Training Course

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.

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

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 Prepares You For

This course is designed as preparation for the Kubernetes Certified Administrator (CKA) Exam, and will substantially increase students' ability to become certified.
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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. API Objects
Chapter 7. Managing State with Deployments
Chapter 8. Volumes and Data
Chapter 9. Services
Chapter 10. Helm
Chapter 11. Ingress
Chapter 12. Scheduling
Chapter 13. Logging and Troubleshooting
Chapter 14. Custom Resource Definitions
Chapter 15. Security
Chapter 16. High Availability
Chapter 17. Exam Domain Review

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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.

Jul 2021
A good mix between content, external links, and especially links to official documentation (as Kubernetes is a fast moving project). Labs are always a must, and are well designed I think.
Jun 2021
The content is high quality, distilled, not easy to find in other sources, and makes it straightforward to learn.
May 2021
The broad number of topics covered, and the fact that most of them have good examples to practice. Including HA and Security was a good decision, as those topics are normally skipped when starting on Kubernetes (hard to implement locally, or simply complex enough to avoid them). THANKS!
May 2021
Very in depth explanations of a lot of Kubernetes concepts. I normally work with Kubernetes, but it still managed to show me several new tools.
May 2021
The course was straightforward with good, clear explanations, and great Labs to practice.
May 2021
Course had a good flow, and the response to questions in the forums was very helpful.
Jan 2021
Great mix of theory and labs. The labs built on one another, unlike the content offered by other training providers. I also learned a lot more about the internal of Kubernetes, and got a lot more information about add-ons and other CNCF projects.
Jan 2021
I really did enjoy the labs, and felt like I learned a lot by going through them myself. It was a great experience going through the various Kubernetes administrative tasks in a hands-on manner.
Dec 2020
The practical exercises and labs helped me to better understand the course content. The content covers all Kubernetes topics, and sometimes beyond my expectations. Great Job!
Dec 2020
The labs were really helpful. It allowed me to build a solid foundation on containers. It was pleasant to be able to see an overview of the main container technologies and their usage.
Sep 2020
Wide range of subject discussed - Practicing exercise - New platform greatly improved experience, especially on mobile platform.
Aug 2020
I think the course is very well-organized, easy to follow, and the exercises easy to replicate. There is enough information and notes to not get stuck in replicating the steps of the exercises when things differ from the lab exercises. There is a lot of valuable information and pointers to other documentation that allows anyone taking the course to further expand the content.
Jul 2020
The learning platform changed about halfway through my attempt at the course, and the second version was far better and a welcome change. Beyond that I really like the structure in which the course is presented, where the learner is taught broadly about a specific topic, and then immediately given a practical lab as well as a quiz. This model is far better than if the course had been split into a dedicated theory module, followed by an unconnected practical module.
May 2020
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.
Apr 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.