Google Cloud Skills Boost

Secure Workloads in Google Kubernetes Engine

8 hours Intermediate universal_currency_alt 35 Credits
Earn a skill badge by completing the Secure Workloads in Google Kubernetes Engine quest, where you learn about security at scale on Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) including how to: migrate containers from virtual machines to Google Kubernetes Engine, restrict network connections in GKE using firewalls and Network Policies, use role-based access controls (RBAC) in GKE, use Binary Authorization for security controls of your images, secure applications in GKE using 3 access levels: host, network, Kubernetes API, and harden GKE cluster configurations.

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Badge for Secure Workloads in Google Kubernetes Engine

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  • Lab

    Migrating to GKE Containers

    This lab teaches you how to migrate a stateless application from running on a VM to running on Kubernetes Engine (GKE). You will learn about the lifecycle of an application transitioning from a typical VM/OS-based deployment to three different containerized cloud infrastructure platforms.

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    How to Use a Network Policy on Google Kubernetes Engine

    In this lab you learn how to improve the security of your Kubernetes Engine by applying fine-grained restrictions to limit intra-cluster network communication.

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    Using Role-based Access Control in Kubernetes Engine

    After provisioning two service accounts to represent user personas and three namespaces for dev, test, and prod, you will test the access controls of the personals in each namespace.

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    Google Kubernetes Engine Security: Binary Authorization

    This lab deploys a Kubernetes Engine Cluster with the Binary Authorization feature enabled; you'll learn how to whitelist approved container registries and the process of creating and running a signed container.

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    Securing Applications on Kubernetes Engine - Three Examples

    In this lab you will learn how Kubernetes Engine security features can be used to grant varying levels of privilege to applications based on their particular requirements

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    Hardening Default GKE Cluster Configurations

    This lab demonstrates some of the security concerns of a default GKE cluster configuration and the corresponding hardening measures to prevent multiple paths of pod escape and cluster privilege escalation

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    Secure Workloads in Google Kubernetes Engine: Challenge Lab

    This challenge lab tests your skills and knowledge from the labs in the Kubernetes in Google Cloud quest. You should be familiar with the content of the labs before attempting this lab.

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    Quest Info
    Prior to enrolling in this skill badge quest, it is recommended that you complete the Deploy to Kubernetes in Google Cloud and Kubernetes Solutions quests. The challenge lab will be difficult to complete without knowledge covered in the prerequisite quests.
    Available languages
    English, português (Brasil), español (Latinoamérica), français, and 日本語
    What do I do when I finish this quest?
    After finishing this quest, you can explore additional content in your learning path or browse the learning catalog.
    What badges can I earn?
    Upon finishing a quest, you will earn a badge of completion. Some quests test your ability to apply your knowledge via a final assessment challenge lab. For these quests, you will receive a skill badge. Badges can be viewed on your profile and shared with your social network.