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GitLab CICD on Kubernetes Training

2 days

Training in Hungarian

You would like to complete the training in Hungarian? No problem. Find our Hungarian information on the designated page.

Hungarian Version

Summary of the course

Length of the course: 2 days

The course can be perfect choice for professionals with a DevOps mindset to automate every important part of a release process in a transparent, auditable way. Such an approach can greatly mitigate human-related errors and can produce solutions that are shareable, reusable and lead to greater employee and client satisfaction.

During the training, we will discuss in detail the Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment part of GitLab then we will introduce the GitOps approach in the context of Kubernetes with the state-of-the art Kubernetes packaging solutions: Helm and Kustomize.

At the end of the course the participants will have a solid understanding and practical knowledge about who to create modern CI/CD pipelines consisting one of the most popular, de facto tools.

The Instructors

Dávid Szabó, PhD

Dávid has recently finished his PhD in telecommunication at the Budapest University of Technology. Since he also finished the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Doctoral School organized by EIT Digital, he decided to switch into business and co-found LeanNet together with Péter. Dávid has extensive knowledge in the field of cloud native applications. He was involved in several Hungarian and international projects and supported the design and implementation process of such applications including software architecture, CICD pipelines and cloud infrastructure creation.

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Péter Megyesi, PhD

Péter has BSc and MSc in electrical engineering, and a PhD in computer science, all received at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. He also graduated in the EIT Digital Doctoral School on Innovation & Entrepreneurship. In 2018 he co-founded LeanNet with Dávid Szabó, a deep tech company focused on Cloud Native technologies. LeanNet was acquired by adesso SE in 2020, so now he works as a Cloud Native architect at adesso Hungary. Péter is a regular presenter at local IT conferences and meetups in related topics. He also serves as an instructor for various Cloud Native trainings, such as Kubernetes, Docker, Azure cloud and modern CI/CD.

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Course outline

1. The big picture
  • Motivation behind CI/CD/CD
  • Structure of a typical pipeline
  • Introducing GitOps (focusing on Kubernetes)
2. Continuous integration:
  • CI system generations
  • GitLab CI:
  • Types of runners
  • The structure of gitlab-ci.yml
  • Environment variables
  • Caching
  • Triggers
  • Dependencies
  • Using GitLab registry
  • Preview environments
3. Basics of testing, the test pyramid and GitLab CI support for that:
  • Unit tests
  • Module/service tests
  • Integration tests
  • UI tests
  • Performance tests
4. Helm (as a packaging format for K8s):
  • Motivation
  • Architecture
  • State management
  • Charts
  • Templating Engine
  • Flow control
  • Testing
  • Packaging
  • Handling dependencies
5. Flux CD:
  • Architecture
  • Installing Flux CD on Kubernetes
  • Creating a new repository
  • Using an existing repository
  • Configuring automated deployments
  • Using Helm based deployments
6. GitOps on Kubernetes:
  • Tools and what part they cover
  • Delivery: Image and package creation
  • Deployment:
    • Trigger
    • Install
    • Rollback
  • FluxCD, Argo CD etc.
  • GitOps example processes

Who is it for

Developers, system administrators and DevOps professionals who want to learn the concepts and usage of GitLab CI/CD and GitOps on Kubernetes in cloud-native environments and want to be able to create pipelines for that.


Hands-on Kubernetes knowledge, basic Linux system admin and Git knowledge, some experience in software development (in any language, scripting language).

Application / Inquiry

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