Learn DevOps: The Complete Kubernetes Course

Course Description

Kubernetes is an open-source container-orchestration system for automating application deployment, scaling, and management. It was originally designed by Google, and is now maintained by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.  It aims to provide a platform for automating deployment, scaling, and operations of application containers across clusters of hosts and works with a range of container tools, including Docker. Many cloud services offer a Kubernetes-based platform or infrastructure as a service (PaaS or  IaaS) on which Kubernetes can be deployed as a platform-providing service.

With modern web services, users expect applications to be available 24/7, and developers expect to deploy new versions of those applications several times a day. Containerization helps package software to serve these goals, enabling applications to be released and updated in an easy and fast way without downtime. Kubernetes helps you make sure those containerized applications run where and when you want, and helps them find the resources and tools they need to work. Kubernetes is a production-ready, open source platform designed with Google's accumulated experience in container orchestration, combined with best-of-breed ideas from the community.

Who should attend?

  • Software Developers, DevOps Engineers, Application Developers, Software Test Engineers, IT admins, Managers, Executives, or Anyone who's interested in learning Docker Containers and Kubernetes


  • Anyone from any background can easily understand this course.
  • Knowledge about Linux / Docker / AWS is a plus, but not mandatory to be able to do the course


3 days

Course Objectives

What you will learn:

  • Install and configure Kubernetes (on your laptop/desktop or production grade cluster on AWS)
  • Use Docker Client (with kubernetes), kubeadm, kops, or minikube to setup your cluster
  • Be able to run stateless and stateful applications on Kubernetes
  • Use Healthchecks, Secrets, ConfigMaps, placement strategies using Node/Pod affinity / anti-affinity
  • Use StatefulSets to deploy a Cassandra cluster on Kubernetes
  • Add users, set quotas/limits, do node maintenance, setup monitoring
  • Use Volumes to provide persistence to your containers
  • Be able to scale your apps using metrics
  • Package applications with Helm and write your own Helm charts for your applications
  • Automatically build and deploy your own Helm Charts using Jenkins
  • Install and use kubeless to run functions (Serverless) on Kubernetes
  • Install and use Istio to deploy a service mesh on Kubernetes

Course Content

Module I

Course Introduction

  • Introduction to Virtualization Technologies
  • Services for Kubernetes Implementations

Introduction to Kubernetes

  • Introduction to Kubernetes
  • Introduction to Containers
  • Setting up Kubernetes
  • Local Setup with minikube
  • Installing Kubernetes using the Docker Client
  • Minikube vs Docker Client vs Kops vs Kubeadm
  • Installing Kops
  • Cluster setup on AWS using kops
  • Building Docker Images
  • Docker Image Registry 
  • Running first app on Kubernetes
  • Service with LoadBalancer

Module II

Kubernetes Basics

  • Node Architecture 
  • Replication Controller 
  • Deployments
  • Services and Labels
  • Healthchecks
  • Pod State and Lifecycle
  • Secrets
  • WebUI

Module III

Advanced Topics

  • Service Discovery
  • ConfigMap
  • Ingress Controller
  • External DNS
  • Volumes and Volumes Autoprovisioning
  • Pod Presets
  • StatefulSets
  • Daemon Sets
  • Resource Usage Monitoring
  • Autoscaling
  • Affinity / Anti-Affinity
  • Interpod Affinity and Anti-affinity
  • Taints and Tolerations
  • Custom Resource Definitions (CRDs)
  • Operators

Module IV

Kubernetes Administration

  • The Kubernetes Master Services
  • Resource Quotas
  • Namespaces
  • User Management 
  • RBAC
  • Networking
  • Node Maintenance
  • High Availability
  • TLS on ELB using Annotations

Packaging and Deploying on Kubernetes

  • Introduction to Helm
  • Creating your own Helm Charts
  • Nodejs app Helm Chart
  • Building and Deploying Helm Charts with Jenkins

Module V

Serverless on Kubernetes

  • Introduction to Serverless
  • Introduction to Kubeless
  • Creating Functions with Kubeless
  • Triggering Kubeless Functions with Kafka


  • Introduction and Installation of Istio
  • Advanced routing with Istio
  • Mutual TLS
  • RBAC with Istio
  • End-user authentication with istio (JWT)
  • Distributed Tracing with Jaeger
  • Istio's Grafana Metrics

Module VI

Installing Kubernetes using Kubeadm

  • Introduction to kubeadm

On-Prem or Cloud Agnostic Kubernetes

  • Managing TLS Certs with Cert-Manager


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professionals and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with a certificate of participation.

Training venue

The training is residential and will be held at T4D Training Centre in Westlands Nairobi, Kenya. The course fees cover the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.

Tailor- made

We can also tailor-make our courses for you. This way, you/your organization will benefit by:

  • Using own tools during the training
  • Being able to choose areas of interest you wish the trainer to put more emphasis on
  • Taking the course in-house or at a venue of choice
  • Cutting on the cost of transport and accommodation

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Training fee

The course fee is KES 30,000.00 or USD 400.00 exclusive of VAT. The course fees covers the course tuition, training materials, two (2) break refreshments, lunch and study visits. Participants will cater for their travel and accommodation costs.


Payment should be transferred to Tech For Development - T4D account through bank on or before the course starting date.

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Cancellation policy

Payment for the all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

  1. Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.
  2. No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure

Event Properties

Event Date 25-11-2019 8:00 am
Event End Date 27-11-2019 5:00 pm
Capacity 100
Cut off date 25-11-2019
Individual Price USD400.00
Location T4D Training Center
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