Announcing the 2024 OCI Container Engine for Kubernetes Specialist Course

March 18, 2024 | 5 minute read
Mahendra Mehra
Senior OCI Instructor, CSS OU Cloud Delivery
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Are you ready to unlock the power of OCI Container Engine for Kubernetes (OKE) and take your skills in container orchestration to new heights? Look no further! We are thrilled to announce the launch of our OCI Container Engine for Kubernetes (OKE) Specialist course, meticulously crafted for professionals eager to become masters of OKE on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

In a world where cloud-native technologies reign supreme, Kubernetes stands tall as the go-to solution for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. As organizations worldwide embrace this transformative technology, the demand for skilled Kubernetes professionals is skyrocketing. This course provides you with the opportunity to equip yourself with the essential skills needed to thrive in this dynamic landscape.

OCI Container Engine for Kubernetes Specialist Course Overview

The OCI OKE specialist course dives extensively into the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Container Engine for Kubernetes (OKE). We will cover all aspects of OKE in this course, providing you with the knowledge and skills needed to create, manage, and optimize Kubernetes clusters within the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure environment.

This learning path is specifically designed for Cloud Native Developers, Kubernetes administrators and developers, DevOps engineers, and site reliability engineers seeking to elevate their expertise in leveraging OKE for cloud-native application solutions. However, it is also suitable for anyone keen on delving deeper into this service.

Upon course completion, participants will have attained:

  • Strong grasp of containerization concepts and basic container orchestration
  • Proficiency in managing and administering Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Registry (OCIR)
  • Knowledge of OKE features, benefits, and deployment prerequisites
  • Skills in effectively managing and administering OKE clusters, including deployment, scaling, storage, observability, and lifecycle management.
  • Implementation of security best practices in OKE clusters.

Embark on a captivating journey through our OCI OKE Specialist course, where each module is meticulously designed to elevate your expertise in container orchestration on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). From grasping containerization concepts to mastering Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Registry, and delving into OKE, our journey promises to be enlightening and empowering. Let's explore the wealth of insights awaiting you in every module.


OKE Specialist Course learning outcomes


Module 01: Establish a rock-solid understanding of containerization concepts, laying the foundation for your exploration into the world of containers.

Module 02: Master the art of managing Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Registry (OCIR), a pivotal component in streamlining your container workflow.

Module 03: Delve into container orchestration fundamentals, setting the stage for advanced topics to come.

Module 04: Explore Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Container Engine for Kubernetes (OKE), uncovering its key features and benefits.

Module 05: Equip yourself with the essentials for deploying and overseeing Kubernetes clusters with OKE.

Module 06: Discover the significance of virtual nodes in Kubernetes deployments within Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Module 07: Unlock the power of self-managed nodes within OKE clusters, optimizing infrastructure management practices.

Module 08: Acquire techniques for proficiently managing deployments on OKE clusters.

Module 09: Focus on storage solutions for Kubernetes clusters in OKE, ensuring seamless data handling.

Module 10: Optimize your cluster's performance and reliability with scaling, observability, and lifecycle management practices.

Module 11: Fortify your infrastructure and safeguard your valuable data assets with pivotal security measures.


Skill Reinforcement: OKE Hands-On Demonstrations and Skill checks

Hybrid lesson


Prepare to dive into hands-on experience with practical demonstrations that bridge theory with real-world application. These demonstrations, integrated seamlessly into each topic, are designed to enhance your proficiency in OKE by providing you with valuable hands-on experience. Most lessons adopt a hybrid approach, covering essential steps and then transitioning to the OCI console for a comprehensive view in action. 

Throughout the course, you'll encounter skill checks after each module to put your newly acquired knowledge to the test. These skill checks are meticulously crafted to assess your understanding of the topics covered and reinforce your learning.

By the end of the course, you will have a comprehensive understanding of OKE, enabling you to confidently use this powerful service to deploy and manage containerized applications in the Oracle cloud.


Earn your OKE Specialist badge



Earn your OKE Specialist Badge

Upon completing the course, you'll have the chance to demonstrate your expertise by taking an assessment exam. Achieving a score of 65% or above in this exam will earn you the OKE Specialist badge. This badge serves as a testament to your mastery of Oracle Kubernetes Engine, showcasing your proficiency and credibility in the field.

To enhance your learning journey, our comprehensive platform provides a rich array of resources, including video courses, skill assessments, exam preparations, practice tests, online certification exams, credentials, and additional learning materials. We encourage you to make the most of these resources to maximize your learning outcomes.

  • Ask your instructors: Post questions to instructors or peers to clarify doubts and receive responses within 24 hours.

  • Take detailed notes: Utilize video transcripts available in 29 languages to follow along in your preferred language and take detailed notes.

  • Complete Skill Checks: Validate your understanding by completing skill checks before advancing to the next module.

  • Join the OCI Learner Community: Participate in knowledge exchange and discussions with the broader OCI community.

  • Provide Course Feedback: Share your insights and suggestions for enhancing the course content and delivery.

Get Started

Get started today by accessing the learning path: OCI 2024 Container Engine for Kubernetes Specialist course

It's worth noting that this service is continuously evolving with new features being added by the OCI OKE team to enhance cluster administration. Be sure to revisit the course periodically to stay updated on the latest developments and features.

Thank you for considering the OCI 2024 Container Engine for Kubernetes Specialist course. We wish you the best of luck in your journey towards mastering OCI's Container Engine for Kubernetes service.

This course owes its success to the invaluable contributions of a remarkable team comprising Oracle University domain experts and OCI OKE Services PMs. The following individuals played crucial roles in bringing this project to fruition:

  • Subject Matter Experts and Course Peer Review: Rohit Rahi, Mickey Boxell, Eli Schilling, Tanya Bansal, Mark Huang
  • Program Management: Akshatha Niranjan
  • Studio: Deepak Modi, Selvaraj Natarajan, Anitha Ramachandran, Shankar Ghatwar, Vidyashree RS
  • Scheduling: Sudha Nanjappa
  • Graphics: Kavya Bellur, Sabina Yasmin
  • Content Edit: Smita Kommini, Aju Kumar, Tracy Thompson
  • Publishing: Veena Narasimhan, Sujatha Nagendra, Jayanthy Keshavamurthy, Syed Ali
  • QA and Setup: Akansha Kumari, Shubham Thakur


Mahendra Mehra

Senior OCI Instructor, CSS OU Cloud Delivery

Mahendra Mehra is a Senior OCI Instructor at Oracle University, specializing in open-source technology. With a Master's Degree in Computer Science and 15 years of experience as a Technical Trainer, he is a certified professional in Cloud Computing, DevOps, Certified Ethical Hacker, and Linux Administration. He has authored technical books and research papers and played a key role in designing and delivering OCI DevOps, Developer, and Architect Professional courses.

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