Auditing with InSpec Badge

Chef Training & Certification

Auditing with InSpec Badge

Preparation Guide


Earning this badge demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of InSpec core principles. A participant that earns this badge would be able to execute InSpec both locally and on remote systems to ensure that they meet audit and compliance standards. They should be able to write custom profiles and controls, read existing profiles, and bridge the gap between written compliance policies and executable code. A participant should understand the difference between InSpec audit controls and integration/functional infrastructure tests, plus when it is appropriate to use either.

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Badge Scope

Below is the list of categories covered in this exam. Click this link for Auditing with InSpec Badge Details

  • Installing InSpec
  • Running InSpec
  • InSpec profiles
  • InSpec controls and metadata
  • Troubleshooting InSpec

Awarded Credential

Upon successful completion of the assessment, you will be awarded the Auditing with InSpec badge.

Learning Resources

To prepare for this assessment, we encourage you to go through the following online tutorial at

We also offer a series of videos on Learn Chef Rally that supports this exam - InSpec videos

Additional training resources are available at

Exam Format

The Auditing with InSpec assessment is a blend of multiple choice questions and performance scenarios where you will work with Chef to meet specific objectives. You are given 90 minutes to complete the exam.

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