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Introduction to Kubernetes

Kubernetes (k8s) is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and containerization of applications. Kubernetes provides a cloud-agnostic container orchestration system and is supported by most major cloud providers.

In this 2-day hands-on Kubernetes course, you will learn to deploy containerized applications on Kubernetes, and scale those applications to handle dynamic traffic. You also learn how to continuously deploy new application versions in a Kubernetes cluster to provide application updates with no downtime. This course ends with a section on Kubernetes security and the Kubernetes ecosystem of tools including Helm and Rancher.

Key Features of this Kubernetes Training:

  • After-course instructor coaching benefit

Who Should Attend

This hands-on course is designed for anyone wanting to learn how to deploy containerized workloads on Kubernetes.

What Kubernetes platform is used in class?

The course uses AWS’s Kubernetes platform (EKS) for exercises and demonstrations. But course content is platform independent and covers integration of Kubernetes with Various Cloud providers and non-cloud environments.

Does the course cover how to containerize applications and Docker?

The course provides a brief review of containers and Docker best practises. The course introduces how to containerize applications and how to architect applications.

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Learning Objectives

  • Containerize applications to implement microservices architectures
  • Create EKS clusters
  • Install and configure kubectl
  • Deploy containers to a Kubernetes cluster
  • Perform rolling updates and blue/green deployments of application versions
  • Autoscale the number of running pods

Course Content


  • Introduce Containers and their benefits
  • Create Microservices architectures using Containers
  • Apply best practises for managing containers and build files
  • Understand the Docker architecture

Get Started with Kubernetes

  • Introduce the Kubernetes terminology
  • Launch a Kubernetes cluster
  • Create highly available pod replica sets with deployments
  • Expose pods with services

Deploy and Scale Workloads

  • Leverage labels to host different services on the same cluster
  • Automatically scale pods to handle user demand
  • Perform rolling updates to eliminate downtime during application updates
  • Minimise risks of new rollouts with blue-green deployments
  • Test new deployments with canary releases

Monitor Kubernetes Deployments

  • Control container and pod resources: CPU and Memory
  • Detect when pods are ready to receive traffic
  • Monitor pods to verify they are alive
  • Access storage volumes from containers

Introduction to Kubernetes Security

  • Tips on improving the security of Kubernetes clusters
  • Organise pods into namespaces
  • Manage user roles and permissions
  • Restricting network traffic with network policies

The Kubernetes Ecosystem

  • Integrate of Kubernetes, Docker, cluster and Cloud management
  • Organise Kubernetes resources using Helm
  • Manage Kubernetes using Rancher
  • Introduce other tools such as Istio, Kafka, Redis, and KNative

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