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Kubernetes for Developers (LFD259) + CKAD Exam Bundle


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Who Is It For

This certification is for Kubernetes engineers, cloud engineers and other IT professionals responsible for building, deploying, and configuring cloud native applications with Kubernetes.
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What You’ll Learn

This course will teach you how to containerize, host, deploy, and configure an application in a multi-node cluster. Starting with a simple Python script, you will define application resources and use core primitives to build, monitor and troubleshoot scalable applications in Kubernetes. Working with network plugins, security and cloud storage, you will be exposed to many of the features needed to deploy an application in a production environment.
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What It Demonstrates

The Certified K8 Application Developer can design build, configure and expose cloud native applications for Kubernetes. A CKAD can define application resources and use core primitives to build, monitor, and troubleshoot scalable applications & tools in Kubernetes.
The exam assumes knowledge of, but does not test for, container runtimes and microservice architecture.
The successful candidate will be comfortable using:
- An OCI-Compliant Container Runtime, such as Docker or rkt.
- Cloud Native application concepts and architectures.
- A Programming language, such as Python, Node.js, Go, or Java.
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Course Outline
Chapter 1. Course Introduction
Chapter 2. Kubernetes Architecture
Chapter 3. Build
Chapter 4. Design
Chapter 5. Deployment Configuration
Chapter 6. Understanding Security
Chapter 7. Exposing Applications
Chapter 8. Application Troubleshooting

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Exam Domains & Competencies
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Core Concepts13%
Understand Kubernetes API primitives
Create and Configure Basic Pods
Understand ConfigMaps
Understand SecurityContexts
Define an application’s resource requirements
Create & consume Secrets
Understand ServiceAccounts
Multi-Container Pods10%
Understand Multi-Container Pod design patterns (e .g. ambassador, adapter, sidecar)
Understand LivenessProbes and ReadinessProbes
Understand container logging
Understand how to monitor applications in Kubernetes
Understand debugging in Kubernetes
Pod Design20%
Understand how to use Labels, Selectors, and Annotations
Understand Deployments and how to perform rolling updates
Understand Deployments and how to perform rollbacks
Understand Jobs and CronJobs
Services & Networking13%
Understand Services
Demonstrate basic understanding of NetworkPolicies
State Persistence8%
Understand Persistent Volume Claims for storage


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Exam Details & Resources

This exam is an online, proctored, performance-based test that consists of a set of performance-based tasks (problems) to be solved in a command line. Candidates have 2 hours to complete the tasks.

The exam is based on Kubernetes v1.21

Before starting this course, you should be familiar with:

Lab Info
For hands-on lab exercises, access to a Linux server or Linux desktop/laptop is required. Access to a public cloud provider, or VirtualBox on your machine is also needed. Lab exercises in this course have been tested in a GCP environment.

If using a cloud provider like GCP or AWS, you should be able to complete the lab exercises using the free tier or credits provided to you. However, you may incur charges if you exceed the credits initially allocated by the cloud provider.