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Introduction to Containers, Kubernetes and OpenShift

IBM via edX

Overview

Containers and Cloud Native are the most significant invention in IT since the introduction of virtualization. Everyone from a small startup to a large multinational corporation is transitioning to this technology and they are looking for people who have the skills.

After completing this course, you will be able to build applications the Cloud Native way and be able to deploy your applications at a scale that will make Google envious.

This course introduces you to containers and explains how containers differ from virtual machines. It also covers the importance of containers in cloud computing as well as the emerging ecosystem of related technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift, and Istio.

This course is of interest to anyone who wants to be a cloud practitioner and use container skills as developers, architects, system engineers, network specialists and many other roles. The material also serves the needs of those who perform the tasks of advising, building, moving and managing cloud solutions.

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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