Your Trainer: Tom Howarth

Tom Howarth holds several industry awards, including HashiCorp Ambassador (4 yrs), VMware VCP VMware vCAP-DCD and VMware vExpert (15 yrs), VMware vExpert-NSX (5 yrs), VMware vExpert Pro (4 yrs), and VMware vExpert Cloud Provider (4 yrs).

Tom is a British ex-pat who currently lives in Gibraltar and has previously worked worldwide (Australia, USA, Middle East and several European countries).

He has been working with VMware and related cloud and virtualization technologies since 2005.
Further, he has been the technical editor or reviewer of several technical books including, the seminal Phoenix Project, and has written chapters for several virtualization-based technical books.

When he is not up to his ears in Enterprise DevOps and Cloud, he is sitting on his balcony quaffing a nice IPA or Porter and enjoying the view.

The Courses

This set of courses is usually run within a work week from Monday to Friday, and will be delivered remotely, live led within a virtual Lab setting in conjunction with our partner, Amazic. To find out the cost of the courses, or to book a course, please visit the Amazic Marketplace.

This 1-day introductory course covers the following topics:

  • What is DevOps Vs DevSecOps Vs SRE?
  • Tool sets in DevOps Vs DevSecOps Vs SRE?
  • Overview of infrastructure during SDLC?
  • Problems with many infrastructure tools?
  • Introducing Infrastructure as Code
  • Declarative vs. Imperative
  • Introduction of Terraform
  • Advantages & Disadvantages of Terraform
  • How Terraform works for Infrastructure as Code?
  • Alternative of Terraform
  • Terraform Use cases
  • How to install Terraform?
  • Introductions of Terraform Components
    - Terraform Providers
    - Terraform Registry
    - Terraform Resources
    - Terraform Resources Argument Reference
  • Deploying Your First Terraform Configuration
  • Terraform Basics Workflow using Terraform CLI
    - terraform validate
    - terraform init
    - terraform plan
    - terraform apply
    - terraform show
    - terraform destroy
  • Updating Your Configuration with More Resources
  • Configuring a Resource After Creation
  • Adding a New Provider to Your Configuration
  • Understanding Terraform state file
  • Terraform Resource Behavior & Lifecycle
  • Understanding Terraform HCL syntax & Style
  • Terraform Resources Meta-Argument
    - depends_on
    - count
    - for_each
    - provider
    - lifecycle
  • Using Terraform for Create Cloud Provider Compute Resources

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