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Puppet Configuration Management for Developers

  • Tuition USD $4,750
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 3653 Ratings
  • Course Code CN2-Puppet-CM
  • Duration 5 days
  • Available Formats Classroom

This class teaches a best practice approach to managing infrastructure using Puppet IT automation software. This course covers a wide range of core skills required by system administrators and developers who are implementing, authoring or administering Puppet IT Automation software in complex environments. Students will take part in extensive hands on labs, gaining experience and improving retention of concepts and processes. The course brings together the infrastructure and DevOps facets of configuration management, giving equal time to deployment/configuration and coding puppet modules. By the completion of the course attendees will have confidence coding, configuring, customizing and optimizing a Puppet solution for large scale deployments.

Skills Gained

  • This course is designed to provide technical staff with a comprehensive and detailed introduction to the Puppet DSL and Puppet configuration management platform.

Who Can Benefit

  • IT staff, Developers, Architects, Engineering Managers and DevOps personnel


  • Attendees must have a laptop with the ability to run a 64 bit virtual machine and access to the Internet.

Course Details

Puppet Configuration Management

  • Day 1
  1. Modern Systems Configuration Management
  2. Puppet Overview
  3. Using Puppet Apply
  4. The Puppet Language Part I
  • Day 2
  1. Puppet Agents and Masters
  2. Module Basics
  3. The Puppet Language Part II
  4. Structured Modules
  • Day 3
  1. Scaling a Puppet Deployment
  2. Node Classification
  3. The Puppet Language Part III
  4. Advanced Modules
  • Day 4
  1. Ruby Jump Start
  2. Working with ERB Templates
  3. Hiera
  4. Facts and Facter
  • Day 5
  1. PuppetDB
  2. MCollective
  3. Best Practices
  4. Puppet Front Ends

When does class start/end?

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.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

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.

The tool provided to practice the course teachings is very functional and easy to use.

Team is very good to organize things, reply immediately to coordinate and advise.

Presented in an easy way to digest information. Labs tied together the learnings.

It was a great class taught by Ruben. It was great the way he used his experience and use cases to communicate to the class.

It was well organized and planned. That gave me a memorable learning experience.

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