Terraform 101 Infrastructure as Code (IaC)

Price
$1,795.00 USD

Duration
3 Days

 

Delivery Methods
Virtual Instructor Led
Private Group

Course Overview

As enterprises seek to deploy and maintain increasingly complex cloud infrastructure, there is a necessity to use “Infrastructure as Code” (IaC) tools, like Terraform. An open-source, state management tool developed by HashiCorp, Terraform allows developers to use a common coding interface to work through their various clouds safely and efficiently. Attendees will leave being able to write and understand Terraform code (HCL), have a clear understanding of Terraform’s various components and supporting tools, as well as when to reach for Terraform over another IaC tool, such as Ansible. This class prepares you for Terraform Certifcation.

Course Objectives

  • Writing Terraform HCL code
  • Deploying into common clouds such as AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, Docker, Oracle, Kubernetes, and VMWare
  • Where Terraform fits in the Enterprise CI/CD model
  • Differences between Terraform and Ansible
  • Best practices
  • Prepare for HashiCorp’s Terraform Associate Certification
  • AI LLM prompt engineering for Terraform snippets and jumpstarting solutions

Who Should Attend?

  • DevOps Engineers
  • Software Developers
  • Technical Managers and Leads
  • System and Cloud Administrators
  • Network Engineers and Developers
  • Top-rated instructors: Our crew of subject matter experts have an average instructor rating of 4.8 out of 5 across thousands of reviews.
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  • Interactive classroom participation: Our virtual training includes live lectures, demonstrations and virtual labs that allow you to participate in discussions with your instructor and fellow classmates to get real-time feedback.
  • Post Class Resources: Review your class content, catch up on any material you may have missed or perfect your new skills with access to resources after your course is complete.
  • Private Group Training: Let our world-class instructors deliver exclusive training courses just for your employees. Our private group training is designed to promote your team’s shared growth and skill development.
  • Tailored Training Solutions: Our subject matter experts can customize the class to specifically address the unique goals of your team.

Course Prerequisites

Although not required, students with some experience programming, or pre-existing knowledge of cloud architecture, will most appreciate the technical nature of this hands-on course.

Agenda

Up and Running with Terraform

  • Terraform Overview
  • Defining “declarative”
  • How to think about Terraform (versus Ansible)
  • Reviewing the Terraform Configuration
  • Running the Terraform Configuration
  • Provisioners

Syntax

  • “Low Level” HCL syntax
  • Style Conventions
  • Comments
  • Blocks
  • Arguments
  • JSON Configuration Syntax

Resources

  • Meta-Arguments
  • depends_on
  • count
  • for_each
  • provider
  • lifecycle
  • Data Sources

Variables and Output

  • Input Variables
  • Output Values
  • Local Values

Functions

  • String
  • Collection
  • Numeric
  • Encoding
  • Filesystem
  • Date and Time
  • Hash and Crypto
  • IP Network
  • Type Conversion

Modules

  • Module Blocks
  • Module Sources
  • Meta Arguments

Terraform Templates

  • templatefile Function
  • Template Demonstration
  • Introducing Data Sources
  • Creating an External Data Source
  • Building tftpl template files

Expressions

  • Types and Values
  • Strings and Templates
  • Reference to Values
  • Operators
  • Function Calls
  • Conditionals
  • For Expressions
  • Splat Expressions
  • Dynamic Blocks
  • Type Constraints
  • Version Constraints

State

  • Understanding the importants of states
  • state storage and locking
  • importing existing resources
  • Remote State
  • What to do when local state is lost

CICD Piplines with Terraform

  • Terraform and GitLab pipelines
  • Terraform and Jenkins pipelines

Enterprise Case Studies

  • Terraform and Docker
  • Terraform and Kubernetes
  • Terraform and Amazon AWS
  • Terraform and Azure
  • Terraform and VMWare
  • Understanding how to apply Terraform to your unique infrastructure

Beyond Basics

  • Intro to Go Programming
  • Terraform Cloud
  • Additional HashiCorp Offerings
  • Backends
  • Secrets
 

Upcoming Class Dates and Times

Apr 22, 23, 24
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
ENROLL $1,795.00 USD
 



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