Terraform Certification Training Course Overview

Terraform is an apparatus for building, changing, and versioning infrastructure securely and speedily. Terraform facilitate to use Infrastructure as Code to provision and manage any cloud, service or infrastructure. Terraform can manage existing and popular service providers as well as custom in-house solutions. Terraform connects to various service and helps create, configure and manage those services. The infrastructure Terraform manages can be hosted on public clouds like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), or on-prem in private clouds such as VMWare vSphere, OpenStack, or CloudStack.

In this Terraform Certification Training Course, we'll take you in Terraform from the basics. While building a strong foundation for you to do a deep dive on its building blocks and understand step by step process to use Terraform.

Intended Audience

This course is for anyone that is interested in managing infrastructure in public, private, or hybrid clouds. Some roles that fit into that category are:

  • DevOps Engineers
  • IT Professionals
  • Cloud Engineers
  • Developers

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe what Terraform is
  • Write Terraform configuration files
  • Understand how Terraform integrates infrastructure sources
  • Manage multiple infrastructure environments with Terraform


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Terraform Certification Training Course (Duration : 32 Hours) Download Course Contents

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Course Modules

Module 1: Getting Started & Setting Up Labs
  • Choosing a right Infrastructure as Code tool
  • Installing Terraform - Windows Users
  • Installing Terraform - MacOS and Linux Users
  • Choosing Right IDE for Terraform IAC development
  • Setting up AWS account
Module 2: Deploying Infrastructure with Terraform
  • Creating first EC2 instance with Terraform
  • Understanding Resources & Providers
  • Understanding Resource & Providers - Part 2
  • Destroying Infrastructure with Terraform
  • Understanding Terraform State files
  • Understanding Desired & Current States
  • Challenges with the current state on computed values
  • Terraform Provider Versioning
  • Types of Terraform Providers
Module 3: Read, Generate, Modify Configurations
  • Understanding Attributes and Output Values in Terraform
  • Referencing Cross-Account Resource Attributes
  • Terraform Variables
  • Approaches for Variable Assignment
  • Data Types for Variables
  • Fetching Data from Maps and List in Variable
  • Count and Count Index
  • Conditional Expressions
  • Local Values
  • Terraform Functions
  • Data Sources
  • Debugging in Terraform
  • Terraform Format
  • Validating Terraform Configuration Files
  • Load Order & Semantics
  • Dynamic Blocks
  • Tainting Resources
  • Splat Expressions
  • Terraform Graph
  • Saving Terraform Plan to File
Module 4: Terraform Provisioners
  • Understanding Provisioners in Terraform
  • Types of Provisioners
  • Implementing remote-exec provisioners
  • Implementing local-exec provisioners
Module 5: Terraform Modules & Workspaces
  • Understanding DRY principle
  • Implementing EC2 module with Terraform
  • Variables and Terraform Modules
  • Terraform Registry
  • Terraform Workspace
  • Implementing Terraform Workspace
Module 6: Remote State Management
  • Integrating with GIT for team management
  • Security Challenges in Commiting TFState to GIT
  • Remote State Management with Terraform
  • Implementing S3 Backend
  • Challenges with State File locking
  • Integrating DynamoDB with S3 for state locking
  • Terraform State Management
  • Importing Existing Resources with Terraform Import
Module 7: Security Primer
  • Handling Access & Secret Keys the Right Way in Providers
  • Terraform Provider Use Case - Resources in Multiple Regions
  • Handling Multiple AWS Profiles with Terraform Providers
  • Terraform & Assume Role with AWS STS
  • Sensitive Parameter
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Course Prerequisites

This is an intermediate-level course that assumes you have understanding of cloud basics and at least some experience creating services in a public cloud like Azure, AWS, Oracle, GCP, etc.

Additionally, some previous experience writing automation scripts (Python, PowerShell, Bash, etc.) will help students with some labs, but such experience is not mandatory.