Training & Certification

SaltStack training classes provide a comprehensive SaltStack education and a path to SaltStack Certified Engineer status.

SaltStack Training & Certification

Everything you need to know to master SaltStack and make digital infrastructure conform to your business requirements is contained in the Salt Open Source Foundations, SaltStack Enterprise I, and SaltStack Enterprise II training courses. These are week-long courses delivered by a SaltStack Certified Trainer. Course participants can attend in person at the SaltStack training center in Lehi, Utah, or participate via live video stream and screen share from anywhere in the world.

Please refer to the syllabus at SaltStack Admin I or SaltStack Admin II for more detail (syllabi for the new Salt Open Foundations, SaltStack Enterprise I and II are coming soon) about each course offering. Completion of SaltStack Admin I and II courses is a prerequisite for SaltStack Certified Engineer status.


"SaltStack training is worth every penny. The training materials contain the best SaltStack documentation with volumes of examples and SaltStack best practices I haven't seen anywhere else. I highly recommend this training for people new to SaltStack or to anyone wanting to supplement their existing knowledge."

– United States Department of Defense systems administrator
SaltStack Training

SaltStack Training Courses (new course detail coming soon)

SaltStack Admin I

This SaltStack training course provides an IT professional the fundamental skills needed to leverage the SaltStack automation engine, operations framework, and console.

  • Regular price: US $2,195 (early-bird discounts available)
  • Format: Five half-day sessions
  • Prerequisites: Linux system administration experience

SaltStack Admin II

This SaltStack training course is the second in the Admin series and builds on the foundational concepts of SaltStack Admin I with additional in-depth guidance. The topics are presented with scenario-based, hands-on labs.

  • Regular price: US $2,495 (early-bird discounts available)
  • Format: Five half-day sessions
  • Prerequisites: SaltStack Admin I training course

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Get SaltStack Certified

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To become a SaltStack Certified Engineer (SSCE), a candidate must:

  • Have demonstrable real-world experience with SaltStack software
  • Complete the SaltStack Admin I and II SaltStack training courses
  • Pass the SSCE exam.

The schedule of SSCE exam offerings is found on the SaltStack Eventbrite page. The SSCE exam is timed at one hour, is open-book and Internet but not open friend, and includes 80 questions randomly pulled from hundreds.

Take the SSCE exam for free (a $350 value) by completing both SaltStack Admin I and II training courses. To access the free SSCE exam send the name of the student and the class dates to training@saltstack.com. (SaltStack must receive your free exam request before the start of the first class to qualify.)


Validate SaltStack Certified Engineer status here