Chef Foundations - Linux & Windows - In Person

Chef Foundations - Linux & Windows - In Person

Summary

In North America, Chef currently only offers instructor-led training online.

Description

During this three-day command-line driven adventure, you will develop a solid foundation for managing dozens, hundreds or even thousands of servers the way many other successful companies do – by using Chef.  And because so many companies have both Windows and Linux servers in their environments, we teach you the technical intricacies of managing and integrating both platforms.

This class is also the first step on your way towards Chef Certification.

This three-day course costs $1,495 and is offered as a virtual online class, in-person in select cities, and is available for private training classes.

Topics covered:

 

  • Using Chef resources – the building blocks

  • Building Chef recipes and cookbooks

  • Introduction to testing cookbooks with Test Kitchen

  • Collecting details about the system via Ohai

  • Attributes – writing dynamic code

  • Managing data with templates

  • Advanced templating – passing in variables

  • Storing your code in a repo - an introduction to Git

  • Workstation setup

  • Centralizing management with Chef Server

  • Using Community Cookbooks

  • Automating chef-client runs

  • Managing a multi-node infrastructure

  • Simplification and scalability through Roles

  • Power automation – invoking Chef Search

  • Staging versus Production - Environments

  • Using Databags to create user accounts on servers

 

Workstation Requirements

For virtual classes, you should have a computer (on which you have root or Administrator access), a microphone, a headset and an external monitor.

For in-person classes, only a Wi-Fi enabled laptop (on which you have root or Administrator access) is needed.

 

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 the following required non-Chef software before the workshop starts:

  • SSH/SCP (OpenSSH, puTTY/WinSCP or equivalent)

  • Programer's text editor (Vi/Vim, Emacs, Sublime Text 3 or equivalent)

  • RDP – Remote Desktop Protocol or equivalent for connecting to a Windows Server

 

Additionally, all attendees should install ChefDK (http://downloads.chef.io/chef-dk)

 

Student Requirements:

  • You need familiarity and comfort with the following:
  • Writing code (of just about any flavor) in a text editor
  • Working on the command line
  • Basic system administration – installing packages, configuring those packages, starting a service

 

Contact us for group discount pricing at training@chef.io

 

This course is delivered virtually online and you can attend from any location on the planet with a solid internet connection.  For our in-person classes go here.

Duration

3 Days

Upcoming Classes

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

Onsite Training

For groups of three or more

Request Quote

Public Training

Customer Comments

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

- Telmate

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

- The MITRE Corporation

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

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

- Shomi

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

- IBM

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

Just Great!

- IBM