Architecting on Kubernetes 2nd Ed.

Course Overview

This course covers the fundamentals of building applications on Kubernetes and fills the gap between administering Kubernetes and planing and architecting a Kubernetes solution.

Students learn how to effectively architect their applications by understanding Kubernetes principles and paradigms. In addition, students explore the Kubernetes infrastructure and deploy a variety of applications in guided labs. The course also covers how to secure applications and build them into robust and adaptive solutions.

Who should attend

This course is intended for:

  • Solutions architects
  • Software developers
  • Technical managers

Course Objectives

In this course, you will learn to:

  • Make architectural decisions based on Kubernetes architectural principles and paradigms
  • Leverage Kubernetes features to make your applications scalable, reliable, and highly available
  • Leverage the Kubernetes infrastructure to enable greater flexibility and resiliency of your overall solution
  • Adopt security best practices for their applications and clusters.
  • Deploy applications on clusters.


  • Container Fundamentals for Kubernetes Course

Course Content

Day 1

  • Introduction to and History of Kubernetes
  • Kubernetes Big Picture
  • From Containers to Pods
  • Interfacing with Kubernetes with kubectl
  • Contexts and Namespaces
  • Lab 1: Running Pods Imperatively
  • Applications on Kubernetes (Pods, Services, Deployments)
  • Elasticity and Scaling
  • Lab 2: Deploying and Scaling Pods

Day 2

  • Microservices on Kubernetes
  • Pod Lifecycle
  • Services Deep Dive
  • Deployment Strategies
  • Lab 3: Deploying a Microservices Application
  • High-Availability and Desaster Recovery
  • Application Configuration
  • Security with Secrets, RBAC and Namespaces
  • Lab 4: Securing the Application

Day 3

  • Networking Overview
  • Understanding Ingress
  • Kubernetes Cluster Infrastructure
  • Lab 5: Troubleshooting Applications
  • Storage Options
  • Stateful Sets
  • Lab 6: Databases on Kubernetes
  • Outlook: Helm, Flux, Istio
  • Course Wrap-Up