HashiCorp Certified: Consul Associate (002) Training

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    HashiCorp Certified: Consul Associate (002)

    Welcome to our HashiCorp Certified: Consul Associate (002) Training program. This course equips you with skills to deploy, configure, and maintain Consul environments. Led by industry experts, it covers Consul fundamentals, including service mesh setup, security, and troubleshooting. By participating, you validate expertise in building resilient systems and advance your career in DevOps and cloud-native technology. Join us on this transformative journey in technology.

    Certification Details

    The Consul Associate Certification is for Site Reliability Engineers, Solutions Architects, DevOps professionals, or other Cloud Engineers. Tailored for individuals with basic skills to build, secure, and maintain HashiCorp Consul environments, it’s valuable in cloud technology. While professional experience in Consul is ideal, candidates can prepare by performing objectives in a demo environment. This certification demonstrates proficiency in enterprise features and Community capabilities. Schedule your exam at the HashiCorp Certification Exam Portal.

    Prerequisites of Consul Associate (002) Training

    1. Containerization knowledge
    2. Basic terminal skills
    3. Networking skills including load balancing and distributed systems
    4. Understand the purpose of ACLs
    5. Experience with TLS certificate lifecycle
    6. Product version tested
    7. Consul 1.8 or higher

    Preparing for the exam

    You’ll be tested on the objectives below. The HashiCorp Certified: Consul Associate (002) Training exam includes a study guide and a review guide. While much of the information in these two guides overlaps, they serve different purposes. Utilize the study guide for comprehensive coverage of all exam objectives. Alternatively, use the review guide if you have Consul Experience and want to focus on specific objectives before the exam. Sample questions are also available to familiarize yourself with the exam format.

    Renewing your Consul Associate (002) Training Certification

    1. To renew your Consul Associate certification, you will need to take and pass the Consul Associate exam.
    2. If you hold an unexpired Consul Associate (002) Training certification: You can take the exam again starting 18 months after your previous exam date. When you pass the exam, the expiration date on your credentials will be extended.
    3. If you hold an expired Consul Associate certification: You are eligible to recertify at any time. Once you pass the exam again, you will receive a new, separate set of credentials with a new expiration date.

    Exam details of Consul Associate (002) Training

    1. Assessment Type Multiple choice
    2. Format Online proctored
    3. Duration 1 hour
    4. Price $70.50 USD
    5. plus locally applicable taxes and fees
    6. Free retake not included
    7. Language English
    8. Expiration 2 years

    Exam objectives of Consul Associate (002) Training

    Explain Consul architecture

    1. Additionally, identify the components of Consul datacenter, including agents and communication protocols.
    2. Furthermore, prepare Consul for high availability and performance.
    3. Moreover, identify Consul’s core functionality.
    4. Moreover, differentiate agent roles.

    Deploy a single datacenter

    1. Additionally, start and manage the Consul process.
    2. Furthermore, interpret a Consul agent configuration.
    3. Moreover, configure Consul network addresses and ports.
    4. Moreover, describe and configure agent join and leave behaviors.

    Register services and use service discovery

    1. Additionally, interpret a service registration.
    2. Furthermore, differentiate ways to register a single service.
    3. Moreover, interpret a service configuration with health check.
    4. Additionally, check the service catalog status from the output of the DNS/API interface or via the Consul UI.
    5. Moreover, interpret a prepared query.
    6. Furthermore, use a prepared query.

    Access the Consul key/value (KV)

    1. Additionally, understand the capabilities and limitations of the KV store.
    2. Furthermore, interact with the KV store using both the Consul CLI and UI.
    3. Moreover, monitor KV changes using watch.
    4. Additionally, monitor KV changes using envconsul and consul-template.

    Backup and restore

    1. Additionally, describe the content of a snapshot.
    2. Furthermore, back up and restore the datacenter.
    3. Moreover, [Enterprise] describe the benefits of snapshot agent features.

    Use Consul Service mesh

    1. Additionally, understand Consul Connect service mesh high-level architecture.
    2. Furthermore, describe configuration for registering a service proxy.
    3. Moreover, describe intentions for Consul Connect service mesh.
    4. Moreover, check intentions in both the Consul CLI and UI.

    Secure agent communication

    1. Additionally, understand Consul security/threat model.
    2. Furthermore, differentiate certificate types needed for TLS encryption.
    3. Moreover, understand the different TLS encryption settings for a fully secure datacenter.

    Secure services with basic access control lists (ACL)

    1. Additionally, set up and configure a basic ACL system.
    2. Furthermore, create policies.
    3. Moreover, manage token lifecycle: multiple policies, token revoking, ACL roles, service identities.
    4. Additionally, perform a CLI request using a token.
    5. Furthermore, perform an API request using a token.

    Use gossip encryption

    1. Additionally, understand the Consul security/threat model.
    2. Furthermore, configure gossip encryption for the existing data center.
    3. Moreover, manage the lifecycle of encryption keys.

    Table of Contents
    10 Chapters

    Course Introduction: FREE CHAPTER
    Course Introduction
    Objective 1: Explain Consul Architecture
    Objective 2: Deploy A Single Datacenter
    Objective 3: Register Services And Use Service Discovery
    Objective 4: Access The Consul Key/Value (KV)
    Objective 5: Backup And Restore
    Objective 6: Register A Service Proxy
    Objective 7: Secure Agent Communication
    Objective 8: Secure Services With Basic ACLs
    Objective 9: Use Gossip Encryption

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