The Linux Foundation Launches LFS244 Managing Kubernetes Applications With Helm Training Course

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  • The Linux Foundation said that the course provides a deep dive into Helm and how it’s used in real-world scenarios to manage the lifecycle of applications on Kubernetes
  • Managing Kubernetes Applications with Helm was developed by Josh Dolitsky

The Linux Foundation has announced the availability of a new training course, LFS244 – Managing Kubernetes Applications with Helm. LFS244 was developed in conjunction with the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. It said that the course is designed for system administrators, DevOps engineers, site reliability engineers, software engineers and others who aim to enhance their operational experience running containerized workloads on the Kubernetes platform.

The Linux Foundation said, “Helm is an emerging, open source technology that enables packaging and running applications on Kubernetes in a simple, efficient way. Helm is considered a package manager for Kubernetes, similar to “apt” or “yum” on various Linux distributions, or “brew” on macOS. Using Helm, you can package, share, and install applications built and designed to run on Kubernetes.”

History of the Helm project and its architecture

The Linux Foundation said that the course provides a deep dive into Helm and how it’s used in real-world scenarios to manage the lifecycle of applications on Kubernetes. It covers a wide range of topics like the history of the Helm project and its architecture, how to properly install the Helm client, the various components of a Helm chart, and how to create one.

It will also include topics like the command-line actions used for managing an application’s lifecycle among others. It said that hands-on labs enable students to do everything from installing Helm to run applications, to creating clusters, managing the lifecycle of a sample Python application among others. The course takes approximately 25-30 hours to complete, including labs.

Priyanka Sharma, general manager, Cloud Native Computing Foundation said, “Helm has become one of our most popular and fastest-growing projects by making installing and managing software in Kubernetes. Demand for Kubernetes skills is at an all-time high, and this course provides a clear path for those who want to deploy Kubernetes applications. I encourage everyone to enroll!”

Managing Kubernetes Applications with Helm was developed by Josh Dolitsky. He started using Helm first in 2017 as part of an engineering team tasked with building an internal, Kubernetes-based software delivery platform. Later, he got involved with the Helm project itself after creating an open source Helm chart repository server called ChartMuseum. Now, it enables many Helm-based deployment systems globally.

The $299 course fee provides unlimited access to the course for one year including all content and labs. Those who complete the entire course will receive a LFS244 verifiable badge. It will demonstrate that they have the ability to successfully deploy and manage container-based applications on the Kubernetes platform using Helm.

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