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Kubernetes Security Fundamentals (LFS460)

Use hands-on labs to learn new skills and knowledge across a range of security best practices for container-based applications & Kubernetes platforms that will make your IT career profile stand out. In this course you learn to maintain security in dynamic, multi-project environments & address security concerns for cloud production environments.

In this live, instructor-led course you will learn with a cohort of fellow IT professionals while gaining key knowledge & skills related to the Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist (CKS) certification exam. Course enrollment includes:
→ FREE CKS exam registration: 12 months to schedule with one retake
→ FREE CKS exam simulator: 2 attempts
→ 12-month access to course materials

Who Is It For

This course is ideal for anyone holding a CKA certification and interested in or responsible for cloud security.
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What You’ll Learn

This course exposes you to knowledge and skills needed to maintain security in dynamic, multi-project environments. This course addresses security concerns for cloud production environments and covers topics related to the security container supply chain, discussing topics from before a cluster has been configured through deployment, and ongoing, as well as agile use, including where to find ongoing security and vulnerability information. The course includes hands-on labs to build and secure a Kubernetes cluster, as well as monitor and log security events.
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What It Prepares You For

The course, along with real-world experience and study, will provide the skills and knowledge also tested by the Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist (CKS) exam.
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Course Outline
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- Linux Foundation
- Linux Foundation Training
- Linux Foundation Certifications
- Linux Foundation Digital Badges
- Laboratory Exercises, Solutions and Resources
- Things Change in Linux and Open Source Projects
- E-Learning Course: LFS260
- Platform Details
Cloud Security Overview
- Multiple Projects
- What is Security?
- Assessment
- Prevention
- Detection
- Reaction
- Classes of Attackers
- Types of Attacks
- Attack Surfaces
- Hardware and Firmware Considerations
- Security Agencies
- Manage External Access
- Labs
Preparing to Install
- Image Supply Chain
- Runtime Sandbox
- Verify Platform Binaries
- Minimize Access to GUI
- Policy Based Control
- Labs
Installing the Cluster
- Update Kubernetes
- Tools to Harden the Kernel
- Kernel Hardening Examples
- Mitigating Kernel Vulnerabilities
- Labs
Securing the kube-apiserver
- Restrict Access to API
- Enable Kube-apiserver Auditing
- Configuring RBAC
- Pod Security Policies
- Minimize IAM Roles
- Protecting etcd
- CIS Benchmark
- Using Service Accounts
- Labs
- Firewalling Basics
- Network Plugins
- Mitigate Brute Force Login Attempts
- Ingress Objects
- Pod to Pod Encryption
- Restrict Cluster Level Access
- Labs
Workload Considerations
- Minimize Base Image
- Static Analysis of Workloads
- Runtime Analysis of Workloads
- Container Immutability
- Mandatory Access Control
- SELinux
- AppArmor
- Generate AppArmor Profiles
- Labs
Issue Detection
- Understanding Phases of Attack
- Preparation
- Understanding an Attack Progression
- During an Incident
- Handling Incident Aftermath
- Intrusion Detection Systems
- Threat Detection
- Behavioral Analytics
- Labs
Domain Reviews
- Preparing for the Exam
- Labs
Closing and Evaluation Survey
- Evaluation Survey

Oct 2022
Good balance of switching between practical and theoretical parts.
Oct 2022
It was new content for me, and the exercises where pretty nice.
Aug 2022
As a newer Kubernetes user, I was able to pick up a lot of new information, and it helped cement topics I had struggled with.
Aug 2022
Helped me examine other parts of the security tool chain I may not have spent time on otherwise.
Aug 2022
Tim is an affable professor, with a great attitude. When labs were more of an "applied learning", rather than following exact directions, the learning was better.