Get started with GitLab tutorials

These tutorials can help you learn how to use GitLab.

Find your way around GitLab

Get to know the features of GitLab and where to find them so you can get up and running quickly.

Topic Description Good for beginners
GitLab 101 Learn the basics of GitLab in this certification course.
Use GitLab for DevOps (12m 34s) Use GitLab through the entire DevOps lifecycle, from planning to monitoring.
Use Markdown at GitLab GitLab Flavored Markdown (GFM) is used in many areas of GitLab, for example, in merge requests.
GitLab 201 Go beyond the basics to learn more about using GitLab for your work.  
Learn GitLab project You might already have the Learn GitLab project, which has tutorial-style issues to help you learn GitLab. If not, download this export file and import it to a new project.  
Productivity tips Get tips to help make you a productive GitLab user.  
Structure a multi-team organization (37m 37s) Learn to use issues, milestones, epics, labels, and more to plan and manage your work.  

Use Git

GitLab is a Git-based platform, so understanding Git is important to get the most out of GitLab.

Topic Description Good for beginners
Start using Git on the command line Learn how to set up Git, clone repositories, and work with branches.
Git cheat sheet Download a PDF of common Git commands.  

Plan your work in projects

Your work takes place in a project, from creating code, to planning, collaborating, and more.

Topic Description Good for beginners
Create a project from a template For hands-on learning, select Sample GitLab Project and create a project with example issues and merge requests.
Migrate to GitLab If you are coming to GitLab from another platform, you can import or convert your projects.  

Use CI/CD pipelines

CI/CD pipelines are used to automatically build, test, and deploy your code.

Topic Description Good for beginners
Get started: Create a pipeline Create a .gitlab-ci.yml file and start a pipeline.
Get started: Learn about CI/CD (9m 02s) Learn about the .gitlab-ci.yml file and how it’s used.
CI deep dive (22m 51s) Take a closer look at pipelines and continuous integration concepts.  
CD deep dive (47m 54s) Learn about deploying in GitLab.  
Set up CI/CD in the cloud Learn how to set up CI/CD in different cloud-based environments.  
Find CI/CD examples and templates Use these examples and templates to set up CI/CD for your use case.  
Understand CI/CD rules (8m 56s) Learn more about how to use CI/CD rules.  

Configure your applications and infrastructure

Use GitLab configuration features to reduce the effort needed to configure the infrastructure for your application.

Topic Description Good for beginners
Connect with a Kubernetes cluster Connect a Kubernetes cluster with GitLab for pull and push based deployments and security integrations.  
Use Auto DevOps to deploy an application Deploy an application to Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE).  

Publish a static website

Use GitLab Pages to publish a static website directly from your project.

Topic Description Good for beginners
Create a Pages website from a CI/CD template Quickly generate a Pages website for your project using a CI/CD template for a popular Static Site Generator (SSG).
Create a Pages website from scratch Create all the components of a Pages website from a blank project.  

Secure your application

GitLab can check your application for security vulnerabilities.

Topic Description Good for beginners
Set up dependency scanning Try out dependency scanning, which checks for known vulnerabilities in dependencies.

Work with a self-managed instance

If you’re an administrator of a self-managed instance of GitLab, these tutorials can help you manage and configure your instance.

Topic Description Good for beginners
Install GitLab Install GitLab according to your requirements.  
Get started administering GitLab Configure your organization and its authentication, then secure, monitor, and back up GitLab.  
Secure your instance Implement security features for your instance.  

Integrate with GitLab

GitLab integrates with a number of third-party services, enabling you to work with those services directly from GitLab.

Topic Description Good for beginners
Integrate with Jira Configure the Jira integration, so you can work with Jira issues from GitLab.  
Integrate with Gitpod Integrate with Gitpod, to help speed up your development.  

Find more tutorial content

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