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Chef Training Course Description

Chef is a configuration management tool written in Ruby and Erlang. It uses a pure-Ruby, domain-specific language (DSL) for writing system configuration “recipes”. Chef is used to streamlining the task of configuring and maintaining a company’s servers and can integrate with cloud-based platforms.

Chef Fundamentals is a comprehensive training covering the basic architecture of Chef and all of the underlying components. We will be covering installation basics of Chef Client and Chef Solo. Other topics will include: creating Chef Repositories, creating cookbooks and advanced using the new command line utility called Knife. This class will include lecture, labs and some comprehensive case studies. Each of the core units in the course has hands-on exercises to reinforce the material. You will learn Chef by using it. At the end of the class, students will have a code repository that can be used and modified to solve real business problems.


Chef Training Learning Outcomes;

  • To arm with the ability to automate the infrastructural tasks.
  • Understanding of Chef’s architecture and advanced tools.
  • Application of Chef’s primitive tools in pproblem-solving.


Chef Training – Suggested Audience

This Chef training is aimed at professionals in or wants to get into DevOps. Suggested attendees based on our past programs are:

  • Linux Administrators
  • Software Professionals
  • System Engineers
  • System Integrators
  • IT Professionals


Chef Training – Prerequisites

RHCE or equivalent level of knowledge.


Chef In-house/Corporate Group Training

Available for a group size of more than 4-5. For commercials please send us an email with group size to

Course Curriculum

01. Introduction
02. Infrastructure as Code
03. Getting Started
04. Dissecting your first Chef run
05. Chef Repository
06. Recipes
07. Creating and retrieving Cookbooks
08. Knife
09. Roles
10. Upgrading Chef
11. Just enough Ruby for Chef
12. Chef-shell
13. Best Practices

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