Hands-on Terraform Foundations

Build a Dev Environment with Terraform and AWS
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (293 ratings)
8,793 students
1hr 44min of on-demand video
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Learn the fundamentals of Terraform
Learn the fundamentals of Infrastructure as Code
Deploy resources in AWS using Terraform
Build a development environment using VScode and Terraform


  • Understanding of AWS core services such as VPC and EC2
  • Basic Bash or Powershell experience is helpful, but not required
  • Familiarity with VScode is useful


Welcome to the Hands-on Terraform Foundations course!

In this course, you're going to build your own development environment that allows you to automatically connect Visual Studio Code running on your Windows, Mac, or Linux machine to an EC2 instance running Ubuntu in AWS! This will allow you to easily configure a proper dev or devOps environment quickly through infrastructure automation using Terraform.

This course is for those brand new to Terraform who want to start diving in to such a great platform! We start from scratch and all you'll need is a little familiarity with AWS. All Powershell and/or Bash scripts are included! 

This course is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux!

In this course, you'll learn many valuable Terraform concepts including:

  • Providers

  • State

  • Init

  • Plan

  • Apply

  • Destroy

  • FMT

  • Datasources

  • The File Function

  • The Templatefile Function

  • Provisioners

  • Variables

  • Conditional Expressions

  • Outputs

  • And More!

All while building an AWS environment including:

  • VPC

  • Subnets

  • Internet Gateway

  • Route Tables

  • Security Groups

  • AMIs

  • EC2 Instances

What does it mean to be a Resume Foundations Project? It means that this course is designed to help you learn the basics of a technology fast with a hands-on project that can serve as a framework for your own projects that you can put on your resume to get the DevOps job of your dreams!

So sign up today and get learning! 

Who this course is for:

  • Beginner DevOps Engineers interested in Terraform
  • Experienced DevOps Engineers interested in Terraform
  • Developers looking for Terraform foundations


IoT and Cloud Engineer
Derek Morgan
  • 4.6 Instructor Rating
  • 2,634 Reviews
  • 30,268 Students
  • 5 Courses

Derek has been working in IT for over 10 years with roles in Managed Hosting, Retail, Cloud, Industrial IoT, and Devops Instruction. He enjoys Infrastructure as Code, Raspberry Pi, and Automation. His latest projects have involved developing an Industrial IoT SaaS application on AWS utilizing Kubernetes, Rancher, AWS, and more. He is here to teach these concepts to you!

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