About this Specialization
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100% online courses

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Flexible Schedule

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 1 month to complete

Suggested 11 hours/week
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Skills you will gain

MicroservicesKubernetesDevopsCloud Computing
100% online courses

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 1 month to complete

Suggested 11 hours/week
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

How the Specialization Works

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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.

Hands-on Project

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.

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There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Microservices - Fundamentals

4.5
293 ratings
65 reviews
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 will learn the characteristics of microservices. You will compare the microservice architecture with monolithic style, emphasizing why microservices are well suited to continuous delivery. While microservices are more modular to develop and may look simpler, you will discovery that the complexity does not go away, it shifts. An inevitable organizational complexity comes along with many small interacting pieces. Managing, monitoring, logging, and updating microservices creates a greater operational complexity. In this course you learn about the tools necessary to successfully deploy, manage and monitor microservice based applications. After taking this course, you will have a much better understanding of why microservices are so well suited to cloud environments, the DevOps environments in which microservices run and the tools to manage the complexity that microservices bring to the operational and production environment. 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....
Course2

Developing and Deploying Microservices with Microclimate

4.2
64 ratings
9 reviews
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, where you can create a pipeline for continuous integration and delivery. In this course, you learn how to quickly set up a development environment for working with Microclimate, and import a sample application. Using the Integrated Jenkins pipeline and Github, you also learn how to deploy a microservice application to IBM Cloud Private. 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....
Course3

IBM Cloud: Deploying Microservices with Kubernetes

4.6
92 ratings
18 reviews
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 securing and managing a Kubernetes cluster, and how to plan your Kubernetes cluster for deployment on IBM Cloud. The ideal candidate for this course has a basic understanding of cloud computing, a working knowledge of developing microservices, and some experience working with IBM Cloud. Experience with using Docker, and familiarity with YAML is also a plus. To complete the hands-on tutorials in this course, you must use your own computing device and install the required software, as directed in the tutorials. You must have a Pay-As-You-Go or Subscription IBM Cloud account to create a Kubernetes cluster on IBM Cloud. There is no charge to create a Kubernetes cluster with the Lite Plan. 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....
Course4

IBM Cloud Private: Deploying Microservices with Kubernetes

4.5
62 ratings
3 reviews
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....

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....

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.

  • You will complete each course in different stages, week by week. However, the full specialization will take about 4-5 days

  • Familiarity with fundamentals of cloud computing

  • For best result, yes. However, depending on your background you may choose a different path for yourself.

  • Upon completing this specialization, you will be able to articulate the benefits of microservices architecture and container-based application with Kubernetes. You will also be able to develop container-based microservices applications with Kubernetes and deploy them via a DevOps pipeline to IBM Cloud and IBM Cloud Private.

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