier for companies to pursue a strategy of digital transformation and can even be a gateway to AI. The Robotic Process Automation Handbook puts everything you need to know into one place to be a part of this wave.

What You’ll Learn

Develop the right strategy and plan
Deal with resistance and fears from employees
Take an in-depth look at the leading RPA systems, including where they are most effective, the risks and the costs
Evaluate an RPA system

Network Automation Cookbook: Proven and actionable recipes to automate and manage network devices using Ansible

Network Automation Cookbook is designed to help system administrators, network engineers, and infrastructure automation engineers to centrally manage switches, routers, and other devices in their organization’s network. This book will help you gain hands-on experience in automating enterprise networks and take you through core network automation techniques using the latest version of Ansible and Python.

With the help of practical recipes, you’ll learn how to build a network infrastructure that can be easily managed and updated as it scales through a large number of devices. You’ll also cover topics related to security automation and get to grips with essential techniques to maintain network robustness. As you make progress, the book will show you how to automate networks on public cloud providers such as AWS, Google Cloud Platform, and Azure. Finally, you will get up and running with Ansible 2.9 and discover troubleshooting techniques and network automation best practices.

By the end of this book, you’ll be able to use Ansible to automate modern network devices and integrate third-party tools such as NAPALM, NetBox, and Batfish easily to build robust network automation solutions.

What you will learn:

Understand the various components of Ansible
Automate network resources in AWS, GCP, and Azure cloud solutions
Use IaC concepts to design and build network solutions
Automate network devices such as Cisco, Juniper, Arista, and F5
Use NetBox to build network inventory and integrate it with Ansible
Validate networks using Ansible and Batfish
Who this book is for
This Ansible network automation book is for network and DevOps engineers interested in automating complex network tasks. Prior understanding of networking and basic Linux knowledge is required.

SaleBestseller No. 1
Industrial Automation from Scratch: A hands-on guide to using sensors, actuators, PLCs, HMIs, and...
  • Akande, Olushola (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 492 Pages - 06/16/2023 (Publication Date) - Packt Publishing (Publisher)
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Mastering PLC Programming: The software engineering survival guide to automation programming
  • White, M T (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 386 Pages - 03/24/2023 (Publication Date) - Packt Publishing (Publisher)
Bestseller No. 3
Network Automation with Nautobot: Adopt a network source of truth and a data-driven approach to...
  • Edelman, Jason (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 816 Pages - 05/28/2024 (Publication Date) - Packt Publishing (Publisher)
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Network Programmability and Automation: Skills for the Next-Generation Network Engineer
  • Oswalt, Matt (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 825 Pages - 09/26/2023 (Publication Date) - O'Reilly Media (Publisher)
Bestseller No. 5
Learn everything about factory automation: Practical lessons on PLC, HMI, VFD, Servo programming &...
  • Malekar, Avinash (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 160 Pages - 08/22/2021 (Publication Date) - Independently published (Publisher)
Bestseller No. 6
INTELLIGENT AUTOMATION: Learn how to harness Artificial Intelligence to boost business & make our...
  • Bornet, Pascal (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 432 Pages - 10/10/2020 (Publication Date) - Independently published (Publisher)
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PowerShell for Sysadmins: Workflow Automation Made Easy
  • Book - powershell for sysadmins: workflow automation made easy
  • Language: english
  • Binding: paperback
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Workflow Automation with Microsoft Power Automate - Second Edition: Use business process automation...
  • Guilmette, Aaron (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 424 Pages - 08/19/2022 (Publication Date) - Packt Publishing (Publisher)
Bestseller No. 9
PLC Programming Using RSLogix 500: A Practical Guide to Ladder Logic and the RSLogix 500 Environment
  • Clark, Nathan (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 155 Pages - 10/23/2018 (Publication Date) - Independently published (Publisher)
Bestseller No. 10
Building Automation Systems A to Z: How to Survive in a World Filled With BAS
  • Zito, Phillip G (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 322 Pages - 12/01/2016 (Publication Date) - Independently published (Publisher)

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