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Complete Kubernetes Tutorial by School of Devops®

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Mastering container orchestration with Kubernetes one step at a time. Prepare for CKA Exam

What you'll learn:
  • Understand the need for a Container Orchestration System and Key Features of Kubernetes
  • Install and configure a Kubernetes Cluster
  • Create deployments with replicasets and setup highly available self healing application infrastructure
  • Setup service discovery and load balancing with Kubernetes Services, understand the service networking
  • Manage different types of workloads with Daemonsets, Statefulsets, Crons and Jobs
  • Understand how persistent storage works with PVs, PVCs, Storageclasses and dynamic provisioners
  • Setup Auto Scaling with Horizontal Pod Autoscaler
  • Create RBAC Policies, Roles/ClusterRoles and Bindings

Just like how real world shipping containers revolutionised the way goods are packaged, handled and transported across the globeindustry,Docker along withopen container ecosystem is transforming the software delivery by brining in the standardisation. Docker offers a way to run isolated processes and also allows one to package an application along with its run time environment using primitives such as dockerfiles. However, when it comes to running docker in a production like environment, with container work loadsspanning across more than one nodes, you need a COE (Container Orchestration Engine). COEs offer clustering and convert your nodes into one super computer, make intelligentdecisions as to where to schedule the containers, connect containers running on different nodes by setting up multi host network and offer many other interesting features such as fault tolerance, zero downtime deployments etc.

Kubernetes is the gold standard in the world of container orchestration. It was originally created by Google, based on their experience of building and managing containers at scale ( at Google Scale). However its now driven by Cloud Native Compute Foundation ( CNCF), an open body, which also offers the official certification i.e. "Kubernetes Certified Administrator". Kubernetes comes with mind boggling features, is very reliable, and extremely sophisticated container orchestration engine. It can let you convert your infrastructure into a Container as a Service (Platform), brining in some of the awe inspiring features such as Zero Down Time Deployments, Fault Tolerance, Auto Scaling, Cloud and Storage integrations, which were extremely difficult to implement. And it brings it to the masses with its trulyopen, lock in freeeco system.

With Kubernetes' sophistication however, comes the complexity too. Even though I have been using Kubernetes for more than 2 years now, almost every month, Ifind something new about kubernetes, something really cool, be it cloud integrations, or the newly introduced RBAC, be it dynamic storage provisioning, or stateful sets, its a fascinating world once you start exploring it. However, you would definitely need a guide once you while you navigate the complex world of Kubernetes, and this course serves just that. its been created in a way that you start learning kubernetes fround grounds up, one small step at a time, feature by feature.

This coursebrings to you a distilled experience with my knowledge of building and managing infrastructures, experience of helping companies with their devops journey and more than 300 corporate trainings. This is a well researched program and Ihave tried many variants of applications, with different flows, took feedback, and iterated many times. Thats one of the reasons why it took us more than 4 months to even launch the course in its first form. Wehave also started incorporating some new and useful techniques including glassboard, mindmaps to explain the concepts better and make things easier. Iand my team wants to make this program the best in the world, and are constantly working towards it.

Here is what this course would cover, one step at a time,

  • Introduction to Kubernetes and the key concepts
  • Setting up learning Environment
  • Pods
  • Replication Controllers and Replica Sets
  • Deployments
  • Services
  • ConfigMaps and Secrets
  • Persistent Storage

Our next version would include many additional topics including,

  • Release Strategies
  • Horizontal Pod Autoscaler
  • Helm Package Manager
  • RBAC
  • Ingress Controllers
  • CI/CD with Kubernetes

When you sign up for this course now, you are guaranteed to receive these updates, that our promise to you ! We wish you all the best while learning Kubernetes !!

Taught by

Gourav Shah and School of Devops

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