Cloud Foundry for Developers

This course provides a comprehensive hands-on introduction to the Cloud Foundry platform. While the course is designed for developers using Cloud Foundry, we recommend others take the course as well. Operators need to understand how developers interact with the platform. We even encourage high-performing sales and engagement managers to take the course and understand the competitive advantage Cloud Foundry can provide their customers.


The course is language agnostic and does not require coding. However, this course is hands-on, and a successful learning outcome is dependent on active engagement in both presented material and practical exercises. Please read the following thoroughly and ensure you meet the prerequisites.

  • Students should be comfortable using command line tools
  • Students should be familiar with basic computing concepts
  • Students must be able to install software on their laptops
  • Students must have an account on a Cloud Foundry Certified Platform. Students may chose to use a non-certified platform, but do so at their own risk.
    • A list of certified and non-certified platforms is available at the Foundry.
    • We recommend accounts with at least 4G of memory, though the course may work with less if careful.
    • We build and test the course on Pivotal Web Services, but any certified platform should work. We do not provide official platform support but will do our best to troubleshoot any issues you have (within reason).

Student computers will minimally have:

  • A 64-bit operating system running Linux, OSX or Windows (32-bit will not work as tools do not support it)
  • 2GB RAM
  • Ability to install new software (such as the Cloud Foundry CLI)
  • A suitable text editor
  • We recommend Windows users install Windows Powershell and familiarize themselves with it before the class (optional).

During the course, students will install:

We also recommend the following optional tools:

During the course, students will sign up for a free account with Papertrail.

Your Instructor

Steve Greenberg
Steve Greenberg

Steve is the Founder of Resilient Scale (, a consultancy focused on building capabilities through collaboration, training and mentoring. He is a technical advisor for the Cloud Foundry Foundation's Developer Certification Exam and co-author of the Foundation's training.

Steve is a long time application developer and architect. He is a proponent of Spring & Cloud Foundry. Steve has been working with Cloud Foundry since 2012, was one of the first Pivotal Engineers to complete the Cloud Foundry Dojo, and built (and donated to the community) the Spring Cloud Service Broker. He lives in Montana and spends his free time skiing, mountain biking, fly fishing and making things in his workshop.

About Resilient Scale

We are a proud member of the Cloud Foundry Foundation and an authorized training partner.

We employ engineers, not trainers. Our engineers don’t just talk the talk, but we regularly walk the walk. We are experts because we have done it and we share our experience with you.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Who can I contact with questions?
You can contact us via our contact form.

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