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Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA)

Course Description

6.22 Hours

105 Videos

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 $140,000 to $200,000 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%
  • Career Demand and Salaries

What can you expect from the Kubernetes?

  • Full downloadable content
  • Kubernetes Demos
  • Whiteboard Discussions
  • Practice Questions
  • Optional Exercises to follow

Key Learning Topics In This Course

  • 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

Who This Course Is For

This course is for Kubernetes beginners and experienced professionals that want to have full coverage of the updated CKA exam objectives. Instructor Joe Holbrook

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Course Syllabus

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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