Terraform Associate Study Guide
This post will detail my journey to passing the Terraform Associate Certification exam.
There is not currently an official course, but there are plenty of courses available on platforms such as Udemy, Cloud Guru & Pluralsight.
Hashicorp have a very thorough guide of the exam objectives and documentation here: https://learn.hashicorp.com/tutorials/terraform/associate-review
Terraform Associate Price / Passing Score
The price of the exam is $70
The exam consists of up to 57-58 questions (currently delivered remotely).
There is no published passing score.
I am coming into this in February 2021 with zero experience of Terraform.
Terraform is aimed directly at the cloud space and is mainly used to stand up environments in AWS and Azure etc, but its gaining traction with networking with providers currently available for ASA/ASAv, ACI and F5 to name a few.
My study plan is to:
- Go through the Hashicorp study material
- Purchase a course on Udemy
- Sign up for an account with AWS
- Stand up a demo
- Practice questions
I am planning to book the exam within 4 weeks to keep me pushing hard.
Terraform Associate Certification Questions
There are some sample questions available on the Hashicorp site here:
Terraform CLI Documentation
Understand Infrastructure as Code IAC
Use the Terraform CLI
Terraform fmt : This command is Terraform Format and will format any hand written code to the correct layout. i.e if you paste in some code and the formatting / tabs are incorrect (i.e a line is 3 spaces too far to the right) running the fmt command will put everything inline or into the correct format!
Terraform taint : This command is used if either somebody makes a manual change to your environment and you need to re-configure or if one of your servers is in an up state but not working correctly. You use this command to mark the resource or taint the resource. On the next apply run it will destroy the resource and re-configure it.