Microservices Engineering Training Workshop

Commitment 3 Days, 7-8 hours a day.
Language English
User Ratings Average User Rating 4.8 See what learners said
Delivery Options Instructor-Led Onsite, Online, and Classroom Live


For IT professionals, developers, software engineers, and DevOps practitioners – Microservices Engineering Training Workshop provides the technical practices and tooling fundamentals necessary to begin realizing the benefits of microservices as a foundation for IT architecture, software engineering, and service/release delivery. The workshop includes 16 hands-on exercises which give you real-world practice on the engineering tools and skills a team needs in order to realistically implement your own flavor of Microservices architecture patterns so you can address the team needs of your own organization. Microservices training course brochure

Whether you want to create new services, decouple a few services from your overall architecture, or refactor an entire monolithic architecture into a microservice design pattern, this course quickly teaches you the practical toolset and skills to get up and running with microservices in your own systems. Loosely coupled components and services allow teams to deploy more freely and independently, with less risk to the architecture.

Class exercises use Java, but for private onsite deliveries, exercises can be done using your preferred language.

  • 3 days of Microservices Engineering Training Workshop with an expert instructor
  • Microservices Engineering Workshop Course Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee



Upon completing this Microservices Engineering Training Workshop course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Adopt, plan, or improve your transition to microservices
  • Map technical practices to the business strategy behind microservices
  • Navigate different tools for enabling microservices and how to use them
  • Communicate with stakeholders, management, and teams regarding needs and expectations around microservices
  • Get hands-on practice with Docker, Kubernetes, Jenkins, and JFrog tools for core microservices architecture
  • Get hands-on practice with the toolchain in our real-world application labs
  • Build more mature DevOps practices through microservice adoption
  • Understand how to refactor monolithic systems into more modular, component-based systems
  • Apply microservice use cases to continuous integration, delivery, and testing
  • Enable more automated testing and self-service QA capability
  • We can adapt this Microservices Engineering Training Workshop course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
  • If you are familiar with some aspects of this Microservices Engineering Training Workshop course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Microservices Engineering Training Workshop course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
  • If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the Microservices Engineering Training Workshop course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.

The target audience for this Microservices Engineering Training Workshop course:

  • System and software architects
  • Developers
  • Testers and QA teams
  • Release engineers
  • IT operations staff
  • Site reliability engineers
  • DevOps practitioners
  • DBAs and data engineering teams
  • Information Security Pros

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this Microservices Engineering Training Workshop course are:

  • Programming experience is required. Exercises use Java, but for private onsite deliveries, exercises can be done using your preferred language.


Part 1: Intro to Microservices
  • Optimize for speed, not efficiency
  • Case Study: General Electric
    • Throughput
    • Waste

Amazon Web Services Case Study (SOA/Microservices)

  • Problem: Scaling the Organization and the ‘Big ball of mud’
  • Conway’s Law
  • Service Oriented Architecture
  • Forced Self Service Mandate
  • Result: Amazon’s dominance of the cloud
  • Result: High velocity at scale
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Intro to Containers (encapsulation)

  • What is Docker
  • Exercise: Install Docker
  • Exercise: Docker Hello World[/b]
  • Docker ecosystem
  • Docker concepts
  • Container encapsulation/ideal use cases
    • Encapsulation
    • Speed
    • Increased utilization of computing resources
  • Benefits
    • Configure once, run everywhere
  • VM’s vs Container use cases
    • Databases & stateless workloads
  • Docker Architecture
  • Exercise: Docker 101 – Web App
  • Docker File System
  • Docker Images
  • Exercise: Stateless Web App
  • Local Registry
  • Data Volumes
  • Exercise: Docker 201 – Compose a Multi-tier app
  • Continuous integration patterns
  • Docker Security
  • Continuous Integration
    • Canary Release
    • Blue Green Deployment
    • A/B Testing
    • Rolling Update
    • Jenkins Plugin

Microservice challenge: Continuous Integration Service

  • On-Premise
    • Jenkins
  • SaaS Service
    • Shippable
    • Jenkins
    • TravisCI
  • Exercise: Trigger build/tests from change
Part 2: Microservices in Development Uber Case Study
  • 2000 services, 1000 engineers
  • Tradeoffs

[*] Plus – overall development speed [*] Cons – technical challenges [/list]

Box Case Study

  • Traditional service deployment with bare metal
  • 10x faster workflow with DevOps practices
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Microservice challenge: Image repository

  • Docker repository development instance
  • On-Premise Service
    • Quay by CoreOS
  • SaaS solution
    • Docker Hub
    • JFrog
  • Exercise: Submit an image to the service
  • Exercise: Pull an image from the service

Intro to Kubernetes (Containers at Google)

  • Prerequisites
  • Containers
  • Linux Kernel Features
  • Container User Experience
  • New Container Capabilities
  • Gaps using Containers in Production

Exercise: Kubernetes 100: Hello World

Core Concepts

  • Cluster Orchestration
  • Originated at Google
  • Open Source
  • Benefits
  • Design Principles


  • Master/Node
  • Kubectl
  • Replication Controller
  • Kubelet
  • Kube-Proxy
  • Persistent Volumes
  • Etcd
  • High Availability

Exercise: Kubernetes 101: Stateless web app Kubernetes Features

  • Pods
  • Labels
  • Services
  • Namespaces
  • Resource Quota
Exercise: Kubernetes 201: Guestbook app Part 3: Microservices in Production

Spotify Case Study 810 Services, 477 engineers

  • Microservice challenge: Service discovery[/b]
    • Skydns
    • Consul
  • Exercise: Resolve service with DNS
  • Security[/b]
    • Goals
    • Roles
    • Attribute-Based Access Control
    • Policies
    • Service Accounts
    • Secrets
  • Forth Microservice challenge: Secrets[/b]
    • Vault
    • Kubernetes Secrets API
  • Exercise: Kubernetes – Store database credentials in the cluster
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  • Cluster Add-ons[/b]
    • Cluster DNS
    • Logging with Elasticsearch and Fluentd
    • Container Level Monitoring
    • cAdvisor
    • InfluxDB
    • Prometheus
  • Exercise: WordPress on Kubernetes[/b]
  • Managing state with disposable architectures[/b]
    • Tradeoffs, standalone vs containerized databases
    • AP Theorem
    • SQL Databases
    • NOSQL Databases
  • Exercise: Cassandra on Kubernetes
  • Practicing Failure
    • Optimize MTTR
  • Netflix Case Study
    • Simian Army
    • Graceful handling of failure
Part 4: Putting it all together Why Microservices?
  • Scale an organization
  • Tradeoffs
  • Fault Tolerance
  • Throughput
  • Waste

Kubernetes Alpha Features

  • Multi-Datacenter Control Plane
  • RBAC/Multi-tenancy

Openshift/Mesos/Other PaaS platforms Exercise: Customize Microservice App Exercise: Scale app for simulated demand Review of Microservice Challenges

  • Secure Images
  • Highly available application
  • Secrets
  • Continuous Integration
  • DNS Name resolution
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