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IBM

Introduction to Containers, Kubernetes and OpenShift

IBM via edX

Overview

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In this course designed for beginners, You will learn how to build cloud native applications using current containerization tools and technologies such as containers, Docker, container registries, Kubernetes, OpenShift, and Istio. And also how to deploy and scale your applications in any public, private, or hybrid cloud.

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to build a container image, then deploy and scale your container on the cloud using OpenShift.

If you understand basic cloud and programming concepts, and your career path includes roles such as cloud developer, cloud architect, cloud system engineer, DevOps engineer, and cloud networking specialist, this course is for you!

Syllabus

Module 1

  • Introduction to containers
  • Introduction to Docker
  • Building container images
  • Using container registries
  • Running containers

Module 2

  • Understanding container orchestration
  • Understanding Kubernetes architecture
  • Introduction to Kubernetes objects
  • Using basic Kubernetes objects
  • Using the kubectl command
  • Leveraging Kubernetes

Module 3

  • Using ReplicaSets
  • Using autoscaling
  • Understanding rolling updates
  • Understanding ConfigMaps and secrets
  • Using service bindings

Module 4 - The Kubernetes ecosystem

  • The Kubernetes Ecosystem
  • Introduction to Red Hat OpenShift
  • Red Hat OpenShift and Kubernetes
  • Builds
  • Operators
  • Istio

*Module 5 * - Final Project

Final exam

Taught by

Alex Parker, Upkar Lidder and Heather Nelson

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