Learn how to operate a Kubernetes environment

KUB 100 - Kubernetes Basics: A Starter Kit for Cloud Computing

The EASIEST way to get started with cloud computing | taught by Robert Starmer

Course description


If you want to get started with cloud computing, you need to understand containers, and that means you MUST learn about the Kubernetes tool. This course will give you the essential foundation.

Containers have revolutionized the way that modern, cloud-native, web-scale applications are being built and run, and Kubernetes is the preeminent container orchestration/scheduling software being used to deploy and manage those applications.

The course begins with an overview of fundamental container concepts (definitions, architectures, function, and the Docker suite of tools). You will then learn about Kubernetes architecture and function, how Kubernetes stacks up to other tools, and, most importantly, how to use the software. During lab exercises, you will build your own Docker container application image and then use Kubernetes to deploy and scale containers running that application.

If you need to understand how this technology relates to the products you are developing, are developing cloud-native applications, or just want to be up to speed on the technology that is operating the cloud, this course will give you tactical experience with the technologies that increasingly underlie modern cloud-based infrastructures and applications.


  • Experience with Linux command line will be helpful, but is not required


  • Application Developers

  • Infrastructure Operators

  • Project Managers

  • Pre-Sales / Sale Engineers

  • Development Managers

Robert Starmer
Robert Starmer
Kumulus Technologies, Founder and CTO

With 20 years of experience in automating IT data systems, and a focus on automating not only application deployments, but the underlying infrastructure as well, Robert brings a wealth of knowledge to the full application enablement stack--from underlying infrastructure automation and compliance to application deployment automation. Robert's technology background stems from efforts in fields including high performance computing, high frequency trading environments, scale-out workload management, ops automation, and continuous integration and deployment services. Robert also holds patents in network, datacenter, and application performance and scale enhancements. His current credentials include "Certified Open Stack Administrator" and "Google Cloud Architect." Robert is a founding partner at Kumulus Technologies, a San Francisco Bay Area infrastructure-focused Dev/Ops and Cloud Systems consultancy, where he writes, presents, develops, and educates industry on cloud and dev/ops topics.

Course Curriculum

Introduction and Course Orientation
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