Some related experience required.
Architecting Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure with Anthos Specialization
What you will learn
Deploy service mesh control-plane and proxies.
Centrally observe, discover, and monitor your microservices-based applications across clusters.
Define and manage multi-cluster services, using open-source service mesh and multiple control-plane topologies.
Enable consistent policy enforcement across multi-cluster services.
About this Specialization
Some related experience required.
How the Specialization Works
A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.
Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.
Earn a Certificate
When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.
There are 4 Courses in this Specialization
Multi-Cluster, Multi-Cloud with Anthos
Course one of the Architecting Hybrid Cloud with Anthos series introduces participants to manage multi-cloud and hybrid Kubernetes deployments using Anthos. Through presentations and hands-on labs, participants explore planning and creating Anthos environments and building manageable and reliable multi-cluster Kubernetes infrastructure environments centered around Anthos and containers. This course is a continuation of Architecting with GKE and assumes direct experience with the technologies covered in that course.
Cloud Operations and Service Mesh with Anthos
This foundational course, course one of the Architecting Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure with Anthos series, equips students to plan and create Anthos environments: to build manageable and reliable multi-cluster Kubernetes infrastructure environments using Anthos and containers. This course is a continuation of Architecting with GKE and assumes direct experience with the technologies covered in that course.
Anthos on Bare Metal
Course three of the Anthos series prepares students to run Anthos in a customer’s on-premises environment, on bare metal.Through presentations and hands-on labs, participants explore deploying and running Anthos applications on bare metal, creating the Anthos infrastructure, deploying applications, and performing monitoring, logging, and tracing. This course is a continuation of course two, Cloud Operations and Service Mesh with Anthos, and assumes direct experience with the topics covered in that course.
Hybrid Cloud Modernizing Applications with Anthos
Course four of the Anthos series prepares students to consider multiple approaches for modernizing applications and services within Anthos environments. Topics include optimizing workloads on serverless platforms and migrating workloads to Anthos. This course is a continuation of course three, Anthos on Bare Metal, and assumes direct experience with the topics covered in that course.
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How long does it take to complete the Specialization?
This accelerated specialization is designed to be completed in only three weeks.
What background knowledge is necessary?
Proficiency with with command-line tools and Linux operating system environments and systems operations experience (including deploying and managing Kubernetes-based applications, either on-premises or in a public cloud environment) is helpful in understanding the technologies covered.
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
We strongly recommend you take these courses in order, beginning with Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure Foundations with Anthos. This is especially important when completing the Qwiklabs activities, as these hands-on labs build upon the work you complete in preceding courses.
What will I be able to do upon completing the Specialization?
Upon completion of this Specialization, you’ll earn a Specialization Certificate to share with your professional network and potential employers.
Google Cloud Platform is used in a wide variety of environments, all the way from startups to global enterprises. This specialization is designed to help prepare you to implement multi-cluster, multi-environment solutions using Google Cloud Platform in any of these types of environments.
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