Chef Foundations - Official Chef Training

Get started with Chef by taking official Chef automation training. This 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 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. 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.

*This course utilizes official courseware and lab environments directly from Chef.

3 days/24 hours of instruction
Education Credits
14 PDUs
14 Technical PDUs
14 PDUs
Public Classroom Pricing


GSA Price: $1640

Group Rate: $1650

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Part 1: Using Chef resources – the building blocks

Part 2 : Building Chef recipes and cookbooks

Part 3: Introduction to testing cookbooks with Test Kitchen

Part 4: Collecting details about the system via Ohai

Part 5: Attributes – writing dynamic code

Part 6: Managing data with templates

Part 7: Advanced templating – passing in variables

Part 8: Storing your code in a repo – an introduction to Git

Part 9: Workstation setup

Part 10: Centralizing management with Chef Server

Part 11: Using Community Cookbooks

Part 12: Automating chef-client runs

Part 13: Managing a multi-node infrastructure

Part 14: Simplification and scalability through Roles

Part 15: Power automation – invoking Chef Search

Part 16: Staging versus Production – Environments

Part 17: Using Databags to create user accounts on servers

  • IT Managers and Leaders
  • Developers and Application Teams
  • System Administrators
  • IT Operations Staff
  • Release Engineers
  • Configuration Managers
  • Anyone involved with IT infrastructure
  • ScrumMasters
  • Software Managers and Team Leads

  • Use Chef Resources to define the state of your system
  • Write and use Chef recipes and cookbooks
  • Automate testing of cookbooks
  • Manage multiple nodes with Chef Server
  • Create Organizations
  • Bootstrap nodes
  • Assign Roles to nodes
  • Deploy nodes to environments
  • Enable Chef’s search features with your automation
  • Create acceptance and production environments

Chef Foundations - Official Chef Training Schedule


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Jul 12th - 14th, 2023
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM ET

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Sep 25th - 27th, 2023
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM ET

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Nov 1st - 3rd, 2023
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET

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