Introduction to Terraform

AWS-128 (0.5 Days)
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Terraform Training Overview

Accelebrate's Introduction to Terraform training course teaches attendees how to use Terraform to create, manage, and maintain resources. This training prepares your team to immediately use Terraform to control and automate your AWS environments.

Note: This half-day course can be extended to a 1-day or multi-day course to cover any extra modules your team may need. Please see the outline for additional topic suggestions.

Location and Pricing

This course is taught as a private online class for teams of 3 or more. All our private online courses are hands-on, instructor-led, and customizable to fit your group’s goals and needs. To receive a customized proposal and price quote, please contact us.

Terraform Training Objectives

All students will learn:

  • The fundamentals of Terraform
  • How to modularize Terraform Code
  • The pitfalls and limitations of Terraform
  • How to securely manage access and secrets keys
  • Terraform Best Practices
  • How to use and leverage remote modules
  • What the state file is and why it’s so important
  • How to use remote backends
  • How to create and destroy resources with Terraform
  • The simple trick to mastering Terraform
  • How to understand the often-confusing documentation to create ANY resource
  • Variables in Terraform
  • How to manage different requirements for different environments
  • The key differences between the current version and the prior one (and its impact on you specifically)

Terraform Training Outline

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Overview
  • What is Terraform?
  • How Terraform works
  • Advantages and disadvantages
  • Downloading and installing (Believe this is covered beforehand by Mike)
  • How to find documentation
Introduction
  • Writing the code to create our first resource
  • Pre-planning
  • Deploying our first resource to AWS
  • Deleting resources
  • What the state file is
Variable types and data structures
  • Variables and assignment
  • Data types
    • Number, string, Boolean
  • Data structures
    • List, Maps, Objects and Tuples
  • How to use these variables
    • Number
    • String
    • List
    • Map
  • Input Variables
  • Outputs
  • Data Sources
  • Challenge 1
Working with EC2 Instances
  • Creating an EC2 instance
  • Working with EIP’s
  • How attributes work
  • Security Groups
  • Security Groups with Dynamic Blocks
  • Challenge 2
Modules
  • What are modules?
  • Why modules are so powerful
  • Module Deep-Dive
  • Module Inputs
  • Handling Module Outputs
  • Child Modules
  • Remote Modules
  • Challenge 3
IAM Masterclass
  • Industry secret on how to quickly create IAM policies
  • Using IAM policies with users and binding
RDS
  • Pre-planning (gather requirements, how to scope out work, etc.)
  • Creating an RDS instance in Terraform
Advanced Terraform
  • Remote Backends – Pre-setup
  • Remote Backends – Configuring in Terraform
  • Handling Dependencies
  • Count – Introduction
  • Count – Advanced
  • Multiple Variable Files
  • Terraform Import
Additional Topics Available for a 1- or Multi-Day Course
  • Importing Current Infrastructure into Terraform
    • How to plan out the task
    • Managing the state file
    • Bringing resources under Terraforms control
    • The drawbacks
    • Potential tools that can make life easier
  • Terraform in Large Teams
    • The importance of the state file
    • Version control
    • How to organize the teams
    • Best practices
    • State locking
    • Issues you will likely encounter
    • CI/CD
    • Resolving state conflicts
  • EKS and Terraform
    • Pre-planning
    • To Use Modules or Not?
    • Implementing EKS
  • Lambda and Terraform
    • Pre-planning
    • To Use Modules or Not?
    • Implementing Lambda Functions
  • Additional Topics as Requested
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Lecture percentage

50%

Lecture/Demo

Lab percentage

50%

Lab

Course Number:

AWS-128

Duration:

0.5 Days

Prerequisites:

Students must have basic AWS understanding (VPC, EC2, S3, etc.).

Training Materials:

All Terraform training students receive comprehensive courseware.

Software Requirements:

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

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