In Puppet Fundamentals students will learn the right way to manage an infrastructure. You will learn foundational concepts and best practices for managing your infrastructure with Puppet Enterprise.Students will start by installing Puppet Enterprise, then learn Puppet best practices and use Puppet to write simple classes, and update and extend existing modules. Puppet Fundamentals is taught through a combination of lecture and relevant, real world, hands-on exercises.
Students will be able to deploy basic system configurations using best practices for Puppet in a Master-Agent setup.
Know the command line, such as Bash or PowerShell, and be familiar with operating system concepts such as services, packages and configuration files. If you'd like to work with the provided Training VM and you'd like an opportunity to refresh your Unix skills before logging in, you might work through the following material:
Be familiar with a text editor. Puppet Labs trainers typically use Vim, but you may use any text editor you are comfortable with. The provided Training VM includes vim, emacs, and nano.
The fundamental component roles that make up Puppet Enterprise (and Puppet Open Source). The core concepts for the Puppet DSL, including:
Separating logic from presentation by using Templates. Modeling repeatable portions of your configuration by using Defined Resource Types. Building a foundation for building more complex configurations by using Advanced Classes: