Course: Chef Beyond the Basics

$240.79 incl. vat

duration: 12 hours |

Language: English (US) |

access duration: 90 days |

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In this Chef training course you will learn the basics of Chef Analytics, the installation process, to configure and upload alerts and notifications. Among subjects that covered are architecture, SMTP, Virtual Box, Vagrant, test kitchen and far more.


After completing this Chef training course you are familiar with the basics of Chef Analytics, the installation process, to configure and upload alerts and notification.


Basic knowledge of Chef is required.

Target audience

Software Developer, Web Developer


Chef Beyond the Basics

12 hours

Working with Chef Analytics

  • start the course
  • describe the purpose, architecture, components, and network topology of Chef Analytics
  • distinguish between noteworthy Chef Analytics actions and events
  • describe how action logs are generated and recognize the Chef pipeline architecture
  • describe the network and system prerequisites for installing Chef Analytics
  • prepare the Enterprise Chef Server to communicate with Chef Analytics
  • list the steps to install Chef Analytics
  • list the post-installation steps of Chef Analytics that need to be performed on the Enterprise Chef server
  • use and deploy configuration files on the Chef Analytics server
  • describe how hostnames are used in Chef Server/Chef Analytics architecture
  • verify successful installation of Chef Analytics by using command line utilities
  • log in to the Chef Analytics server and perform simple navigation
  • create a Chef client instance by starting Chef Client on a managed node
  • create an SMTP mail server to send Chef Analytics notifications
  • create simple notifications
  • create simple rules
  • create a simple trigger
  • recognize how audit-mode can be used to enforce server compliance
  • use Chef Tools such as Virtual Box, Vagrant, and Test Kitchen
  • recognize how to create a cookbook for server auditing
  • create and apply recipes to a Test Kitchen instance
  • create and use a web server cookbook for auditing
  • describe how to make updates to a web server to enforce compliance
  • create an audit alert when auditing a server for compliance fails
  • define audit triggering rules and describe what happens when an audit fails
  • recognize how audit rules are enforced in an auditing cookbook
  • create a recipe and a cookbook that will enforce compliance on a server and send a notification if the server is not compliant

Chef Advanced Administration

Since Chef is an ace configuration management tool, an in-depth knowledge of its advanced features is a fundamental requirement for a skilled DevOps engineer. In this course, you will learn the inner workings of Chef, such as managing cookbooks and using troubleshooting tools. This course also covers virtualization, user management, and server configuration.

Community Cookbooks and Chef Server Patterns

The best practices of using a Chef Server are

Test-driven Cookbooks

The most important role of a Cookbook

Course options

We offer several optional training products to enhance your learning experience. If you are planning to use our training course in preperation for an official exam then whe highly recommend using these optional training products to ensure an optimal learning experience. Sometimes there is only a practice exam or/and practice lab available.

Optional practice exam (trial exam)

To supplement this training course you may add a special practice exam. This practice exam comprises a number of trial exams which are very similar to the real exam, both in terms of form and content. This is the ultimate way to test whether you are ready for the exam. 

Optional practice lab

To supplement this training course you may add a special practice lab. You perform the tasks on real hardware and/or software applicable to your Lab. The labs are fully hosted in our cloud. The only thing you need to use our practice labs is a web browser. In the LiveLab environment you will find exercises which you can start immediatelyThe lab enviromentconsist of complete networks containing for example, clients, servers,etc. This is the ultimate way to gain extensive hands-on experience. 


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