Getting Started with Chef Automate

Getting Started with Chef Automate

Summary

How can you ensure that your systems are secure without slowing down your deployments? With Chef Automate, you express your security requirements as code and automate the assessment and remediation of your infrastructure.

Description

In the instructor-led Getting Started with Chef Automate course, you will learn how to use the Chef Automate 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 use compliance profiles.  In this course you’ll learn how to write Chef cookbooks and recipes that can be used to remediate compliance issues. 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.

Two day course agenda:

  • Chef Automate overview
  • Chef Automate UI
  • Compliance scans, remediating issues, and re-scanning nodes
  • Creating and managing custom compliance profiles using InSpec  
  • Chef Resources
  • Chef Cookbooks
  • chef-client
  • ohai
  • Chef server
  • Community cookbooks
  • Using the Chef Audit cookbook

Workstation requirements

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 ssh enabled

Attendees should have administrative access to the laptop.

Attendees will also need a web browser such as Chrome, Firefox or Edge.

Student requirements

It’s best that learners have some familiarity with:

  • Writing code (of just about any flavor) in a text editor such as Atom or Visual Studio Code
  • Working on the command line

Duration

2 Days

Upcoming Classes

No classes have been scheduled, but you can always Request a Quote.

Onsite Training

For groups of three or more

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Public Training

Customer Comments

I don't usually like online training, but this training was great and Eric is really good, well-organized, and in control. The way he engaged each participants is amazing, and how he troubleshoot issues.

- BlackBerry Limited

Excellent information presented by an experienced practitioner and an excellent presenter.

- Telmate

This was the best course I've ever taken. The instructor was just GREAT!

- IBM

This was the best training class I've taken. It was online using Zoom, it was super easy to share code and collaborate. The instructor kept everything going at a perfect pace and his knowledge and expertise on the topic was evident. 22 years of training in my career and this was hands down the best class I've taken. Better than classroom training. Looking forward to more!

- CVSHealth

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!

- Trace3

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.

- CVS Health

I will recommend this class to my organization as one of the more complete solutions to on boarding new Chef users.

- The MITRE Corporation

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

- CRITEO