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A Beginner's Guide to Kubernetes for Container Orchestration

Gain essential Kubernetes knowledge and develop the practical skills you need to become a DevOps professional.

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Start your career as a DevOps engineer

The demand for DevOps engineers in the IT industry is ever-increasing and for any DevOps professional, knowledge of Kubernetes is essential. On this three-week course, you’ll learn everything you need to get up and running with Kubernetes.

You’ll complete a series of hands-on coding exercises that accompany each major concept, designed to help you deploy your own applications to a Kubernetes platform confidently.

By the end of this course, you’ll have developed the skill set needed to start your career as a DevOps engineer.

Learn key Kubernetes concepts

Starting with basic concepts, you’ll gain a strong foundational knowledge of Kubernetes and learn about Docker and containers.

Next, you’ll put these skills into practice and set up a lab using VirtualBox. From here, you’ll learn to work with Minikube to create a Kubernetes cluster and use YAML files to create and deploy Pods.

With this knowledge, you’ll understand how containers/Pods communicate with one another in Kubernetes.

Unpack microservices architecture

You’ll study Kubernetes services and the architecture of Kubernetes microservices.

This understanding will help you learn how to deploy microservices applications on Kubernetes and gain an insight into the success of brands such as Amazon, Netflix, and Etsy.

Explore Kubernetes on Cloud services

Finally, you’ll explore how Kubernetes runs on different cloud applications such as AWS, Azure, and GCP.

You’ll also gain experience in deploying microservices applications to a Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Kubernetes cluster, and learn to set up a multi-node Kubernetes cluster using kubeadm.

By the end, you’ll have developed the practical skills and theoretical knowledge to thrive as a DevOps engineer.

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Syllabus

  • Week 1

    An introduction to Kubernetes and YAML

    • Introduction to the course

      Welcome to A Beginner's Guide to Kubernetes for Container Orchestration and the start of your learning journey, brought to you by Packt.

    • Kubernetes overview

      In this activity, we will introduce Kubernetes, containers, Kubernetes orchestration and architecture.

    • Kubernetes - setting up and concepts

      In this activity, we will discuss how to set up Kubernetes.

    • YAML

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    • Wrap up

      You have reached the end of Week 1. In this activity, you'll reflect on what you have learned.

  • Week 2

    Replica sets, deployment, networking, and services

    • Introduction to Week 2

      Welcome to Week 2. In this activity we'll highlight the main topics that will be covered this week.

    • Replica sets

      In this activity, we will discuss replication controllers and replica sets.

    • Deployments

      In this activity, we will discuss deployments.

    • Services

      In this activity, we will describe Kubernetes services.

    • Networking in Kubernetes

      In this activity, we will describe networking in Kubernetes.

    • Wrap up

      You have reached the end of Week 2. In this activity, you'll reflect on what you have learned.

  • Week 3

    Multiservices architecture and Kubernetes on Cloud

    • Introduction to Week 3

      Welcome to Week 3. In this activity we'll highlight the main topics that will be covered this week.

    • Microservices architecture

      In this activity, we will describe microservices architecture.

    • Kubernetes on Cloud

      In this activity, we will discuss Kubernetes on the cloud.

    • Set up a multi-node cluster using kubeadm

      In this activity, we will describe how to set up a multi-node cluster using kubeadm.

    • Wrap up

      You have reached the end of Week 3. In this activity, you'll reflect on what you have learned.

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and join a global classroom of learners. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Describe the basic concepts of Kubernetes.
  • Demonstrate ways of setting up and getting started with Kubernetes.
  • Describe networking in Kubernetes.
  • Develop Kubernetes YAML definition files.
  • Demonstrate how to deploy a microservices application on a cloud platform.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone wanting to become a DevOps engineer or those already working in the profession and wanting to gain knowledge of Kubernetes.

Who developed the course?

Packt

Founded in 2004 in Birmingham, UK, Packt’s mission is to help the world put software to work in new ways, through the delivery of effective learning and information services to IT professionals.

FutureLearn

FutureLearn is owned by Global University Systems and has been providing online courses for learners around the world over the last ten years.

What's included?

This is a premium course. These courses are designed for professionals from specific industries looking to learn with a smaller group of like-minded individuals.

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Learning on FutureLearn

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  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
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  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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