GKE Basics

By Tim Berry

Learn to deploy containers to production with GKE.

1 hour
  • 11 Lessons
  • 2 Hands-On Labs

About the course

If you’ve ever used Docker containers, you already know that they’re the easiest and most portable way to package and deploy applications for the cloud. So how do you take the next step into production containers with Kubernetes?

There’s a lot of fear, uncertainty, and doubt about the complexities of the big K, but thankfully, Google Kubernetes Engine is here to take away all of the hard work and provide production-ready Kubernetes clusters which leaves you to concentrate on the best way to run your applications.

This introductory course will teach you the concepts of Kubernetes, basic building blocks of GKE, and will have you deploying your containers to production in no time.

  • Chapter 1 1 Lesson Introduction 3:40

    Welcome to the Course

  • Chapter 2 4 Lessons Kubernetes Fundamentals 50:32

    Understanding Clusters and Nodes


    Exploring Pods, ReplicaSets, and Deployments


    Accessing Services


    Hello World in GKE

    30:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 3 4 Lessons Operating GKE 46:51

    Exploring Deployment Patterns


    Creating Stateful Applications and Storage


    Using Secrets and Configurations


    Deploy Wordpress and MySQL to GKE

    30:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 4 2 Lessons Conclusion 3:46

    Course Summary


    Conclusion and What's Next


What are Hands-on Labs

What's the difference between theoretical knowledge and real skills? Practical real-world experience. That's where Hands-on Labs come in! Hands-on Labs are guided, interactive experiences that help you learn and practice real-world scenarios in real cloud environments. Hands-on Labs are seamlessly integrated in courses, so you can learn by doing.

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