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Chef Fundamentals

Learn how to put the latest open source technology into practice with hands-on training, delivered by industry experts, aligned to your desired business outcomes

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3 Days

Available On-Site

Available Virtually

Open Enrollments Available


This Chef training class provides experienced *nix operations staff with a comprehensive overview of the Chef configuration management platform. Attendees will learn a best practice approach to managing their infrastructure using Chef IT automation software. This course develops the skills required by system administrators who are implementing or administering Chef IT Automation software in complex environments.

Students will take part in extensive hands-on labs where they will install and configure Chef and work with cookbooks, recipes, templates, and variables. Upon completion of the training sessions, attendees will feel confident installing, configuring, customizing and optimizing a Chef solution for large scale deployments.


Available for Instructor-Led (ILT) in-person/onsite training or Virtual Instructor-Led training (VILT) delivery; Open Enrollment options may be available.

Who Should Attend

Developers, Information Technology (IT) and Quality Assurance (QA) Staff, Technical Managers, DevOps and Build personnel

What Attendees will learn

Attendees learn best practices to implement and administer Chef IT Automation software to manage their infrastructure. Learning modules include:

  • Chef overview and configuration including workstation and node setup
  • Working with cookbooks, recipes, templates, and variables
  • Configuring, customizing and optimizing Chef for a large scale deployment


Attendees must have basic system administration skills. Each attendee will be required to run multiple 64 bit virtual machines (provided with the course).