Chef Intermediate Topics - In Person

Chef Intermediate Topics - In Person

Summary

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

Chef Intermediate Topics is an instructor-led course that first introduces you to test-driven development (TDD) and then shows you how to extend your cookbooks with custom resources and Ohai plugins.

Description

Chef Intermediate Topics is an instructor-led course that first introduces you to test-driven development (TDD) and then shows you how to extend your cookbooks with custom resources and Ohai plugins. 

Building cookbooks with tests will increase the speed at which you work by giving you consistent feedback throughout the entire cookbook development process. Extending your cookbooks with custom resources will increase clarity within your recipes and provide resources that are portable to other cookbooks. Ohai plugins gather data from your nodes that will aid in more dynamic recipes and extensive reporting.

In this course, you will learn how to confidently refactor and extend a cookbook through explanation, demonstration, practice, and discussion. At the end of the course, you will have created a code repository that can be applied to solve the unique challenges you face managing your infrastructure.

Two day course agenda:

  • Introduction
  • Why write tests? Why is that hard?
  • Writing a test first
  • Refactoring cookbooks with tests
  • Faster feedback with unit testing
  • Testing resources in recipes
  • Refactoring to attributes
  • Refactoring to multiple platforms
  • Approaches to extending resources
  • Why use custom resources
  • Creating a custom resource
  • Refining a custom resource
  • Ohai
  • Ohai plugins
  • Creating an Ohai plugin
  • Tuning Ohai

 

To take this course, you should have completed Chef Fundamentals or Chef Essentials or have comparable work experience. You should have working knowledge of core Chef concepts and resources.

Workstation Requirements:

You will need to bring a wi-fi enabled laptop to class and will need admin/root access on the machine. You will need the ability to remote into the virtual machines provided in class.

 


Duration

2 Days

Upcoming Classes

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

Testimonials

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

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

- Telmate

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

- CRITEO

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For groups of three or more

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What Our Clients Are Saying

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

- Telmate

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

- CRITEO

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

Chef Intermediate Topics - In Person Ratings

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Customer Comments

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

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

- CRITEO

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

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

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

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