Introduction to Terraform


Course Number: AWS-128

Duration: 2 days (13 hours)

Format: Live, hands-on

Terraform Training Overview

Accelebrate's Introduction to Terraform training course introduces attendees to the advantages of developing “Infrastructure as Code” with Terraform. Students learn how to manage the deployment of different infrastructure types via the appropriate Provider plugin. Participants also discover the ease with which infrastructure resources are defined in a declarative manner, allowing resources to be created, updated, or destroyed in a quick and efficient manner.

Note: This online 2-day course can be taught in 4 half-day sessions if preferred. In addition, this class can be adapted to other AWS services or other cloud providers.

Location and Pricing

This course is taught as a private, live online class for teams of 3 or more. All our courses are hands-on, instructor-led, and tailored to fit your group’s goals and needs. Most Accelebrate classes can be flexibly scheduled for your group, including delivery in half-day segments across a week or set of weeks. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for online corporate training, please contact us.

Objectives

All students will learn how to:

  • Use Terraform for standing up various AWS resources
  • Apply plans to a Terraform Workflow
  • Create basic and complex variables
  • Write your own modules
  • Find information about other AWS modules and data sources

Prerequisites

Students must be at ease working at the command-line, understand Amazon Web Services (AWS) such as EC2 or S3, and have experience using an SSH Client, such as OpenSSH on Linux, macOS or WSL, or PuTTY on Windows.

Outline

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Introduction to Infrastructure as Code
  • Infrastructure as Code, Config Management, Idempotence
  • Terraform
  • Installation
Terraform Workflow
  • The plan
  • Applying and re-applying plans
  • Destroying resources
  • Various sub-commands
HCL Configurations
  • Providers
  • Variables
  • Resources
Variable Types
  • Variables, passing values to the configuration, Locals
  • Basic and complex types
Templates
  • Control Structures
  • Templates
Data Sources
  • Provider Data Sources
State
  • Local State
  • Using “remote state” for working in teams
Modules
  • Modules structure
  • Using modules
  • Terraform Registry
  • Writing your own modules
Provisioners
  • Local-exec
  • File
  • Remote-exec
Importation of Foreign Resources
  • Importation of resources created outside Terraform
    • terraform import
    • terraforming
Auto-Scaling & Load-Balancing
  • AWS EC2 ASG - Autoscaling Groups
  • AWS EC2 ALB - Application Load Balancer
Other AWS Resources
  • Lambda
  • VPC, EIP
  • S3, EBS
  • IAM, RDS
Best Practices
  • Terraform Best practices
  • Tooling: Linters, scanners, testers
HashiCorp Terraform Eco-System
  • Terraform Cloud, Terraform Enterprise
  • CDK
  • Waypoint, Boundary
  • Certification
Conclusion

Training Materials:

All Terraform training students receive comprehensive courseware.

Software Requirements:

  • Visual Studio Code (optional)
  • Terraform Plugin for VS Code (optional)
  • AWS CLI for your platform (Windows, Mac, or Linux) (optional)
  • AWS access and secret key can be provided by you or by Accelebrate


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