About Course

What's in this course?

This course introduces a beginner in DevOps to basic fundamentals of Chef with easy to do hands-on exercises that you can practice right in the browser. The course introduces basic use cases of Cheffollowed by an introduction to Chef Resources, Recipes, Cookbooks, RunLists, Roles, Ohai. Find demos that show how to setup a Chef environment on AWS Cloud platform. Each lecture is accompanied by a set of coding/lab exercises giving the user a hands-on experience in developing Chef code. Finally test your knowledge with the help of an assignment which will give you real world experience in solving a problem.

What is so special about THIS course?

Lectures backed by animated slides makes it simple and easy to understand. This is the only course that provides integrated lab environments with coding exercises where you can practice developing Chef code right in your browser.

Analogy based Explanation

Complex concepts are made simple with explanations based on Analogies and Animation. This will ensure the concepts stick to your mind. Check out the first few lectures!

Integrated Lab Environments

Yes! You heard it! We provide you with on-demand real lab environments that you can play around with right in your browser. You don't have to have your own environment setup (You can if you want to following our demos). The lab and the coding exercises challenge you to develop chef cookbooks and recipes to solve daily issues in an environment.

Course Structure:

- Lectures

- Demos

- Lab and Coding Exercises

- Quizzes

- Assignment

Course Contents:

  • Introduction to Automation
    • Understand automation concepts such as Declarative and Imperative Programming Patterns, Idempotency, Convergence,
  • Introduction to Chef
  • Setting up Chef
    • Set up Chef Workstation and Clients on AWS
  • Hosted Chef Server Setup
  • Chef Architecture
  • Chef Concepts
    • Resources
    • Recipes
    • Cookbooks
    • RunLists
    • Roles
    • Ohai
    • Environments

What is Chef?

Chef Software is a Configuration management and Automate tool used to make your applications and systems easier to deploy. Avoid writing scripts or custom code to deploy and update your applications— automate in a language that approaches plain English.

Legal Notice:

Chef® is a registered trademarks of Chef Software Inc. in the United States and other countries. This course is not certified, accredited, affiliated with, nor endorsed by Chef Software Inc.

Who this course is for?

  • Absolute beginners in automation
  • Those who wish to automate without coding
  • Zero Scripting Knowledge

Course Curriculum

  • lecture
  • 24:10:18

Trainer, KodeKloud

Mumshad Mannambeth
Certified Kubernetes Application Developer

Mumshad is the founder of KodeKloud, an IT Consultant and a Certified Kubernetes Application Developer. Mumshad is passionate about sharing his knowledge and teaches over 50,000 students world wide. He believes the best way to learn is to learn by doing and in a fun way. He has authored multiple courses on DevOps and Cloud & Automation technologies. Mumshad's courses focus on providing students with an interactive and hands-on experience in learning new technology that makes it fun & interesting.


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Yogesh Raheja
DevOps, Automation and Cloud Coach and Consultant

Yogesh Raheja is a certified DevOps and cloud expert with a decade of IT experience. He has expertise in technologies such as OS, source code management, build & release tools, continuous integration/deployment/delivery tools, containers, configuration management tools, monitoring, logging tools, and public/private clouds. He loves to share his technical expertise with audience worldwide at various forums, conferences, webinars, blogs, and LinkedIn. He has written books on IT automation named "Effective DevOps with AWS", "Automation with Puppet 5" and "Automation with Ansible" which has been published by "John & Wiley" and "Packt Publisher". He has also reviewed some of the DevOps books for multiple Publishers.


Sai Prasad
8 weeks ago

Simple and straight to the point :)

Maxim R. Garrtner
2 months ago

Der Kurs gibt anhand von einfachen Grafiken und einer gute verbalen Darstellung einen sehr guten Einblick in das Tooling mit Chef.

Gerardo Rosales Hdez
7 months ago


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