Kasten, a business unit within Veeam has just announced the launch of its Kubernetes Learning Series – a free educational program designed to improve the Kubernetes skill sets of all levels of users, including novices, developers, operations and Kubernetes administrators.

As announced, the program offers instructions, resources, and tools for all Kubernetes users, giving them the opportunity to develop in-demand technical skills with coursework, training materials, and Kubernetes certification programs spanning cloud native fundamentals and open source technologies.

“Kubernetes is the de facto platform for running applications at scale. Enterprises are increasingly reliant on its ecosystem for business operations. Cloud, development, and IT operations teams must keep up with the rate of innovation happening on the platform,” said Vaibhav Kamra, CTO and co-founder, Kasten by Veeam.

“Kasten by Veeam takes its role as leading CNCF member seriously. It’s important to us that we’re able to share our resources with the greater community. As a result, the Kasten Kubernetes Learning Series provides a unique educational experience with its distinctive focus on data management, backup, and storage with the added benefit of the deep Kubernetes knowledge from our team experts who run the labs.”

Intending to meet the community demand for effective Kubernetes learning, Kasten state that the free training is based on practical, real world implementations, use cases, and experience. In addition, the platform also include insights into application mobility, backup, and disaster recovery in cloud native environments.

Introducing the Kubernetes Learning Series, Kasten plans to provide a “KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2021 Special Edition Lab” for attendees both live and virtually which is expected to allow users register for the learning series and test the lab environment.

The full learning module – Kubernetes Principles is design to include three 60 minute labs: Lab 1 – Build your first Kubernetes cluster, Lab 2 – Installing and exploring an application and Lab 3 – Backing up an application. At the completion of the labs, users are to be awarded badges to acknowledge their accomplishments.