About This Course
***"Scalable Microservices with Kubernetes" is part of the upcoming DevOps Nanodegree program. If you are interested in DevOps, be sure to check out this program as well!*** This course is designed to teach you about managing application containers, using Kubernetes. We've built this course in partnership with experts such as Kelsey Hightower and Carter Morgan from Google and Netflix’s former Cloud Architect, Adrian Cockcroft (current Technology Fellow at Battery Ventures), who provide critical learning throughout the course. Mastering highly resilient and scalable infrastructure management is very important, because the modern expectation is that your favorite sites will be up 24/7, and that they will roll out new features frequently and without disruption of the service. Achieving this requires tools that allow you to ensure speed of development, infrastructure stability and ability to scale. Students with backgrounds in Operations or Development who are interested in managing container based infrastructure with Kubernetes are recommended to enroll! In this course you will learn to: - Containerize an application by creating Docker config files and build processes to produce all the necessary Docker images - Configure and launch an auto-scaling, self-healing Kubernetes cluster - Use Kubernetes to manage deploying, scaling, and updating your applications - Employ best practices for using containers in general, and specifically Kubernetes, when architecting and developing new microservices
Why Take This?
If you’re currently involved in infrastructure management — as a sysadmin or a developer — this course will enable you to build on that experience, and master the most cutting edge tools and practices in automation and distributed system management. For students who might be new to the field, this course is an excellent opportunity to familiarize yourself with microservices, containers, Docker, Kubernetes and deployment patterns; you’ll even run your first application on your very own Kubernetes cluster in the cloud!
Prerequisites and Requirements
Prior to taking this course, and in addition to the prerequisites and requirements outlined for the DevOps Engineer Nanodegree program, you should possess the following experience and skills: - Comfortable using Linux command line tools - Fluent in at least one programming language - Familiar with general virtualization concepts
This course is designed to teach you about managing microservices, using Kubernetes. This course is built in partnership with experts such as Google’s Kelsey Hightower.