Kubernetes In Production

Security & Availability

Expand on the core. Learn how to secure your Kubernetes cluster and ensure the highest availability for your applications.

An understanding of the core Kubernetes concepts is fundamental to being able to effectively use the platform. But operations teams need more. They need to be able to secure the platform against outside and inside threats, and they need to use every possible feature to ensure the highest availability for their workloads.

Unfortunately, while the core Kubernetes concepts are well conceived and implemented in a clear and coherent way, things get a bit messier with the more advanced topics. The Kubernetes security system is "complicated," and HA is left as an exercise to the reader. We're here to help.

"Would be their student again, 10/10!"

Past Graduate

Grasp the complex intricacies of Network and Pod security. Learn how to tweak the scheduler for greater Pod availability and stability. Practice diagnosing and fixing real-world production issues.



Secure your cluster from internal and external threats by making use of:

  • RBAC
  • Namespace Quotas
  • Network Policies
  • Pod Security Contexts
  • Pod Security Policies
  • AppArmor & Linux Capabilities

HA & Performance

Increase your availability and performance by leveraging:

  • Node and Pod affinity
  • External Traffic Policies
  • Pod Priority & Preemption
  • Pod Disruption Budgets
  • Taints & Tolerations
  • Pods Autoscalers

The Wargames

A student favorite!

For the final two hours of the workshop, the students compete as teams to diagnose and fix production Kubernetes issues.

We break em, you fix em!

The 411

This workshop is delivered over four days. Each day is scheduled from 12pm to 5pm ET (9am to 2pm PT) with an hour break in the middle — 16 hours in total. We try to reserve an hour at the end of each session for open Q&A. Attendance for this course is limited to up to 28 students.


Rob Salmond
Engineer & Lead Trainer
Serving an extended sentence in the YAML mines. Claims innocence.

Andrea Giardini
Kubernetes Trainer
Interested in unconventional ideas, people and lifestyles.

Intended Audience

We recommend this course for your advanced platform operations teams.

To get the most out of this subject, students should come prepared with an understanding of Bash scripting, the basics of Linux processes, users, and permissions, and the Kubernetes fundamentals. A good place to start is with our Docker, Containers Demystified, and Core Kubernetes courses.

This is just one of the many great courses in our cloud-native curriculum!

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The SuperOrbital Difference

We're experts with a reputation for delivering great work. Here’s how we're different:

Intensely Hands-On

More Walkin', Less Talkin'.

Our students spend more than 50% of their time in hands-on labs. We don’t believe in static, podium-based training with some boring instructor talking at you.

Instead, we immerse you in an active learning environment where you can internalize the lessons through collaboration and hands-on labs. This is the path to knowledge that sticks, and a foundation for true expertise.

Collaborative & Fun

This ain't no webinar.

People learn best when they're engaged and having fun. We strongly encourage interruptions, stupid questions, and side-quests.

This is also why we cap off each day with an open Q&A session. This is where we really get to dig into each team's unique challenges, often through live-coding sessions.


No stone unturned.

Our content goes deep, giving you a foundational understanding of how things work under the hood. We tease apart every topic, breaking it down into its atomic parts. Then we rearrange them into an order our students can easily digest and remember.


No Vendor Pitches.

We believe in cloud native solutions, but we aren't beholden to any vendor. Every situation is unique, and every tool has flaws. We help you understand how the technologies work together to solve your problems. We guide you away from the tools that are hype, and toward those that have proven their worth.

Battle Hardened

We bring real experience.

We don't just teach: we do. We've wrestled with Kubernetes, Terraform, Istio, Docker and all of the others in real production situations. We've used them in anger. We know where the tools fall down and what the documentation hides.

Remote first

We're passionately remote-first, and our training shows it.

The days of hours wasted commuting to work are coming to an end, and good riddance. SuperOrbital has always been a passionately remote-first company, and we bring that to our training. Why travel out of town to sit in a hot, crowded, uncomfortable room for days at a time? Our workshops are taken from the comfort of your own home, and at a schedule that encourages deep learning.

Need more convincing? Let's talk!

How it works

Engaging with us to provide a workshop for your team is easy. Reach out to get started.


We'll schedule a time to meet, discuss your needs, your team's experience level, and how we can help.


Each workshop day consists of four hours of lecture, labs, and open Q&A. This helps keep the training active and inspiring, and gives plenty of time for the knowledge to gel.

Follow Up

We follow up afterward to ensure the workshop exceeded your expectations, and to help with whatever new hurdles your team may be facing.

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