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Kubernetes learning and training

Get guidance on your cloud-native journey. Explore Kubernetes learning and training resources—including videos, articles, books, and technical webinars. Understand the basics and get hands-on experience with various Kubernetes capabilities and solutions, including Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS).

Get an overview of Kubernetes

Begin your Kubernetes training by familiarizing yourself with the software—and its components—at a high level. If you’re completely new to Kubernetes, start by learning what Kubernetes is and then learn how containers work. If you’re already familiar with containers and Docker, an open-source container format, see how Kubernetes and Docker work together.

Begin using containerized applications

Visualize the relationships among Kubernetes components and concepts—including the cluster and the control plane. And, see tips for deploying apps and workloads as well as structuring and securing Kubernetes environments.

Learn Kubernetes the fun way with Phippy

Explore Kubernetes concepts like pods and deployments—presented in the style of an illustrated children’s book. Follow Phippy the giraffe and Zee the zebra in this lighthearted educational adventure.

Phippy Goes to the Zoo A Kubernetes story

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) core concepts

Learn how infrastructure components, access and identity, security, network, storage, and scaling function in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) in these technical articles. AKS is a managed Kubernetes service that further simplifies container-based application deployment and management.

  • Clusters and workloads

    See how infrastructure components such as the control plane, nodes, and node pools work in AKS—along with workload resources such as pods, deployments, and sets. Learn to group resources into namespaces.

  • Access and identity options

    Authenticate and assign permissions in AKS using Kubernetes service accounts, Azure Active Directory integration, role-based access control, Roles and ClusterRoles, and RoleBindings and ClusterRoleBindings.

  • Application and cluster security concepts

    Safeguard your applications in AKS with master components security, node security, cluster upgrades, network security, and Kubernetes secrets.

Kubernetes training webinars

Go deeper into specific Kubernetes use cases in these technical, on demand webinars led by distinguished engineers, program managers, and developers—and hear answers to real life questions from other people who are learning and applying Kubernetes.

Deploy a baseline AKS cluster

Get recommendations for networking, security, identity, management, and monitoring of your cluster based on your organization's business requirements in the AKS production baseline.

Kubernetes architectures and patterns

Flow diagram of Microservices architecture design

Microservices architecture design

See a basic AKS configuration that can serve as a starting point for most microservices deployments. Plus, learn about the infrastructure and DevOps considerations of running a microservices architecture in AKS.

Flow diagram of Machine learning operations (MLOps)

Machine learning operations (MLOps)

Implement a continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) and retraining pipeline for an AI application using Azure DevOps and Azure Machine Learning.

See deployment strategies

Workshop: Deploy a multi-container application

Get step-by-step training for creating a Kubernetes cluster, deploying a microservices-based application, and setting up a CI/CD pipeline using AKS in this hands-on learning experience.

Operational best practices for Kubernetes

Learn best practices for approaching everyday scenarios from real-world deployments described by subject matter experts.

Best practices for cluster operators

Best practices for developers

Development experience and app performance

Kubernetes Up and Running eBook collection

Review the practical Kubernetes deployment skills you need to improve the agility, reliability, and efficiency of your distributed systems.

Kubernetes eBook collection

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