Stop configuring your servers by hand! In this course, Salt: Getting Started, you'll see how to automate software installation, configuration changes, and deployments using Salt. First, you'll learn about installation and network configuration; and how to get the Salt software installed and configured. Next, you'll use states (Salt's declarative specification for configuration changes) and learn how to wrangle sensitive information like usernames, passwords, and certificates in a secure way. Finally, you'll wrap up the course learning about automating and coordinating configuration changes across multiple machines using Salt’s powerful orchestration mechanism. By the end of this course, you’ll have a basic working knowledge of how to install and use Salt to manage Linux systems.