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Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD)

Course Description

4.11 Hours

68 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 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%

Key Learning Topics In This Course

  • 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 QuestionsCareer Demand and Salaries

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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 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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