Terraform 101 – Certified Terraform Associate

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Looking to get into the DevOps space?

 

Interested in taking your career to the next level?

 

Decided to get more involved with automation and Infrastructure as Code?

 

Do you want to learn Terraform?

 

Want to become a Certified Terraform Associate?

 

You’ve come to the right place!

 

Unlock Your Potential in Infrastructure Automation

 

Welcome to our Terraform 101 – Certified Terraform Associate Course! Designed to provide comprehensive training for those interested in cloud capabilities, this course equips you to excel in terraform certification.

 

Why Choose Our Terraform Associate Certification Training?

 

  1. Expert Instructors: Our teachers are cloud engineers specializing in Terraform and other infrastructure automation tools.
  2. Hands-on Approach: Our course provides a Terraform classroom training setting, enabling students to get practical experience.
  3. Flexible Schedule: This is a pre-recorded course to fit your busy schedule.
  4. Official Terraform Certification: Our course is aligned with the official Terraform certification, preparing you well for the Terraform associate certification exam.
 

What You’ll Learn

 

  • Core concepts of Infrastructure as Code
  • Basics and advanced features of Terraform
  • How to work with terraform providers
  • Configuration management
  • Terraform Certification Preparation Time: Effective strategies to prepare for the certification exam in a short time

In this course you will get to:

 

  • Learn everything you need to know about Terraform to ace the Terraform Associate Exam
  • 10+ hours of video content
  • Instructor has his camera on making you feel that you’re right in the classroom
  • Hand-drawn animated diagrams to help you grasp the topics better
  • Lots of hands-on labs to learn by doing
  • English closed captions so you won’t miss a word
  • Quizzes to help you grasp the material well
  • Join our Community

 

Prerequisites

 
  • An open mind and a willingness to learn
  • Basic knowledge of the Linux terminal
  • No coding experience is required (but good to have)
  • An AWS account if you are not subscribed to TeKanAid Academy Premium
  • A computer with Internet access

 

Audience

 

Who should take this course?

  • DevOps Engineers
  • Cloud Engineers
  • System Administrators
  • Anyone interested in learning about terraform certification benefits
  • For an introduction to Infrastructure as code with Terraform
  • To take the HashiCorp Terraform Associate Exam

 

Course Objectives

 

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the benefits of Infrastructure as Code
  • Gain a solid grasp of the architecture and benefits of using Terraform
  • Write Terraform code to build infrastructure to host an application in AWS
  • Take the Terraform associate exam
  • Apply what you’ve learned in real-world scenarios beyond the certification

 

Course Outline

 
  • Section 1: Course Introduction and Setup
  • Section 2: Infrastructure as Code Concepts
  • Section 3: Terraform in Action
  • Section 4: Terraform Architecture
  • Section 5: Resources and Data Blocks
  • Section 6: Variables
  • Section 7: Expressions and Functions
  • Section 8: Modules
  • Section 9: Terraform Cloud
  • Section 10: Secrets Management Patterns
  • Section 11: Terraform Associate Certification Exam PreparationWant

Course Features

Hand-drawn Animated Diagrams

Hand-drawn animated diagrams to help you grasp the topics better

Hands-on Labs

Lots of hands-on labs to learn by doing

Instructor's Camera On

Instructor has his camera on for all of the 8+ hours of course videos making you feel that you're right in the classroom

Test Your Knowledge

Quizzes to help you grasp the material well

Join our Community

Community support to ask questions and collaborate

Course Mindmap

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Terraform 101 Mind map

What We'll Build

In this course, we will build a highly available web application frontend. It will consist of the following AWS components:

  • Networking (VPC, availability zones, public subnets, security groups, a routing table, an Internet gateway)
  • An auto-scaling group managing EC2 instances
  • An application load balance

We will learn how to build all of this step-by-step. We also learn how to modularize these components.

This is all done first in Terraform open-source then we have a whole section on moving it all to Terraform Cloud (TFC) and how to use TFC.

Along the way, we pick up all the necessary concepts to get you comfortable to take the Terraform Associate exam.

To learn more take a look at the diagram and video below.

Web app diagram

Course Curriculum

Section 1 – Course Introduction and Setup

 

  • Terraform 101 Course Intro and Setup
  • Code Repository
  • Development Environment
  • AWS Environment [for TeKanAid Academy Subscribers only]
  • Community
  • Referral Program
  • [Optional] Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) for Windows Users
  • [Optional] Windows Terminal Installation
  • [Optional] Installing Git for Windows Users
  • [Optional] Visual Studio Code IDE with WSL
  • [Optional] Docker on WSL2
  • [Optional] Install Terraform
  • AWS Account Setup
  • HashiCorp Terraform VS Code Extension
  • What We’ll Build

Section 2 – Infrastructure as Code (IaC) Concepts

 

  • What is IaC?
  • Advantages of IaC Patterns
  • Terraform’s Purpose vs Other IaC Providers
  • Declarative vs Procedural Programming
  • Quiz for Section 2

Section 3 – Terraform in Action

 

  • Basic Commands
  • Terraform State, Show, and, Console Commands
  • Terraform Taint
  • Terraform Import
  • Terraform Workspaces
  • Managing Drifts with Refresh
  • Terraform Logs
  • Quiz for Section 3

Section 4 – Terraform Architecture

 

  • Core + Providers
  • Version Constraints
  • Lock and Upgrade Terraform Providers
  • Provisioners
  • A Better Option: user_data
  • Terraform State Deeper Dive
  • Quiz for Section 4

Section 5 – Resources and Data Blocks

 

  • Overview and Referencing
  • Resource Graph
  • Quiz for Section 5

Section 6 – Variables

 

  • Variables Overview
  • Variables and Outputs to Separate Files
  • Variable Assignment in Files
  • Sensitive Variables
  • Variable Validation
  • Precedence
  • Local Values
  • Quiz for Section 6

Section 7 – Expressions and Functions

 

  • Rebuilding with Networking
  • Data Types and String Interpolation
  • Operators Conditionals and Templatefiles
  • Count and the Splat Expression
  • For Loops
  • For_Each
  • Dynamic Blocks
  • Lifecycle Meta-Argument
  • AWS Launch Templates
  • Output Tags with Values and Zipmap Functions
  • Deploy a Load Balancer
  • Quiz for Section 7

Section 8 – Modules

 

  • Modules Overview
  • TLS Module and Outputs
  • LB Module and Variables
  • Networking Module
  • EC2 Module
  • Data Flow
  • Quiz for Section 8

Section 9 – Terraform Cloud

 

  • Terraform Cloud (TFC) Overview
  • TFC Setup
  • Migrate to TFC
  • Workspaces
  • Remote State Storage
  • Move our Modules to the Private Registry
  • Workflows
  • Execution Modes
  • Terraform vSphere with Terraform Cloud Agents Demo (Optional)
  • Sentinel
  • Sentinel Example Demo (Optional)
  • Comparing Packages
  • Quiz for Section 9

 

Section 10 – Secrets Management Patterns

 

  • Secrets Management Patterns Overview
  • Set up Vault
  • Configure Vault with the Terraform Vault Provider
  • Inject Secrets into Terraform using Vault
  • Quiz for Section 10

Section 11 – Exam Preparation

 

  • Exam Objectives
  • What to Expect on the Exam
  • Course Wrap-up (0:22)
  • Closing Remarks
  • I’d like to hear from you
  • I need your help
  • Bonus Gift

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Dear Sam, I hope this email finds you well. If you remember before the end of last year I register for one your courses Terraform 101 - Certified Terraform Associate, I must admit that I learned a lot even though I was not patient enough for all videos to be available, so beside that I use the official documentation from Terraform to keep learning and practicing (+Youtube of course). All in all I enjoy the way you structured the course and how you went through it. The main reason of this email, to send you my gratitude for the content you created and to let you know that I passed my exam/test last week.
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This course was a perfect introduction to Terraform and Infrastructure as Code. Loved the gitpod, saving me a lot of time for developer environment setup. We have a project at work where we want to go from a click-ops version of server-deploy to a more automated flow using ci/cd and terraform for deploying virtual servers. I wanted to learn more about Terraform and IaC, both basic commands and basic understanding of how it all works and this course helped me a lot.
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I’m a husband and father of two wonderful boys. I’m also very passionate 🔥 about all things technology. From when I was 10, I had a dream to become a computer 💻 engineer one day. Here I am today living the dream!

Thanks for visiting TeKanAid University. My goal is to teach you all things DevOps. Below are some of the things I’ve done over the years. I’m confident that I can help you achieve your dreams too.

  • 15+ years of experience in various Information Technology fields from Telecommunications, Computer Networks, Digital Transformation, DevOps, Cybersecurity, and IoT
  • President of TeKanAid Solutions Inc. building online content in the DevOps space
  • Previous – Sr. Solutions Engineer at HashiCorp
  • Pre-Sales Engineer at multiple US start-up vendors interacting with many enterprise customers
  • Master of Applied Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering – University of Waterloo in Ontario Canada.

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This is a beginner-level course on Terraform. If you’ve just started to learn about Terraform or are interested in taking the Terraform Associate Exam, then this course is perfect for you.

This course contains more than 10 hours of video content with the instructor’s camera on making it feel as if you’re right there in the classroom. It is a completely self-paced online course – you decide when you start and when you finish.

You will have unlimited access. There is no time limit as long as you remain enrolled in the course.

In this course, we will build a highly available web application frontend. It will consist of the following AWS components:

  • Networking (VPC, availability zones, public subnets, security groups, a routing table, an Internet gateway)
  • An auto-scaling group managing EC2 instances
  • An application load balance

We will learn how to build all of this step-by-step. We also learn how to modularize these components.

This is all done first in Terraform open-source then we have a whole section on moving it all to Terraform Cloud (TFC) and how to use TFC.

Along the way, we pick up all the necessary concepts to get you comfortable to take the Terraform Associate exam.

To learn more take a look at this video of what we will build.

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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