Developing Infrastructure as Code with Terraform LiveLessons

Video description

4+ Hours of Video Instruction

Cloud computing has revolutionized the IT industry over the past decade. Now that the dust is settling, IT professionals are beginning to realize that the roles, responsibilities, and practices that previously made sense need to be re-examined. Developing Infrastructure as Code with Terraform LiveLessons lays out the road ahead and teaches cutting-edge tools and practices to quickly bring existing skills up to date or to jump-start a novice career. Infrastructure as Code (IaC) dissolves the boundaries between Dev and Ops to the point where infrastructure engineering is now a software development discipline. That's where this LiveLessons course comes in.

Modern software development in the cloud has spurred myriad advances in efficiency for developers. Now, infrastructure engineers can leverage many of the same tools and practices to deploy reliable infrastructure. This course shows how to successfully integrate Infrastructure as Code (IaC) into your test and deployment pipelines.

This LiveLessons course introduces the philosophy behind IaC and covers how to implement IaC in your own environment using Terraform. Robert Jordan illustrates the critical tools and practices to successfully implement IaC in a collaborative production environment. Developers and Ops clientele will learn how to integrate IaC into test and deployment pipelines, how to enforce code review for infrastructure changes, and how to manage infrastructure change. The video combines PowerPoint slides, interactive web demonstrations, and code illustration.

About the Instructor

Robert Jordan has been designing, implementing, and deploying production applications for some of the world’s largest media and scientific customers for more than 20 years. Throughout that time, he has successfully led projects on all major cloud platforms and is currently certified on both AWS and GCP platforms. He is also a co-founder of Pragmatic AI Labs.

Skill Level

  • Beginner to Intermediate

What You Will Learn

Learn how to
  • Build and test cloud infrastructure
  • Create reproducible, immutable infrastructure with code
  • Master industry-leading software Terraform
  • Implement collaborative IaC teams
Learn to perform real-world deployment scenarios, including
  • Collaborative IaC development
  • Deployment stages (e.g., dev/stage/prod)
  • Testing and debugging Terraform deployment

Who Should Take This Course
  • Infrastructure Engineers
  • System Architects
  • Software Engineers
  • Engineering Managers

Course Requirements
  • Experience with Unix-like operating systems (The examples will all work on Windows, but many of the cloud deployments will run Linux)
  • Experience with at least one cloud platform

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Table of contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Developing Infrastructure as Code with Terraform LiveLessons (Video Training): Introduction
  2. Lesson 1: Introducing Infrastructure as Code
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 1.1 Begin with a look back
    3. 1.2 Ask yourself: Why infrastructure as code?
    4. 1.3 Learn the lingo: Terminology
    5. 1.4 Explore approaches to IaC
    6. 1.5 Understand Software Development Lifecycle and IaC
  3. Lesson 2: Introducing Terraform
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 2.1 Build your mental model: What is Terraform?
    3. 2.2 Install Terraform
    4. 2.3 Learn the basics: A tour of Terraform
    5. 2.4 Learn the basics: Hello Terraform
  4. Lesson 3: Learning HCL
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 3.1 Learn the basics: Overview of HCL structure
    3. 3.2 Learn Terraform providers
    4. 3.3 Learn Terraform data sources and resources
    5. 3.4 Learn Terraform outputs
    6. 3.5 Learn about interpolation in HCL
    7. 3.6 Learn about dependencies in Terraform
    8. 3.7 Learn variables and locals
    9. 3.8 Learn conditionals and the Count property
    10. 3.9 Learn data types and operators
    11. 3.10 Learn about Functions
    12. 3.11 Learn about iteration in HCL 2.0
    13. 3.12 Learn about directives and heredocs
    14. 3.13 Cleaning up
  5. Lesson 4: Code Re-Use and Encapsulation with Terraform Modules
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 4.1 Understand Terraform modules
    3. 4.2 Create a module
    4. 4.3 Distribute your modules
  6. Lesson 5: Collaboration with Terraform
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 5.1 Understand Terraform backends
    3. 5.2 Explore Terraform workspaces
    4. 5.3 Use Terraform in multi-team environments
  7. Lesson 6: Continuous Deployment with Terraform
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 6.1 Explore Terraform Cloud
  8. Lesson 7: Extending Terraform
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 7.1 Create custom resources with Python and the Null provider
    3. 7.2 Create custom data sources with Python and the external provider
  9. Lesson 8: Managing Kubernetes and Helm with Terraform
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 8.1 Explore the Kubernetes provider
    3. 8.2 Layer AWS, Kubernetes, and Helm
  10. Summary
    1. Developing Infrastructure as Code with Terraform LiveLessons (Video Training): Summary

Product information

  • Title: Developing Infrastructure as Code with Terraform LiveLessons
  • Author(s): Robert Jordan
  • Release date: January 2020
  • Publisher(s): Addison-Wesley Professional
  • ISBN: 0136608779