Chef Advanced Topics

Deepen your knowledge about Chef and learn an advanced workflow.

Duration:
2 days
Level:
Intermediate
Focus:
Chef

What you will learn in this training

This training is the follow up of the Chef Essentials and Chef Intermediate training and gives you a deep inside knowledge of it.

Where the first two training courses concentrated more on the actual development of configuration code and applying it to the infrastructure, this training will take a deeper look at the bigger picture of using Chef in a modern professional IT environment. You will learn how to optimize your Chef workflow, collaborate as a team and stay secure.

A lot of best-practise examples and hands-on exercises enable you to put everything you will learn into practice.

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Course content summary

Day 1

  • Chef cookbooks best-practices
  • Chef Client Run Internals
  • Chef-Vault
  • Optimizing your workflow
  • A sharable and secure Chef-Repo with Git-Crypt

Day 2

  • Advanced infrastructure testing with InSpec
  • Using Chef for Compliance
  • Implementing Chef Handlers
  • Cookbook style and correctness
  • Foodcritic and Rubocop

Audience

This training is designed for:

  • System- and Cloud-Administrators interested in, or responsible for, maintaining a large number of servers or virtual instances that are already using Chef.

Prerequisites

Prerequisites

To get the most out of the training we recommend following prerequisites:

  • Linux systems on your computer
  • Knowledge of working with the shell
  • Ruby experience
  • Chef Intermediate

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