Skip to main content

Introduction to Containers, Kubernetes and OpenShift

This course introduces you to containers and its emerging ecosystem of related technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift, and Istio. You will not only understand the concepts but also practice hands-on in the cloud.

Introduction to Containers, Kubernetes and OpenShift

There is one session available:

After a course session ends, it will be archived.
Starts Jul 26
Ends Oct 1
Estimated 6 weeks
6–8 hours per week
Self-paced
Progress at your own speed
Free
Optional upgrade available

About this course

Skip About this course

Please Note: Learners who successfully complete this IBM course can earn a skill badge — a detailed, verifiable and digital credential that profiles the knowledge and skills you’ve acquired in this course. Enroll to learn more, complete the course and claim your badge!

Containers and Cloud Native are the most significant invention in IT since the introduction of virtualization. Everyone from a small startup to a large multinational corporation is transitioning to this technology and they are looking for people who have the skills.

After completing this course, you will be able to build applications the Cloud Native way and be able to deploy your applications at a scale that will make Google envious.

This course introduces you to containers and explains how containers differ from virtual machines. It also covers the importance of containers in cloud computing as well as the emerging ecosystem of related technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift, and Istio.

This course is of interest to anyone who wants to be a cloud practitioner and use container skills as developers, architects, system engineers, network specialists and many other roles. The material also serves the needs of those who perform the tasks of advising, building, moving and managing cloud solutions.

Awards

Introduction to Containers, Kubernetes, and OpenShift

At a glance

  • Institution: IBM
  • Subject: Computer Science
  • Level: Introductory
  • Prerequisites:

    There are no hard requirements needed to be able to take the course, however a foundation level understanding of Cloud Computing will help.

What you'll learn

Skip What you'll learn

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the benefits of containers
  • Build and run a container image
  • Understand Kubernetes architecture
  • Write a YAML deployment file
  • Expose deployment as a service
  • Manage applications with Kubernetes
  • Use ReplicaSets, auto-scaling, rolling updates and service bindings
  • Understand the benefits of OpenShift, Istio and other important tools

Module 1

  • Introduction to containers
  • Introduction to Docker
  • Building container images
  • Using container registries
  • Running containers

Module 2

  • Understanding container orchestration
  • Understanding Kubernetes architecture
  • Introduction to Kubernetes objects
  • Using basic Kubernetes objects
  • Using the kubectl command
  • Leveraging Kubernetes

Module 3

  • Using ReplicaSets
  • Using autoscaling
  • Understanding rolling updates
  • Understanding ConfigMaps and secrets
  • Using service bindings

Module 4 - The Kubernetes ecosystem

  • The Kubernetes Ecosystem
  • Introduction to Red Hat OpenShift
  • Red Hat OpenShift and Kubernetes
  • Builds
  • Operators
  • Istio

*Module 5 * - Final Project

Final exam

About the instructors

Who can take this course?

Unfortunately, learners residing in one or more of the following countries or regions will not be able to register for this course: Iran, Cuba and the Crimea region of Ukraine. While edX has sought licenses from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to offer our courses to learners in these countries and regions, the licenses we have received are not broad enough to allow us to offer this course in all locations. edX truly regrets that U.S. sanctions prevent us from offering all of our courses to everyone, no matter where they live.

Interested in this course for your business or team?

Train your employees in the most in-demand topics, with edX for Business.