HashiCorp Certified: Terraform Associate (003) Training

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    HashiCorp Certified: Terraform Associate (003) Training

    Terraform Associate (003) Training certification is for Cloud Engineers specializing in operations, IT, or development who know the basic concepts and skills associated with HashiCorp Terraform. This person understands the difference in functionality between Terraform Cloud, Terraform Enterprise, and Terraform Community. Visit the HashiCorp Certification Exam Portal to schedule and take the exam.

    Prerequisites Terraform Associate (003) Training Certification

    • Basic terminal skills
    • Basic understanding of on premises and cloud architecture
    • Product version tested
    • We are updating the Terraform product version covered in this exam!
    • Now through April 30th: Terraform product version 1.0+
    • May 1st and beyond: Terraform product version 1.4
    • This update does not affect the exam version or your badge’s validity.

    Preparing for the exam

    The Terraform Associate (003) Training exam has both a study guide and a review guide. While much of the information in these two guides are the same, they are presented differently for different uses. Use the study guide if you want to study all the exam objectives. Use the review guide if you already have Terraform experience and/or training and want to pick and choose which objectives to review before taking the exam. There are also sample questions available so you can get a feel for what the exam will be like.

    Renewing your Terraform Associate certification

    • To renew any Terraform Associate certification, you will need to take and pass the new Terraform Associate (003) Training 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 an 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.


    Exam details

    • Assessment Type Multiple choice
    • Format Online proctored
    • Duration 1 hour
    • Price $70.50 USD
    • plus locally applicable taxes and fees
    • Free retake not included
    • Language English
    • Expiration 2 years

    Exam objectives

    1 Understand infrastructure as code (IaC) concepts

    1a Explain what IaC is

    1b Describe advantages of IaC patterns


    2 Understand the purpose of Terraform (vs other IaC)

    2a Explain multi-cloud and provider-agnostic benefits

    2b Explain the benefits of state


    3 Understand Terraform basics

    3a Install and version Terraform providers

    3b Describe plugin-based architecture

    3c Write Terraform configuration using multiple providers

    3d Describe how Terraform finds and fetches providers


    4 Use Terraform outside of core workflow

    4a Describe when to use terraform import to import existing infrastructure into your Terraform state

    4b Use terraform state to view Terraform state

    4c Describe when to enable verbose logging and what the outcome/value is


    5 Interact with Terraform modules

    5a Contrast and use different module source options including the public Terraform Module Registry

    5b Interact with module inputs and outputs

    5c Describe variable scope within modules/child modules

    5d     Set module versions


    6 Use the core Terraform workflow

    6a Describe Terraform workflow ( Write -> Plan -> Create )

    6b Initialize a Terraform working directory (terraform unit)

    6c Validate a Terraform configuration (terraform validate)

    6d Generate and review an execution plan for Terraform (terraform plan)

    6e Execute changes to infrastructure with Terraform (terraform apply)

    6f Destroy Terraform managed infrastructure (terraform destroy)

    6g Apply formatting and style adjustments to a configuration


    7 Implement and maintain state

    7a Describe default local backend

    7b Describe state locking

    7c Handle backend and cloud integration authentication methods

    7d Differentiate remote state back end options

    7e Manage resource drift and Terraform state

    7f Describe backend block and cloud integration in configuration

    7g Understand secret management in state files

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