Getting Started with Google Kubernetes Engine

Familiarise yourself with container basics and learn everything you need to know about deploying, managing, and scaling containerised applications on Kubernetes, powered by Google Cloud.

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As an award-winning Google Cloud Partner, we’ll help show you how to get started with Google Kubernetes Engine on this course, covering everything from understanding container basics through to deploying applications.

The session will start with an introduction to containers, Docker, and the Google Container Registry. You’ll learn how to containerise workloads in Docker containers, deploy them to Kubernetes clusters provided by Google Kubernetes Engine, and scale those workloads to handle increased traffic.

We’ll also cover how to continuously deploy new code in a Kubernetes cluster to provide application updates.

Our Getting Started with Google Kubernetes Engine course is delivered via Virtual Classroom. We also offer it as a private training session that can be delivered virtually or at a location of your choice in the UK.

Course overview

Who should attend:

This course is intended for Application developers, Cloud Solutions Architects, DevOps Engineers and IT managers. Individuals using Google Cloud Platform to create new solutions or to integrate existing systems, application environments, and infrastructure with Google Cloud will also benefit from attending.

What you'll learn:

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the differences between Google Cloud compute platforms
  • Describe the components and architecture of Kubernetes
  • Store container images in Container Registry
  • Explain how pod networking works in Google Kubernetes Engine
  • Create and manage Google Kubernetes Engine clusters using the Google Cloud console and gcloud / kubectl commands


To get the most out of this course, you should have basic proficiency with command-line tools and Linux operating system environments, as well as Web server technologies such as Nginx. It's recommended you also have Systems Operations experience, including deploying and managing applications either on-premises or in a public cloud environment.

Course agenda

Module 1: Introduction to Google Cloud
  • Identify Google Cloud services and their function
  • Choose the right Google Cloud services to create your own Cloud solution
  • Create VMs, service accounts, and buckets using the Google Cloud console and Cloud Shell
Module 2: Containers & Kubernetes in Google Cloud
  • Create a Container Using Cloud Build
  • Store a Container in Container Registry
  • Identify the purpose of and use cases for Kubernetes and Google Kubernetes
  • Define the concept of a container and identify uses for containers
Module 3: Kubernetes Architecture
  • Conceptualise the Kubernetes architecture
  • Deploy a Kubernetes cluster using GKE
  • Deploy Pods to a GKE cluster
  • Identify how to view and manage Kubernetes objects
Module 4: Introduction to Kubernetes Workloads
  • The kubectl command
  • Introduction to deployments
  • Pod networking
  • Volumes overview

Upcoming courses

Mon, Jul 01 2024.Virtual Classroom
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