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Kubernetes Beyond the Basics training course

Gain advanced Kubernetes skills and best practices to help improve deployment, scaling and management of containerized applications.

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  • Train a team
  • Customised content
  • Free tasters
  • Next on 25 Oct
  • £1,495.00+vat
  • Live / Virtual

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  • Pods and stability
  • Autoscaling the cluster
  • Resourcing
  • Templating and Helm
  • Visualizing Metrics And Alerts
  • Advanced Scheduling
  • Collecting And Querying Logs
  • Network
  • Security


This training course covers topics beyond the basics of Kubernetes.

It aims to give seasoned users of Kubernetes more depth and understanding of the Kubernetes environment and tools and will also introduce best practice techniques to help make the most of the deployment.

JBI training course London UK
JBI training course London UK

Developers and Systems Administrators looking to get more from Kubernetes


4.8 out of 5 average

"The interactive Kubernetes scenarios were great and I like the concepts building at the beginning. It was a nice introduction to Kubernetes and the commands. The trainer was friendly and professional." 

MF, Senior Software Developer, Kubernetes, March 2021

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Pod Stability

  • Liveness Probe
  • Readiness Probe
  • Startup Probe
  • PodDisruptionBudget
  • MaxSurge
  • Graceful Shutdown and SIGTERM signals

Autoscaling Deployments and StatefulSets

  • HPA vs VPA vs CA
  • Install Metrics Server
  • Observe Metrics Server Data
  • Get Started with Auto-Scaling Pods
  • Auto-Scale Pods - Resource Utilization
  • Specify Replicas in Deployments or Statefulsets?


  • Requests vs Limits
  • Monitoring

Autoscaling the Cluster

  • Set up Cluster Autoscaler
  • Scale up and scale down the Cluster
  • Scale up Too Much or De-scale to Zero Nodes?
  • Cluster Autoscaler in GKE, EKS, and AKS
  • Rightsizing Instance Types




Templating and Helm

  • Depending on third party charts
  • Depending on your own charts
  • Creating common charts
  • Canary Deployments with Helm
  • CD Tooling with Spinnaker & ArgoCD


Advanced scheduling

  • How the Scheduler works in Kubernetes
  • Filters and predicates
  • nodeSelector
  • Node affinity
  • Pod affinity/anti-affinity
  • Taints and tolerations
  • Scheduler plugins
  • Custom scheduler


Visualizing Metrics And Alerts

  • Which Tools Should We Use for Dashboards?
  • Installing And Setting up Prometheus & Grafana
  • Importing and Customizing Pre-Made Dashboards
  • Creating Custom Dashboards
  • Creating Semaphore Dashboards
  • A Better Dashboard for Big Screens
  • Prometheus and Graph Alerts, Grafana Notifications, Semaphores


Collecting And Querying Logs

  • Exploring Logs Through kubectl
  • Choosing a Centralized Logging Solution
  • Logs Collection and Shipping
  • Explore Centralized Logging
  • The ELK Stack - Elasticsearch, LogStash, Kibana
  • Cost implications

Networking in Kubernetes

  • Network routing in Linux
  • Understanding network requirements
  • Exploring the Endpoints
  • Balancing in-cluster traffic
  • Routing traffic with kube-proxy
  • CRI, CNI, CSI: interfaces for the kubelet
  • Choosing between latency and load balancing
  • Pros and cons of the 4 types of Services
  • Discovering Services
  • Routing traffic with an Ingress controller
  • End-to-end traffic journey


  • Network Security with policies
  • Secrets as Volumes not Env Vars
  • Secrets without Secrets
  • RBAC
  • Access Cloud resources in EKS (kube2iam)
  • Container and Image scanning
  • PodSecurityPolicies
  • CIS Benchmarking


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