VMware launches free Kubernetes training platform

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VMware launches free Kubernetes training platform

VMware has launched Kubernetes Academy, a free product-agnostic Kubernetes and cloud native technology education platform.

The platform was launched to meet up with the increasing adoption of the container-orchestration system, to help users advance their skillset with the technology.

In a blog post, VMware marketing manager for VMware Cloud Native Apps Marissa Bosche said the vendor was inspired by non-profit Khan Academy and its founder Sal Khan.

“We admire how Sal Khan broke down complex topics into component parts that are easy to understand. Since its inception in 2008, Khan Academy has taken on a life of its own—hosting content from a variety of instructors on a multitude of topics,” the blog post read.

“That’s our goal with Kubernetes Academy—to build a wealth of knowledge from instructors throughout the open source community to provide well-rounded, unbiased training.”

The courses are taught by a team of four current VMware staff, including some who joined VMware through the Heptio acquisition. They are Tim Carr, Olive Power, Scott Lowe, John Harris and Josh Rosso.

Heptio, which helps companies build and run Kubernetes-based architecture and founded by two of the Kubernetes co-creators at Google, was acquired by VMware in November 2018.

Each course is a series of bite-size video lessons, including courses like Containers 101, Kubernetes 101, Kubernetes in Depth, Interacting with Kubernetes and How to Prepare for the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) Exam.

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