Fundamentals of Containers, Kubernetes, and Red Hat OpenShift

A couple months ago, I was browsing around EdX looking for a course to do that would achieve two things:

  • kick start my brain back into study mode
  • have relevance to what I am currently doing as a technology manager

Over the years, I have studied about the multitude of Microsoft products I use, many of them having had a major impact on my career to date. However, I felt I needed a change from the standard Windows Server/System Center focused training I was historically used to and started to look at some fancy new stuff.

While browsing EdX, I found the Fundamentals of Containers, Kubernetes, and Red Hat OpenShift course. This course looked very promising. It would allow me to dip my toes in the OpenShift waters and learn a bit more about the Kubernetes platform and why it is not the defunct

Redhat is due to introduce Windows Server Container support on OpenShift in 2018:

It was a great introductory course to Kubernetes and OpenShift. I would highly recommend watching the course and playing around with (at least) OpenShift. I’ll be looking to expand my learning with a mixture of courses from, LinkedIn Learning and Coursera.

2018 will be the year of learning and development. I may try to throw in a few certifications, but I’m mainly going to focus on the knowledge instead of the piece of paper. As I begin my foray into Service Owner land, a lot of my learning will be in people, performance management, strategy, finance and growth. It’s going to be an exciting year.