Intensive Kubernetes

 Intermediate |  8+HR

This course covers the basics of Kubernetes and container orchestration. Perfect for anyone just getting started.

This course is part of the Intensive Docker & Kubernetes Track.

Not sold separately. View our pricing below.

Course Introduction

This is a course for any engineer who needs to deploy, scale, and operate applications in "Cloud Native" environments. You’ll complete labs and assignments that will help you become productive with Kubernetes.

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This course is part of the Intensive Docker & Kubernetes track. Not sold separately.

Please Note: All of our bundles are for a one-year subscription.

At the end of the subscription period, your membership does not automatically renew.


  • No Kubernetes experience necessary
  • Knowing the difference between a container and an image
  • Knowing how to run a container and how to build an image (with Docker or any other container engine)
  • Using SSH to connect to a remote Linux machine
  • Basic shell commands (navigate directories, set environment variables…)
  • Using a text editor like vi, nano, or similar

Course Outline

1.1 - Running a microservices application in containers

1.2 - Kubernetes concepts

1.3 - First contact with kubectl

1.5 - Pods, Deployments, Batch and Cron jobs

1.6 - Viewing container output from the CLI

1.7 - The Kubernetes network model

1.8 - Exposing containers with Services

1.9 - Deploying the microservices application on Kubernetes

2.1 - Deploying with YAML manifests

2.2 - Scaling with Deployments and Replica Sets

2.4 - Load balancing traffic with labels and selectors

2.5 - Dynamic load balancer reconfiguration

2.6 - Rolling updates and upgrades

2.7 - Rolling back invalid deployments

2.8 - The role of healthchecks

2.9 - Liveness, readiness, and startup probes

3.1 - Organizing resources with Namespaces

3.2 - Controlling a Kubernetes cluster remotely

3.3 - Accessing internal services

3.4 - The Kubernetes dashboard

3.5 - Exposing HTTP services with Ingress resources

3.6 - Sharing information between containers with volumes

3.7 - The downward API

3.8 - Exposing configuration files with Config Maps

3.9 - Managing sensitive data with Secrets

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Other Courses


The Intensive Docker Kubernetes Bundle includes all of the following courses:

  • Intensive Docker
  • Intensive Kubernetes
  • Intensive Kubernetes; Advanced Concepts
  • Intro to KinD
  • Deep Dive into Kubernetes Networking with CNI
  • Managing AWS Resources with Terraform

+ Plus Additional Free Content

The High-Performance bundle includes all of the courses listed above, plus the courses in our Ultimate Go bundle.

Note: This includes any new courses added during your subscription year.

No, courses are only available as part of a bundle. These courses are designed to sync up with the other courses included in the bundle to give you the best possible experience.
Your subscription is yearly based. You will have a full year to view any of the courses in your bundle along with any new ones released during your subscription year.
You are able to view any course, any chapter or any lesson you want in whatever order you want. These courses are designed to compliment each other but if you feel comfortable with a particular lesson you are able to skip ahead.
Yes! All of our courses come with a Certificate of Completion that you will receive at the end / completion of each of the courses.

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