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Kubernetes Orchestration and Management

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As we continue to build more and more Kubernetes courses, we will add them to this Learning Path until we start to break them out into their platforms as they are released!

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Course: Kubernetes Quick Start

Duration: 03:00:10 Overview:

This course will serve as an introduction to Kubernetes and will cover the basic installation and configuration needed to get a Kubernetes cluster up and running. We will also discuss deployments and pod versioning. In the end there will be a hands on activity that allows you to take what you have learned and put it to use to set up a Kuberenetes cluster for your self.

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Course: Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA)

Duration: 05:22:19 Overview:

The Cloud Native Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) preparation course will prepare the prospective student to successfully complete the associated exam.

More importantly, this course will prepare the student to use Kubernetes as a tool to solve complex, everyday problems. 

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Course: Kubernetes the Hard Way

Duration: 17:31:58 Overview:

Kubernetes is a powerful tool for container orchestration. There are many different ways to bootstrap a Kubernetes cluster, many of which make the process easier by abstracting some of the details. Kelsey Hightower's open source guide, Kubernetes the Hard Way, goes through how to bootstrap a Kubernetes cluster without the use of installers or scripts. While there is nothing wrong with using installers or scripts, this approach gives you a deeper understanding of the details of Kubernetes. This course is an adaptation of the Kubernetes the Hard Way guide. It is intended to walk you through it and provide some additional explanation of each step along the way. NOTE: Micro Instances are recommended for use in the hands on activities.

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Course: Monitoring Kubernetes With Prometheus

Duration: 05:04:05 Overview:

Are you interested in deploying Prometheus to Kubernetes? If so, this is the course for you.

This course covers the basics of Prometheus, which includes its architecture and components, such as exporters, client libraries, and alerting.

From there, you will learn how to deploy Prometheus to Kubernetes and configure Prometheus to monitor the cluster as well as applications deployed to it.

You will also learn the basics of PromQL, which includes the syntax, functions, and creating recording rules.

Finally, the course will close out by talking about the Alertmanager and creating alerting rules.

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Course: Google Kubernetes Engine Deep Dive

Duration: 04:00:34 Overview:

Kubernetes, the open-source system for deploying, managing, and scaling containerized apps, is at the heart of Google Kubernetes Engine. This integration is totally natural. Google developed Kubernetes in-house, and uses it to run its own most popular, global apps. Gmail, YouTube, and even Search run in Kubernetes Engine. It is a fully-managed service and, in this course, you’ll learn it from the ground up.

During this course, I’ll explain the concepts behind Kubernetes and explain its architecture in detail. You’ll learn what comprises a cluster, how to spin one up, deploy an application on one, and then scale out as needed. Such power needs to be handled properly. We’ll cover multiple levels of access control, from integration with Cloud IAM to Kubernetes-specific Role-Based Access Control. With any cloud computing system, networking is key. I’ll show you how Kubernetes Engine works with load balancers (both internal and external), as well as how to set up a private cluster, and declare a network policy.

Throughout the course, a fictitious company, LA Containers, is used to provide real-world scenarios in an interactive chart, which can be viewed here:

Additionally, the course describes how to convert the normally stateless Kubernetes Engine so that it handles stateful applications, with the addition of a persistent disk. We’ll also explore the techniques used for integrating Kubernetes Engine with other services on the Google Cloud platform, such as Cloud Pub/Sub, Cloud Storage, and Cloud SQL.

Kubernetes is the de facto standard for orchestrating containerized apps, and Google Kubernetes Engine is its most fully-realized implementation. Join me in the comprehensive exploration of this much in-demand technology in Google Kubernetes Engine Deep Dive.

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Course: Amazon EKS Deep Dive

Duration: 06:34:12 Overview:

This course will explore Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS) from the very basics of its configuration to an in-depth review of its use cases and advanced features.

We will talk abouthow EKS is architected in order to provide a better understanding of how to manage container-basedapplications at scale.

Once we have a solid foundation of the basics, we will dive into the configuration, management, and deployment of a microservices-based application in EKS.

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