Kubernetes Basic – 2 Days Training

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Course Description:

This course is intended for system administrators and application developers who are interested in deploying and orchestrating container applications at scale and have a basic understanding of containers, mainly docker, and want to understand the basic concepts of Kubernetes and it is internal processes.

The course starts with a small refresher on what containers are and afterwards it goes and presents the kubernetes architecture and it is main components. Next, each student will create it is own Kubernetes cluster and also submit workloads under a common cluster across all students simulating a more production like environment. Kubernetes resources like pod, deployment, services, volumes and many more are presented alongside with their major features and each student will have the chance to create and use them in the hands-on laboratories which are at the end of each chapter.

Note: Every student has assigned to him his own virtual lab environment setup.

What will you learn:

After completing this course, students will have a firm understating of the main components of a kubernetes cluster and also on some kubernetes resources like pod, deployment, services, volumes.

Target audience:

  • DevOps engineers
  • Linux system administrators
  • Systems design engineers
  • Architects


  • strong grasp of container basics (recommended training: Docker Basics)
  • optional, but recommended:
    • basic familiarity with the Linux command line (commands, arguments, etc.)
    • familiarity with JSON and/or YAML syntax


Module 1: Containers and Docker – Quick Review

  • Containers vs VMs
  • Docker
  • OS Components
  • Docker Registries
  • The need for K8s
  • The K8s story

Module 2: K8s History and Architecture. Workers and Masters.

  • Kubernetes history
  • K8s Architecture

Module 3: Installing K8s. K8s Terminology. Pods. Namespaces.

  • Installing Kubernetes
  • K8s Terminology
  • Anatomy of a Kubernetes Node
  • Getting help

              Hands-on Lab: Installing Kubernetes

Module 4: Running Workloads Imperatively - kubectl run

  • CLI Commands (kubectl run | get | describe | delete)
  • Running K8s Workloads
  • Pod Lifecycle
  • Namespaces

              Hands-on Lab: Running Workload Imperatively

Module 5: The Declarative Model. YAML and JSON.

  • From imperative to declarative model
  • JSON and YAML
  • Manifest Files
  • Creating the YAML
  • The Kubernetes API

              Hands-on Lab: Declarative model

Module 6: Deployments. ReplicaSets. Scaling and Updating.

  • Labels and Selectors
  • ReplicaSets
  • Deployment
  • Jobs

              Hands-on Lab: Deployment. ReplicaSets

Module 7: Persisting Data. Volumes.

  • Volumes
  • Types of K8s volumes
  • Persistent Volumes
  • NFS Persistent Volume

              Hands-on Lab: Persisting Data

Module 8: K8s Networking.

  • Docker Networking Model
  • K8s Networking Model
  • Services
  • Kube-proxy
  • K8s DNS

              Hands-on Lab: Networking

Module 9: Introspection. Monitoring. Logs

  • Kubernetes metrics
  • Metrics Terminology
  • Monitoring with ES/Kibana
  • Monitoring with Prometheus/Grafana
  • Introspection
  • Debugging pods
  • Debugging K8s Clusters
  • CI/CD with K8s


Additional details:

To attend this course, you need to have:

  • PC/Laptop with internet access
  • Updated web browser


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