How to Build Katacoda Scenarios with O'Reilly

Video description

O’Reilly Katacoda represents a quantum leap forward in learning new IT technologies by presenting users with an interactive, hands-on platform that simulates real-world scenarios and environments. Katacoda lets users better learn architectures and systems like Kubernetes and Docker than any existing online courses, books, or videos, honing their skills in custom-configured cloud-based sandboxes that more closely mimic what they will experience in actual production environments. Simply put, there is no better way for learners to acquire and refine technology skills. And, for instructors, this innovative tool is the most effective way to help you teach at a deeper and more functional level; learning how to author your own scenarios is your first step toward applying Katacoda to your tutorials.

In this video course designed for beginner- to intermediate-level Katacoda scenario authors, your host, Jon Johnson, explains why Katacoda is a great learning tool, gets you started on authoring your own scenarios, and shares tips and best practices for creating great learning experiences with this powerful cloud-based coding tool. If you’re new to Katacoda and want to learn how to build O’Reilly Katacoda scenarios, this learning path will help you to understand how and when to use this fantastic platform to your greatest advantage.

What you’ll learn—and how you can apply it

  • What Katacoda does and why it’s a great learning tool
  • How to make the most of the existing Katacoda libraries and playgrounds during your scenario planning and building process
  • How to set up, build, and test scenarios
  • Ways of approaching new builds, and how to implement a set of best practices for creating stellar learning experiences through Katacoda

This video course is for you because…

  • You're an O’Reilly author or speaker who wants to use Katacoda to build scenarios that excite learners
  • You're new to Katacoda and want to learn how to get started with a scenario build
  • You’ve used Katacoda before, and you want to learn a set of tips and best practices to improve your scenario authoring skills

Prerequisites: None

Materials or downloads needed in advance: None

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Product information

  • Title: How to Build Katacoda Scenarios with O'Reilly
  • Author(s): Jonathan Johnson
  • Release date: March 2020
  • Publisher(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
  • ISBN: 0636920385516