IBM Cloud Private is an application platform for developing and managing on-premises, containerized applications. It includes the container orchestrator Kubernetes, a private image repository, a management console, and monitoring frameworks. In this course, you learn how to install and configure IBM Cloud Private components in your environment, and how to prepare microservices applications for deployment. The ideal candidate for this course has a basic understanding of cloud computing, and a working knowledge of developing microservices. Experience with using Docker, and familiarity with YAML is also a plus. If you choose to take this course and earn the Coursera course certificate, you will also earn an IBM digital badge. To find out more about IBM digital badges follow the link http://ibm.biz/badging.