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INSTRUCTOR-LED COURSE

Kubernetes Administration (LFS458)

This course covers the core concepts typically used to build and administer a Kubernetes cluster in production, using vendor-independent tools. We build a cluster, determine network configuration, grow the cluster, deploy applications and configure the storage, security and other objects necessary for typical use. This course offers exposure to the many skills necessary to administer Kubernetes in a production environment and is excellent preparation for the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam.

Who Is It For

This course is ideal for those wishing to manage a containerized application infrastructure. This includes existing IT administrators, as well as those looking to start a cloud career.
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What You’ll Learn

In this course you will learn about installation of a multi-node Kubernetes cluster using kubeadm, and how to grow a cluster, choosing and implementing cluster networking, and various methods of application lifecycle management, including scaling, updates and roll-backs. The course also covers configuring security both for the cluster as well as containers, managing storage available to containers, monitoring, logging and troubleshooting of containers and the cluster, configuring scheduling and affinity of container deployments, using Helm and Charts to automate application deployment, and understanding Federation for fault-tolerance and higher availability.
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What It Prepares You For

By the end of this course you will be prepared to install and configure a production-grade Kubernetes cluster, from network configuration to upgrades to making deployments available via services, and also handle the ongoing tasks necessary for Kubernetes administration. This course also serves as preparation for the CKA certification exam.
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Course Outline
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Introduction
- Linux Foundation
- Linux Foundation Training
- Linux Foundation Certifications
- Linux Foundation Digital Badges
- Laboratory Exercises, Solutions and Resources
- E-Learning Course: LFS258
- Platform Details
Basics of Kubernetes
- Define Kubernetes
- Cluster Structure
- Adoption
- Project Governance and CNCF
- Labs
Installation and Configuration
- Getting Started With Kubernetes
- Minikube
- kubeadm
- More Installation Tools
- Labs
Kubernetes Architecture
- Kubernetes Architecture
- Networking
- Other Cluster Systems
- Labs
APIs and Access
- API Access
- Annotations
- Working with A Simple Pod
- kubectl and API
- Swagger and OpenAPI
- Labs
API Objects
- API Objects
- The v1 Group
- API Resources
- RBAC APIs
- Labs
Managing State With Deployments
- Deployment Overview
- Managing Deployment States
- Deployments and Replica Sets
- DaemonSets
- Labels
- Labs
Volumes and Data
- Volumes Overview
- Volumes
- Persistent Volumes
- Rook
- Passing Data To Pods
- ConfigMaps
- Labs
Services
- Overview
- Accessing Services
- DNS
- Labs
Helm
- Overview
- Helm
- Using Helm
- Labs
Ingress
- Overview
- Ingress Controller
- Ingress Rules
- Service Mesh
- Labs
Scheduling
- Overview
- Scheduler Settings
- Policies
- Affinity Rules
- Taints and Tolerations
- Labs
Logging and Troubleshooting
- Overview
- Troubleshooting Flow
- Basic Start Sequence
- Monitoring
- Plugins
- Logging
- Troubleshooting Resources
- Labs
Custom Resource Definition
- Overview
- Custom Resource Definitions
- Aggregated APIs
- Labs
Security
- Overview
- Accessing the API
- Authentication and Authorization
- Admission Controller
- Pod Policies
- Network Policies
- Labs
High Availability
- Overview
- Stacked Database
- External Database
- Labs
Closing and Evaluation Survey
- Evaluation Survey
Domain Review
- CKA Exam
- Exam Domain Review

Course Outline
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Introduction
- Linux Foundation
- Linux Foundation Training
- Linux Foundation Certifications
- Linux Foundation Digital Badges
- Laboratory Exercises, Solutions and Resources
- Things Change in Linux and Open Source Projects
- E-Learning Course: LFS258
- Platform Details
Basics of Kubernetes
- Define Kubernetes
- Cluster Structure
- Adoption
- Project Governance and CNCF
- Labs
Installation and Configuration
- Getting Started With Kubernetes
- Minikube
- kubeadm
- More Installation Tools
- Labs
Kubernetes Architecture
- Kubernetes Architecture
- Networking
- Other Cluster Systems
- Labs
APIs and Access
- API Access
- Annotations
- Working with A Simple Pod
- kubectl and API
- Swagger and OpenAPI
- Labs
API Objects
- API Objects
- The v1 Group
- API Resources
- RBAC APIs
- Labs
Managing State With Deployments
- Deployment Overview
- Managing Deployment States
- Deployments and Replica Sets
- DaemonSets
- Labels
- Labs
Volumes and Data
- Volumes Overview
- Volumes
- Persistent Volumes
- Rook
- Passing Data To Pods
- ConfigMaps
- Labs
Services
- Overview
- Accessing Services
- DNS
- Labs
Helm
- Overview
- Helm
- Using Helm
- Labs
Ingress
- Overview
- Ingress Controller
- Ingress Rules
- Service Mesh
- Labs
Scheduling
- Overview
- Scheduler Settings
- Policies
- Affinity Rules
- Taints and Tolerations
- Labs
Logging and Troubleshooting
- Overview
- Troubleshooting Flow
- Basic Start Sequence
- Monitoring
- Plugins
- Logging
- Troubleshooting Resources
- Labs
Custom Resource Definition
- Overview
- Custom Resource Definitions
- Aggregated APIs
- Labs
Security
- Overview
- Accessing the API
- Authentication and Authorization
- Admission Controller
- Pod Policies
- Network Policies
- Labs
High Availability
- Overview
- Stacked Database
- External Database
- Labs
Closing and Evaluation Survey
- Evaluation Survey
Domain Review
- CKA Exam
- Exam Domain Review
Cilium Network Plugin
- Using Cilium

Prerequisites
Students should have an understanding of Linux administration skills, comfortable using the command line. Must be able to edit files using a command-line text editor.
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Reviews
Dec 2022
I liked that there were many exercises.
Dec 2022
It is one of the most rewarding training courses.
Dec 2022
Instructor was in a good mood, and helpful.
Dec 2022
Nice instructor, with a lot of lab work for us to do. Trial and error is how I learn best!
Dec 2022
The cluster setup was the most interesting bit.
Dec 2022
There was lots of material, and the trainer had extra material available.
Dec 2022
Having done the EKS course with QA in the past, I thought this CKA course was much better. More code examples such as yaml syntax (which the EKS course had little of), and this CKA course was technically deeper than the EKS course, which I appreciated.
Dec 2022
The trainer was very knowledgeable and helpful.
Dec 2022
The instructor really understood the topic, and delivered it well.
Dec 2022
I liked that we got a good, basic overview of Kubernetes, without any special software solution. The lab access via SSH was also nice.
Dec 2022
The teacher was very graphic and systematic in his explanations, which helped a lot in understanding this abstract piece of technology. He was extremely well prepared, and had simple examples at hand to work out the fine details.
Dec 2022
Very friendly instructor, with experience in the k8s world, and many real examples. Good ambience during the course. Questions were always answered in depth. Changing of the topic order was well prepared, every topic was elaborated on.
Dec 2022
The tutor's knowledge.
Dec 2022
I was generally interested in the topic, and it fulfilled my expectation.
Dec 2022
Lab exercises , and the way the instructor taught the course.
Nov 2022
Good job Chris, I am keen to learn more, and take the exam.
Nov 2022
Chris's delivery was good throughout, nice cadence, and easy to understand.
Nov 2022
Chris was extremely knowledgeable, and great at answering questions, as well as keeping the class on track overall.
Nov 2022
Chris is very, very good at keeping the course on topic when there are students that go off on a tangent - all while answering questions appropriately.
Nov 2022
How Kris delivered the content, it seems a lot less scary now than reading flat stuff on the net. Having someone speak and exchange is invaluable.
Nov 2022
There were a few troubleshooting tips and products that I learned about during the course that I think will be very useful.
Nov 2022
Practical experience, with a thorough breakdown of complex systems into discrete, and easy to understand components.
Nov 2022
Teacher brought plenty of good humor and knowledge to the course.
Nov 2022
Very entertaining instructor!
Nov 2022
All the important subjects, such as basics, security, and advanced usage were covered.
Nov 2022
The trainer was able to brilliantly explain the complexity of the solution.
Nov 2022
The capacity of the instructor to adapt the course to our needs.
Nov 2022
Demonstrations and applications of the solution.
Nov 2022
Good balance of theory and practical.
Oct 2022
Deep explanation of the topic.
Oct 2022
The knowledge and learning skills of the instructor.
Oct 2022
Good lab material, nice working with three clusters.
Feb 2022
I liked the intensity of the course, and how many labs there were. I'm not going to pretend I absorbed it all (Kubernetes is pretty dense!), but because every step is explicitly laid out in the provided handouts, I can revisit the material over and over.