Creating a Service Mesh with Istio and Kubernetes Training Course

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14 hours (usually 2 days including breaks)


  • An understanding of networking concepts.
  • Experience with Linux command line.
  • An understanding of containers and Kubernetes.


  • Developers
  • Cloud architects
  • DevOps engineers
  • Network engineers
  • Sys Admins


Istio is an open source service mesh for connecting, monitoring, and securing microservices.

This instructor-led, live training (online or onsite) is aimed at engineers who wish to connect, secure, and manage cloud-based applications (microservices) using an Istio based service mesh.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Install and configure Istio on Kubernetes.
  • Understand service meshes and implement one with Istio.
  • Deploy an Istio service mesh on top of Kubernetes.
  • Use a service mesh to run, manage and monitor microservices in the cloud.

Format of the Course

  • Interactive lecture and discussion.
  • Lots of exercises and practice.
  • Hands-on implementation in a live-lab environment.

Course Customization Options

  • To request a customized training for this course, please contact us to arrange.
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Course Outline


  • The complexities of managing a service mesh

How Microservices Connect with Each Other

Overview of Kubernetes Networking

Overview of Istio Features and Architecture

Case study: When Managing a Network of Microservices Gets out of Hand

Setting up Istio on Kubernetes

Creating an Istio Service Mesh with Kubernetes

Working with the Istio Control Plane

Working with the Istio Data Plane

Networking and Policy Management with Project Calico

Deploying the Istio Service Mesh

Securing the Service Mesh with End-to-End Authentication


Summary and Conclusion



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