Getting​ ​Started​ ​with Google​ ​Kubernetes​ ​Engine  

(1 day)


This course covers an introduction to Kubernetes, a software layer that sits between your applications and your hardware infrastructure. Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) brings you Kubernetes as a managed service on Google Cloud. This course teaches the basics of GKE and how to get applications containerized and running in Google Cloud. The course covers a basic introduction to Google Cloud, an overview of containers and Kubernetes, Kubernetes architecture, and Kubernetes operations.



  • Discuss the differences among Google Cloud compute platforms
  • Discuss the components and architecture of Kubernetes
  • Identify how Google manages Kubernetes orchestration
  • Create and manage Google Kubernetes Engine clusters by using the Google Cloud console and the gcloud/kubectl commands



  • Application developers, cloud solutions architects, DevOps engineers, IT managers
  • Individuals who use Google Cloud to create new solutions or to integrate existing systems, application environments, and infrastructure with Google Cloud



  • Having completed Google Cloud Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure, or having equivalent experience
  • Basic proficiency with command-line tools and Linux operating system environments

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Google Cloud

  • Identify Google Cloud services and their functions
  • Choose the right Google Cloud services to create your own cloud solution
  • Define the purpose of and use cases for Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • Identify how costs can be managed in the resource hierarchy
  • Use the Google Cloud console and Cloud Shell to create virtual machines (VMs), service accounts, and buckets
  • Lab: Accessing the Google Cloud Console and Cloud Shell

Module​ ​​2:​​ Introduction to Containers and Kubernetes

  • Define the concept of a container and identify uses for containers
  • Identify the purpose of and use cases for Kubernetes
  • Outline the concept of Google Kubernetes Engine
  • Create a container using Cloud Build
  • Lab: Working with Cloud Build

Module​ ​​3:​​ ​Kubernetes Architecture

  • Conceptualize the Kubernetes architecture
  • Identify how to view and manage Kubernetes objects
  • Distinguish between Google Kubernetes Engines modes of operation
  • Deploy a Kubernetes cluster by using GKE
  • Lab: Deploying GKE Autopilot Clusters

Module​ ​​4:​​ ​Kubernetes Operations

  • Work with the kubectl command
  • Inspect the cluster and Pods
  • View a Pod’s console output
  • Sign in interactively to a Pod
  • Lab: Deploying GKE Autopilot Clusters from Cloud Shell