Tuesday, June 12, 2018

IBM Microservices Specialization on Coursera

The IBM Microservices Specialization just launched on Coursera! This series of self-paced online courses takes you through microservices fundamentals, microservices application development, and deployment of microservices to IBM Cloud and IBM Cloud private. In this course, you get hands-on experience with:

  • Docker and containerized applications
  • Kubernetes - a container orchestrator
  • Helm - the Kubernetes package manager
  • Microclimate - an end-to-end development environment for microservices
  • Jenkins, and other tools used for DevOps
  • IBM Cloud (formerly known as Bluemix), and 
  • IBM Cloud Private - an application platform for developing and managing on-premises, containerized applications. 
You can audit this series at no charge, or enroll for a nominal fee and earn a completion certificate. 

Monday, February 12, 2018

Microservices and Kubernetes education on Coursera.org

I recently developed and launched a new course on Coursera.org -

IBM Cloud: Deploying Microservices with Kubernetes

About this course: In this course, you learn how to install the Kubernetes command-line interface (CLI), and create a Kubernetes cluster on which to run applications. Hands-on tutorials show you how to deploy microservices to a Kubernetes cluster. You also learn about securing and managing a Kubernetes cluster, and how to plan your Kubernetes cluster for deployment on IBM Cloud.

You can audit this course at no charge, or pay a nominal fee to receive the badge/certificate after completing it.

This course is part of a specialization on Microservices. If you complete all courses in the specialization, you get a special badge. Another course in the specialization, Microservices Fundamentals, also recently launched, and two more courses in the specialization are targeted for release later this year.

Coursera is a an education-focused technology company that offers online courses, and works with universities and other organizations to offer online courses, specializations, and degrees in a variety of subjects.