HashiCorp Vault is an open-source secrets management platform, providing a secure enclave for static and dynamic secrets. In this course, HashiCorp Certified Vault Associate: Getting Started, you’ll learn to work with HashiCorp Vault in a development setting. First, you’ll explore how to interact and authenticate to Vault. Next, you’ll discover how Vault uses policies and tokens. Finally, you’ll learn how to enable and configure secrets engines. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have new skills and knowledge of HashiCorp Vault needed to prepare for the Associate level certification.
Ned Bellavance is an IT professional and Microsoft MVP with almost 20 years of experience in the industry. Passionate about technology, he is always looking to embrace future trends and share new discoveries with the community.
Course Overview Hi, everyone. My name is Ned Bellavance, and welcome to my course, HashiCorp Certified Vault Associate: Getting Started. I am a HashiCorp ambassador and founder of Ned in the Cloud LLC. HashiCorp Vault is an open‑source secrets management platform that provides full lifecycle management of static and dynamic secrets in your environment. In this course, you will learn about the essential features and functionality within Vault. We will be focusing on several topics within the course including controlling access to Vault with authentication methods and policies, working with tokens and leases, enabling and using secrets engines. By the end of this course, you will be able to start up a development instance of Vault server, configure authentication methods and ACL policies, and enable secrets engines. Before beginning this course, you should have familiarity with using command‑line tools, Bash or PowerShell commands, and basic security terminology. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn more about HashiCorp Vault and prepare yourself for the Certified Vault Associate exam with the course HashiCorp Certified Vault Associate: Getting Started, at Pluralsight.