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Linux Foundation

Introduction to Kubernetes and Cloud Native Technologies

Linux Foundation via edX Professional Certificate


New to the cloud and not sure where to begin? Do you need guidelines on how to start transforming your organization with Kubernetes and cloud native patterns?

The Introduction to Kubernetes and Cloud Native Technologies Professional Certificate program includes training courses designed for students, as well as existing and aspiring developers, administrators, architects and managers who are new to the world of cloud native technologies and Kubernetes.

Start your cloud journey by exploring the various tools and techniques commonly used by Linux system administrators and end users to achieve their day-to-day work in a Linux environment - most cloud native technologies and cloud providers run on top of Linux. Continue with an overview of common cloud technologies, an introduction to Iaas, PaaS, CaaS, and learn about basic operations with containers and images, software-defined networking and software-defined storage solutions, the skill sets needed to deliver next generation cloud, and the challenges of cloud technologies. Last but not least, learn about the origin, architecture, primary components, and building blocks of Kubernetes, getting hands-on experience with Minikube.

Upon completion of the Professional Certificate, learners will be prepared to move into further training and pursue the Kubernetes and Cloud Native Associate (KCNA) certification from the Linux Foundation which was jointly created with CNCF.

The 10th Annual Open Source Jobs Report from the Linux Foundation and edX found that cloud technology skills are in higher demand than any other area of technology, and this is only expected to continue as 77% of organizations reported they are increasing their use of cloud.


Courses under this program:
Course 1: Introduction to Linux

Never learned Linux? Want a refresh? Develop a good working knowledge of Linux using both the graphical interface and command line across the major Linux distribution families.

Course 2: Introduction to Cloud Infrastructure Technologies

Learn the fundamentals of building and managing cloud technologies directly from The Linux Foundation, the leader in open source.

Course 3: Introduction to Kubernetes

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


Taught by

Chris Pokorni, Jerry Cooperstein and Chip Childers


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