About this Course

Tech Type Performance Plus
Duration 2 Days

The Chef Essentials course provides a basic understanding of Chef's core components, basic architecture, commonly used tools, and basic troubleshooting methods.

Learn the basics of Chef by taking Chef Essentials.

Each of the core units includes hands-on exercises that will give you confidence in your new skills. At the end of the course, you'll come away with a repo and the skills to start automating your own infrastructure.


Delegates will make the most of the class if they are comfortable with:

  • Writing code (of just about any flavour) in a text editor
  • Working on the command line
  • Performing basic system administration - installing packages, configuring those packages, starting services

Delegates will learn how to

Delegates will:

  • Learn what it means to turn infrastructure into code so that you can automate the configuration, deployment and management of your servers.

  • You'll also learn about Chef architecture and the set of tools included in the Chef Development Kit (ChefDK). Finally, we'll show you how to test your infrastructure code so that you can deploy with confidence


  • Chef Resources

  • Cookbooks

  • chef-client

  • Testing Cookbooks

  • Ohai and the Node Object

  • Data Abstraction

  • Workstation Installation

  • The Chef Server

  • Community Cookbooks

  • Managing Multiple Nodes

  • Roles

  • Search

  • Environments

  • Further resources

Performance Plus

2 Days

Delivery Method

Delivery method

Classroom / Attend from Anywhere

Receive classroom training at one of our nationwide training centres, or attend remotely via web access from anywhere.

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