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Kubernetes Fundamentals (LFS258) + CKA Exam Bundle

Who Is It For

This certification is for Kubernetes administrators, cloud administrators and other IT professionals who manage Kubernetes instances.
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What You’ll Learn

This course will teach you how to use the container management platform used by companies like Google to manage their application infrastructure. You will learn how to install and configure a production-grade Kubernetes cluster, from network configuration to upgrades to making deployments available via services. The course also distills key principles, such as pods, deployments, replicasets, and services, and will give you enough information so that you can start using Kubernetes on your own.
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What It Demonstrates

A certified K8s administrator has demonstrated the ability to do basic installation as well as configuring and managing production-grade Kubernetes clusters. They will have an understanding of key concepts such as Kubernetes networking, storage, security, maintenance, logging and monitoring, application lifecycle, troubleshooting, API object primitives and the ability to establish basic use-cases for end users.
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Course Outline
Chapter 1. Course Introduction
Chapter 2. Basics of Kubernetes
Chapter 3. Installation and Configuration
Chapter 4. Kubernetes Architecture
Chapter 5. APIs and Access
Chapter 6. OPI Objects
Chapter 7. Managing State with Deployments
Chapter 8. Volumes and Data
Chapter 9. Services
Chapter 10. Ingress
Chapter 11. Scheduling
Chapter 12. Logging and Troubleshooting
Chapter 13. Custom Resource Definitions
Chapter 14. Helm
Chapter 15. Security
Chapter 16. High Availability

Exam Domains & Competencies
Storage 10%
Understand storage classes, persistent volumes
Understand volume mode, access modes and reclaim policies for volumes
Understand persistent volume claims primitive
Know how to configure applications with persistent storage
Troubleshooting30%
Evaluate cluster and node logging
Understand how to monitor applications
Manage container stdout & stderr logs
Troubleshoot application failure
Troubleshoot cluster component failure
Troubleshoot networking
Workloads & Scheduling15%
Understand deployments and how to perform rolling update and rollbacks
Use ConfigMaps and Secrets to configure applications
Know how to scale applications
Understand the primitives used to create robust, self-healing, application deployments
Understand how resource limits can affect Pod scheduling
Awareness of manifest management and common templating tools
Cluster Architecture, Installation & Configuration25%
Manage role based access control (RBAC)
Use Kubeadm to install a basic cluster
Manage a highly-available Kubernetes cluster
Provision underlying infrastructure to deploy a Kubernetes cluster
Perform a version upgrade on a Kubernetes cluster using Kubeadm
Implement etcd backup and restore
Services & Networking20%
Understand host networking configuration on the cluster nodes
Understand connectivity between Pods
Understand ClusterIP, NodePort, LoadBalancer service types and endpoints
Know how to use Ingress controllers and Ingress resources
Know how to configure and use CoreDNS
Choose an appropriate container network interface plugin

The Linux Foundation worked with industry experts and the Linux kernel community to identify the core domains and the critical skills, knowledge and competencies applicable to each certification. Performance-based exams were then developed based on the competencies that were identified.
Exam Details & Resources

This exam is an online, proctored, performance-based test that requires solving multiple tasks from a command line running Kubernetes.Candidates have 2 hours to complete the tasks.

The exam is based on Kubernetes v1.19