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Kubernetes For Developers (LFD259) + CKAD-JP

Who Is It For

This course is ideal for developers who are looking to gain skills in Kubernetes application development. Students should be familiar with the Linux command line, programming languages like Python, Node.js or Go, and have a basic understanding of cloud native application concepts and architectures.

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.

CKAD has been developed by The Linux Foundation and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), to help expand the Kubernetes ecosystem through standardized training and certification. 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.

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What It Demonstrates

The topics covered are directly aligned with the knowledge domains tested by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) Program, and will substantially increase students’ ability to become certified.

The Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) can design, build and deploy cloud-native applications for Kubernetes.
A CKAD can define application resources and use Kubernetes core primitives to create/migrate, configure, expose and observe scalable applications.
The exam assumes working knowledge of container runtimes and microservice architecture.
The successful candidate will be comfortable:
– working with (OCI-compliant) container images
– applying Cloud Native application concepts and architectures
– working with and validating Kubernetes resource definitions

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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

Exam Domains & Competencies
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Application Design and Build20%
Define, build and modify container images
Understand Jobs and CronJobs
Understand multi-container Pod design patterns (e.g. sidecar, init and others)
Utilize persistent and ephemeral volumes
Application Deployment20%
Use Kubernetes primitives to implement common deployment strategies (e.g. blue/green or canary)
Understand Deployments and how to perform rolling updates
Use the Helm package manager to deploy existing packages
Application Observability and Maintenance15%
Understand API deprecations
Implement probes and health checks
Use provided tools to monitor Kubernetes applications
Utilize container logs
Debugging in Kubernetes
Application Environment, Configuration and Security25%
Discover and use resources that extend Kubernetes (CRD)
Understand authentication, authorization and admission control
Understanding and defining resource requirements, limits and quotas
Understand ConfigMaps
Create & consume Secrets
Understand ServiceAccounts
Understand SecurityContexts
Services & Networking20%
Demonstrate basic understanding of NetworkPolicies
Provide and troubleshoot access to applications via services
Use Ingress rules to expose applications

The CKAD Certification focuses on the skills required to be a successful Kubernetes Application Developer in industry today. The exam assumes working knowledge of container runtimes and microservice architecture.  The successful candidate will be comfortable:

– working with (OCI-compliant) container images
– applying Cloud Native application concepts and architectures
– working with and validating Kubernetes resource definitions

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.

Candidates who register for the  Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD), exam will have 2 attempts (per exam registration) to an exam simulator, provided by Killer.sh.  

The exam is based on Kubernetes v1.22

Prerequisites
Before starting this course, you should be familiar with:

There are no pre-requisites for this exam.