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Introduction to Kubernetes (LFS158x)

Want to learn Kubernetes? Get an in-depth primer on this powerful system for managing containerized applications in this free course.

Who Is It For

This course is for teams considering or beginning to use Kubernetes for container orchestration who need guidelines on how to start transforming their organization with Kubernetes and cloud native patterns. Some knowledge of Linux system administration is helpful but not required.
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What You’ll Learn

This course will teach you about the origin, architecture, primary components, and building blocks of Kubernetes. It covers how to set up and access a Kubernetes cluster using Minikube, ways to run applications on the deployed Kubernetes environment and access the deployed applications, the usefulness of Kubernetes communities, how you can participate, and more.
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What It Prepares You For

Upon completion, you will have a solid understanding of the origin, architecture and building blocks for Kubernetes, and will be able to begin testing the new cloud native pattern to begin the cloud native journey.
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Course Outline
Chapter 1. Container Orchestration
Chapter 2. Kubernetes
Chapter 3. Kubernetes Architecture – Overview
Chapter 4. Installing Kubernetes
Chapter 5. Setting Up a Single-Node Kubernetes Cluster with Minikube
Chapter 6. Accessing Minikube
Chapter 7. Kubernetes Building Blocks
Chapter 8. Authentication, Authorization, and Admission Control
Chapter 9. Services
Chapter 10. Deploying a Stand-Alone Application
Chapter 11. Kubernetes Volume Management
Chapter 12. Deploying a Multi-Tier Application
Chapter 13. ConfigMaps and Secrets
Chapter 14. Ingress
Chapter 15. Advanced Topics – Overview
Chapter 16. Kubernetes Community
Final Exam

Some knowledge of Linux system administration is helpful but not required.
Learning Path
Nov 2021
I liked the detailed explanations in video sessions, it made it easier to install, and to play with my local minikube environment.
Oct 2021
I liked that the course was paired with a Minikube setup. Actually walking through the steps on a Linux VM while going through the course, really solidified my understanding of the material.
Oct 2021
Reading is very easy, thanks to very good text style. Video is a very good addition to the course, as you can watch the video, repeat all the steps by yourself, and compare your own results with the video results.
Aug 2021
It's a good introduction to this rather complex subject, with examples and demonstrations that help to understand each component better.
Aug 2021
I really enjoyed this course, because it covered almost everything that people like me were looking for. I feel comfortable now to say that I know a lot about Kubernetes. And it was very well presented, both in writing and in videos.
Jul 2021
For a beginner like me in the world of Kubernetes, this training was super helpful in the introduction to it. It covered all the questions I had when I first started using k8s. Kudos to the author who put this together.
Jul 2021
Extremely well curated content, to get a broad grip of the overall concepts, in a perfect set of slides, without too much detail or distraction. Five stars for the content and diagrams.
Jul 2021
The course authors took time to share their experience with us. The topics where short enough to cover the material without me losing interest. The screencasts were also helpful.
Jul 2021
Very well organized, easy to follow and understand, a great way to get to know Kubernetes.