Getting Started

Get introduced to the course and authors in this lesson.

About the course

This course is a guide for attaining the Terraform Associate certification from HashiCorp. You’ve likely picked this course because you dabbled in Terraform as a hobbyist or in a development environment, and you’re excited about the possibilities of deploying Infrastructure as Code. Now, you want to sharpen your skills and prove your knowledge with a certification from HashiCorp. At least, that’s one possible path. Whatever has brought you to our course, we’re glad you’re here! We think Terraform is an amazing tool for deploying Infrastructure as Code in a cloud-agnostic way, and we’re excited to delve into it with you.

About the authors

Ned Bellavance

Ned is an IT professional with almost 20 years of experience in the field. He has been a helpdesk operator, systems administrator, cloud architect, and product manager. He is currently the founder of Ned in the Cloud LLC. He develops courses for Pluralsight, runs a podcast for Packet Pushers, runs a podcast for himself, and creates original content for technology vendors.

Ned has been a Microsoft MVP since 2017 and holds a bunch of industry certifications that have no bearing on anything beyond his exceptional ability to take exams and pass them.

Ned has three guiding principles:

  • Embrace discomfort
  • Fail often
  • Be nice

Adin Ermie

Adin is a Microsoft Azure subject-matter expert (SME) with over 15 years of experience in the IT field. He brings passion and enthusiasm to everything he does.

He has worked for a number of Microsoft partners, engaging on projects to help and support customers with Azure infrastructure, management, and governance.

Adin was a Microsoft MVP for five consecutive years in the Cloud and Datacenter Management (CDM) award category before joining Microsoft. He currently fills the role of Cloud Solution Architect (CSA) - Azure Infrastructure and supports many Microsoft partners based in Canada.