HashiCorp Vault 101 – Certified Vault Associate

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Looking to get into the DevOps space?

 

Interested in taking your career to the next level?

 

Decided to learn more about HashiCorp Vault?

 

Are you attempting the Vault Associate Exam?

 

You’ve come to the right place!

 

 

In this course you will get to:

 

  • Learn everything you need to know about Vault to ace the Vault Associate Exam
  • 8+ 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 required (but good to have)
  • An AWS account if you are not subscribed to TeKanAid Academy (very few labs require an AWS account)
  • A computer with Internet access

 

Audience

 

Practitioners and technology managers looking:

  • For an introduction to secrets management with HashiCorp Vault
  • To take the HashiCorp Vault Associate Exam

 

Course Objectives

 

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

  • Explain the purpose of using Vault for modern secrets management
  • Gain a solid grasp of the architecture and use cases for Vault
  • Identify the right authentication methods and secrets engines in Vault to use
  • Take the Vault associate exam
  • Apply what you’ve learned in real-world scenarios beyond the certification

 

Course Outline

 

  • Section 1: Course Introduction
  • Section 2: Vault Introduction
  • Section 3: Installing the Vault CLI
  • Section 4: Interacting with Vault
  • Section 5: Vault Architecture
  • Section 6: Starting a Production Vault Server
  • Section 7: Authentication Methods
  • Section 8: Policies
  • Section 9: Tokens
  • Section 10: Secrets Engines
  • Section 11: Replication Design
  • Section 12: The Vault Agent
  • Section 13: Exam Preparation

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 Curriculum

Section 1 – Course Introduction (5:22)

 

  • HashiCorp Vault Course Introduction
  • Code Repository
  • Development Environment
  • AWS Environment [for TeKanAid Academy Subscribers only]
  • AWS Account Setup [optional if not subscribed to TeKanAid Academy]
  • Community
  • Referral Program

Section 2 – Vault Introduction (21:15)

 

  • What is HashiCorp Vault?
  • The Traditional Security Model
  • Identity Based Security Model
  • Vault Use Cases
  • Vault OSS vs Enterprise
  • Section 2 – Quiz

Section 3 – Installing the Vault CLI – This is an optional section If not using Gitpod (13:01)

 

  • Install Vault – Windows Users
  • Install Vault – Mac Users
  • Install Vault – Linux Users
  • Manual Vault Install

Section 4 – Interacting with Vault (35:08)

 

  • Basic Vault CLI Commands
  • Vault Server Modes
  • The Vault UI
  • The Vault API
  • Section 4 – Quiz

Section 5 – Vault Architecture (21:11)

 

  • Vault Architecture – Internals
  • Vault Seal and Unseal
  • Vault Architecture – High Availability
  • Vault Architecture – Multi-Region
  • Section 5 -Quiz

Section 6 – Starting a Production Vault Server (33:08)

 

  • The Configuration File
  • Initializing Vault
  • Unsealing Vault
  • Vault Server Status
  • Storage Backends
  • Audit Devices
  • Run a Production Vault Server Lab
  • Auto Unseal
  • AWS Auto Unseal Lab
  • Section 6 – Quiz
  • I need your help

Section 7 – Authentication Methods (1:20:22)

 

  • Authentication Methods – Overview
  • Types of Auth Methods
  • Userpass Auth Method
  • Userpass Auth Lab
  • Active Directory Auth Method
  • AppRole Auth Method
  • AppRole Auth Lab
  • Kubernetes Auth Method
  • AWS Auth Method
  • Vault Entities and Aliases
  • Vault Identity Groups
  • Vault Entities, Aliases, and Identity Groups Lab
  • Section 7 – Quiz

Section 8 – Policies (51:58)

 

  • Vault Policies – Overview
  • Policy Syntax
  • Policies Lab 1
  • Managing Policies
  • Policy Capabilities
  • Policies Lab 2
  • Templated Policies
  • Admin Policy
  • Example
  • Sentinel Policies
  • Section 8 – Quiz

Section 9 – Tokens (36:07)

 

  • Vault Tokens – Overview
  • Root Tokens
  • Token Hierarchies and Orphan Tokens
  • Token Accessors
  • Tokens Lab 1
  • Token TTL, Max TTL, and Periodic Tokens
  • Service and Batch Tokens
  • Tokens Lab 2
  • Section 9 – Quiz

Section 10 – Secrets Engines (1:45:15)

 

  • Secrets Engines – Overview
  • Key / Value (KV)
  • KV Commands 1
  • KV Secrets Engine Lab 1
  • KV Commands 2
  • KV Secrets Engine Lab 2
  • Dynamic Secrets
  • Dynamic Secrets Examples: Database, AWS, PKI
  • AWS Secrets Engine Lab
  • Transit Secrets Engine – Encryption as a Service
  • Transit Secrets Engine – Key Rotation and Data Re-wrap
  • Transit Secrets Engine Lab
  • Cubbyhole Secrets Engine
  • Cubbyhole Response Wrapping
  • Cubbyhole Response Wrapping Lab
  • Section 10 – Quiz

Section 11 – Replication Design – Disaster Recovery and Performance Replication (32:21)

 

  • Replication Design with DR and PR
  • DR and PR Whiteboard and Demo [Optional]
  • Section 11 – Quiz

Section 12 – The Vault Agent (35:16)

 

  • Vault Agent Overview
  • Vault Agent Auto-Auth
  • Vault Agent Caching
  • Vault Agent Templates
  • Vault Agent Lab
  • Section 12 – Quiz

Section 13 – Exam Preparation (11:43)

 

  • Exam Objectives
  • What to Expect

Section 14 – Closing Remarks and Next Steps (0:38)

 

  • Closing Remarks
    I’d like to hear from you
  • I need your help
  • Referral Program

See What Others are Saying

Excellent course, recommend for anyone planning to use Vault in the future. Clear explanations from the author help to understand the concepts well. I had no experience with Vault, but with the help of this course, I was able to deploy Vault in a production environment. In addition to the course, you will also gain access to TeKanAid Community where you are able to comment and/or list questions that you have pertaining to Vault.
WilbertoMaldonado
Wilberto Maldonado
Security Engineer
This course gave me an excellent overview about all features that HashiCorp Vault offers. Topics are presented in digestible pace and all theoretical knowledge is demonstrated in practical hands on labs. I am looking forward to see other courses from TeKanAid as well. Thank you very much, you made my life easier.
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František Albert
Software Architect / DevOps Engineer

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