Its all about HashiCorp Certified Terraform Associate Exam!!!

The Terraform Associate certification is for operations, IT, or devops professionals who know the basic concepts and skills associated with open source HashiCorp Terraform. Qualified candidates may not have used Terraform in production but have performed the tasks listed in the objectives in at least a personal demo environment. This person understands what enterprise features exist and what can and cannot be done using the open source offering.

Is there a terraform certification?
The exams are currently available to HashiCorp employees and select partners.

Prerequisites of HashiCorp Certified Terraform Associate

  • Basic terminal skills
  • Basic understanding of on premises and cloud architecture

HashiCorp Certified Terraform Associate Requirements

  • Strong understanding on Terraform and how to write Infrastructure as Code
  • Desire to take and pass the HashiCorp Certified: Terraform Associate certification

HashiCorp Certified Terraform Associate version to be used in exam

  • Terraform 0.12 and higher.

HashiCorp Certified Terraform Associate Exam Details

  • Type Multiple choice
  • Duration 1 hour
  • Language English

HashiCorp Certified Terraform Associate Exam Experience
Certification exams are taken online with a live proctor. This means that all locations and time zones are accommodated. Online proctoring provides the same benefits of a physical test center while being more accessible to exam-takers. The live proctor verifies the exam-taker’s identity, walks them through rules and procedures, and watches them take the exam. Be sure to follow the instructions on your exam appointment confirmation email about how to prepare your computer and physical environment to take the exam.

HashiCorp Certified Terraform Associate exam Eligibility
The Terraform Associate certification is for operations, IT, or DevOps professionals who know the basic concepts and skills associated with open-source HashiCorp Terraform.

Is terraform hard to learn?
No. DevOpsSchool has multiple classroom and virutal training. You may enroll for it. You would find multiple video tutoriald free at DevOps School youtube channel.

How to register for HashiCorp Certified Terraform Associate?
The exams are currently available to HashiCorp employees and select partners only.

HashiCorp has partnered with Credly’s Acclaim platform to offer you a digital badge upon passing a certification exam. There is no fee for this service and acceptance is totally up to you. Digital badges can be used in email signatures or digital resumes, and on social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. Badges link back to a real-time verification feature that describes your qualifications.

How do I learn terraform?
DevOpsSchool has multiple classroom and virutal training. You may enroll for it. You would find multiple video tutoriald free at DevOps School youtube channel.

What is the cost of HashiCorp Certified Terraform Associate?
Free.

What is the exam fee HashiCorp Certified Terraform Associate?
Free. contact contact@DevOpsSchool.com for classroom training details.

What is the training fee HashiCorp Certified Terraform Associate?
Free. Try https://learn.hashicorp.com/terraform or contact contact@DevOpsSchool.com for classroom training.

How to enroll for HashiCorp Certified Terraform Associate exam?
The exams are currently available to HashiCorp employees and select partners only. Register at https://www.youracclaim.com/ and look for the badges named with following.

  • Automating Infrastructure with Terraform
  • HashiCorp Certified: Terraform Associate

Certification exams are taken online with a live proctor. This means that all locations and time zones are accommodated. Online proctoring provides the same benefits of a physical test center while being more accessible to exam-takers. The live proctor verifies the exam-taker’s identity, walks them through rules and procedures, and watches them take the exam. Be sure to follow the instructions on your exam appointment confirmation email about how to prepare your computer and physical environment to take the exam.

Where to find HashiCorp Certified Terraform Associate Study Guide?
You may access at DevOpsSchool.com.

HashiCorp Certified Terraform Associate Exam Objectives

1Understand infrastructure as code (IaC) concepts
1aExplain what IaC is
1bDescribe advantages of IaC patterns
2Understand Terraform’s purpose (vs other IaC)
2aExplain multi-cloud and provider-agnostic benefits
2bExplain the benefits of state
3Understand Terraform basics
3aHandle Terraform and provider installation and versioning
3bDescribe plugin based architecture
3cDemonstrate using multiple providers
3dDescribe how Terraform finds and fetches providers
3eExplain when to use and not use provisioners and when to use local-exec or remote-exec
4Use the Terraform CLI (outside of core workflow)
4aUnderstand the help command (terraform help)
4bGiven a scenario: choose when to use terraform fmt to format code
4cGiven a scenario: choose when to use terraform taint to taint Terraform resources
4dGiven a scenario: choose when to use terraform import to import existing infrastructure into your Terraform state
4eGiven a scenario: choose when to use terraform workspace to create workspaces
4fGiven a scenario: choose when to use terraform state to view Terraform state
4gGiven a scenario: choose when to enable verbose logging and what the outcome/value is
5Interact with Terraform modules
5aContrast module source options
5bInteract with module inputs and outputs
5cDescribe variable scope within modules/child modules
5dDiscover modules from the public Terraform Module Registry
5eDefining module version
6Navigate Terraform workflow
6aDescribe Terraform workflow ( Write -> Plan -> Create )
6bInitialize a Terraform working directory (terraform init)
6cValidate a Terraform configuration (terraform validate)
6dGenerate and review an execution plan for Terraform (terraform plan)
6eExecute changes to infrastructure with Terraform (terraform apply)
6fDestroy Terraform managed infrastructure (terraform destroy)
7Implement and maintain state
7aDescribe default local backend
7bOutline state locking
7cHandle backend authentication methods
7dDescribe remote state storage mechanisms and supported standard backends
7eDescribe effect of Terraform refresh on state
7fDescribe backend block in configuration and best practices for partial configurations
7gUnderstand secret management in state files
8Read, generate, and modify configuration
8aDemonstrate use of variables and outputs
8bDescribe secure secret injection best practice
8cUnderstand the use of collection and structural types
8dCreate and differentiate resource and data configuration
8eUse resource addressing and resource parameters to connect resources together
8fUse Terraform built-in functions to write configuration
8gConfigure resource using a dynamic block
8hDescribe built-in dependency management (order of execution based)
9Understand Terraform Enterprise capabilities
9aDescribe the benefits of Sentinel, registry, and workspaces
9bDifferentiate OSS and TFE workspaces
9cSummarize features of Terraform Cloud

Reference
https://learn.hashicorp.com/terraform/certification/terraform-associate
https://www.hashicorp.com/certification/

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