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Architecting Microservices with Kubernetes, Docker, and Continuous Integration Training

Learn how to apply Kubernetes, Docker, and Continuous Integration to Microservices in this intensive 2-day course designed for architects, technology managers, and development leaders. 

This course covers DevOps concepts coupled with practical labs, so students have an opportunity to apply their knowledge in real-world scenarios and support their organization as it takes a modern approach to architecture.

Sign up for Architecting Microservices with Kubernetes, Docker, and Continuous Integration Training today. 



  • Microservices
  • CI/CD
  • Kubernetes
  • Docker


After completing this course, the student should be able to:

  • Confidently use the stack outlined in the course.
  • Understand the various key components.
  • Apply the knowledge to migrate applications to microservice architected solutions on Docker, Kubernetes, and Jenkins with OpenShift
  • Understand the various components in an OpenShift environment for CI/CD


This course will be particularly useful for architects, technology managers, and development leaders implementing or considering Microservices and DevOps for their organization including the following:

  • Architects
  • Software Reliability Engineers
  • Engineers
  • App Dev Managers
  • Lead Application Developers


A desire to learn how this Microservices toolchain can improve your organization effectiveness, build & release processes, application architecture & development, and business continuity for greenfield and application modernization


2 days.

Outline of Architecting Microservices with Kubernetes, Docker, and Continuous Integration Training

Chapter 1. Docker Introduction

  • What is Docker
  • Where Can I Run Docker?
  • Installing Docker Container Engine
  • Docker Machine
  • Docker and Containerization on Linux
  • Linux Kernel Features: cgroups and namespaces
  • The Docker-Linux Kernel Interfaces
  • Docker Containers vs Traditional Virtualization
  • Docker as Platform-as-a-Service
  • Docker Integration
  • Docker Services
  • Docker Application Container Public Repository
  • Competing Systems
  • Docker Command Line
  • Starting, Inspecting, and Stopping Docker Containers
  • Docker Volume
  • Dockerfile
  • Docker Compose
  • Using Docker Compose
  • Dissecting docker-compose.yml
  • Specifying services
  • Dependencies between containers
  • Injecting Environment Variables
  • Summary

Chapter 2. Introduction to Kubernetes

  • What is Kubernetes
  • What is a Container
  • Container – Uses
  • Container – Pros
  • Container – Cons
  • Composition of a Container
  • Control Groups
  • Namespaces
  • Union Filesystems
  • Popular Containerization Software
  • Microservices
  • Microservices and Containers / Clusters
  • Microservices and Orchestration
  • Microservices and Infrastructure-as-Code
  • Kubernetes Container Networking
  • Kubernetes Networking Options
  • Kubernetes Networking – Balanced Design
  • Summary

Chapter 3. Kubernetes – From the Firehose

  • What is Kubernetes?
  • Container Orchestration
  • Kubernetes Basic Architecture
  • Kubernetes Detailed Architecture
  • Kubernetes Concepts
  • Cluster and Namespace
  • Node
  • Master
  • Pod
  • Label
  • Annotation
  • Label Selector
  • Replication Controller and Replica Set
  • Service
  • Storage Volume
  • Secret
  • Resource Quota
  • Authentication and Authorization
  • Routing
  • Registry
  • Using Docker Registry
  • Summary

Chapter 4. Getting Started with OpenShift

  • What is OpenShift/OKD
  • Differences between OpenShift and Kubernetes
  • Where OpenShift Fits in the IT Landscape?
  • OpenShift Releases
  • OpenShift Architecture
  • OpenShift - Infrastructure
  • OpenShift - Nodes
  • OpenShift - Pods
  • OpenShift – Registry
  • OpenShift - Service layer
  • OpenShift Origin Installation
  • Firewall Configuration
  • OpenShift CLI
  • OpenShift CLI (Contd.)
  • OpenShift – Volumes
  • OpenShift – Secrets
  • OpenShift – Secrets (Contd.)
  • Summary

Chapter 5. CI/CD with OpenShift, Jenkins, and Blue Ocean

  • Jenkins Continuous Integration
  • Jenkins Features
  • Running Jenkins
  • Downloading and Installing Jenkins
  • Running Jenkins as a Stand-Alone Application
  • Running Jenkins on an Application Server
  • Installing Jenkins as a Windows Service
  • Different types of Jenkins job
  • Configuring Source Code Management(SCM)
  • Working with Subversion
  • Working with Subversion (cont'd)
  • Working with Git
  • Build Triggers
  • Schedule Build Jobs
  • Polling the SCM
  • Maven Build Steps
  • Configuring Jenkins to Access OpenShift/Kubernetes
  • Jenkins / OpenShift Pipeline
  • Jenkins / OpenShift Pipeline Output
  • Installing Jenkins Plugins
  • The Blue Ocean Plugin
  • Blue Ocean Plugin Features
  • New modern user experience
  • Advanced Pipeline visualizations with built-in failure diagnosis
  • Branch and Pull Request awareness
  • Personalized View
  • OpenShift Pipeline Output
  • Creating OpenShift Blue Ocean Pipeline
  • Summary

Chapter 6. Operational Readiness

  • What is Operational Readiness
  • Telemetry
  • End-to-end Requirements Traceability
  • Log Strategy
  • Monitoring Strategy
  • Runbooks
  • Summary

Chapter 7. Application Modernization

  • Next Generation Methodologies, Approaches, Tools, and Applications
  • What is Application Modernization
  • Typical App Modernization Projects
  • Why Modernization?
  • Goals for Application Modernization
  • Modernization Process
  • Modernization in a Nutshell
  • Modernization in a Nutshell - Analyze
  • Modernization in a Nutshell - Rationalize
  • Modernization in a Nutshell - Modernize
  • Modernization in a Nutshell – Supervise
  • What Can Be Done to Modernize Applications?
  • So, How Can Microservices Help Me?
  • The Data Exchange Interoperability Consideration
  • Microservices in Their Purest Form: AWS Lambdas
  • The Microservices Architecture Design Principles
  • Decentralized Processing
  • Crossing Process Boundary is Expensive!
  • Managing Microservices
  • Traditional Enterprise Application Architecture (Simplified)
  • Monolithic revisited
  • Monolithic vs. Microservices
  • Microservices Architecture Example (Simplified)
  • Maintaining State in App Modernization
  • Twelve-factor Applications
  • Twelve Factors, Microservices, and App Modernization
  • 12-Factor Microservice Codebase
  • 12-Factor Microservice Dependencies
  • 12-Factor Microservice Config
  • 12-Factor Microservice Backing Services
  • 12-Factor Microservice Continuous Delivery
  • 12-Factor Microservice Processes
  • 12-Factor Microservice Data Isolation
  • 12-Factor Microservice Concurrency
  • 12-Factor Microservice Disposability
  • 12-Factor Microservice Environment Parity
  • 12-Factor Microservice Logs
  • 12-Factor Microservice Admin Processes
  • Design for Failure
  • Fault Injection During System Testing
  • Messaging Architectures – Messaging Models
  • What is Kafka?
  • Kafka Architecture
  • Need for Kafka
  • Summary

Chapter 8. Security in Microservices

  • Why Microservice Security?
  • Security Testing in Microservices
  • Security Topology
  • Authorization and Authentication
  • J2EE Security Refresh
  • Role-based Access Control in a Nutshell
  • Claim-based Access Control in a Nutshell
  • Sharing Sessions
  • Session Cookie
  • JSON Web Token (JWT)
  • Spring Security
  • Summary

Lab Exercises

Lab 1. Getting Started with Docker
Lab 2. Getting Started with Docker Compose
Lab 3. Getting Started with Kubernetes
Lab 4. Getting Started with OpenShift
Lab 5. Managing Secrets with OpenShift
Lab 6. CI/CD with Jenkins, Docker, and OpenShift
Lab 7. CI/CD with Jenkins, Blue Ocean, Docker, and OpenShift


FAQ's on Microservices Architecture

FAQ 1: What's the difference between microservices architecture and traditional architecture?

Answer: The traditional approach focus on monolithic architecture where an application is built as a single unit. The server-side monolithic application is a single logical executable and to make any alterations to the system, a developer must build and deploy an updated version of the server-side application. By contrast, modern software development focus on microservices architecture, and business functions are expressed formally with business-oriented APIs that are loosely coupled, scalable, and highly reusable.

FAQ 2: How can I implement microservices architecture?

Answer: There are several principles and practices which should be followed to implement the microservices architecture, such as DevOps, REST services, containerization, and 12 -factor applications.

FAQ 3: What are the common tools and technologies used to implement microservices architecture?

Answer: Tools and technologies wise, you can use several options. Here are some of the commonly used options:


  • REST Services: Java w/ Spring Boot, nodejs, .NET Core Web API
  • Containerization: Docker containers
  • Container orchestration: Kubernetes (or OpenShift platform which bundles Kubernetes and offers a lot more features)
  • Monitoring and Tracing: Prometheus, Jaegar
  • CI/CD: Jenkins


We regularly offer classes in these and other cities. Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Calgary, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Jacksonville, Miami, Montreal, New York City, Orlando, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington DC.
US Inquiries / 1.877.517.6540
Canadian Inquiries / 1.877.812.8887