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  • Course Code INNO-TERRA
  • Duration 2 days
  • Available Formats Classroom

Terraform is the leading tool for automating deployment and management of your infrastructure resources. Using Terraform as part of your continuous deployment pipeline enables repeatable results and eliminates human error when creating and managing infrastructure. As customers require new features, faster automation is the only way to keep up with demand. This class starts at the beginning and explains key concepts of infrastructure as code, Terraform principles, and industry best practices.

Skills Gained

Attendees will leave with all the skills necessary to plan, test, create and manage infrastructure across multiple environments. They will understand how to create re-usable, version-controlled configuration files for repeatable results. Attendees will learn best practices for securely storing variables and secrets.

Who Can Benefit

The audience for this class is Developers, Team Leads, DevOps, Architects, and any other Engineering personnel interested in an in-depth introduction to infrastructure management using Terraform. This class teaches best practices for creating, testing, and managing infrastructure.


Attendees should have a basic understanding of Linux and command-line experience.

Course Details

What you learn:


  • Overview
  • Architecture
  • Why Terraform?
  • Comparison of tools
  • Core components
  • Fundamental concepts

Programming Structure

  • Providers
  • Resources
  • Variables
  • Data sources
  • Outputs


  • Types and Arguments
  • Behavior
  • Dependencies
  • Local only resources


  • Inputs
  • References
  • Outputs and Locals
  • Overrides

Terraform CLI

  • Features
  • Commands
  • Managing infrastructure

State management

  • Local or Remote?
  • Remote storage options: S3, AzureRM, Google File Storage
  • Integrating with Git
  • Challenges with State file locking
  • Importing existing resources


  • Types of Provisioners
  • Remote execute provisioners
  • Local execute provisioners
  • Storing provisioners in repository

Modules and Workspaces

  • Understanding DRY (Don't Repeat Yourself) principle
  • Variables and Modules
  • Terraform module registry
  • Terraform CLI workspaces


  • The right way to handle Access & Secret keys
  • Terraform and Identity Access Management (IAM)


  • Review
  • Q&A
  • Next steps

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

What does GTR stand for?

GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

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