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Cloud Foundry Developer (CFD)


Course Overview

This course provides students with the concepts and experience needed to work with and deploy applications on Pivotal Cloud Foundry. Students will gain experience in pushing apps to Cloud Foundry, accessing logs, and scaling.

Students will explore topics directly related to the design and running of cloud native applications, including microservice architectures, blue-green deployments, and continuous delivery.

Who should attend

Application developers seeking introductory understanding of Cloud Foundry and experience using it to deploy, manage, and scale applications.


Understanding of application development and deployment

Course Objectives

At the end of the training, you should have an understanding of the following:

  • Understand the differences between traditional IT provisioning, Infrastructure as a Service and Platform as a Service
  • Explain organizations, spaces, routes, services (managed, user-defined), manifests, buildpacks, applications and droplets
  • Identify Pivotal Cloud Foundry components: Router, Cloud Controller, Health Manager, Loggregator and Cells
  • Deploy pre-existing applications to Pivotal Cloud Foundry, obtain logs, debug deployment issues, scale, start, stop, bind to services
  • Use the command-line interface and Apps Manager to work with Pivotal Cloud Foundry
  • Understand the impact of the cloud environment on application architecture
  • Perform zero-downtime deployments
  • Understand the role of services in Pivotal Cloud Foundry, gain experience using one or more examples
  • Understand the purpose of buildpacks, gain experience specifying buildpacks and making configuration changes
  • Understand and gain experience with 3rd party log management, Application Performance Monitoring, and Continuous Delivery tools that integrate with Pivotal Cloud Foundry.

Course Content

1. An Introduction to Pivotal Cloud Foundry
  • Evolution of Cloud Architectures
  • Industry Trends
  • Cloud Foundry
  • Pivotal Cloud Foundry
2. Logging, Scale and HA
  • Cloud Native Apps
  • Elastic Runtime Architecture
  • High Availability
3. Services
  • Cloud Native Apps
  • Managed Services
  • User Provided Service Instances
4. Manifests
  • Using Manifests
5. Application Security Groups
  • Managing Application Security Groups
6. Log Draining
  • Cloud Native Apps
  • Loggregator Review
7. Blue-Green Deployments
  • Blue-Green Routing
  • Implications App Design
8. Microservices
  • The Monolith
  • Microservices
  • Microservices and Pivotal Cloud Foundry
9. Application Autoscaler
  • Managing the Autoscaler
10. Application Performance Monitor
  • Application Monitoring with New Relic
11. Metrics
  • Using Pivotal Cloud Foundry Metrics
12. Buildpacks
  • Buildpack API
13. Service Brokers
  • Service Broker API
14. Continuous Delivery
  • Continuous Delivery Defined
  • How Pivotal Cloud Foundry Enables Continuous Delivery
15. Route Service
  • Purpose
  • Request Flow
Online Training

Duration 3 days

Classroom Training

Duration 3 days


3 hours difference
14/09/2020 ― 16/09/2020 Online Training This is an English language FLEX course.
Time zone: BST
4 hours difference
02/11/2020 ― 04/11/2020 Online Training This is an English language FLEX course.
Time zone: GMT
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This is a FLEX course, which is delivered both virtually and in the classroom.
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This is a FLEX course, which is delivered both virtually and in the classroom.