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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

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

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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
4 hours to complete

Introduction to Kubernetes

In this module, you learn about Kubernetes basic concepts. ...
12 videos (Total 59 min), 13 readings, 6 quizzes
12 videos
Why Kubernetes?2m
Where Kubernetes fits in to cloud services2m
Virtual machines run containers1m
Kubernetes versus Docker8m
Container orchestration4m
Kubernetes cluster architecture: Master5m
Kubernetes cluster architecture: Nodes3m
Kubernetes cluster architecture: Scheduler2m
Kubectl: Kubernetes command-line interface9m
Kubernetes resources: Pods, Deployments, Services, ReplicaSets7m
Working with Docker8m
13 readings
Course introduction10m
Course completion5m
What is Kubernetes?5m
Container ecosystem10m
Benefits of using containers5m
Container orchestration5m
Kubernetes cluster architecture and components20m
Using kubectl commands10m
Kubectl command reference10m
Kubernetes objects20m
Kubernetes API5m
Working with containers10m
Working with image registries in IBM Cloud5m
6 practice exercises
What is Kubernetes? quiz6m
Kubernetes architecture and components quiz6m
Kubectl quiz4m
Kubernetes objects quiz6m
Containers quiz6m
Unit 1 assessment16m
Week
2
4 hours to complete

Deploying applications with Kubernetes

In this module, you learn how to deploy applications to a Kubernetes environment. ...
2 videos (Total 10 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
2 videos
Configuring access to Pods5m
6 readings
Configuration file examples20m
Configuring access to Pods10m
Simple Kubernetes Lab20m
T​he need for Kubernetes distributions15m
Cluster configuration in IBM Cloud20m
Deploy an application with IBM Kubernetes Service20m
2 practice exercises
Configuration quiz4m
Unit 2 assessment6m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Cluster networking, storage, and security

In this module, you learn about storage management, networking, and security in Kubernetes, and how IBM Cloud handles these aspects of Kubernetes. ...
10 videos (Total 55 min), 9 readings, 4 quizzes
10 videos
Kubernetes Volumes, part 28m
Kubernetes Volumes, part 36m
Configuring storage in IBM Cloud2m
Kubernetes DNS6m
LoadBalancer versus Ingress1m
Network configuration in IBM Cloud7m
Cluster security overview2m
Kubernetes security considerations4m
Cluster security with IBM Cloud10m
9 readings
Kubernetes Volumes5m
Persistent storage20m
Persistent storage in IBM Cloud10m
Kubernetes network model10m
Service types20m
LoadBalancer versus Ingress10m
Cluster security tasks10m
Cluster security review10m
Cluster security references10m
4 practice exercises
Storage management quiz12m
Network configuration quiz8m
Cluster security quiz4m
Unit 3 assessment16m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Planning, maintenance, and troubleshooting

In this module, you learn about cluster planning, maintenance, and troubleshooting tasks....
8 videos (Total 25 min), 7 readings, 4 quizzes
8 videos
Planning for deployment to IBM Cloud5m
Scaling and resizing1m
Restarting a Node46s
Upgrading a Node49s
Cluster management in IBM Cloud4m
Troubleshooting tips4m
Example: Debugging an inaccessible cluster5m
7 readings
Cluster planning10m
Node maintenance tasks10m
Node maintenance on IBM Cloud5m
Kubernetes core components20m
Some common problems10m
Example: Debugging an inaccessible cluster20m
Useful command-line tools15m
4 practice exercises
Maintenance tasks quiz4m
Troubleshooting quiz
Unit 4 assessment8m
Final Assessment 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.

Instructor

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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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