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INSTRUCTOR-LED COURSE

Kubernetes Administration (LFS458)

From the cloud to hybrid environments and on-premise data centers, Kubernetes is essential to managing containerized applications, making it one of the highest-demand IT skills. Set your IT career up for success by learning the key concepts needed to build and administer a Kubernetes cluster, including application lifecycle management, configuring security, and more.

In this live, instructor-led course you will learn with a cohort of fellow IT professionals while gaining key knowledge & skills related to the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) certification exam. Course enrollment includes:
→ FREE CKA exam registration: 12 months to schedule with one retake
→ FREE CKA exam simulator: 2 attempts
→ 12-month access to course materials

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

This course prepares you to to install and configure a production-grade Kubernetes cluster, from network configuration to upgrades to making deployments available via services as well as handle tasks for Kubernetes administration. The course, along with real-world experience and study, will provide the skills and knowledge tested by the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) 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
- 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
- Pod Specification
- 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

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
May 2024
Very good instructor, clear knowledge of the subject, and helpful when asking questions both in and out of the scope of the course.
May 2024
Good balance of practical and theory.
May 2024
Michael was very engaging and knowledgeable on the subject, he answered all the questions we had, and explained the material well.
Apr 2024
The instructor was very engaging and responsive to questions asked during lessons.
Apr 2024
I just want to say thank you to the instructor, he was very nice, and has a lot of expertise on the subject.