Course: Working with Chef

$59.29 incl. vat


duration: 3 hours |

Language: English (US) |

access duration: 90 days |

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In this Chef training course you will learn the basics of Chef. Chef is a configuration management tool used to configure and maintain servers. In this course you will learn in particular the so-called recipes and cookbooks and how you can make them. In addition, you will learn various installations of Chef, the roles of Chef and other various tools available in Chief.


After this training course you are familiar with basic principles of Chef.


You have any basic experience in software development.

Target audience

Software Developer, Web Developer


Working with Chef

3 hours

Working with Chef: Fundamentals

  • start the course
  • describe Chef and how it is used for configuration management
  • recognize that Chef uses an imperative language and distinguish between imperative and declarative languages
  • describe the contents of recipes and cookbook and how Chef used them when performing configuration
  • describe the terms used by Chef for performing automated configuration management
  • identify other popular DevOps tools used for automated configuration management
  • describe how Chef functions and how it is supported in operating systems such as Linux and Windows
  • compare Chef's cloud based functionality to traditional operating systems
  • compare the different Chef platforms and decide on which one to use
  • recognize the different methods in installing Hosted Enterprise Chef
  • describe how Chef Solo works
  • work with the Chef Administrator's Workstation
  • identify how Enterprise Chef runs, and how it is used
  • distinguish between open source Chef and other Chef installations
  • describe the features of hosted enterprise Chef
  • create a node to be managed by Chef
  • identify how Chef uses Knife to create cookbooks
  • describe how Chef uses per-environment runlists
  • identify how Chef determines in a configuration is out of policy, and how Chef reapplies policy to the desired state
  • describe the different kinds of Chef nodes
  • identify and retrieve Chef node attributes
  • create and upload Chef roles
  • use the Chef development kit and tools such as Test Kitchen, ChefSpec, and Foodcritic
  • use Chef analytics to provide real-time visibility into what is occurring on the Chef server
  • use the Chef management console for the management of nodes, roles, data bags, environments, and cookbooks
  • use Chef Delivery to continuously deliver applications and infrastructure
  • work with Chef and create a per-environment runlist

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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