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The go-to trainer

for Kubernetes & Docker

Whether you’re a beginner or taking further steps, Nigel’s “Pure Weapons Grade Kubernetes Training” will be perfect for you. 

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“I’m 100% committed to never releasing any content unless I’m absolutely certain you’ll love it, apply it, and absolutely benefit from it.” – Nigel 

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Boost your booth

Increase interaction, engage in more conversations and gain quality leads at your next conference

Draw people to your conference booth

Maximizing your vendor booth at conferences can be a challenge. This short video shows ways can help you draw people to your booth so you can gain quality leads, have engaging conversations and increase your interactions with his lightning talks, book signings and quizzes.

If it’s time to generate some noise at your vendor booth, contact Nigel for more information.

Kubernetes Quizzes

This is a fun way to interact with more people through Nigel’s Kubernetes Kahoots quiz. Everyone will be laughing, learning and enjoying a bit of competition. The interactive quiz includes logo rounds, technical knowledge and some fun facts, more than enough to get pelple to your booth.

Book Signings

Nigel has 4 popular books that you can choose from to give away at your vendor booth. Nigel is happy to sign as many copies and have as many pictures taken as you’d like. Nothing draws a crowd like a crowd. So once a line is established, you’ll be able to engage with many more people to discuss your product.

Lightning Talks

Choose your lightning talk topic and once people hear Nigel talking, crowds will draw in and around your booth to engage in the conversation. Lightning talks have been a hit for years. Typically they last around 10-15 minutes with a Q&A too.
“The pub quiz, book signing, and lightning talk were a huge hit! Nigel brings with him a huge online following and great stage presence — both of which drove a lot of foot traffic to our booth. We couldn’t be happier with the results of our activation with Nigel. Planning everything with him and Ash made our jobs so much easier. We look forward to working with them again!”
Tim Ryan
Marketing, Linode

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Watch the latest episode of Kubernetes This Month here

Nigel gives you the monthly Kubernetes news!

This month it’s report season and Nigel takes us through the important themes of both the Kubernetes annual report and the KubeCon EU Transparency report.

Istio 1.14 was released, and we cover Broadcom’s acquisition of VMware.

The KCNA Book

If you’re planning on taking the KCNA exam then check out Nigel’s latest book designed to help you get ready for and pass the KCNA exam with style.

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Nigel joins IT Depends! to talk about a bunch of things ranging from Champions League to his latest book: The KCNA Book. This is a must watch/listen…

KubeCon NA

Watch this space for up-coming info on Nigel’s CKAD workshop at KubeCon NA. Designed to help you prepare for and then crush this qualification.


Video Trainer Extraordinaire

Nigel has already helped well over 1M people learn Kubernetes and Docker. No matter your current level, find a video course here for you.

Updated books for 2022

Each year Nigel updates his books to be inline with the latest versions of tech. The 2022 editions of his Kubernetes books are out now.

Draw a crowd to your vendor booth

If you’re looking to attract people to your booth at a conference this year, Nigel’s Book Signings, K8s Quiz & Lightning Talks will get the job done.

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Most frequent questions and answers

Yes. Nigel is often invited to do book signings. It’s a humbling experience for him and he understands that book signings are common at conferences for the purpose of attracting people to your booth and it’s also a popular way to generate interest and increase registrations and attendance for your event.

If you reach out and contact us, we will be able to work out a reduced price for a bulk book order too.

Absolutely it is. If you want a break from the class room, or you want to mix up your learning environment a little, then learn Kubernetes in a fun way with Nigel’s Pub Quiz. You’ll get time to learn directly from Nigel whilst he add his Kahoots style quiz to the event.

The Pub Quiz can be done virtually or in-person and when life normalizes he already has a bunch of companies wanting him to visit and host the quiz as part of their events.

Nigel has training for both individuals and companies.

For individuals, you can get his video training courses, buy one or all of his books, or register to attend his virtual or in-person workshops. Also, he often holds workshops as part of live events such as DockerCon or KubeCon, so look out for him on the agenda.

On top of this he helps you stay up-to-date with all things containers on his YouTube channel, his blog and his brief update that you can have sent to you inbox each week.

Navigate the “For individuals” option in the header at the top of this page to take a closer look at what he can do for you now.

Both individuals and companies just love Nigel’s pure, honest, raw and no BS approach to explaining tech subjects. He has a gift for explaining complex topics in a clear way that simplifies the learning curve. 

He’s straight to the point and he prides himself on helping you. In a lot of the feedback we receive we’re told that Nigel’s British accent and tone of his voice, mixed with a sense of humor is perfect for learning. 

Click on either the blue “contact” option in the header at the top right of the page or scroll to the bottom footer and add in your name, email and message. Hit the send button and we’ll respond and if needed we can set up a call discuss more detail and firm up any training.

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The KCNA Book

Kubernetes and cloud native technologies are reshaping the world. Possessing the knowledge and skills to leverage Kubernetes and cloud-native technologies is a huge career boost for you. It can get you the best roles, on the best projects, at the best organisations. It can even earn you more money.

With this in mind, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation designed the Kubernetes and Cloud Native Associate (KCNA) certification and exam as a way for you to prove your competence with these technologies.

This book covers every exam objective in one place in a well-organised and concise format. It’s useful as both a revision guide and a place to start learning new technologies and concepts. For example, if you already know the basics of Kubernetes, the book will reinforce what you know and test your knowledge with its extensive quizzes and explanations. However, if you’re new to any of the exam topics, the book will get you up-to-speed quickly.

Contains over 200 chapter-review questions, as well as a full 60-question sample exam.

When you’ve finished the book, you’ll be ready to smash the KCNA exam!

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