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Getting Started with Google Kubernetes Engine

Google Cloud and Google via Coursera


Welcome to the Getting Started with Google Kubernetes Engine course. If you're interested in Kubernetes, a software layer that sits between your applications and your hardware infrastructure, then you’re in the right place! Google Kubernetes Engine brings you Kubernetes as a managed service on Google Cloud.

The goal of this course is to introduce the basics of Google Kubernetes Engine, or GKE, as it’s commonly referred to, and how to get applications containerized and running in Google Cloud. The course starts with a basic introduction to Google Cloud, and is then followed by an overview of containers and Kubernetes, Kubernetes architecture, and Kubernetes operations.


  • Course Introduction
    • The course introduction explains the course goals and previews each section.
  • Introduction to Google Cloud
    • The first section of this course introduces cloud computing concepts. Learners explore fundamental terminology, the Google Cloud network, how Google Cloud resources are organized in an hierarchy for management, and the tools available to connect to Google Cloud for allocating, changing, and releasing resources.
  • Introduction to Containers and Kubernetes
    • The second section of this course examines software containers and the benefit they bring to application deployment. Learners explore containers and container images, Cloud Build, Kubernetes, and Google Kubernetes Engine.
  • Kubernetes Architecture
    • The third section of this course explores the components of a Kubernetes cluster and how they work together. Learners deploy a Kubernetes cluster by using Google Kubernetes Engine, deploy Pods to a GKE cluster, and view and manage different Kubernetes objects.
  • Kubernetes Operations
    • The final section of this course introduces the kubectl command, which is the command line utility used to interact with and manage the resources inside Kubernetes clusters. Learners are introduced to the concept of introspection, then get practice deploying Google Kubernetes Engine clusters from Cloud Shell.
  • Course Summary
    • The course summary recaps the major concepts learners were introduced to during the course.

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