Local Cookbook Development Badge

Chef Training & Certification

Local Cookbook Development Badge

Preparation Guide

The Local Cookbook Development exam has been updated. You will be able to choose Windows or Linux environments for your lab questions and both the labs and multiple choice questions are now combined into one exam.


Introduction

Earning this badge demonstrates your ability to properly develop a basic Chef cookbook. You know how to take an existing process and automate it with Chef recipes and you understand data-driven and modular composable cookbook patterns. You know how to fully validate your cookbook's functionality before attempting to release it/run it on real infrastructure. Given an existing problem set and non-automated solution, you know how to use Chef to model an automated approach that meets the solution requirements by composing a recipe, packaging it in a cookbook, testing it, and verifying intent.


Badge Scope

This is a list of categories covered in this exam. Click this link for Local Cookbook Development Badge Details

  • Cookbook authoring and setup theory
  • Chef DK tools
  • Test Kitchen
  • Cookbook components
  • Available Testing Frameworks
  • Troubleshooting
  • Search and Databags

Awarded Credential

Upon successful completion of the assessment, you will be awarded the Local Cookbook Development badge.

Learning Resources

To prepare for this assessment, we encourage you to go through the following online tutorials:

  • Infrastructure Automation
  • Local Development and Testing
  • Developer Essentials
These tutorials are at https://learn.chef.io/.

Linux Academy provides an online course that helps prepare for this badge exam. Local-cookbook-development-badge

It is also recommended that you attend the following Chef training:

Exam Format

The Local Cookbook Development assessment is a blend of multiple choice questions and performance scenarios where you will work with Chef to meet specific objectives. You are given 90 minutes to complete the exam.

Questions? Please check out the FAQ - https://training.chef.io/certification-faq






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