Learn container management with Docker and Kubernetes

KUB 200 Advanced App Operations with Kubernetes

Learn how container management can take your apps to the next level | taught by Robert Starmer

Course description


This course builds on the "Kubernetes Basics" curriculum and looks at more advanced Docker and Kubernetes topics, including: 

  • container networking
  • container storage
  • best-practices of managing cloud-native applications. 
Moving beyond the install, this advanced Kubernetes course focuses on the ongoing operations of your app, including the tools needed to keep your Container Orchestration Environment (COE) and the applications it is managing healthy and resilient.

Lecture-based content is reinforced with hands-on lab exercises that serve as starting points for building your own Kubernetes environments.

Whether you need to understand how this technology relates to the products you are developing (or considering purchasing), are considering developing cloud-native applications, or want to be up to speed on the latest cloud technology before your next job interview, this course will give you experience with the two technologies that increasingly underlie modern cloud-based infrastructures and applications.

The training is intended to be tactical, with the expectation that--beyond a fundamental understanding of principles presented--you will be ready and able to use Docker and Kubernetes by the end of this course.

  • "Kubernetes Basics" or equivalent
  • Experience with Linux command line will be helpful, but 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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