OKD (Origin Kubernetes Distribution) for Developers Training Course


OKD is an application development platform for deploying containerized applications using Kubernetes. OKD is the upstream code base upon which Red Hat OpenShift Online and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform are built.

In this instructor-led, live training (onsite or remote), participants will learn learn to create, update, and maintain containerized applications using OKD.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Deploy a containerized web application to an OKD cluster on-premise or in the cloud.
  • Automate part of the software delivery pipeline.
  • Apply the principles of the DevOps philosophy to ensure continuous delivery of an application.

Format of the Course

  • Interactive lecture and discussion.
  • Lots of exercises and practice.
  • Hands-on implementation in a live-lab environment.

Course Customization Options

  • This course is based on OKD (Origin Kubernetes Distribution).
  • To customize the course or request training on a different version of OpenShift (e.g., OpenShift Container Platform 3 or OpenShift Container Platform 4), please contact us to arrange.


  • A general understanding of containers and orchestration
  • Software development experience


  • Developers

Course Outline


The DevOps philosophy and Continuous Integration (CI) principles

Overview of OKD Features and Architecture

The Life Cycle of a Containerized Application

Navigating the OKD Web Console and CLI

Setting up the Development Environment

Defining a CI/CD Build Strategy

Developing an Application

Packaging an Application on Kubernetes

Running an Application in an OKD Cluster

Monitoring the Status of an Application

Debugging the Application

Updating an Application in Production

Managing Container Images

Customizing OKD with Custom Resource Definitions (CRDs)

Deploying Advanced Kubernetes Containers


Summary and Conclusion

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