Kubernetes Course

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This two-day course is the first step in learning about Containers and Kubernetes. Through a series of lectures and lab exercises, the fundamental concepts of Kubernetes will be presented and put to practice by containerizing and deploying a two-tier application into Kubernetes.


Intended Audience:

  • Anyone involved with using or building a Kubernetes cluster

Skills Gained

Objectives: By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Build, test, and publish Docker container images
  • Become familiar with authoring YAML files and its syntax
  • Understand Kubernetes core user-facing concepts, including Pods, Services, and Deployments
  • Use kubectl the Kubernetes CLI, and become familiar with its commands and options
  • Understand the architecture of Kubernetes (Control plane and its components, worker nodes, and kubelet)
  • Learn to debug issues with application deployments on Kubernetes
  • Apply resource requests, limits, and probes to deployments
  • Manage dynamic application configuration using ConfigMaps and Secrets
  • Deploy other workloads, including StatefulSets, DaemonSets, Jobs, CronJobs
  • Learn about user-facing security best practices using ServiceAccounts, RBAC, and NetworkPolicies



  • Linux concepts and command line proficiency
  • General networking proficiency


Outline: 1 Introduction to Containers

  • What and Why Containers
  • Building images
  • Running containers
  • Debugging containers
  • Registry and image management 2 Kubernetes Fundamentals
  • Why Kubernetes?
  • YAML
  • Pods
  • Services
  • Deployments 3 Kubernetes Architecture & Troubleshooting
  • Cluster architecture
  • Cluster components
  • Namespaces
  • Debugging 101 4 Deployment Management
  • Application deployment strategies
  • Controlling active deployments 5 Pod and Container Configurations
  • Resource requests, limits, and quotas
  • Probes 6 Kubernetes Networking
  • Pod networking
  • Services deep dive
  • Ingress controllers 7 Kubectl and Resource Organization
  • kubeconfig
  • Namespaces deep dive
  • Labels
  • Node/Pod affinity
  • Taints/Tolerations 8 Stateful Applications
  • Persistent storage
  • StatefulSets 9 Dynamic Application Configuration
  • Docker dynamic configuration
  • ConfigMaps
  • Secrets 10 Additional Workloads
  • Jobs
  • CronJobs
  • DaemonSets 11 Security
  • Service accounts
  • Role-Based access control
  • Network policies
  • SecurityContext

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