Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) Training Course

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Course Description

A Kubernetes Certification can take your career to a whole new level.

Learning Kubernetes is essential for any DevOps professional. DevOps engineers are always in demand. Currently, the average Silicon Valley salary for a DevOps engineer is 20% higher than what a software engineer makes. DevOps engineers make an average of £100,000 to £150,000 annually.

Kubernetes is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. It was originally designed by Google and is now maintained by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.

Lectures alone will not help you clear the certification. This Kubernetes Certification is a practical hands-on exam. You will need hands-on experience and you will need to practice.

This course explains several important aspects of taking the official Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam. You will learn about the exam procedure, where to find the latest information about the exam, and a few helpful tips for taking the exam.

The Exam Objectives are below and will be covered in the course.
  • Cluster Architecture, Installation & Configuration    25%
  • Workloads & Scheduling    15%
  • Services & Networking    20%
  • Storage    10%
  • Troubleshooting    30%

The following topics are covered.
  • Kubernetes history - where it came from
  • Kubernetes – Business Benefits
  • Kubernetes Architecture - Masters, Nodes, Pods, Services & Deployments
  • Understand the desired state and declarative model
  • Installing Kubernetes on Minikube, GCP
  • What are Services, Deployments and Containers
  • Working with Pods. Deploying your first pod.
  • Kubernetes Control Plane
  • Kubernetes Ingress and Egress
  • Hands-On: Kubernetes deployments. Creating your first deployment
  • Exam Preparation Scenario Questions
  • Career Demand and Salaries

What can you expect from the Kubernetes?
  • Full downloadable content
  • Kubernetes Demos
  • Whiteboard Discussions
  • Practice Questions
  • Optional Exercises to follow

Who would be the target audience?
This course is for Kubernetes beginners and experienced professionals that want to have full coverage of the updated CKA exam objectives.

Instructor Joe Holbrook

Video Content: 6 Hours 22Minutes
Test Questions: 20

Courses Include 12 Months Unlimited Online Access to:

Expert Instructor-Led Training:
Our courses use only the industry's finest instructors in the IT industry. They have a minimum of 15 years real-world experience and are subject matter experts in their fields. Unlike a live class, you can fast-forward, repeat or rewind all your lectures. This creates a personal learning experience and gives you all the benefit of hands-on training with the flexibility of doing it around your schedule 24/7.

Visual Demonstrations & Multimedia Presentations: Our courseware includes instructor-led demonstrations and visual presentations that allow students to develop their skills based on real world scenarios explained by the instructor. Learn 365 always focuses on real world scenarios and skill-set development.

Quizzes & Exam Simulators: Learn 365's custom practice exams prepare you for your exams differently and more effectively than the traditional exam preps on the market. You will have practice quizzes after each module to ensure you are confident on the topic you have completed before proceeding. This will allow you to gauge your effectiveness before moving to the next module in your course. Learn 365 courses also include practice exams designed to replicate and mirror the environment in the testing center. These exams are on average 100 questions to ensure you are 100% prepared before taking your certification exam.

Mobile Optimisation and Progress Tracking: Our courses are optimized for all mobile devices allowing students to learn on the go whenever they have free time. Students can access their courses from anywhere and their progress is completely tracked and recorded.

Flash Cards & Educational Games: We know that education is not a one size fits all approach. Students learn in different ways through different tools. That is why we provide Flash Cards and Education Games throughout our courses. This will allow you to train in ways that keep you engaged and focused. Each course will have dozens of Flash Cards so you can sharpen your skill-sets throughout your training as well as educational games designed to make sure your retention level of the materials is extremely high.

Navigation and Controls: Learn 365's self-paced training programs are designed in a modular fashion to allow you the flexibility to work with expert level instruction anytime 24/7. All courses are arranged in defined sections with navigation controls allowing you to control the pace of your training. This allows students to learn at their own pace around their schedule.

Certificate of Completion: Upon completion of your training course, you will receive a Certificate of completion displaying your full name, course completed as well as the date of completion. You can print this out or save it digitally to showcase your accomplishment.


Course Outline

Module 1: Course Overview
1.1 Course Overview
1.2 Course PreReqs

Module 2: Kubernetes and Container Fundamentals
2.1 Core Concepts
2.2 What is the CKA Exam
2.3 Why Get Certified
2.4 CKA Exam Domains
2.5 What is Kubernetes
2.6 What is a Container
2.7 What is Docker
2.8 Kubernetes Terminology
2.9 Kubernetes Components
2.10 Kubernetes Documentation
2.11 Whiteboard - Kubernetes Overview

Module 3: Kubernetes Installation
3.1 Kubernetes Installation
3.2 Installation Options
3.3 MiniKube
3.4 Demo - Install Minikube
3.5 Demo - Clusters
3.6 Kubectl Basics
3.7 Demo - Install Kubectl

Module 4: Working with Kubernetes Clusters and Nodes
4.1 Working with Kubernetes Clusters and Nodes
4.2 Understanding the Architecture
4.3 Understanding the nodes
4.4 Core Objects
4.5 API
4.6 Create a Cluster
4.7 Demo - Create a Cluster
4.8 Demo - YAML
4.9 Demo - Nodes
4.10 Demo - Kubectl Client Config

Module 5: API Access and Commands
5.1 API Access and Commands
5.2 About the API
5.3 Accessing the APIs
5.4 Demo - Exploring APIS
5.5 Kubectl
5.6 Using YAML for API Objects
5.7 Using Curl
5.8 Labels and Annotations

Module 6: Running Pods and Deployments
6.1 Running Pods and Deployments
6.2 Pods and Deployments
6.3 What is a Namespace
6.4 Scalability Options
6.5 Rolling Updates
6.6 Apply Changes to a Pod
6.7 Stateful Sets
6.8 Demo - Manage Deployments

Module 7: Configuring Storage
7.1 Configuring Storage
7.2 Storage options with Kubernetes
7.3 Configure Pod Volumes
7.4 Configure Persistent Volumes
7.5 Storage Classes
7.6 Whiteboard - Persistent Volumes
7.7 Demo - Configure Storage

Module 8: Kubernetes Networking
8.1 Kubernetes Networking
8.2 Understanding Networking
8.3 Services
8.4 Network Plugins
8.5 DNS
8.6 Network Policies
8.7 Namespaces
8.8 Demo - Networking
8.9 Manage High Availability

Module 9: Managing Security
9.1 Managing Security
9.2 Kubernetes Security
9.3 Container and Pod Security
9.4 Certificates
9.5 API Security
9.6 Configmaps and Secrets
9.7 Secure Images
9.8 Security Context
9.9 RBAC

Module 10: Managing Kubernetes In the Enterprise
10.1 Managing Kubernetes In the Enterprise
10.2 Cluster Management and Maintenance
10.3 Demo - Scale Deployment
10.4 Demo - Restart Cluster
10.5 Demo - Add or Remove Nodes
10.6 Demo - Create a Pod in the Background
10.7 Kubelet Restarts and Drains
10.8 UI Dashboard
10.9 Demo - Describe Resources
10.10 Kube-scheduler
10.11 Demo - Set-Up Alias

Module 11: Kubernetes Monitoring and Troubleshooting
11.1 Kubernetes Monitoring and Troubleshooting
11.2 Monitoring Resources
11.3 Monitoring Pods
11.4 Demo - Monitoring Pods
11.5 Logging
11.6 Demo - Logging
11.7 Troubleshooting
11.8 Affinity and Taints

Module 12: CKA Practice Exams
12.1 CKA Practice Exams
12.2 Exam Preparation Must Know
12.3 Question 1 - Create a Cluster, Deploy Pods and a Deployment
12.4 Question 2 - Create a Pod and Verify
12.5 Question 3 - Create a Pod with a Secret
12.6 Question 4 - Get Logs on a Pod and Send to File
12.7 Question 5 - Liveness Probe
12.8 Question 6 - Use Labels
12.9 Additional Questions

Module 13: Course Closeout
13.1 Course Closeout
13.2 Course Review
13.3 Kubernetes Certifications
13.4 Additional Resources
13.5 Exam Readiness
13.6 Course Closeout

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