Chef Certification

Ready to validate that you have the skills and knowledge to pass the certification exams? We have developed three challenges in Learn Chef Rally to help you test yourself before signing up for an exam.

Update Announcement

The format for the Basic Chef Fluency exam has changed. The exam is now a combination of hands on labs and multiple choice questions.

Chef Certification

The badge-based Chef certification program provides the opportunity to demonstrate your capabilities and communicate your credentials wherever and whenever you choose. The combined knowledge and performance assessment approach provides the opportunity to demonstrate Chef proficiency in real world scenarios.

Chef badges provide the following benefits:
  • Combine your badges to achieve Chef certification levels
  • Display your qualifications on social and professional networking sites
  • Provide employers with easy, valid verification of your credentials

Badges

Click on any of the badges below for details and exam preparation guidance including the registration link.


Recommended skill building and learning resources

https://learn.chef.io/tutorials - Free Chef tutorials

https://training.chef.io/catalog - Instructor led training

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJatZZbnjJE - Chef Automate Overview video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DadjX_0z3wc - Available Chef learning resources

Passing scores for Chef exams

Exam Passing Score
Basic Chef Fluency 70%
Local Cookbook Dev 80%
Extending Chef 80%
Deploying Cookbooks 80%
Auditing with InSpec 80%


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Class was excellent, and the Instructor was even better! Robin Beck is the best!

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