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Getting Started with Google Kubernetes Engine

  • Length 1 day
  • Price  NZD 850 exc GST
  • Version 2.0
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Why study this course

This one-day course provides an introduction to Kubernetes, a software layer that sits between your applications and your hardware infrastructure. Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) brings you Kubernetes as a managed service on Google Cloud.

This course teaches the basics of GKE and how to get applications containerised and running in Google Cloud. The course covers a basic introduction to Google Cloud, an overview of containers and Kubernetes, Kubernetes architecture, and Kubernetes operations.

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What you’ll learn

This course teaches participants the following skills:

  • Discuss the differences among Google Cloud compute platforms

  • Discuss the components and architecture of Kubernetes

  • Identify how Google manages Kubernetes orchestration

  • Create and manage Google Kubernetes Engine clusters by using the Google Cloud console and the gcloud/kubectl commands.

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Who is the course for?

This course is intended for the following participants:

  • Application developers, Cloud Solutions Architects, DevOps Engineers, IT managers

  • Individuals using Google Cloud to create new solutions or to integrate existing systems, application environments, and infrastructure with the Google Cloud.

Course subjects

Module 1: Introduction to the Course

  • The course introduction explains the course goals and previews each section.

Module 2: Introduction to Google Cloud

  • Cloud computing and Google Cloud

  • Google Cloud compute offerings

  • The Google network

  • Resource management

  • Billing

  • Interacting with Google Cloud

  • Lab: Accessing the Google Cloud console and Cloud Shell

  • Quiz: Module quiz

Module 3: Introduction to Containers and Kubernetes

  • Introduction to containers

  • Container images

  • Working with Cloud Build

  • Kubernetes

  • Google Kubernetes Engine

  • Lab: Working with Cloud Build

  • Quiz: Module quiz

Module 4: Kubernetes Architecture

  • Kubernetes concepts

  • The Kubernetes control plane

  • Google Kubernetes Engine concepts

  • Kubernetes object management

  • Lab: Deploying GKE Autopilot clusters

  • Quiz: Module quiz

Module 5: Kubernetes Operations

  • The kubectl command

  • Introspection

  • Lab: Deploying GKE Autopilot Clusters from Cloud Shell

  • Quiz: Module quiz

Module 6: Course Summary

  • The course summary recaps the major concepts learners were introduced to during the course.


To get the most out of this course, participants should have:

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