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Announcing new GKE architecture specialization—now with one month free access

July 12, 2019
Brian Rice

Technical Curriculum Lead, Cloud Infrastructure

Today, IT organizations want to move fast, deploy software efficiently, and scale big. Kubernetes, containers, and Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) can help you do that—and we can help you get started with learning these technologies with our newest training path, the Architecting with Google Kubernetes Engine Specialization.

In this specialization, you’ll learn all about Kubernetes, the open-source, vendor-neutral system for orchestrating workloads that are packaged in containers. You’ll gain an understanding for how you can run Kubernetes, and deploy production solutions on it, using Google Cloud Platform (GCP). We’ll also deep dive into our GKE managed service that gives you access to Google's advanced load-balancing technologies, its worldwide network, and GCP's range of data and machine-learning managed services. If you’re already familiar with working in a virtual-machine-based environment, this specialization will present familiar architecture principles, but in a GKE environment. You’ll also learn how to configure your GKE environment; build, schedule, load-balance, and monitor workloads; manage access control and security; and give your applications persistent storage. 

This specialization is delivered as a combination of lectures and hands-on labs to help you master your skills. When you finish each course, you will receive a certificate that you can share with your professional network and employers.

The Architecting with GKE Specialization consists of four courses:

  • GCP Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure - Learn about important concepts and terminologies for working with GCP. 
  • Architecting with GKE: Foundations - Master the foundations of architecting with GKE by reviewing the layout and principles of GCP, followed by an introduction to creating and managing software containers and to the architecture of Kubernetes. 
  • Architecting with GKE: Workloads - Learn about how to perform Kubernetes operations, create and manage deployments, use GKE networking tools; and how to give your Kubernetes workloads persistent storage. 
  • Architecting with GKE: Production - The last course covers Kubernetes and GKE security, logging and monitoring, and using GCP managed storage and database services from within GKE. 

Want to learn more? Join us July 26th at 9:00 am PST for a special webinar, Architecting with Google Kubernetes Engine: Get started on your Anthos journey. In this webinar you will learn how to enable a hybrid cloud strategy with Kubernetes and participate in a free hands-on lab on how to configure persistent storage for GKE. Just for attending the webinar, we’ll give you one month free access to the GKE Specialization. Register for the webinar today.

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