If you’re looking to learn Kubernetes, I honestly think I’ve got the best set of materials available!
1. Getting Started with Kubernetes
This fast-paced action-packed video training course covers all basics to get you off the ground and standing on your own two feet.
2. Kubernetes Deep Dive (NEW)
Fast-paced and entertaining video course that gets you form 0-60 mph!
3. The Kubernetes Book
Probably the best-selling Kubernetes book on the market and it’s had stellar reviews!
Are they worth it?
Those of you who know me will know that I’m obsessed with making my explanations as clear as possible and that I spend hours with PowerPoint so that you get slick and helpful animations instead of death-by-a-thousand-bullet-points 🙂 So not only are the courses and the book educational, they’re also fun and entertaining!
A little bit more about what each one offers…
Getting Started with Kubernetes
(video training course)
If you’re just getting into Kubernetes, this video-training course is for you! You’ll get a comprehensive grounding in the fundamentals before taking the next step with the Deep Dive course.
The course covers installing Kubernetes on-prem and in the cloud. It also provides a solid grounding in the fundamentals of a Kubernetes cluster, as well as the fundamental building blocks of a cloud-native Kubernetes app.
It’s not too deep, it’s had tens of thousands of customers and averages a full 5-stars from over 600 reviews!
Yes, the course requires a subscription. But there’s always a free trial so you can try-before-you-buy. Can’t argue with that! Here’s the trailer as well –https://www.youtube.com/embed/AN3qiaXS87k
Kubernetes Deep Dive
(NEW video training course)
As the title suggests, this course takes your journey to the next level.
You’ll learn how to get application source code running on a Kubernetes cluster, how to automatically scale a cluster and your app, how to secure things with RBAC, how to do networking and storage, and how to manage things in a declarative way. All of which will have you up-and-running and confident to do things on your own.
And despite being a Deep Dive that covers dry topics like networking and storage, you’ll find the course fast-paced and highly entertaining.
The Kubernetes Book
At the time of writing this post (Q4 2018) the book is around 150 pages long and covers the fundamentals of Kubernetes really well. But the ToC and page-count should tell you it’s not a deep dive.
That said, it’s probably the best-selling Kubernetes book on the market, and it’s had some amazing reviews on Amazon. The only people that have given it less than 4 or 5 stars have complained about how short it is (hello guys, the description gives a page count, so it’s not a secret).
Anyway, you can get the paperback and Kindle versions on Amazon, or other e-book formats on Leanpub. And at ~150 pages you can read it in a day – brilliant for nailing or reinforcing the basics!
What else have you got planned?
I think my next project will be a Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) video course, with a book on the same topic to follow shortly after. But before I start on that I’ll be updating my existing Kubernetes book and checking-in with the certification guys at the Linux Foundation to make sure the CKA exam format and objectives aren’t about to change while I’m part-way through making the course! As things stand I haven’t made any decisions as to which platform(s) the video course will be on.
Keep calm, and kubectl apply 🙂