Published on 29 November 2010 by

Attending the Puppet Master training course is an investment in time and resources with an immediate return. The information you will learn will give you the ability to deploy puppet and begin automating your infrastructure quickly and with confidence. This article describes the information covered in the Puppet Master training course, the experience and expertise of the instructors, and the specific benefits we provide to help you get more work done in a shorter time.


The goal of training is to give you are comprehensive review of Puppet's features and potential. Puppet Master training is a mix of lecture and labs designed to prepare new members of an organization already using Puppet, and to empower experienced sysadmins wanting to get the most from Puppet by learning the advanced features. During the 3-day class attendees will learn how to configure Puppet and a Puppetmaster, they will learn different resource types, and will learn how to define virtual and exported resources, meta-parameters, dependencies, and events. Puppet Labs uses the exact same curriculum as part of its new employee orientation and often sends new employees to public trainings. At the end of training an attendee will have the knowledge they need to use Puppet to tackle difficult problems quickly.

Several members of Solbright Operations team attended Puppet training in New York this year. We are happy to report that we realized excellent value, and readily recommend the experience to shops considering,
implementing, or already running Puppet. Training is ran by hands-on experts who are deeply involved in the ongoing development of Puppet, and have implemented Puppet-based solutions for environments across the world. Sessions are structured to ensure key concepts are thoroughly explained and hammered home with well-designed hands-on labs. Presentations and handouts are of excellent quality and are kept in sync with the evolution of Puppet software.

Alex Fomin, Technical Operations Manager, Solbright Inc.

Teaching Philosophy

Our courses are designed to be hands on learning experiences. Attendees aren't just lectured at, they are engaged. Our class sizes hover around 12-14 people but often times are hosted with as few as 5 and all classes are capped at 20. Often times our Sales and Professional Services teams are in the same area as our trainings and will drop in to talk with students during lunch. At a recent training in the bay area 7 Puppet Labs employees were present at lunch. During training students are able to engage 1:1 with Puppet Labs Staff. They are able to ask questions and can learn how to use Puppet to solve the specific issues ailing their organization.

Cost & Take Away

During the training students receive a light breakfast, lunch, and usually a slew of snacks in addition to instruction. Students also receive a copy of the Puppet Labs Training Slides, are invited to join the Puppet Master LinkedIn network, and a Puppet Labs T-shirt. The fee for each student is usually set at $2,395 but an $200 Early Bird Discount is offered for students registering at least 2 weeks in advance. Private training, along with a variety of other servies are also available.

We're happy to announce dates for January, February, and March:

  • DC Area: Jan 11-13
  • Boston Area: Jan 31-3
  • Austin Area: Feb 15-17
  • Bay Area: Mar 1-3
  • Singapore: Mar 15-17
  • Australia: Mar 22-24

    See our full training schedule for more information.

    Puppet training gave me a great foundation for using Puppet in our environment. We have been able to use the best practices that I learned to effectively leverage Puppet.

    Paul Nguyen, Genentech

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