Get started with Chef by taking official Chef automation training. This two-day instructor-led course that covers all the basics. You’ll learn what it means to turn infrastructure into code so that you can automate the configuration, deployment, and management of your servers. You’ll also learn about Chef architecture and the set of tools included in the Chef Development Kit (ChefDK). Finally, we’ll show you how to test your infrastructure code so that you can deploy with confidence. Each of the core units includes hands-on exercises that will give you confidence in your new skills. At the end of the course, you’ll come away with a repo and the skills to start automating your own infrastructure.
This course utilizes official courseware and lab environments directly from Chef.
Use Chef Resources to define the state of your system
Write and use Chef recipes and cookbooks
Automate testing of cookbooks
Manage multiple nodes with Chef Server
Assign Roles to nodes
Deploy nodes to environments
Enable Chef’s search features with your automation
Create acceptance and production environments
Who Can Benefit
IT Managers and Leaders
Developers and Application Teams
IT Operations Staff
Anyone involved with IT infrastructure
Software Managers and Team Leads
Part 1: Using Chef resources – the building blocks
Part 2 : Building Chef recipes and cookbooks
Part 3: Introduction to testing cookbooks with Test Kitchen
Part 4: Collecting details about the system via Ohai
Part 5: Attributes – writing dynamic code
Part 6: Managing data with templates
Part 7: Advanced templating – passing in variables
Part 8: Storing your code in a repo – an introduction to Git
Part 9: Workstation setup
Part 10: Centralizing management with Chef Server
Part 11: Using Community Cookbooks
Part 12: Automating chef-client runs
Part 13: Managing a multi-node infrastructure
Part 14: Simplification and scalability through Roles
Part 15: Power automation – invoking Chef Search
Part 16: Staging versus Production – Environments
Part 17: Using Databags to create user accounts on servers
Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.
Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?
Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.
How can someone reach me during class?
If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.
What languages are used to deliver training?
Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.
What does GTR stand for?
GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.
Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.
Does ExitCertified deliver group training?
Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.
What does vendor-authorized training mean?
As a vendor-authorized training partner, we offer a curriculum that our partners have vetted. We use the same course materials and facilitate the same labs as our vendor-delivered training. These courses are considered the gold standard and, as such, are priced accordingly.
Is the training too basic, or will you go deep into technology?
It depends on your requirements, your role in your company, and your depth of knowledge. The good news about many of our learning paths, you can start from the fundamentals to highly specialized training.
How up-to-date are your courses and support materials?
We continuously work with our vendors to evaluate and refresh course material to reflect the latest training courses and best practices.
Are your instructors seasoned trainers who have deep knowledge of the training topic?
ExitCertified instructors have an average of 27 years of practical IT experience. They have also served as consultants for an average of 15 years. To stay up to date, instructors will at least spend 25 percent of their time learning new emerging technologies and courses.
Do you provide hands-on training and exercises in an actual lab environment?
Lab access is dependent on the vendor and the type of training you sign up for. However, many of our top vendors will provide lab access to students to test and practice. The course description will specify lab access.
Will you customize the training for our company’s specific needs and goals?
We will work with you to identify training needs and areas of growth. We offer a variety of training methods, such as private group training, on-site of your choice, and virtually. We provide courses and certifications that are aligned with your business goals.
How do I get started with certification?
Getting started on a certification pathway depends on your goals and the vendor you choose to get certified in. Many vendors offer entry-level IT certification to advanced IT certification that can boost your career. To get access to certification vouchers and discounts, please contact email@example.com.
Will I get access to content after I complete a course?
You will get access to the PDF of course books and guides, but access to the recording and slides will depend on the vendor and type of training you receive.
I thought the course was informative and the tools to go over the material were very nice.
Very interactive and in-depth course that really got me ready for the industry
The format of the class was concise. I learned new skills to use at my workplace.
Good training material and good instruction. More time needs to be provided for the lab work.
Easy to use and exactly what I was looking for. Value for money was exceptional.