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IBM Cloud Private is an application platform for developing and managing on-premises, containerized applications. It is an integrated environment for managing containers that includes the container orchestrator Kubernetes, a private image repository, a management console, and monitoring frameworks. IBM Cloud Private also includes a graphical user interface which provides a centralized location from where you can deploy, manage, monitor, and scale your applications.

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IBM Cloud Private - Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery Pipelines

This badge earner demonstrates knowledge of continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) strategies on IBM Cloud Private. The badge earner has demonstrated the ability to describe the relationships between Kubernetes, Helm, Jenkins, and UrbanCode in a CI/CD strategy.  The earner also has demonstrated an understanding of how CI/CD is part of an overall DevOps strategy.

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IBM Cloud Private Installation and Configuration

This badge earner demonstrates knowledge on how to install and configure IBM Cloud Private. The badge earner also has demonstrated the ability to deploy applications to IBM Cloud Private and understands how to configure IBM Cloud Private to support high availability. The earner also understands how use the services available from the service catalog as part of an IBM Cloud Private solution.

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IBM Cloud Private Infrastructure and Architecture

This badge earner demonstrates knowledge on IBM Cloud Private. The earner understands the architecture and infrastructure requirements for deploying microservices-based cloud native applications on IBM Cloud Private. The earner also understands the Cloud Professional Services available from IBM.

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IBM Cloud Private - Foundation Technology

This badge earner understands the core technologies of IBM Cloud Private: Cloud Foundry, containers, Docker, Kubernetes and Helm. The earner understands how IBM Cloud Private supports choice in application development with Kubernetes, Cloud Foundry, and function-based programming models.

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