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Salt Foundation

  • Tuition USD $1,600
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 2368 Ratings
  • Course Code CN1-Salt
  • Duration 2 days
  • Available Formats Classroom

This class teaches a best practice approach to managing infrastructure using Salt configuration automation software. This course develops the skills required by system administrators who are implementing Salt in complex heterogeneous environments. Students will take part in extensive hands-on labs, gaining experience and improving retention of concepts and processes. The course covers remote execution, job & event management, the implementation of Salt states, SLS files and state trees, requisites and declarations, and using Jinja, Python, YAML & JSON renderers.

Students will also+ learn how to utilize Salt grains, runners, job & event returners, the Salt pillar, event reactors, beacons, and orchestration. Practical aspects of Salt are also covered, including Salt-SSH, Salt architectures and deployment models; multi-master solutions; Salt syndic; and masterless standalone minions. By the completion of the course attendees will feel confident installing, configuring, customizing and optimizing a Salt-based solution for large-scale deployments.

Skills Gained

  • Provide experienced \*nix operations staff with a comprehensive overview of the Salt configuration management platform.

Who Can Benefit

  • Developers, IT and QA Staff, Technical Managers, DevOps and Build personnel


  • Attendees must have basic Linux system administration skills. Each attendee will be required to run multiple 64 bit virtual machines (provided with the course).

Course Details

Salt Foundation

  • Day 1
  1. Salt Overview
  2. Basic Salt Operations
  3. States and Declarations
  4. Renderers
  • Day 2
  1. Grains & Pillar
  2. Runners and Orchestration
  3. Events, Reactors & Returners
  4. Beacons & Best Practices

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.

It is very good and very simple instructions. almost to much hand holding.

I had a good and comfortable remote training experience. Look forward to more such trainings.

Great class, labs, and content. Very thorough and labs actually work with the lab guide. :)

I had a great experience in the IBM spectrum scale class, and learned alot.

My instructor was fantasic and the intstructions sent in email beforehand were clear

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