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Basic understanding of cloud computing, working knowledge of Microservices, familiarity with IBM Cloud, experience using Linux or Docker.

Approx. 7 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week...

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What you will learn

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    Describe what Kubernetes is and where it fits in to the container ecosystem.

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    D​eploy Microservices applications with Kubernetes.

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    Ex​plain how Kubernetes handles networking, storage, and security.

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    D​ascribe how to plan, maintain, and troubleshoot a Kubernetes cluster.

Skills you will gain

KubernetesDockerYet Another Markup Language (YAML)CloudIBM Cloud

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Intermediate Level

Basic understanding of cloud computing, working knowledge of Microservices, familiarity with IBM Cloud, experience using Linux or Docker.

Approx. 7 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Introduction to Kubernetes

In this module, you learn about what Kubernetes is and what it does. You also explore Kubernetes architecture and basic concepts. ...
7 videos (Total 27 min), 7 readings, 6 quizzes
7 videos
Unit introduction40s
What is Kubernetes?6m
Kubernetes cluster architecture4m
Working with Kubernetes objects8m
Using kubectl commands1m
Working with containers3m
7 readings
Course introduction10m
Course completion5m
Kubernetes cluster components15m
Kubernetes objects20m
Kubernetes API10m
Kubectl command reference10m
Working with containers10m
6 practice exercises
What is Kubernetes? quiz10m
Kubernetes architecture and components quiz6m
Kubernetes objects quiz6m
Kubectl quiz4m
Containers quiz6m
Unit 1 assessment10m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Set up your environment

In this module, you learn how to set up your environment, and create a Kubernetes cluster....
4 videos (Total 8 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
4 videos
Introduction to IBM Cloud Container Service3m
Installing the required software1m
Demo: Creating a cluster on IBM Cloud2m
3 readings
IBM Cloud Container Service review10m
Tutorial: Set up your environments
Tutorial: Create a Kubernetes cluster with the CLI30m
4 practice exercises
Docker and IBM Cloud Container Service quiz8m
Set up quiz4m
Creating a cluster quiz4m
Unit 2 assessment6m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Deploy a microservices application to a Kubernetes cluster

In this module, you learn about deployment configuration, and you deploy a microservices application to a Kubernetes cluster in IBM Cloud....
3 videos (Total 11 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
3 videos
Creating configuration files8m
Overview of deployment exercise1m
3 readings
Configuration file examples20m
Configure access to an application10m
Tutorial: Deploy a microservices application to the clusters
3 practice exercises
Configuration quiz6m
Review of application deployment exercise6m
Unit 3 assessment6m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Manage applications in a Kubernetes cluster

This module covers how to secure and manage a Kubernetes cluster, and how to plan your cluster deployment to IBM Cloud. ...
8 videos (Total 50 min), 8 readings, 5 quizzes
8 videos
Cluster security overview2m
Kubernetes security considerations4m
Cluster security on IBM Cloud10m
Cluster management in IBM Cloud7m
Node maintenance tasks5m
Cluster planning considerations3m
Plan for deployment to IBM Cloud14m
8 readings
Cluster security tasks10m
Cluster security review10m
Cluster security references10m
IBM Cloud management task links10m
Node maintenance topics and links10m
References10m
Useful links10m
Additional resources10m
5 practice exercises
Cluster security quiz4m
Maintenance tasks quiz4m
Deployment planning quiz4m
Unit 4 assessment6m
Badge completion quiz40m
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Top Reviews

By RKApr 7th 2018

Great content, a very good balance between the concepts and the practical, the pace was perfect to explore and understand... the references were great.

By HMFeb 18th 2018

This was an excellent course on IBM Cloud, Bluemix and specially on the Kubernetes topic.\n\nThanks.

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Megan Irvine

Technical Enablement Specialist
IBM Cloud Learning & Skills Development

About IBM

IBM offers a wide range of technology and consulting services; a broad portfolio of middleware for collaboration, predictive analytics, software development and systems management; and the world's most advanced servers and supercomputers. Utilizing its business consulting, technology and R&D expertise, IBM helps clients become "smarter" as the planet becomes more digitally interconnected. IBM invests more than $6 billion a year in R&D, just completing its 21st year of patent leadership. IBM Research has received recognition beyond any commercial technology research organization and is home to 5 Nobel Laureates, 9 US National Medals of Technology, 5 US National Medals of Science, 6 Turing Awards, and 10 Inductees in US Inventors Hall of Fame....

About the IBM Microservices Specialization

This specialization is intended for application developers and network administrators seeking to understand the benefits of microservices architecture and container-based applications. The student learns how to develop and deploy microservices applications with Kubernetes on IBM Cloud and IBM Cloud Private via a continuous release pipeline....
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