Harness the power of Kubernetes

Design, develop, and deploy apps with ease

Introducing: Start Kubernetes

The all-inclusive course that’s going to make your switch to cloud-native and Kubernetes as simple as possible

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Why Kubernetes?

In recent years, Kubernetes has risen to become a leading platform for cloud-native technology. Its container orchestration capabilities have allowed for much smoother operation of applications.

Features

  • Service Discovery & Load Balancing

    Not only will your application adapt to any unfamiliar service discovery mechanism, but each Pod within the application will get its very own IP address that can be accessed with a single DNS. You can also load-balance across a group of Pods!

  • Self-Healing

    When needed, Kubernetes will automatically restart and reschedule containers to ensure a healthy flow of traffic through applications.

  • Configuration & Secret Management

    You’ll never have to rebuild your applications in order to update your configuration settings or secrets.

  • Scaling

    Scale your application with a single command or sit back and allow the application to scale on auto-pilot based off of your CPU usage.

  • Rollouts & Rollbacks

    Piece by piece, introduce changes to your application and configuration that will allow for close monitoring and quick recovery in case of any failures

  • Storage Management

    Quickly mount your desired storage system directly to the application; local, cloud-provider, network system, and more.

"All of these features sound great! But how hard is it to learn Kubernetes...?"

In short, Kubernetes likes to do things its own way. While mastering the platform is really just a matter of grasping a few concepts, it can feel overwhelming to the untrained eye.

Take, for example, the simple action of deploying and running an application inside Kubernetes. You have to:

  • Launch a Deployment that represents your application
  • Then, a ReplicaSet to control the Scaling
  • Next, you need a Service and a DNS name to access the application
  • Plus at least one or more Pods with containers
  • AND FINALLY, you can set the Configuration and/or Secrets

That’s FIVE different processes that must work seamlessly to complete one simple action. And while it’s a dream for experienced users, Kubernetes also allows for tweaks and configurations to each of those steps that drastically change their entire behavior.

To the untrained user, this complexity can be too much to handle and the terminology is completely new!

I remember when I first started learning…

"What the heck is a Pod?!"

"Why do I need Deployments?"

"ReplicaSets, Ingress, Volumes, RBAC... What is all of this?!?"

I have created this course to flatten the learning curve of Kubernetes and make sure it can be a solid tool for anyone who needs it!

Course Overview

Everything you need to master Kubernetes.

The E-Book

Available in PDF, Mobi, and ePub formats, this 230-page book is packed full of all the basic concepts and introductions into the more complex capabilities. And I’ve made it an exciting read with detailed explanations, colorful diagrams, practical examples and more!

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book pages

Check out the Table of Contents

Video Tutorials

For all my visual learners, this one is for you! This pack of 23 videos will walk you through and explain Kubernetes concepts, and so much more! Because some things you really need to see to get.

You can check out the preview - the first four videos - on my YouTube channel.

  • About PodsAbout Pods
  • Creating PodsCreating Pods
  • About ReplicaSetsAbout ReplicaSets
  • Creating ReplicaSetsCreating ReplicaSets
  • DeploymentsDeployments
  • Deployment StrategiesDeployment Strategies
  • ServicesServices
  • Service TypesService Types
  • About IngressAbout Ingress
  • Creating IngressCreating Ingress
  • JobsJobs
  • CronJobsCronJobs
  • About ConfigurationAbout Configuration
  • ConfigMapsConfigMaps
  • SecretsSecrets
  • VolumesVolumes
  • About PVs and PVCsAbout PVs and PVCs
  • Creating PVs and PVCsCreating PVs and PVCs
  • Running MongoDB with StatefulSetRunning MongoDB with StatefulSet
  • Service AccountsService Accounts
  • Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
  • Resource Requests, Limits, and QuotasResource Requests, Limits, and Quotas
  • CRDs and ControllersCRDs and Controllers

Labs

Practice makes perfect, so I’ve also thrown in 41 exercises that let you put your skills to the test.

Start Kubernetes Labs

You will get the installation script, YAML files, and everything else needed to run the Labs in your cluster. I have grouped tasks/exercises into 7 categories. Each category has from 3 to 10 tasks.

Task details

You can solve the exercises in order, or jump from one to another - however you feel most comfortable learning. There's no timers, scores, or leaderboards.

Task detail

Every exercise comes with a full solution. Additionally, you can verify your answer at any time by clicking the VERIFY button. If you're still stuck, you can hop on the Slack channel, explain the issue you're running into, and we will solve it together.

The point of these exercises is to learn and get better at Kubernetes!

Full source code

The source code for all examples and labs is included for your use, written in Javascript, Go, and all YAML files!

Who is this course for?

If you are a developer, system administrator, or a solution architect who wants to make the transition into Kubernetes an absolute breeze, this course is your key to success. For the best results, we recommend users to have a basic knowledge of Docker and how to run a container or build an image. But other than that, this course can take you from scratch to master!

After completing this course, you'll be able to:

  • Deploy & Run Containerized Applications
  • Perform Updates & Rollbacks
  • Use Kubernetes CLI to interact with Clusters
  • Understand All Kubernetes Resources & How to Use Them
  • Combine Multiple Containers Within a Pod
  • Configure Containers Using Secrets, Volumes & Configuration Maps
  • Run Stateful Applications
  • Scale Applications
  • Extend Kubernetes Using CRDs and Operators

The list goes on!

Feedback

What real users are saying about Start Kubernetes!

Just spent the weekend working through your "Getting started with Kubernetes" article and it was awesome, having known zero about Kubernetes preivously.

Keep up the good work, hope you do the other parts!

Gavin G.

I read your article on Getting Started with Kubernetes and it was really super helpful. Thank you for taking the time out to write it.

I've been trying to make the jump to DevOps engineer, learning Docker and Kubernetes but other tutorials can get so complicated and hard to understand. This one was particularly eay to read. Definitely waiting on subsequent parts of the article and the book.

Ife S.

"Getting started with Kubernetes" was the material I was looking for to get an introduction to k8s. Thanks.

Gopal A.

BTW, just started reading and I'am already learning new stuff! Thanks for sharing, I am still at the beginning but it's really clear and useful.

Lorenzo L.

I need to say that the part related to Services is very clear and easy. Super simple!

Riccardo T.

Order

THE COMPLETE PACKAGE

$299$249USD
  • 41 interactive labs with practical and theoretical challenges

  • 23 instructional videos (3+ hours of content) to download and stream

  • The 230-page e-book in PDF, Mobi, and ePub format

  • Kubernetes YAML files

  • All source code in Go and Javascript

  • Access to the private Slack community

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BOOK AND VIDEOS

$149$99USD
  • 23 instructional videos (3+ hours of content) to download and stream

  • The 230-page e-book in PDF, Mobi, and ePub format

  • Kubernetes YAML files

  • All source code in Go and Javascript

  • Access to the private Slack community

THE BOOK

$89$39USD
  • The 230-page e-book in PDF, Mobi, and ePub format

  • 5 instructional videos including Pods, ReplicaSets, and Deployments

  • Kubernetes YAML files

  • All source code in Go and Javascript

About the Author

Peter Jausovec
Hi! I am Peter Jausovec. I am a software engineer with more than a decade of experience in the field of software development and tech. In recent years I've been focusing on developing distributed systems and cloud-native solutions using Docker, Kubernetes, and Istio. I am an author and international speaker. I've delivered talks and workshops on Istio, Kubernetes, and microservices all around the world. Here, you can check out the list of my previous and upcoming talks and workshops.