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Chef Training in Houston-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 Houston-TX


Touted as the biggest job creator in the USA, the city of Houston ranks second on Fortune 500 company headquarters. The city is well known for its tall buildings, theatre, and energy industry.

About the course in the city

Automation in the industry has become the need of the hour to make the bigger organisations work seamlessly. Tools like Chef make this process a lot easier by providing an environment that automates the server infrastructure of the company. Thus, development chef training in Houston will help you learn the basics of managing the servers of your organisation. This can be easily achieved by signing up for the Zeolearn academy’s chef courses in Houston that’ll not only give you a thorough knowledge of the framework in a short amount of time but will also help you configure and run various scripts on the platform in order to automate the infrastructure process.

The chef courses in Houston provided by Zeolearn consist of training configuration and program writing in Chef. The course will also help you with modelling your infrastructure and cloud provisioning. Not only this, but the chef certification in Houston also assists you in deploying your scripts with the help of Chef and will help you integrate the cloud platform.

Customer satisfaction is of utmost importance at the Zeolearn institute which is why all of their trainings are given by expert trainers of the field. But, just in case you’re not satisfied by the coaching methods, you can get your entire fee reimbursed.

Here is what you learn

Our chef classes in Houston teach you to

  • Learn about Chef and its advantages
  • Understand the process to manage your servers with the help of Chef
  • Learn how to integrate the application with cloud

Objective of the course:

  • Get familiar with the basics of Chef and its configuration
  • Learn how to write scripts in Chef and debug them
  • Learn how to model your infrastructure with the help of Chef
  • Understand the methodologies of integrating cloud

Highlights of the course:

  • Learn under experts with live lectures
  • Get enough hands-on experience with the help of numerous practice sessions
  • The flexible schedules help you to plan your classes well

Is the course right for you?

People who are in need of introducing automation into their systems with the help of cloud-based tools like DevOps Engineers, IT professionals, and SysAdmins can apply for the development chef training in Houston.


Anyone who knows how to write code in a text editor and has an experience with working on the command line can enrol for this course. The participants also need to have a basic understanding of system administration.

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