IBM Microservices Specialization

Starts Oct 21

IBM Microservices Specialization

Develop and deploy MICROSERVICES with KUBERNETES.. Learn microservices essentials.

About This 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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4 courses

Follow the suggested order or choose your own.


Designed to help you practice and apply the skills you learn.


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Projects Overview

Intermediate Specialization.
Some related experience required.
  1. COURSE 1

    Microservices - Fundamentals

    This course can be completed in 5 weeks, with 1-2 hours/week.

    About the Course

    In enterprise environments, the architectural style of microservices is gaining momentum. In this course, you will learn why microservices are well-suited to modern cloud environments which require short development and delivery cycles. You wi
  2. COURSE 2

    Developing and Deploying Microservices with Microclimate

    4 weeks of study, 2 -5 hours/week

    About the Course

    This course provides an introduction to Microclimate, an end-to-end development environment that lets you rapidly create, edit, and deploy applications that run in containers. Microclimate can be installed locally, or on IBM Cloud Private, w
  3. COURSE 3

    IBM Cloud: Deploying Microservices with Kubernetes

    4 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week

    About the Course

    In this course, you learn how to install the Kubernetes command-line interface (CLI), and create a Kubernetes cluster on which to run applications. Hands-on tutorials show you how to deploy microservices to a Kubernetes cluster. You also learn about
  4. COURSE 4

    IBM Cloud Private: Deploying Microservices with Kubernetes

    4 weeks of study, 2-5 hours/week

    About the Course

    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.


  • IBM

    Gain confidence with Cloud Technical Engagement

    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.

  • Steeve Chwojko

    Steeve Chwojko

  • Megan Irvine

    Megan Irvine

    Technical Enablement Specialist
  • Karen Durston

    Karen Durston

    Software Engineer