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Associate Chef Certification

The Associate Chef certification consists of two phases. After successfully completing both phases, you will be awarded the Associate Chef certification.

  • Phase 1- Multiple Choice Exam
    • 50 multiple choice questions
    • In order to proceed to Phase 2 of the certification, you must correctly answer 75% of the questions. Your results will be posted.
    • If 75% success is achieved, you will move to Phase 2 of the certification
  • Phase 2- Hands-on Lab Exercise (Powered by CloudShare)
    • Write a cookbook that installs Apache and contains a default web page
      • Web page must contain server OS, amount of memory, and candidate's Progress ID
    • Write a cookbook that installs HAProxy
      • Must load balance two Apache servers
    • Bootstrap three nodes to the provided Chef Infra server
    • Add a Chef Infra Server to Chef Automate
    • Apply Apache policyfile to two nodes
    • Apply HAProxy policyfile to one node
    • Once you are complete, please email [email protected] and we will confirm your results
      • GitHub Actions will be used to run the InSpec tests to confirm your work is functional
  • Shortly after verifying your work, an “Associate Chef” certification will be sent to your email address
  • If you were not successful in Phase 2, Chef Training will share a detailed report
  • If you do not wish to purchase on-line, please contact your Progress account manager or email us at [email protected]