Chef Certification and Workshops at ChefConf 2018

At ChefConf 2018 there will be many opportunities to improve your knowledge of Chef, Habitat, and InSpec. In addition to more than 30 breakout sessions, we’re offering 10 full-day workshops with topics for all experience levels. You’ll also have an opportunity to prove your skills through certification exams.

Workshops presented by Chef experts

To get the most out of ChefConf, I encourage you to attend a technical workshop on the first day of the conference. These workshops emphasize hands-on learning and are taught by Chef experts and IT thought leaders from around the world.

Here is a list of workshops available for each skill level. You can find detailed descriptions of each workshop here.


Designed to help those new to Chef and new to DevOps. The primary prerequisite is a willingness to learn.

  • Intro to Continuous Automation
  • Chef Jumpstart
  • Managing a DevOps Transformation


Designed to support the continued learning of Chefs who have a year or more experience.

  • InSpec Jumpstart
  • Habitat Jumpstart
  • Continuous Compliance on AWS with Chef Automate
  • Let’s use Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Chef
  • Operating Chef Automate v 2.0


Designed for those with an expert level knowledge of Chef and infrastructure automation.

  • Running with scissors – Detect and Correct with Franklin
  • Recipe for Success: Automating with Chef on the Microsoft Platform

Chef Certification

This year we are offering one free certification exam to all registered conference attendees at ChefConf 2018. Take this opportunity to join an elite group of Certified Chefs. Showcase your knowledge and proficiency as a Chef user and advance your career! Here are additional reasons to get certified:

  • By demonstrating Chef proficiency you are paving the way to a growing career focused on automation and DevOps.
  • With the growing need for Chef practitioners, you put yourself in line for a promotion or a new career opportunity.
  • Achieving Chef Certification is an inexpensive way to show proof that your expertise is staying current with the needs of the industry.

Those taking an exam at the conference will also receive a voucher to take one additional exam at no cost after the conference.

Exam Preparation Tools

To help you prepare, I encourage you to visit the Chef Certification site to review badge scope details for each of the available badge exams and our list of recommended skill building and learning resources.

Next Steps

  • Register for ChefConf by April 20 to receive the Early Bird rate of $675
  • Add a full-day, technical workshop to you registration  for only $275
  • Check the box during registration indicating interest in certification exams
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Brian Turner

Brian is the Director of Learning Services at Chef. He enjoys interacting with Chef practitioners and supporting their learning journey.