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Learn Kubernetes with online courses and programs

Kubernetes can be used by companies to deploy, scale, and manage containerized applications. Expand your technology skills and learn Kubernetes with online courses delivered through edX.

What is Kubernetes?

Kubernetes is an open-source container orchestration platform that automates the deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. The key concept behind Kubernetes is to group containers into logical units called "pods" and then distribute these pods across a cluster of nodes, which can be physical or virtual machines. It continuously monitors the health of containers and automatically restarts or replicates them as needed to maintain the desired state.

Kubernetes provides a rich set of features, including automatic scaling, load balancing, self-healing, rolling updates, and storage orchestration, making it a flexible and robust solution for container management. With Kubernetes, developers and system administrators can efficiently manage complex containerized workloads, enabling organizations to build, deploy, and scale applications with ease and confidence.Footnote 1

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Kubernetes course curriculum

Are you interested in taking an online Kubernetes class? Beginner courses can help you learn about the architecture and primary components of the system, exploring the different problems that it can solve. You can learn how to set up a Kubernetes cluster and run applications on the deployed Kubernetes environment. For those who want to expand their knowledge, advanced courses can cover more specialized topics, such as load balancing, scaling, and security. They may also include hands-on exercises to help you apply your knowledge to real-world problems.

Learning about how to use Kubernetes can supplement your knowledge of computer science and software development. edX offers a variety of educational opportunities for learners interested in studying these topics, as well as a host of other disciplines. A boot camp can provide flexible hands-on learning for those who want to upskill quickly, while executive education programs are designed for busy professionals. You can also pursue a more comprehensive curriculum in a bachelor’s degree program or, for more advanced learners, a master’s degree program. Find the right learning path for you.

Explore Kubernetes jobs

Understanding Kubernetes can help you advance your tech career. Examples of how tech professionals have used Kubernetes: 

  • Site reliability engineers at Spotify utilized Kubernetes to migrate from an orchestration system built in-house to improve operations. Kubernetes APIs and other features supported and interfaced with Spotify’s legacy infrastructure for a straightforward and easy transition.Footnote 2

  • Cloud engineers at Adidas applied Kubernetes to improve the process of accessing tech tools in a timely fashion. Six months after implementing Kubernetes, load time for the brand’s e-commerce site was reduced by half and system releases went from every 4-6 weeks to 3-4 times a day.Footnote 3

  • Software engineers at Capital One implemented Kubernetes to improve resilience and speed with software applications that handle millions of transactions a day, some dealing with fraud detection and credit decisions. Productivity multiplied and processes that previously had to be done manually have been automated.Footnote 4

Understanding Kubernetes can be considered a specialized skill in tech. Expand your knowledge and explore the possibilities with courses delivered through edX.

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