Chef Compliance Essentials

Automate your compliance strategy with Chef Compliance.

1 day

What you will learn in this training

In this course you will learn how to install and initially configure the Chef Compliance server, perform compliance scans against Windows and Linux nodes, remediate compliance issues with Chef, and run Compliance reports.

In addition, you will learn how to use InSpec to create and modify Chef Compliance profiles and learn how to use CIS (Center for Internet Security) and DoD (Department of Defense) compliance specifications to write Chef Compliance profiles.

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Course content summary

Day 1:

  • Installing Chef Compliance
  • Running scans and testing for Linux
  • Running scans and testing for Windows
  • Creating custom compliance profiles
  • Compliance reports and scheduling scans
  • Applying compliance frameworks using InSpec
  • Organizations and permissions


This training is designed for:

  • System- and Cloud-Administrators that need to have compliant systems
  • System- and Cloud-Administrators that want to be secured against IT vulnerabilities



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

  • Linux systems on your computer
  • Knowledge of working with the shell

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