Chef Essentials - In Person

Chef Essentials - In Person

Summary

Learn the basics of Chef by taking Chef Essentials. You’ll learn what it means to turn infrastructure into code so that you can automate the configuration, deployment and management of your servers. You’ll also learn about Chef architecture and the set of tools included in the Chef Development Kit (ChefDK). Finally, we’ll show you how to test your infrastructure code so that you can deploy with confidence.

Description

Get started with Chef by taking Chef Essentials. It’s a two-day instructor-led course that covers all the basics. You’ll learn what it means to turn infrastructure into code so that you can automate the configuration, deployment and management of your servers. You’ll also learn about Chef architecture and the set of tools included in the Chef Development Kit (ChefDK). Finally, we’ll show you how to test your infrastructure code so that you can deploy with confidence. Each of the core units includes hands-on exercises that will give you confidence in your new skills. At the end of the course, you’ll come away with a repo and the skills to start automating your own infrastructure.

Two day course agenda:

  • Introduction
  • Chef resources
  • Cookbooks
  • chef-client
  • Testing cookbooks
  • Details about the system
  • Desired state and data
  • Workstation installation
  • The Chef server
  • Templates, variables, and search
  • Cookbook attributes, attribute files, and dependencies
  • Roles
  • Community cookbooks
  • Environments
  • Further resources

Workstation Requirements:

Attendees should bring a wifi-enabled laptop to the workshop. The following operating systems have been tested as workstation systems with the hands on exercises:

  • Ubuntu 10.04, 12.04
  • Mac OS X 10.7.3+
  • Windows 7+

Other platforms and platform versions may work without modification. Due to time constraints we will not be able to troubleshoot issues with unlisted platforms. Attendees should install non-Chef required software before the workshop starts.

  • SSH/SCP (OpenSSH, puTTY/WinSCP or equivalent)
  • Programer's text editor (Vi/Vim, Emacs, Sublime Text 2 or equivalent)

Additionally, all attendees should install ChefDK.

Student Requirements:

It's best that students of this class have some familiarity and comfort with the following:

  1. Writing code (of just about any flavor) in a text editor
  2. Working on the command line
  3. Basic system administration – installing packages, configuring those packages, starting service

Duration

2 Days

Upcoming Classes

Austria

Location Nov 2017 Dec 2017 Jan 2018 Feb 2018 Mar 2018
Graz, Austria Dec 4 – Dec 5

United States

Location Nov 2017 Dec 2017 Jan 2018 Feb 2018 Mar 2018
New York Peerspace Dec 11 – Dec 12

Spain

Location Nov 2017 Dec 2017 Jan 2018 Feb 2018 Mar 2018
Madrid PUE Jan 3 – Jan 4
Mar 19 – Mar 20
Barcelona PUE Jan 3 – Jan 4
Mar 19 – Mar 20

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Onsite Training

For groups of three or more

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Public Training

Graz

New York, NY

  • Confirmed
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    $ 1195.00 USD $ 1075.00 USD before Monday, November 27, 2017 9:00 AM EST.

Madrid

Barcelona

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Chef Essentials - In Person Ratings

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Customer Comments

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

- CRITEO

Just Great!

- IBM

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

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

- IBM

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

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

- The MITRE Corporation

Robin Beck provided an excellent training: he was very knowledgeable and held a very comprehensive two day training session!

- Shomi

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