Chef Intermediate Topics - Online

Chef Intermediate Topics - Online

Summary

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 throught the entire cookbook developoment 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 extand 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 a wi-fi enabled workstation with admin/root access on the machine for class. You will need the ability to remote into the virtual machines provided in class.

 


Duration

2 Days

Upcoming Classes

Online

Instructor-led online training

Location Nov 2017 Dec 2017 Jan 2018 Feb 2018 Mar 2018
US West - Online Nov 30 – Dec 1
Dec 13 – Dec 14
Jan 24 – Jan 25
US East - Online Dec 6 – Dec 7
Jan 17 – Jan 18
Online - Europe CET Jan 8 – Jan 9
Mar 21 – Mar 22

Testimonials

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

- Shomi

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- IBM

Onsite Training

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Public Training

US West - Online

  • Confirmed
    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM PST
    $ 995.00 USD
  • Confirmed
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM PST
    $ 995.00 USD $ 895.00 USD before Wednesday, November 29, 2017 8:00 AM PST.
  • Confirmed
    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM PST
    $ 995.00 USD $ 895.00 USD before Wednesday, January 10, 2018 5:00 PM PST.

US East - Online

Online - Europe CET

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

- Shomi

Just Great!

- IBM

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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

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

- Shomi

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

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

Just Great!

- IBM

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

- IBM

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

- Telmate