1 days.


  • Complete Google Cloud Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure
  • Have basic programming skills and familiarity with using CLI
  • Have general familiarity with Google Cloud

Skills Gained

  • Define the business need for infrastructure as code and the benefits of using it in your environment.
  • Explain the features and functionalities of Terraform.
  • Use Terraform resources, variables, and output values to create Google Cloud infrastructure resources.
  • Use Terraform modules to build reusable configurations.
  • Explain Terraform state and its importance.

Who Can Benefit?

Cloud engineers, DevOps engineers, and individuals who want to start using Terraform to automate infrastructure provisioning with a focus on Google Cloud Platform

    Outline for Getting Started with Terraform for Google Cloud Training

    Course Outline

    Introduction to Terraform for Google Cloud

    • Introduction to IaC
    • What is infrastructure as code (IaC)?
    • Problems IaC can solve
    • Benefits of IaC
    • Provisioning versus configuration
    • Imperative versus declarative approach
    • Introduction to Terraform
    • Terraform overview
    • Terraform features
    • IaC configuration workflow
    • Terraform use cases
    • Using Terraform
    • How to use Terraform
    • Running Terraform in production

    Terms and concepts

    • Terraform Directory structure
    • Introduction to HCL syntax
    • Resources
    • Variables
    • State
    • Modules
    • Terraform commands
    • terraform init
    • terraform plan
    • terraform apply
    • terraform fmt
    • terraform destroy
    • Terraform Validator tool
    • Introduction
    • Why use the Terraform Validator tool
    • Validation workflow
    • Terraform Validator use cases

    Writing Infrastructure Code for Google Cloud

    • Introduction to Resources
    • Resources overview
    • Syntax
    • Example
    • Refer a resource attribute
    • Considerations to define a resource block
    • Meta-arguments for resources
    • Resource dependencies
    • Implicit dependency
    • Explicit dependency
    • Introduction to Variables
    • Overview
    • Syntax to declare a variable
    • Syntax to reference and assign a value to a variable
    • Variables best practices
    • Introduction to output values
    • Output values overview
    • Best practices
    • Terraform Registry and CFT
    • Introduction to Terraform Registry
    • Introduction to CFT

    Organizing and Reusing Configuration with Terraform Modules

    • Introduction to modules:
    • Why are modules needed
    • What is a module?
    • Example
    • Reusing configurations by using modules
    • Module sources
    • Calling a module into the source configuration
    • Using variables to parameterize your configuration
    • Pass resource attributes using output variables
    • Module use cases, benefits, and best practices

    Introduction to Terraform State

    • Introduction to Terraform state
    • How information is stored in a Terraform state file
    • Ways to save a state file
    • Storing a state file in a Cloud Storage bucket
    • Issues when storing the Terraform state locally
    • Benefits of storing a state file in a Cloud Storage bucket
    • Process of storing a Terraform state file remotely in a Cloud Storage bucket
    • Terraform state best practices
    06/24/2024 - 06/24/2024
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Eastern Standard Time
    Online Virtual Class
    USD $900.00