The HashiCorp Certified: Terraform Associate (003) certification is tailored for Cloud Engineers with expertise in operations, IT, or development. It’s designed for individuals who possess a solid understanding of the fundamental concepts and skills related to HashiCorp Terraform. This certification recognizes the ability to differentiate the functionalities of Terraform Cloud, Terraform Enterprise, and Terraform Community.

I had the opportunity to work with Terraform project since couple of months and taking this certificate validated the skills that I had learnt.


Prerequisites as per Harshicop is:

  • Basic terminal skills
  • Basic understanding of on premises and cloud architecture

Exam Details

  • Exam is only available through PSI online
  • You get 60 minutes to answer 57 questions
  • It costs USD $75 plus tax
  • Certificate is valid for two years
  • Question types:
    • Single choice answer
    • Multiple choice answers
    • Fill in the blanks

Exam Objectives

  1. Understand infrastructure as code (IaC) concepts
  2. Understand the purpose of Terraform (vs other IaC)
  3. Understand Terraform basics
  4. Use Terraform outside the core workflow
  5. Interact with Terraform modules
  6. Use the core Terraform workflow
  7. Implement and maintain state
  8. Read, generate, and modify configuration
  9. Understand Terraform Cloud capabilities

How I Prepared for HashiCorp Certified: Terraform Associate (003) Exam


Earning the HashiCorp Certified: Terraform Associate (003) certification is more than a badge on my resume; it’s a testament to my dedication to the cloud realm. With this certification under my belt, I’m excited to explore new avenues and tackle complex infrastructure challenges with confidence. For anyone considering this certification, remember that the journey varies—about 2-4 weeks for beginners and less than a week for those already experienced. The key lies in embracing the hands-on approach and immersing yourself in the world of Terraform.

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