Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) 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 Application Developer (CKAD) 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.
  • Core Concepts – 13%
  • Configuration – 18%
  • Multi-Container Pods – 10%
  • Observability – 18%
  • Pod Design – 20%
  • Services & Networking – 13%
  • State Persistence – 8%

The following topics are covered.
  • Exam Domain Objectives covered in Full.
  • Kubernetes Architecture - Masters, Nodes, Pods, Services & Deployments
  • Understand the desired state and declarative model.
  • Installing Kubernetes on Minikube, GCP, AWS
  • Working with Pods. Deploying your first pod.
  • Kubernetes Services
  • Exposing Applications
  • Namespaces
  • Hands-On Demos to follow
  • Scenario Questions
  • Career Demand and Salaries

Instructor: Joe Holbrook

Legal Notice:
Kubernetes and the Kubernetes logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of The Linux Foundation. in the United States and/or other countries. The Linux Foundation and other parties may also have trademark rights in other terms used herein. This course is not certified, accredited, affiliated with, nor endorsed by Kubernetes or The Linux Foundation.

Video Content: 4 Hours 11 Minutes
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 CKAD Exam
2.3 Why Get Certified
2.4 CKAD Exam Domains
2.5 APIs
2.6 Demo - Explore APIS
2.7 Pods
2.8 Whiteboard - Pod Creation Workflow
2.9 Create a Pod
2.10 Lifecycle Status
2.11 Inspecting Pods
2.12 Demo - Create a Pod and Inspect

Module 3: Configuration
3.1 Configuration
3.2 Understand Configmaps
3.3 Understand Security Contexts
3.4 Demo - Create a Security Context
3.5 Create and Consume Secrets
3.6 Understand Service Accounts
3.7 Demo - Create a Pod to Use a Secret
3.8 Demo - Define a Service Account

Module 4: Multi Container Pods
4.1 Multi Container Pods
4.2 Multi Container Pods Design and Patterns
4.3 Ambassador Containers
4.4 Connecting to Pods
4.5 Side Cars
4.6 Demo - Create an Init Container

Module 5: Observability
5.1 Observability
5.2 Container Health
5.3 Probes
5.4 Logging
5.5 Monitor Resources and Apps
5.6 Monitoring Pods
5.7 Demo - Monitoring and Logging

Module 6: Pod Design
6.1 Pod Design
6.2 Deployments
6.3 Rolling Updates
6.4 Pod Changes
6.5 Jobs and Crons
6.6 Labels and Annotations
6.7 Demo - Define and Query Labels
6.8 Scalability Options

Module 7: Services and Networking
7.1 Services and Networking
7.2 Understanding Networking, Routing and Services
7.3 Network Policies
7.4 Namespaces
7.5 Demo - Networking

Module 8: State Persistence
8.1 State Persistence
8.2 Storage Options
8.3 Volume Storage
8.4 Configure Pod Volumes
8.5 Configure Persistent Volumes
8.6 Whiteboard - Persistent Volumes

Module 9: CKA Practice Exams
9.1 CKAD Practice Preparation
9.2 Exam Prep Need to Know
9.3 Question 1 - Create a Pod and Inspect
9.4 Question 2 - Define a Pods Readiness
9.5 Question 3 - Create a Pod with a Secret
9.6 Question 4 - View Pods logs in Real Time
9.7 Question 5 - Define and query labels
9.8 Additional Questions

Module 10: Course Closeout
10.1 Course Closeout
10.2 Course Summary Review
10.3 Kubernetes Certifications
10.4 Additional Resources
10.5 Exam Review
10.6 Course Closeout

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