Azure Kubernetes Service: Deploy and Manage Containers (AZ-1001)

Course 8714

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Language: English
  • Level: Intermediate

Join us for an immersive one-day Microsoft applied skills course where you'll dive into the world of containerization and cluster management on Azure Kubernetes Service. Throughout this hands-on learning experience, you'll gain practical expertise in deploying containers, orchestrating them effectively, and managing clusters seamlessly. The course focuses on honing essential skills such as deploying, configuring, and scaling Azure Kubernetes Service clusters. Additionally, you'll master deploying an Azure Container Registry instance and seamlessly integrating applications into Azure Kubernetes Service clusters.

Get ready to elevate your proficiency in container technology and cluster management with this dynamic and interactive learning path.

Azure Kubernetes Service Course Delivery Methods

  • In-Person

  • Online

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Azure Kubernetes Service Course Information

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Gain practical expertise in deploying and managing containers on Azure Kubernetes Service.
  • Learn essential skills for orchestrating containers, managing clusters, and scaling applications effectively.
  • Understand core Kubernetes infrastructure components and Azure Kubernetes Service architecture.
  • Explore Azure Container Registry to build, store, and manage container images efficiently.
  • Acquire hands-on experience with exercises designed to reinforce learning and enhance skill proficiency.
  • Receive guidance from industry experts and trainers with real-world experience in containerization and cluster management.
  • Prepare for deploying, configuring, and scaling Azure Kubernetes Service clusters in real-world scenarios.
  • Enhance your organization's capabilities in adopting container technology and optimizing cluster management on Azure.
  • Validate your skills through knowledge checks, ensuring readiness for practical application in your role.

Training Prerequisites

  • Experience using the Azure portal to create resources.
  • Basic knowledge of security concepts like identities, permissions, and encryption.
  • Basic knowledge of networking concepts like virtual networks and subnetting.
  • Basic knowledge of Azure Policy and Azure Kubernetes Service concepts.

Azure Kubernetes Service Course Outline

  • Core Kubernetes infrastructure components 
  • Control plane nodes 
  • Node pools 
  • Workload resources (pods, deployments, sets) 
  • Azure Kubernetes Service overview 
  • Azure Kubernetes cluster architecture 
  • Azure Kubernetes Service pods 
  • Nodes and node pools for Azure Kubernetes Service 
  • Namespaces for Azure Kubernetes Service 
  • Access to Azure Kubernetes Service 
  • Monitoring and logging 
  • Knowledge Check 
  • Create a private registry service 
  • Knowledge Check


  • Create a container registry 
  • Sign in to the container registry 
  • Push an image to the registry 
  • View container images 
  • Run an image from the registry 
  • Create a virtual network 
  • Creating an Azure Kubernetes Service cluster 
  • Cluster configuration and components 
  • Connecting to the cluster using kubectl commands 
  • Network topology 
  • IP address planning 
  • Node and pod scalability 
  • Integrating Microsoft Entra ID 
  • Securing network flow 
  • Knowledge Check 


  • Create an Azure Kubernetes Service cluster 
  • Azure Policy for Kubernetes clusters 
  • Enabling Azure Policy add-on 
  • Assigning policy definitions 
  • Host-based encryption 
  • Creating custom namespaces 
  • Knowledge Check 
  • Provisioning an Azure Kubernetes Service cluster 
  • Configuring Azure Kubernetes pods using Azure Policy 
  • Storage configuration 
  • Application deployment 
  • Knowledge Check 


  • Apply Azure Kubernetes Service pod settings using Azure Policy 
  • Configure storage for applications 
  • Deploy an application 
    • Scaling applications in AKS 
    • Scaling options 
    • Cluster autoscaler 
    • Burst to Azure Container Instances 
    • Exercise: Scale the node count 
    • Automatically scale a cluster 
    • Knowledge Check 
    • Skills validation experience 
    • Review deployment and remove resources 
    • Knowledge Check 


    • Provision Azure Container Registry and Azure Kubernetes Service 
    • Build Linux and Windows container images 
    • Deploy container images

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    Azure Kubernetes Service Course FAQs

    No. Applied Skills credentials are not replacing Certifications. We are expanding our credentialing portfolio to better meet the needs of our learners and customers by allowing people to validate very specific skill sets with this new offering. 

    Certifications are role-based and evaluate a broader range of skills needed to be successful in critical roles that organizations need to be successful in today’s rapidly changing technical environment. 

    Applied Skills credentials are scenario-based and evaluate a narrower skill set specific to a critical business problem or challenge that organizations are facing.

    If you want to demonstrate that you have the range of skills needed to succeed in a given job role, a Certification is the right way to go. If you want to validate your skills on a specific business problem or scenario your organization faces, an Applied Skills credential will make more sense. 

    Here are some key differentiators between Certifications and Applied Skills: 

    • Breadth of skills validated: Certifications typically validate 4-6 skill sets, while Applied Skills validate one specific skill set.
    • Focus: Certifications are job role-based, while Applied Skills are product-based.
    • Purpose: Certifications are intended to validate skills needed for the technical aspects of job roles that leverage Microsoft solutions and technologies. Applied Skills are intended to validate specific scenarios that may be hindering an organization’s digital transformation goals.

    Many of the Applied Skills credentials can be used to help you prepare for Certification exams. Because Applied Skills are awarded based on performance within a lab, that experience may set you up for success on a Certification. All role-based Certification exams require experience, so earning an Applied Skills credential is one way to get some of the experience needed to pass the exam. However, not all skills assessed on a Certification exam will have an associated Applied Skills assessment lab, so you should not rely on Applied Skills alone. Visit how to prepare for a Certification exam

    If you want to demonstrate that you have skill sets that were not assessed by the Certification, are Certification “adjacent,” or are needed for a specific project that you would like to do or are working on. An Applied Skill credential would be a great way to show your employer and peers that you have those skills and the skills validated by your Certification. 

    It depends on your technical expertise and why you want to earn a Microsoft credential. 

    If you are exploring technology or just beginning your learning journey in technology, starting with a fundamentals certification makes the most sense because it focuses on ensuring you have the foundational knowledge you need to get started in technology. 

    If you have experience and want to explore how Microsoft technologies and solutions are used to solve critical business problems, an Applied Skills credential is a great way to validate fundamental world skills focused on specific projects or scenarios. 

    If you have some experience and are pursuing a job that leverages Microsoft solutions, a role-based certification is the logical solution to validate role-based skills. Note that some Applied Skills credentials relate to our certifications and may provide another way to prepare for a certification exam. 

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