Announcing the Fundamentals of the Service Mesh Online Course

Announcing the Fundamentals of the Service Mesh Online Course

Catherine Paganini

May 10, 2023

We're excited to announce the launch of our free, self-paced, hands-on Fundamentals of the Service Mesh course! This course is designed for anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of service meshes and get some practical experience deploying Linkerd on a Kubernetes cluster. Plus, there is an option for certification at the end, so you can share your new skills with your peers and colleagues.

Why learn about the service mesh? 

Service meshes have become a critical piece of Kubernetes networking infrastructure, providing security, observability, and reliability at a platform level. By mastering service mesh basics, Kubernetes engineers can improve application security performance while reducing downtime, ultimately improving the end-user experience.

What makes this course special?

This free course was designed by the creators of the service mesh and covers the most up-to-date practices and techniques for building and deploying service meshes in Kubernetes. In this course you'll get hands-on experience with real-world service mesh tasks, including meshing an application, setting up mutual TLS, and configuring golden metrics. Plus, you'll have the opportunity to get certified by Buoyant, demonstrating your mastery of service mesh fundamentals.

Here's what you can expect from the course:

  1. Introduction to the service mesh
  2. Deploying Linkerd on a Kubernetes cluster
  3. Meshing an application 
  4. Getting golden metrics for your application
  5. Introducing mutual TLS (mTLS) 
  6. Traffic reliability
  7. Next steps on your service mesh journey 
  8. Optional: Final exam and certificate

What's next

Next up, our team will be working on a Service Mesh in Production certification course designed specifically for engineers running Linkerd in production and at scale. It will cover everything they must know before going to production and ensure smooth and uneventful day two operations. Already have a strong service mesh foundation and would rather participate in the Service Mesh in Production course? Sign up for the waiting list today, and be the first to know when it's live (+ it will give us a sense of how much priority we should give it). 

Get started today

The self-paced course is open to everyone, and participants can choose their own schedule and pace. Don't miss this opportunity to upskill and enhance your career prospects. Enroll today for free!