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We've created over 50 video guides and tutorials that will help you navigate Kubernetes: from understanding the basic need for and function of containers, to launching and scaling your first clusters.

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7 Lessons
49 mins
Kubernetes setup

You'll learn how to get Kubernetes set up locally, installing and using Kubectl - the k8s command line tool. Plus we'll look at minikube, kubeadm and containerd, as well as Civo Kubernetes cluster administration and our CLI.

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6 Lessons
37 mins
Before Kubernetes

Discover the basics that are required to understand Kubernetes from the ground up, including a primer on Linux and Docker which acts as a quick refresher for people who are already familiar with them and helpful for anyone getting started.

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3 Lessons
15 mins
Kubernetes introduction

In this section we discuss Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Landscape, what exactly Kubernetes is and the problems it aims to solve, and where K3s fits into this.

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4 Lessons
18 mins
Kubernetes concepts

Learn about the Kubernetes and K3s architectures and how they differ. We'll also cover the high-level concepts such as Kubernetes objects, namespaces, labels and selectors.

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8 Lessons
32 mins
Kubernetes configuration and security

In this section we'll walk you through configuring and securing your Kubernetes cluster. With guides and demos we'll cover ConfigMaps, Secrets, access control (RBAC, authentication), and more.

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11 Lessons
46 mins
Kubernetes volumes

Get a base understanding of volumes in our introduction chapter, before running through theory and demos for EmptyDir + HostPath, EmptyDir Volume, HostPath Volume, Remote Storage, and NFS PersistentVolumes.

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12 Lessons
71 mins
Kubernetes objects

This thorough course looks at all the must-know objects you'll encounter when managing your Kubernetes infrastructure. This includes the pod lifecycle, containers, resource management, deployment and StatefulSets.

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5 Lessons
27 mins
Kubernetes networking

Things get a little more technical as we delve into Kubernetes networking. You'll learn networking basics before diving further into CNI, pod to pod, node to node and container to container networking.

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4 Lessons
40 mins
Kubernetes services

In this section you’ll learn about Kubernetes services and why they are vital for exposing applications running on your custers. Get to grips with ClusterIP, Nodeport and LoadBalancer.

Our instructors

Our expert team will guide you every step of the way, covering all you need to know to get up and running with a Kubernetes environment.

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Saiyam Pathak

Academy course creator Saiyam is Director of Technical Evangelism at Civo as well as a CNCF and Traefik Ambassador. CKA/CKAD/CKS certified, he’s on a personal mission to simplify Kubernetes and make it more accessible for developers.

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Kunal Kushwaha

Dev Advocate at Civo and CNCF Ambassador, Kunal also runs his own YouTube channel, which provides guidance and mentorship to students starting their careers in the DevOps and Cloud Native space.

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Kai Hoffman

Kai is a developer advocate and web developer at Civo. With us since our beta period, Kai has worked closely with our community to help fine-tune our Kubernetes platform and make using Civo a better experience for developers of all kinds.

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Alex Jones

Alex is TAG App Delivery Technical Lead for the CNCF, ambassador for the Continuous Delivery Foundation and ambassador for the DevOps Institute. He is also the creator of Cloud Native Skunkworks - a YouTube channel dedicated to cloud native education.

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Anaïs Urlichs

With experience in both the DevRel and SRE spaces, Anaïs is a CNCF Ambassador. When she is not advocating DevOps best practices, she runs her own YouTube channel centered around cloud native technologies.