Chef Essentials - Linux - Online

Chef Essentials - Linux - Online

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 Linux 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 Linux servers. You’ll also learn about Chef architecture and the set of tools included in the Chef Development Kit (ChefDK). 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
  • Resources
  • Cookbooks
  • Ohai
  • Templates
  • Lab
  • Workstation installation
  • Signing up for Managed Chef
  • The Chef server
  • Community cookbooks
  • Managing multiple nodes
  • Roles
  • Search
  • 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 14.04
  • Mac OS X 10.11
  • 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:

This course is geared toward development, engineering, and operations staff. Students of this class should 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

Audience

Students in this class must have some experience with: 1. Writing code (of just about any flavor) in a text editor 2. Working with the command line 3. Basic system administration-installing packages, configuring those packages, starting service

Upcoming Classes

Online

Instructor-led online training

Location Sep 2018 Oct 2018 Nov 2018 Dec 2018 Jan 2019
US Central - Online Oct 3 – Oct 4
Nov 13 – Nov 14
Online - Europe CET Oct 8 – Oct 9
Dec 3 – Dec 4
Dec 3 – Dec 4

Testimonials

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

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

Onsite Training

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What Our Clients Are Saying

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

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

Chef Essentials - Linux - Online Ratings

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Customer Comments

Just Great!

- IBM

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

- The MITRE Corporation

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

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.

- Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

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

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

- Shomi

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

- Telmate