Kubernetes Fundamentals (LFS258)

This course will give you a strong operating knowledge of Kubernetes, including how to deploy a containerized application and manipulating resources via the API. This course is designed as preparation for the Kubernetes Certified Administrator Exam.

Course Overview

This course will teach you how to use the container management platform used by companies like Google to manage their application infrastructure.

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You’ll learn:

  • Kubernetes architecture
  • Deployment
  • How to access the cluster
  • Secrets and ConfigMaps
  • And much more!

This course is designed to work with a wide range of Linux distributions, so you will be able to apply these concepts regardless of your distro.

Kubernetes is quickly becoming the de-facto standard to operate containerized applications at scale in the data-center. This course covers 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. Kubernetes builds on 15 years of Google’s experience managing containerized applications. With a growing open-source community, it is poised to change the way we build and manage applications, as well as change the role of system administrators. This self-paced course will distill 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.

You will have access to the course for a full year from the date of purchase (or availability, for preorders), regardless of how quickly you complete the course. You can expect the course to take roughly 35 hours to complete (although the course is self-paced, so you can move as quickly or as slowly as you like).

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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. Services
Chapter 9. Volumes and Data
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


To get the most out of this course, you should have basic Linux command line skills and at least some knowledge of linux containers (e.g. Docker). Our free LFS158 Introduction to Kubernetes course is useful preparation for this course.


The hands-on labs are the best way to learn, then you refer back to the info from the lesson.”  May 2020


The concepts are presented in a clear and concise way, and the labs provide practical examples to help us assimilate the content.”  May 2020


The slides were based in documentation + explanations, which makes the “hard” official docs more approachable.”  May 2020


The way components were defined and introduced were different from other kubernetes courses. It provided a different perspective to better understanding the design of kubernetes.”  Apr 2020


I liked the instructor and the high level of technical detail in the course. The labs were also very helpful and provide a good resource for reference material later down the line.”  Apr 2020


Topics are well organized and presented in a way that is not too difficult to understand, especially for a kubernetes beginner.”  Apr 2020


The hands-on practice labs are a very good way of practicing the theory and trying with your own different setups.”  Apr 2020


First that it is up to date, not like some other resources online. It works on the latest version and also gives a good perspective of the latest trends and how the technology is evolving. It provides a great scope of all the key aspects, not focusing too much or little on anything.”  Mar 2020


The labs were excellent for hands on opportunity and providing context to the material.”  Jan 2020


Favorite part is probably the labs – good mix of telling you what to do but also why to do it. A lot of times I can reverse engineer what a command is doing, but it helps to have it in plain English.”  Jul 2019


The course provided good coverage of Kubernetes fundamentals, and labs for reinforcing what was covered.”  Jun 2019


“I thought the course was well structured. I could tell thought was put into how best to introduce k8s concepts. I’m leaving with the feeling I have a good head for k8s in general, as well as relevant details about some of the history of the development.”  Jun 2019


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At a Glance

Delivery Method

Online Self-Paced


  • 35 hours of Course Material
  • Hands-on Labs & Assignments
  • Video Content
  • 12 Months of Access to Online Course
  • Digital Badge
  • Discussion Forums

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