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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
E-Learning Course: LFS258
Distribution Details
Labs
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
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
Helm
Overview
Helm
Using Helm
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
Appendices
Domain Review
CKA Exam
Exam Domain Review

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.
Reviews
Apr 2022
I can recommend the lecturer to everyone, he is really very good.
Apr 2022
Clarke was great, big fan of his!
Apr 2022
Love the way Clarke teaches us, the drawings, the analogies!
Apr 2022
Felt like a great foundation from square one, with K8s.
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.