Training

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Public and Private Training Classes

We offer comprehensive training classes conducted by Chef employees who have years of experience working in systems administration and integration. Classes are currently offered in the following format:

Chef Fundamentals (3 Days)

Chef Fundamentals is a comprehensive instructor-taught training covering the basic architecture of Chef and its associated tools. This course aims to prepare key development, engineering, and operations staff to use Chef to write infrastructure. Each of the core units in the course has hands on exercises to reinforce the material. You will learn Chef by using it. At the end of the class, students will have a code repository that can be used and modified to solve real business problems.

Course agenda:
  • Overview of Chef
  • Workstation Setup
  • Node Setup
  • Dissecting your first Chef run
  • Introducing the Node object
  • Chef Resources and Recipes
  • Attributes, Templates, and Cookbook Dependencies
  • Template Variables, Notifications, and Controlling Idempotency
  • Recipe Inclusion, Data Bags, and Search Roles
  • Environments
  • Using Community Cookbooks
  • Further Resources
Additional topics as time permits:
  • Chef Shell
  • Creating Custom Resources and Providers
  • Report and Exception Handling
Pricing:

On-premise: $11,750 plus travel expenses, for a class size up to 12. Incremental pricing for additional students.

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Public Chef Fundamentals Classes (2 Days)

Chef Fundamentals is a 2-day comprehensive instructor-taught course covering the basic architecture of Chef and its associated tools. It aims to prepare key development, engineering, and operations staff to use Chef to write infrastructure. Each of the core units in the course has hands on exercises to reinforce the material. You will learn Chef by using it. At the end of the class, students will have a code repository that can be used and modified to solve real business problems.

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Chef training materials for our Chef Fundamentals classes are released under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 3.0 License, and they are provided freely to Chef users.

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