Wizeline DevOps Crash Course with Chef.io

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Learn the basics of Chef by taking Wizeline DevOps Crash Course with Chef.io. It’s a two-day instructor-led course that covers all the basics.

You’ll 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.

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.

Guest Lecturer

Kennon Kwok

Kennon Kwok

Customer Architect

Kennon Kwok, is a Customer Architect at Chef where he spends his workdays helping large enterprises modernize their IT practices with Agile/Lean/DevOps methodologies. In previous roles, he automated infrastructure and application deployments at Ooyala and Bitcasa. In his non-Chef time, he cooks actual food, chases 2 young kids around, and enjoys Raspberry Pi retro gaming.


Day 1


Chef resources



Testing cookbooks

Details about the system

Desired state and data

Day 2

Workstation installation

The Chef server

Templates, variables, and search

Cookbook attributes, attribute files, and dependencies

Community cookbooks


Further resources

Pre-requisites for DevOps Crash Course


Fluent in English - the entire course is taught in English


Writing code (of just about any flavor) in a text editor


Working on the command line


Basic system administration – installing packages, configuring those packages, starting service

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