The Terraform Associate certification is for Cloud Engineers specializing in operations, IT, or development who know the basic concepts and skills associated with Terraform. This includes understanding which enterprise features exist and what can and cannot be done using the community offering. You should have professional experience using Terraform in production, but performing the exam objectives in a personal demo environment may be sufficient.
|$70.50 USD, plus locally applicable taxes and fees. Free retake not included.
|Understand Infrastructure as Code (IaC) concepts
|Explain what IaC is
|Describe advantages of IaC patterns
|Understand the purpose of Terraform (vs other IaC)
|Explain multi-cloud and provider-agnostic benefits
|Explain the benefits of state
|Understand Terraform basics
|Install and version Terraform providers
|Describe plugin-based architecture
|Write Terraform configuration using multiple providers
|Describe how Terraform finds and fetches providers
|Use Terraform outside the core workflow
|Describe when to use
terraform import to import existing infrastructure into your Terraform state
terraform state to view Terraform state
|Describe when to enable verbose logging and what the outcome/value is
|Interact with Terraform modules
|Contrast and use different module source options including the public Terraform Module Registry
|Interact with module inputs and outputs
|Describe variable scope within modules/child modules
|Set module version
|Use the core Terraform workflow
|Describe Terraform workflow ( Write -> Plan -> Create )
|Initialize a Terraform working directory (
|Validate a Terraform configuration (
|Generate and review an execution plan for Terraform (
|Execute changes to infrastructure with Terraform (
|Destroy Terraform managed infrastructure (
|Apply formatting and style adjustments to a configuration (
|Implement and maintain state
|Describe state locking
|Handle backend and cloud integration authentication methods
|Differentiate remote state back end options
|Manage resource drift and Terraform state
backend block and cloud integration in configuration
|Understand secret management in state files
|Read, generate, and modify configuration
|Demonstrate use of variables and outputs
|Describe secure secret injection best practice
|Understand the use of collection and structural types
|Create and differentiate
|Use resource addressing and resource parameters to connect resources together
|Use HCL and Terraform functions to write configuration
|Describe built-in dependency management (order of execution based)
|Understand Terraform Cloud capabilities
|Explain how Terraform Cloud helps to manage infrastructure
|Describe how Terraform Cloud enables collaboration and governance
To renew any Terraform Associate certification, you will need to take and pass the new Terraform Associate 003 exam.
If you hold an unexpired Terraform Associate 002 certification: You can take the new (003) exam starting 18 months after your previous exam date. When you pass the Terraform Associate 003 exam to recertify, you will receive a new, separate set of credentials (badge and corresponding certificate) that will reflect your recertification date. The date of your credentials related to your Terraform Associate 002 certification will not be updated.
If you hold an unexpired Terraform Associate 003 certification: You can take the new exam starting 18 months after your previous exam date. When you pass the new exam, the expiration date on your credentials will be extended.
If you hold any expired Terraform Associate certification: You are eligible to recertify at any time. When you pass the new exam, you will receive a new, separate set of credentials with a new expiration date.
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