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Specialization
100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 5 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 2 -5 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
6 hours to complete

Course introduction

This module introduces the course and covers the fundamentals of microservices that are prerequisite knowledge for the course. If you completed the course, Microservices - Fundamentals, or you already have a working knowledge of microservices, you can skip the lessons that are labelled "optional." You must complete all graded quizzes in the course. ...
Reading
6 videos (Total 38 min), 7 readings, 6 quizzes
Video6 videos
What are microservices - Part 18m
What are microservices - Part 25m
Characteristics of a microservices application9m
Microservice communication - Part 17m
Microservice communication - Part 24m
Reading7 readings
Important: course prerequisites5m
Course completion5m
What are microservices - Part 1 40m
What are microservices - Part 230m
Characteristics of a microservices applicationm
Microservice communication - Part 1m
Microservice Communication - Part 245m
Quiz6 practice exercises
What are microservices - 14m
What are microservices - 24m
Characteristics of a microservices application4m
Microservice communication - 14m
Microservice communication - 24m
Unit 1 summative quiz10m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Introduction to Microclimate

This unit introduces Microclimate, a Docker-ized, end-to-end development environment that you can use to generate microservices in Java, Node, and Swift....
Reading
3 videos (Total 8 min), 6 readings, 3 quizzes
Video3 videos
Installing and configuring Microclimate1m
Verifying prerequisistes and installing Microclimate (demo)4m
Reading6 readings
What is Microclimate?20m
Verify prerequisites (assignment)20m
Install Microclimate (assignment)30m
Theia - the IDE20m
Using other IDEs with Microclimate10m
Using the Microclimate command-line interface (CLI)10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
What is Microclimate?8m
Installing Microclimate6m
Unit 2 summative quiz8m
Week
3
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Developing applications with Microclimate

This module covers the basics of developing microservices applications. You also learn how to create, build, and test a simple application in a local environment with Microclimate. ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 27 min), 9 readings, 4 quizzes
Video5 videos
Examples of microservice architecture4m
Using Microclimate1m
Importing an application into Microclimate (demo)4m
Using Microclimate locally (demo)5m
Reading9 readings
Redbook: Microservices from Theory to Practice10m
Martin Fowler: MonolithFirst10m
IBM Master Data Management10m
Microservices reference architecture10m
Using Microclimate10m
Rogue Cloud30m
Import a sample application (assignment)30m
Code a Rogue Cloud agent (assignment)m
Evolution of Enterprise Java: Microprofile.io (optional)30m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Decomposing a monolithic application4m
Example decompositions4m
Unit 3 quiz6m
Unit 3 summative quiz8m
Week
4
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Application deployment and DevOps

In this module, you learn how to deploy a Microclimate application on IBM Cloud Private. You also learn about the DevOps capabilities of Microclimate with IBM Cloud Private....
Reading
2 videos (Total 22 min), 8 readings, 4 quizzes
Reading8 readings
Installing Microclimate on IBM Cloud Private20m
Setting up persistent storage for Microclimate in IBM Cloud Private20m
Using a pipeline30m
Martin Fowler: DeploymentPipeline10m
IBM DevOps for Dummies V310m
Blue/Green deployments10m
Microclimate and DevOps30m
Course resources10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Deployment8m
Microservices and DevOps6m
Unit 4 summative quiz6m
Final assessment40m
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Top Reviews

By AVOct 2nd 2018

Lot of focus on MicroClimate on ICP which is not covered till later in the series

Instructors

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Karen Durston

Software Engineer
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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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