Advanced Cloud Engineer IT Professional Program

Take your career to the next level. Go from IT administrator to certified cloud pro in as little as six months. Get started today! Only $1,200 for six courses and the CKA certification!
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Why an IT Professional Program?

Advance your career by becoming a professional cloud engineer, one of the most in-demand jobs in the industry
Interact live with instructors, who are experts in the cloud industry
Set the pace that’s right for you, with input from the experts
Earn a well-respected certification which shows the real-world skills employers look for
Learn from the host of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which oversees the most important cloud technologies
Increase your earning potential as a cloud engineering expert, one of the 15 highest paying IT jobs

Study Plan

Courses included in this program

The format enables you to study at your own pace, but also get support via interactive forums and live video chat with instructors.

The Linux Foundation’s experts, who are leaders on their relevant open source projects, have outlined the courses and recommended pace for you to be successful.

The training included starts with containers and Kubernetes fundamentals, moving to system monitoring, cloud native logging, and Kubernetes application management, providing all the knowledge needed to work as a cloud administrator.

WEEK 1-4
Containers Fundamentals (LFS253)
In our app-driven world, containers and microservices are the perfect home for an application. This course will help you build a solid foundation for container technologies.
WEEK 5-9
Kubernetes Fundamentals (LFS258)
This course will teach you how to install and configure a production-grade Kubernetes cluster, from network configuration to upgrades to making deployments available via services.
Certified Kubernetes Administrator Exam (CKA)
Earning your CKA will demonstrate you have the skills, knowledge, and competency to perform the responsibilities of a Kubernetes administrator and cloud engineer.
WEEK 11-15
Service Mesh Fundamentals (LFS243)
With the growth of microservices and Kubernetes, production environments need to have tools to monitor and manage network traffic. This course explores the use of Envoy Proxy and Istio to take control of network access. (Course launching July 31, 2020)
WEEK 16-19
Monitoring Systems and Services with Prometheus (LFS241)
Prometheus is a monitoring system and time series database that is especially well suited for monitoring dynamic cloud environments. This course walks through installation and deployment, many of its major features, best practices, and use cases.
WEEK 20-23
Cloud Native Logging with Fluentd and Fluent Bit (LFS242)
This course introduces the Fluentd and Fluent Bit log forwarding and aggregation tool for use in cloud native logging. Both tools provide fast and efficient log transformation and enrichment, as well as aggregation and forwarding. These capabilities enable both Fluentd and Fluent Bit to realize the concept of a “unified logging layer”, that helps users consume log data collected from all parts of a large scale, distributed system.
WEEK 24-26
Managing Kubernetes Applications with Helm (LFS244)
Deploying complex and interrelated microservices can be challenging. The course explains how to use Helm to package, install, and verify Kubernetes components in a production cluster.

How IT Professional Program Works



10 hours a week for 6 months

10 hours a week for 6 months

Daily, Live Instructor Office Hours

Extensive Hands-On Labs & Assignments

12 Months of Access to Online Courses and Exam

Dedicated Discussion Forum

Access to a Dedicated Mentor

CKA Exam Included in the Price (+ free retake)

PDF Certificate and Digital Badge

3-Day Money Back Guarantee

Advanced Certified Cloud Engineer badge

Earn a verifiable and respected badge for the certification exam and for completing the entire program.


“I’m delighted with the courses and have passed both the CKA and CKAD exams. I’m very glad of my decision and looking for new courses and certifications provided by the Linux Foundation.”