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The Red Hat Training and Certification team has heard your requests for role-focused training options on Kubernetes and Linux containers and has worked closely with Red Hat Engineers to create two new OpenShift courses: Red Hat OpenShift Administration II: Scaling Deployments for Enterprise Workloads (DO380) and Building Resilient Microservices with Istio and Red Hat OpenShift Service Mesh (DO328).

Container adoption based on your team’s needs

Red Hat OpenShift includes what you need to meet your team’s objectives by enabling a high velocity DevOps pipeline, leading to faster, dynamic application deployments. It includes an enterprise-grade Linux operating system, container runtime, networking, monitoring, container registry, authentication, and authorization solutions. These components are tested together for unified operations on a complete Kubernetes platform spanning major public clouds.

While the promise of container-based architecture is compelling, the road to container adoption can be complex. To gain the full benefit of containers, administrators and developers alike need a flexible program that delivers a modern, container-based infrastructure—with the necessary organizational process changes. With our new courses Red Hat is able to better facilitate your organization’s container adoption journey at both the administrative and developer level. 

Red Hat OpenShift Administration III: Scaling Deployments for Enterprise Workloads (DO380)

Expanding on the OpenShift 4 administration track, this level 3 course is designed for administrators and site reliability engineers (SRE’s) responsible for scaling multiple and larger deployments of Red Hat OpenShift. This includes topics geared toward Enterprise customers:

  • Automating day 2 tasks necessary to establish production clusters with higher performance and availability requirements.

  • Integrating OpenShift software with enterprise infrastructure such as authentication and storage.

  • Troubleshooting issues related to cluster operators, resource availability, and capacity.

Container management platforms are a strategic technology with growing adoption rates throughout many business sectors. Understanding how a platform fits into existing datacenter services is critical to successfully operating and running containerized workloads at scale. 

During development of this course, the curriculum developers collected input from various stakeholders to identify real-world deployment scenarios and to better understand how customers are planning and using Red Hat OpenShift in production. Through this data, the team developed a set of labs and accompanying material targeted specifically at teaching use-cases relevant to enterprise customers. 

Building Resilient Microservices with Istio and Red Hat OpenShift Service Mesh (DO328) 

This course is designed for cloud-native developers and DevOps teams. It teaches students installation, service monitoring, service management, and ways to achieve service resilience of Red Hat OpenShift Service Mesh. 

OpenShift offers an enterprise-ready, multi-tenant platform that makes deploying and scaling microservice applications efficient and more easily repeatable. But as these architectures become larger and more complex, defining and controlling how these services interact with each other becomes increasingly difficult and more expensive to manage. Red Hat OpenShift Service Mesh comprises three products—Istio, Jaeger, and Kiali—designed to ease microservice system management. The course provides in-depth instruction and hands-on exercises on OpenShift Service Mesh’s management techniques and capabilities:   

  • Define and control service interaction management.

  • Provide microservice tracing and problem determination diagnosis.

  • Configure end-to-end microservices security.

  • Create complex microservice system testing.

  • Generate visual representations of overall system communication pathways.

Looking forward

In the coming months, Red Hat Training is further enhancing our Kubernetes and OpenShift curriculum with new courses and certification exams.  Customers can look forward to a hands-on lab focused on OpenShift installation, OpenShift Operators using Ansible,  and courses with content including DevOps tools and practices. These courses will not only provide additional technical skills, they will also complement our current catalog of OpenShift courses

To gauge your current OpenShift skills and help determine which of our OpenShift learning tracks is right for you, take one of our Red Hat OpenShift skills assessments.

About the author

Chris Tusa started his career in the webhosting and managed services industry, helping to establish new offerings at Rackspace and Flexential, with products such as Virtual Private Cloud and Compliance. In 2010, Tusa joined Red Hat as a cloud-specialist solution architect, partnering with some of Red Hat’s largest customers to design, plan and execute their hybrid cloud strategy. Today, he is a leader in Red Hat's Customer Success organization, responsible for customer and partner hands-on education.

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