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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
Sep 2022
The labs were well planned, and complimented what was presented well.
Sep 2022
The labs were very useful for me, as I gained hands-on experience on topics within Kubernetes.
Sep 2022
Our instructor was highly knowledgeable, and was able to answer questions that were related to our infra.
Sep 2022
The lecturer was excellent.
Sep 2022
Real-world experiences delivered by the instructor.
Sep 2022
Instructor was the best I have had.
Sep 2022
Good introduction to all major concepts of Kubernetes.
Sep 2022
The instructor gave a huge package of instructions / textiles, that is useful for later usage.
Sep 2022
The trainer did a very good job conveying the complex course topics. His enthusiasm kept everyone motivated until the last day
Sep 2022
I liked the intensity of the course, and the number of 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.
Aug 2022
The instructor gave us real world examples, and the course was very lab-heavy.
Aug 2022
Our instructor, Karim Benzidane, was excellent. I really appreciate the fact that he teaches from a separate presentation, as well as the white boarding, which helps visualize what he is talking about, as well as the live examples that he walked through during the lectures.
Aug 2022
I liked that some of the labs built on each other, and that they required you to do things that you learned in previous chapters, without step by step instructions.
Aug 2022
The instructor provided more information than simply reading only that which was in the book, and helped clarify things with more visual examples.
Aug 2022
Karim is a great instructor!
Aug 2022
Karim is a good teacher, and a likeable guy!
Aug 2022
Well structured way of presenting information.
Aug 2022
It was very thorough.
Aug 2022
Having an expert at hand, who could go into detail on some topics that were hard to digest.
Aug 2022
The hands-on part, and problem solving.
Aug 2022
Hands-on experience!
Aug 2022
The instructor was knowledgeable, and very competent.
Aug 2022
The trainer was great, well prepared and adequate.
Jul 2022
The mastery experience of the instructor.
Jul 2022
The preparation of the trainer was awesome.
Jul 2022
The best trainer I have ever had.
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.