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This Terraform Tutorial for Beginners is a Full Course in just over 1 hour. It's a Beginner's Guide to Automating Cloud Infrastructure.

Don't have time and want to learn the basics of Terraform quickly? Get started with this beginner's guide to Terraform.

► Overview

Learn the basic concepts of #terraform in this step-by-step terraform course for beginners with hands-on labs. By no means will you master Terraform by the end of this course, but you will have a solid foundation to build upon. There are many Terraform courses out there and I even offer one myself, but I wanted to create one that is concise enough to take in one sitting and get the gist of Terraform. Learning terraform is not difficult, you just need to understand the basics and practice a lot.

► Pre-requisites

The following is required to follow along:

  • Terraform and Docker or use GitHub's Codespaces or Gitpod as your development environment. The code repo is equipped with it.
  • An AWS account or if you're subscribed to the TeKanAid Academy Subscription you get your own AWS account on demand.

► Introduction

Terraform is a popular tool used for infrastructure provisioning and management. Using a simple, human-readable language, it allows users to define and manage resources across multiple cloud providers, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and Microsoft Azure. In this Terraform course, we will introduce the topic of Terraform and its use in infrastructure management, and guide beginners on how to get started.

Terraform has become a crucial tool in modern DevOps practices. It allows for infrastructure as code, which means that infrastructure can be managed in the same way as software, with version control, testing, and collaboration. This increases efficiency, reduces errors, and enables more frequent and reliable deployments. Additionally, Terraform makes it easy to automate the provisioning and management of resources across multiple providers, making it a powerful tool for multi-cloud and hybrid environments.

This Terraform tutorial is intended for beginners who are new to Terraform. We will cover the basics of Terraform, including its configuration, and usage with a local deployment in Docker and a cloud deployment in AWS. We will also discuss variables and how to use Terraform modules. By the end of this course, you will have a solid understanding of Terraform and be able to start experimenting with it in your own infrastructure projects.

► What You Will Learn in this Terraform Course

In this Terraform course, we will first learn what Infrastructure as Code is and its purpose. Then we will learn the basics of Terraform using 2 hands-on examples. A local Docker image that we will run using Terraform and a cloud example where we will deploy an EC2 instance in the AWS infrastructure.

Through these 2 examples, we will learn the following:

Basic Terraform Commands

  • terraform init
  • terraform fmt
  • terraform validate
  • terraform plan
  • terraform apply
  • terraform destroy

The State Lock File

The State File



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Hi there, I'm Sam

I'm a husband and father of two wonderful boys. I'm also very passionate 🔥 about all things technology. From when I was 10, I had a dream to become a computer 💻 engineer one day. Here I am today living the dream!

Thanks for visiting TeKanAid University. My goal is to teach you all things DevOps. Below are some of the things I've done over the years. I'm confident that I can help you achieve your dreams too.

  • 15+ years of experience in various Information Technology fields from Telecommunications, Computer Networks, Digital Transformation, DevOps, Cybersecurity, and IoT
  • President of TeKanAid Solutions Inc. building online content in the DevOps space
  • Previous - Sr. Solutions Engineer at HashiCorp
  • Pre-Sales Engineer at multiple US start-up vendors interacting with many enterprise customers
  • Master of Applied Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering - University of Waterloo in Ontario Canada.

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