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IBM Cloud Private is an application platform for developing and managing on-premises, containerized applications. It includes the container orchestrator Kubernetes, a private image repository, a management console, and monitoring frameworks. In this course, you learn how to install and configure IBM Cloud Private components in your environment, and how to prepare microservices applications for deployment. The ideal candidate for this course has a basic understanding of cloud computing, and a working knowledge of developing microservices. Experience with using Docker, and familiarity with YAML is also a plus. If you choose to take this course and earn the Coursera course certificate, you will also earn an IBM digital badge. To find out more about IBM digital badges follow the link http://ibm.biz/badging....
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100% online courses

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Approx. 3 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 2-5 hours/week...
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Clock
1 hour to complete

Introduction to IBM Cloud Private

In this module, you learn about what IBM Cloud Private is, and what it can do. You also explore IBM Cloud Private architecture and components....
Reading
3 videos (Total 17 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
Video3 videos
What is IBM Cloud Private?6m
Architecture & components7m
Reading5 readings
Course introduction5m
Course completion5m
What is IBM Cloud Private?10m
IBM Cloud Private architecture10m
IBM Cloud Private components10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
IBM Cloud Private intro quiz6m
Architecture & components quiz6m
Unit 1 assessment10m
Week
2
Clock
2 hours to complete

Introduction to Kubernetes

In this module, you learn about what Kubernetes is and what it can do. You also explore Kubernetes architecture and basic concepts. If you are already familiar with Kubernetes, you can skip this module, but you must complete the graded quiz - Unit 2 assessment - at the end of the module....
Reading
6 videos (Total 25 min), 5 readings, 6 quizzes
Video6 videos
What is Kubernetes?6m
Kubernetes cluster architecture4m
Work with Kubernetes objects8m
Using kubectl commands1m
Working with containers3m
Reading5 readings
Kubernetes cluster components15m
Kubernetes objects20m
Kubernetes API10m
kubectl command reference10m
Working with containers10m
Quiz6 practice exercises
What is Kubernetes? quiz4m
Kubernetes architecture quiz4m
Kubernetes objects quiz6m
kubectl quiz4m
Containers quiz6m
Unit 2 assessment10m
Week
3
Clock
3 hours to complete

Set up your environment

In this module, you learn how to prepare your environment for installation, install IBM Cloud Private, and access your cluster....
Reading
3 videos (Total 15 min), 10 readings, 4 quizzes
Video3 videos
Install IBM Cloud Private2m
Using the IBM Cloud Private management console7m
Reading10 readings
Hardware requirements10m
Supported operating systems10m
Storage considerations20m
Security and authentication10m
Network considerations10m
High Availability (HA) in IBM Cloud Private10m
Prepare each node for installation10m
Install IBM Cloud Private10m
Access your cluster15m
Obtain cluster configuration details10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Installation requirements & considerations quiz6m
Installation quiz4m
Access cluster quiz4m
Unit 3 assessment10m
Week
4
Clock
5 hours to complete

Deploy and manage applications on IBM Cloud Private

In this module, you learn how to deploy an application to a Kubernetes cluster on IBM Cloud Private....
Reading
1 video (Total 3 min), 8 readings, 4 quizzes
Video1 video
Reading8 readings
Introduction to Helm10m
Using the Helm command-line interface (CLI)10m
Package a Helm chart10m
Working with Helm charts10m
Deploy a Helm chart from the Catalog10m
Deploy a microservices application on IBM Cloud Privatem
Other deployment scenarios (optional)m
Additional resources10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Helm quiz4m
Deployment quiz4m
Unit 4 assessment8m
Final assessment/badge quiz40m

Instructor

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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