Cloud Native Developer IT Professional Program

Cloud skills are the most in-demand amongst employers. This program will provide you with the knowledge and skills to develop cloud native applications that can run on any system in as little as 6 months. Start your new career today! Only $950 for 5 courses and the CKAD certification.
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Why an IT Professional Program?

Learn to use Cloud Native Developer practices, which are essential to modern software development, in as little as six months
Interact live with instructors, who are experts in Cloud Native Development
Learn direct from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), home of Kubernetes, Prometheus, Helm and other leading cloud native technologies
Take advantage of a vendor-neutral approach to learn skills that can be applied in any software environment
Set the pace that’s right for you, with input from the experts
Pursue lucrative career paths, including Cloud Architect, Application Developer, DevOps Engineer and more

Study Plan

Courses included in this program

The format enables students to study at their 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 students to be successful.

The training included starts with an introduction to Open Source, Git and Linux, then moves into specific DevOps and SRE fundamentals, followed by Kubernetes and Containers for Developers, and finishes with your CKAD certification and GitOps Continuous Delivery on Kubernetes with Flux.

WEEK 1-5
Introduction to Open Source, Git and Linux (LFD201)

This course will teach you how to develop open source software and provide an introduction to Linux systems and the use of Git, the revision control system.

WEEK 6-9
DevOps and SRE Fundamentals: Implementing Continuous Delivery (LFS261)

This course will teach you the skills to deploy software with confidence, agility and high reliability using modern practices such as Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD).

WEEK 10-13
Containers for Developers and Quality Assurance (LFD254)

This course helps you master the art of building, packaging and running container-based applications with an open container ecosystem, and learn how to deploy those applications at scale using Kubernetes.

WEEK 14-18
Kubernetes for Developers (LFD259)

Learn how to containerize, host, deploy, and configure an application in a multi-node cluster.

WEEK 19-24
Certified Kubernetes Application Developer Exam (CKAD) (CKAD)

The CKAD exam certifies that candidates can design, build and deploy cloud-native applications for Kubernetes.

WEEK 19-24
GitOps: Continuous Delivery on Kubernetes with Flux (LFS269)

Master the art of Kubernetes deployments by implementing GitOps – the set of practices that enable developers to carry out tasks that traditionally fell to operations personnel – with Flux CD.

How IT Professional Program Works



10-15 hours a week for 6 months

10-15 hours a week for 6 months

Daily, Live Instructor Office Hours

Extensive Hands-On Labs & Assignments

12 Months of Access to Online Courses

Dedicated Discussion Forum

Access to Dedicated Mentor

CKAD Included In the Price (+ one retake)

PDF Certificate and Digital Badge

3-Day Money Back Guarantee

Certified Cloud Native Developer Badge

Earn a verifiable, respected badge for completing the entire program.