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.
In this course you’ll learn how to install and configure a production-grade Kubernetes cluster, from network configuration to upgrades to making deployments available via services. Also handle the ongoing tasks necessary for Kubernetes administration.
- Installation of a multi-node Kubernetes cluster using kubeadm, and how to grow a cluster.
- Choosing and implementing cluster networking.
- Various methods of application lifecycle management, including scaling, updates and roll-backs.
- Configuring security both for the cluster as well as containers.
- Managing storage available to containers.
- Learn monitoring, logging and troubleshooting of containers and the cluster.
- Configure scheduling and affinity of container deployments.
- Use Helm and Charts to automate application deployment.
- Understand Federation for fault-tolerance and higher availability.
This course does not focus on one vendor’s tools. Most courses are vendor-locked. We use kubeadm to deploy the cluster and focus on tools that would work on anyone’s Kubernetes cluster.
- Linux Foundation
- Linux Foundation Training
- Linux Foundation Certifications
- Linux Foundation Digital Badges
- Laboratory Exercises, Solutions and Resources
- Distribution Details
- Basics of Kubernetes
- Define Kubernetes
- Cluster Structure
- Project Governance and CNCF
- Installation and Configuration
- Getting Started With Kubernetes
- More Installation Tools
- Kubernetes Architecture
- Kubernetes Architecture
- Other Cluster Systems
- APIs and Access
- API Access
- Working with A Simple Pod
- kubectl and API
- Swagger and OpenAPI
- API Objects
- API Objects
- The v1 Group
- API Resources
- RBAC APIs
- Managing State With Deployments
- Deployment Overview
- Managing Deployment States
- Deployments and Replica Sets
- Accessing Services
- Volumes and Data
- Volumes Overview
- Persistent Volumes
- Passing Data To Pods
- Ingress Controller
- Ingress Rules
- Service Mesh
- Scheduler Settings
- Affinity Rules
- Taints and Tolerations
- Logging and Troubleshooting
- Troubleshooting Flow
- Basic Start Sequence
- Troubleshooting Resources
- Custom Resource Definition
- Custom Resource Definitions
- Aggregated APIs
- Using Helm
- Accessing the API
- Authentication and Authorization
- Admission Controller
- Pod Policies
- Network Policies
- High Availability
- Stacked Database
- External Database
- Closing and Evaluation Survey
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.
“Chris Pokomi was an excellent instructor, one of the best I have had in over 20 years in the IT industry. His delivery, personality and knowledge of Kubernetes was all TOP NOTCH!” Dec 2019
“Instructor was very clear in both language and knowledge, and fun to work with.” Nov 2019
“The instructor effectively delivered the material.” Nov 2019
“The teacher was very knowledgeable and made sure we were comfortable with the current subject before moving on to the next material.” Nov 2019
“Always nice to see someone (the instructor in this case) who clearly enjoys what they do for a living. Highly inspirational.” Nov 2019
“He never tried to rush us through anything.” Nov 2019
“Comprehensive material and well taught, labs were also excellent.” Oct 2019
“Labs provided key insights into the meaning behind the commands and requirements. The textbook, standalone, is an excellent reference resource that I will definitely continue to come back to.” July 2019
“Instructor was awesome, knows his stuff cold. Excellent delivery.” July 2019
“Very practical for a newer Linux user like myself to build pieces instead of rely on templates.” July 2019
“Learned a ton and removed a lot of misconceptions. Got me down the right path of where I need to go next.” July 2019
“Was a great course. Instructor really knew his stuff. Some k8s concepts can be difficult to grasp, and it offered us the opportunity to ask questions until
we understood. Know much more than when I started it!” July 2019
At a Glance
Live Online (Virtual)
- 4 days of Instructor-led class time
- Hands-on Labs & Assignments
- Resources & Course Manual
- 12 Months of Access to Online Course
- Certificate of Completion
- Free Registration for CKA Exam