Chef Automate Compliance
In the instructor-led Chef Automate compliance course, you will learn how to use the Chef Automate compliance UI, perform compliance scans against Windows and Linux nodes, and remediate compliance issues.
In addition, you will learn how to use InSpec, Chef's open source testing framework for infrastructure. You will create and modify compliance profiles and you will also learn how to use the Chef audit cookbook, which allows you to run InSpec compliance profiles as part of the chef-client run. This course includes hands-on exercises to reinforce the material.
One day course agenda:
- Chef Automate compliance overview
- Using the Chef Automate UI
- Running compliance scans, remediating issues, and re-scanning nodes
- Creating and managing custom compliance profiles using InSpec
- Using the audit cookbook
- Scheduling scans and running reports
Attendees should bring a network-enabled laptop that has ssh enabled. Students will need to ssh into the course’s lab systems. For example:
- Windows 7 or higher with ssh enabled
- Mac OS X with ssh enabled
- Ubuntu 14.04 with ssh enabled
Attendees should have administrative access to the laptop.
It’s best that learners have some familiarity with:
- Writing code (of just about any flavor) in a text editor such as nano, emacs or vi/vim
- Working on the command line
Even though I've been using Chef for three years, I found this class immensely useful; not only did it allow me to examine and compare my current practices to those presented in the training, but I learned several new techniques for using Chef tools.
Robin Beck provided an excellent training: he was very knowledgeable and held a very comprehensive two day training session!
The lab setups are excellent and allow the class to focus on the training objectives. It was a great way to get hands on experience with Compliance in one day.
I was sad to have the training end! The personalized attention from the instructor was priceless. Chef made sense and I LOVED it! Every question and problem were solved and explained. Truly craft masters of Chef, take this and be ready to be amazed. I'm applying what I learned the next week after the course. Thank you CHEF!
Excellent information presented by an experienced practitioner and an excellent presenter.
I will recommend this class to my organization as one of the more complete solutions to on boarding new Chef users.
It was great.
Class was excellent, and the Instructor was even better! Robin Beck is the best!