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Chef Training in Austin-TX, United States

Learn about Chef tools, techniques to automate infrastructure tasks and about implementing continuous integration

  • 24 hours of Instructor-led sessions
  • Beginner to Advanced level
  • Hands-on training
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Key Features

24 hours of Immersive Instructor-led training
Interactive hands-on learning sessions
Learn the basic concepts of Chef including its advantages
Understand Chef syntax, architecture and the tools included in Chef Development Kit (ChefDK)
Learn to manage Chef web application, integration with Cloud and test the infrastructure code
Our Chef experts will guide students in future implementation of the technology


Chef for Infrastructure Automation

Automating server infrastructure is the need of the hour since it cuts down development and production time significantly and helps deliver better services.  Chef is one such application that lets you write scripts to automate infrastructure processes, irrespective of whether these processes are big or small. In this intensive development Chef training, our expert trainers will teach you all about the Chef code and how it is used for automation.

Through hands on, practical lab assignments, you will learn about the Chef syntax, terminology, cookbooks and its architecture and the tools included in the Chef Development Kit (ChefDK). Learning to write Chef code is an intensive learning process but we’ll make sure that you are well versed with this art by the end of this workshop. Online chef courses are also available at our institute to those who can’t attend the classroom training. You can also attend the demo sessions for  free before enrolling for courses.

Here’s what you will learn!

  • About Chef Basics, its advantages and getting started with Chef to manage your servers
  • How to develop infrastructure code locally and speed up development process to manage servers
  • To manage Chef web applications and integrate it with Cloud while also testing the infrastructure code

Is this Chef certification right for you?

DevOps Engineers, IT professionals, and SysAdmins who have the need to introduce automation into their systems using Cloud-based tools will find this Chef course beneficial for the career development.


  • Be familiar with writing code in a text editor
  • Have experience working on the command line
  • Have basic system administration experience such as installing packages, configuring those packages, starting service


  • What Is Configuration Management?
  • Why You Need a Configuration Management Tool to Automate IT
  • What Is Chef?
  • Why Chef Might Be a Good Tool for Your Enterprise
  • Where Do We Go From Here?
  • Chef Development Tools
  • Chef Syntax and Examples
  • Working with Knife
  • Writing First Chef Recipe
  • Chef and Its Terminology
  • Using Cookbooks
  • Introducing Vagrant &Virtualbox
  • Introducing Test Kitchen
  • Spinning up your first Virtual Machine
  • Introducing OpsCode
  • Developing a Cookbooks
  • Developing Your First Cookbook
  • Writing a Recipe
  • Creating the Index File
  • Changing the Metadata
  • Uploading the Cookbook
  • Running the Cookbook
  • Add an Attribute
  • Add a Resource to the Default Recipe
  • Add the Template File
  • Uploading and Running the Cookbook
  • Using Environments
  • Roles
  • Implementing a role
  • Determining which recipes you need
  • Applying recipes to roles
  • Mapping your roles to nodes
  • Environments
  • Organizing your configuration data
  • Provisioning Using Vagrant and Chef
  • Providers and Provisioners
  • Installing Vagrant
  • Configuring Vagrant
  • Vagrant Provisioning Using Chef
  • AWS and Chef Provisioning Using Vagrant
  • Provisioning Using Knife
  • Chef Troubleshooting and Debugging
  • Debugging Chef Client Run
  • Debugging Recipes Using Logs
  • Debugging Recipes Using Chef Shell
  • Troubleshooting Chef Client
  • Recipe Inclusion
  • Data Bags
  • Search Roles
  • Configuring Services like Apache
  • Looking at your application deployment cookbook
  • Deployment using zip/tar files. E.g: Apache Tomcat deployment and configured as service.
  • Windows - Configuring Services like IIS
  • Dependencies Management
  • Amazon EC2
  • Rackspace Cloud

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Configuration Management and the need to automate it
  • Chef tools and techniques to automate infrastructure tasks
  • About implementing continuous integration by writing custom recipes
  • How to model your infrastructure and troubleshoot it
  • How to integrate with the Cloud 

Zeolearn brings you online, mentor driven courses that not only helps professionals gain theoretical expertise but also the practical experience in a wide variety of courses including courses on Development such as Puppet and Continuous Integration with Jenkins which is very popular. The fact that our workshops are mentor driven gives us an edge over other training institutes since you can learn from industry experts about the application and challenges of upcoming technologies. We have so far trained thousands of professionals with the skills needed to land lucrative jobs and you could be next!

You will receive Chef Certification in the form of a course completion certificate.

Towards the end of the course, all participants will be required to work on a project to get hands on familiarity with the concepts learnt. You will use Chef to write infrastructure code and test it with support from your mentors. This project, which can also be a live industry project, will be reviewed by our instructors and industry experts. On successful completion, you will be awarded a certificate.

Classes are held on weekdays and weekends. You can check available schedules and choose the batch timings which are convenient for you.

You may be required to put in 10 to 12 hours of effort every week, including the live class, self study and assignments.

Your classes will be held online. All you need is a windows computer with good internet connection to attend your classes online. A headset with microphone is recommended.

You may also attend these classes from your smart phone or tablet.

Don’t worry, you can always access your class recording or opt to attend the missed session again in any other live batch.

DevOps Engineers, IT professionals, and SysAdmins who have the need to introduce automation into their systems using Cloud-based tools will find this course beneficial.

  • Operating system such as Mac OS X, Windows or Linux
  • Good Text / JavaScript Editor (Notepad++ / SublimeText / Brackets / Atom )
  • A modern web browser such as Chrome
  • Internet Connection

Chef Course in Austin-TX


The market is flush with a requirement for server automation engineers, this is why Zeolearn introduces Chef, an application commonly used to make scripts that is used for automating infrastructure processes on servers of all sizes. Zeolearn’s development Chef training in Austin is a 24 hour, instructor led workshop that offers theoretical and practical training about the Chef code and everything that comes with it, this includes in-depth information about cookbooks, virtual training to understand its architecture and the required tools that are a part of the ChefDK (Chef development kit).

The Chef courses in Austin will help students successfully apply the code by balancing practical exercises with the theory used to help the Chef code function. This ensures students are able to use the Chef code efficiently in an official capacity. The curriculum is divided into nine progressive modules filled with in-depth knowledge about the code and its integration to the cloud, this course also provides practical training that can be effectively applied on numerous servers effectively. The modules are designed to effectively provide students with knowledge of the Chef code at both the basic and advanced levels. The program also teaches you how to integrate with the cloud, how to debug the servers and how to efficiently manage numerous servers.

The workshop endeavors to help students learn numerous aspects of server automation infrastructure, including the understanding the operational parameters of Chef and the pre-requisite requirements that help maintain server capacity for automation purposes. This course also teaches students the advantages of using Chef as a server automation program. The Chef classes in Austin is aimed at professionals looking for careers in server automation technology and coding.

Getting a Chef certification in Austin with Zeolearn guarantees that students are trained by leaders of industry and experts in the field of server automation technology. These instructors will help students execute Chef code efficiently in a variety of situations. The course is priced competitively to benefit students.

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