Duration: 3 Days

Overview

The Terraform course has five sections or objectives:

  • Terraform Basics is the cornerstone that introduces students to the concept of IaC and the fundamentals of Terraform. It demystifies the Terraform workflow, guides learners on using the Terraform CLI, and teaches practical skills for Azure infrastructure provisioning.
  • Building Infrastructure takes students deeper into Terraform architecture, taking a closer look at the details of the Hashicorp Azure provider. It highlights the steps for provisioning and maintaining diverse Azure resources via Terraform.
  • Skills Deep Dive is designed to refine students' HCL (Hashicorp Configuration Language) programming skills, spotlighting Terraform state management and incorporating HCL programming best practices.
  • Best Practices and Troubleshooting arms students with crucial knowledge for debugging and troubleshooting Terraform projects and using industry-standard best practices.
  • Advanced Concepts introduces Terraform in an organizational context and discusses the integration with CI/CD pipelines, GitOps, and integration with other Azure and Hashicorp tools.

Audience

The ideal audience for this course works with cloud infrastructure and has a basic working knowledge of Linux and Windows-based systems including Bash or PowerShell, and a basic understanding of Azure.

Outline for Infrastructure as Code (IaC) with Terraform for Azure Fundamentals Training

  • Introduction
  • Infrastructure as Code Overview
    • Holistic Overview
    • IaC vs Scripting
  • Terraform Basics - Getting Started
    • Terraform CLI
    • Terraform Project Structure
    • Terraform Workflow: Plan, Apply, Destroy
    • Terraform HCL Configuration Files
    • Resources - Introduction
    • Providers - Introduction
    • Provisioning Infrastructure using Terraform
    • Using Terraform Provider Documentation
  • Getting Started with Terraform and Azure
    • Creating and managing Azure resources using Terraform
    • State files and out-of-band changes - reality check
  • Building Infrastructure
    • Terraform Architecture
      • Terraform Development Architecture
      • Terraform State
      • Local State
      • Remote State
      • Intro to Terraform Enterprise and Terraform Cloud
      • Terraform Registry
      • Providers
      • Plugins
      • Modules
      • Terraform CLI vs Provider version pinning
      • CLI Compatibility Promise
      • Provider Backward Compatibility
  • Azure Provider Fundamentals
    • Provider Landscape for creating cloud resources
    • Azure Provider Authentication
    • Resource Groups
    • Compute: Azure Virtual Machines, Azure Functions
    • Storage: Azure Blob Storage, Azure Disk Storage
    • Databases: Azure SQL Database, Cosmos DB
    • Network: Virtual Network, Subnets, Route Tables, Internet Gateways
    • Identity: Azure Active Directory Users, Roles, Role Assignments
    • Architecting Infrastructure in Azure with Terraform
    • Terraform vs ARM and Bicep
  • Skills Deep Dive
    • HCL Programming Basics
      • Variables and Outputs
      • Input
      • Local
      • Output
      • Input Variables in Detail
      • CLI Parameters
      • TFVARS File
      • Environment Variables
      • Validation Rules
      • HCL Expressions Basics
      • Value Data Types
      • Value References
      • Strings
      • Conditionals
      • For
      • Splat
      • Operators
      • Using Functions in Terraform
      • Numeric
      • String
      • Collections
      • Date and Time
      • Type Conversion
      • Encoding
      • Filesystem
      • Cryptographic and Hashing
      • IP Network
      • Terraform Best Practices - Basics
      • HCL Coding Best Practices
      • Terraform Project Best Practices
    • Resources Deep Dive
      • Deep dive into HCL resource blocks
      • Resource Blocks
      • Resource Behavior
      • Resource Dependencies
      • Implicit
      • Explicit
      • Meta Arguments
      • count
      • depends_on
      • for_each
      • provider
      • lifecycle
    • Data Sources
      • Data Source Blocks
      • Working with Azure Data Sources
    • Modules Deep Dive
      • Modules Architectural Overview
      • Writing Custom Modules
      • Consuming Custom Modules
      • Module Meta Arguments
      • Publishing Modules
      • Modules Best Practices
    • Terraform State Deep Dive
      • Terraform State Architecture
      • Terraform Backends
      • Local
      • Remote - Enterprise
      • Remote - Cloud
      • Remote - Azure Storage
      • Managing State
      • State Drift
      • Out of Band Changes
      • Convention over Control
      • Importing Existing Resources into Terraform
      • Terraform CLI Import Command Usage
      • 3rd Party Tools
  • Best Practices and Troubleshooting
    • Debugging and Troubleshooting
      • Terraform Log Levels
      • Debugging Terraform Scripts
      • Audit Trails for Troubleshooting
      • Terraform State File Issues
      • Common Terraform Errors and Solutions
    • Terraform Best Practices
      • Infrastructure as Code Principles
      • Mutable vs Immutable
      • Declarative Code
      • Version Control
      • Automation
      • Resource Management Strategies
      • Naming Conventions
      • Modularization
      • Resource Dependencies
      • Lifecycle Management
      • Effective Use of Azure Data Sources
      • Security Best Practices
      • Secrets Management
      • Principle of Least Privileges
      • Use of Service Roles
      • Performance Optimization Tips
      • Parallel Resource Creation
      • Reducing Interdependencies
      • Azure Best Practices
      • IaC Code Management
      • Compatibility and Security
      • Testing and Documentation
      • Resource Management
      • Environment and Automation
  • Advanced Concepts
    • Terraform in Organization Context
      • Centralized vs. Distributed Infrastructure Management
      • Hybrid Infrastructure Management
      • DevOps Approach with Terraform
      • Using Managed Terraform Services
      • Team Roles and Responsibilities
      • Governance and Best Practices
      • Case Studies and Real-world Scenarios
    • Last Mile Configuration using Provisioners
      • Configuration vs State
      • Integrating configuration management tools
    • Terraform in CI/CD Pipelines and GitOps
      • Overview of CI/CD
      • Terraform in CI/CD Context
      • GitOps with Terraform
      • Automated Testing of Terraform Code
      • Infrastructure Deployment Automation
      • Case Studies and Examples
      • Best Practices and Tools
    • Integration with Other Tools
      • Azure Key Vault for Secrets Management
      • Azure Monitor for resource monitoring
      • Secrets Management with Vault
      • Service Discovery with Consul
      • Image Creation with Packer
      • Development Environments with Vagrant
      • Application Deployment with Nomad
  • Conclusion
04/08/2024 - 04/10/2024
10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Eastern Standard Time
Online Virtual Class
USD $2,275.00
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