Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA)

Video description

9+ Hours of Video Instruction

Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) Complete Video Course provides more than 9 hours of video instruction for IT professionals–including IT Administrators, DevOps Engineers, Software Developers, IT Architects, and Hybrid Cloud Administrators–preparing to take the CKA exam, which requires an in-depth knowledge of how to develop, create, manage, store, and troubleshoot Kubernetes applications.

The course includes labs, demonstrations, and lightboard explanations by Sander van Vugt, who has presented on dozens of Linux and Kubernetes courses. He introduces containers and Kubernetes, and moves through the process of creation, managing, and storing applications. He provides labs on setting up and managing clusters, and you'll also learn how to troubleshoot Kubernetes applications and cluster nodes. Sander shows how to manage deployments, services, ingress, and setting up storage, and walks through key troubleshooting scenarios. He ends the course with a sample exam for the user to practice before taking the real thing.

Topics include:

Module 1: Getting Started
Module 2: Managing Pods and Deployments
Module 3: Managing Kubernetes Clusters
Module 4: Sample Exams

About the Instructor

Sander van Vugt has been teaching Linux classes since 1995 and has written more than 60 books about different Linux-related topics, including the best-selling RHCSA-RHCE 7 Cert Guide. Sander is also the author of more than 25 video courses, including Kubernetes Fundamentals. He teaches courses for customers around the world, and is also a regular speaker on major conferences related to open source software. Sander is also the founder of the Living Open Source Foundation, a non-profit organization that teaches open source to talent in different African countries.

Skill Level

  • Beginner/Intermediate

Learn How To

  • Best prepare to pass the Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKA) Exam
  • Create a Kubernetes cluster
  • Manage Pods and Deployments
  • Manage Pod Storage and Networking
  • Work with the API
  • Manage scheduler settings
  • Configure security
  • Manage Kubernetes Networking
  • Manage Cluster Nodes
  • Troubleshoot Kubernetes Clusters and Applications
  • Prepare for the CKA test

Who Should Take This Course

IT professionals that want to manage container deployment in their containerized devops environment using Kubernetes. Specifically:

  • IT Administrators
  • DevOps Engineers
  • Software Developers
  • IT Architects
  • Hybrid Cloud Administrators

Course Requirements

  • To work on the lab assignments in this course, participants three virtual machines using CentOS.

Lesson Descriptions

Module 1, "Getting Started," provides a quick overview of Kubernetes, how to use it, and then how to set up an on premise Kubernetes cluster.

Module 2, "Managing Pods and Deployments," digs into the essentials of working with Kubernetes, including how to work with the API and related utilities to configure Kubernetes. Managing pods, deployments, and storage are all covered in Module 2, as well as how to expose applications that are offered by Pods by using service objects.

Module 3, "Managing Kubernetes Clusters," covers how to manage Kubernetes clusters. It starts with a short lesson about API specifications and creating custom API objects. Then, it discusses scheduling and how this can be used to manage which nodes will service Pods. Security settings and working with all the different aspects of security in the cluster are covered. Networking and how the CNI and network plugins are used to implement the cluster is also covered. Managing nodes and clusters, as well as troubleshooting in a Kubernetes environment, are discussed in this large Module.

Module 4, "Sample Exams," contains a sample exam, as well as some exam tips.

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Table of contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA): Introduction
  2. Module 1: Getting Started
    1. Module introduction
  3. Lesson 1: Understanding Kubernetes
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 1.1 Understanding Kubernetes Core Functions
    3. 1.2 Understanding Kubernetes API Objects
    4. 1.3 Understanding Kubernetes Architecture
  4. Lesson 2: Options for Using Kubernetes
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 2.1 Building a Kubernetes Cluster
    3. 2.2 Using Kubernetes in Public Cloud
    4. 2.3 Using Minikube
  5. Lesson 3: Creating a Kubernetes Cluster
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 3.1 Understanding Cluster Node Requirements
    3. 3.2 Using kubeadm to Build a Cluster
    4. 3.3 Understanding Node Networking Requirements
    5. 3.4 Understanding kubectl Client Configuration
    6. Lesson 3 Lab: Building a Kubernetes Cluster
    7. Lesson 3 Lab Solution: Building a Kubernetes Cluster
  6. Module 2: Managing Pods and Deployments
    1. Module introduction
  7. Lesson 4: Understanding API Access and Commands
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 4.1 Understanding the Kubernetes API
    3. 4.2 Understanding Core Kubernetes Objects
    4. 4.3 Using Options to Explore the API
    5. 4.4 Using kubectl to Manage API Objects
    6. 4.5 Using YAML Files to Define API Objects
    7. 4.6 Using curl to Work with API Objects
    8. 4.7 Using Other Commands
    9. Lesson 4 Lab: Using curl to Explore the API
    10. Lesson 4 Lab Solution: Using curl to Explore the API
  8. Lesson 5: Running Pods by Using Deployments
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 5.1 Understanding Namespaces
    3. 5.2 Managing Pods and Deployments
    4. 5.3 Managing Deployment Scalability
    5. 5.4 Understanding Labels and Annotations
    6. 5.5 Managing Rolling Updates
    7. 5.6 Managing Deployment History
    8. 5.7 Using Init Containers
    9. 5.8 Managing StatefulSets
    10. 5.9 Using DaemonSets
    11. Lesson 5 Lab: Managing Deployments
    12. Lesson 5 Lab Solution: Managing Deployments
  9. Lesson 6: Managing Storage
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 6.1 Understanding Kubernetes Storage Options
    3. 6.2 Configuring Pod Volumes
    4. 6.3 Configuring PV Storage
    5. 6.4 Configuring PVCs
    6. 6.5 Configuring Pod Storage with PV and PVC
    7. 6.6 Understanding ConfigMaps and Secrets
    8. 6.7 Managing ConfigMaps
    9. 6.8 Managing Secrets
    10. Lesson 6 Lab: Configuring Storage
    11. Lesson 6 Lab Solution: Configuring Storage
  10. Lesson 7: Managing Pod Networking
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 7.1 Understanding Pod Networking
    3. 7.2 Understanding Pod-to-Pod Communication
    4. 7.3 Understanding Service Networking
    5. 7.4 Configuring Service Networking
    6. 7.5 Working with Ingress
    7. Lesson 7 Lab: Managing Pod Networking
    8. Lesson 7 Lab Solution: Managing Pod Networking
  11. Module 3: Managing Kubernetes Clusters
    1. Module introduction
  12. Lesson 8: Managing API Object Specifications
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 8.1 Understanding API Extension
    3. 8.2 Adding Custom Resources
    4. Lesson 8 Lab: Managing Custom Resources
  13. Lesson 9: Managing Scheduling
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 9.1 Managing Scheduler Settings
    3. 9.2 Managing Scheduler Policies
    4. 9.3 Using nodeSelector
    5. 9.4 Managing Node Affinity
    6. 9.5 Managing Pod Affinity
    7. 9.6 Managing Taints and Tolerations
    8. 9.7 Managing Resource Restrictions
    9. Lesson 9 Lab: Managing Scheduling
    10. Lesson 9 Lab Solution: Managing Scheduling
  14. Lesson 10: Managing Security Settings
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 10.1 Understanding API Access
    3. 10.2 Understanding Authentication
    4. 10.3 Understanding Authorization Modes
    5. 10.4 Managing Security Contexts
    6. 10.5 Managing Kubernetes User Accounts
    7. Lesson 10 Lab: Managing Security
    8. Lesson 10 Lab Solution: Managing Security
  15. Lesson 11: Managing Networking
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 11.1 Understanding Kubernetes Networking
    3. 11.2 Managing the CNI
    4. 11.3 Managing Network Plugins
    5. 11.4 Managing Kubernetes DNS
    6. 11.5 Managing Network Policies
    7. Lesson 11 Lab: Managing Kubernetes Networking
    8. Lesson 11 Lab Solution: Managing Kubernetes Networking
  16. Lesson 12: Managing and Cluster Nodes
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 12.1 Adding a Node to the Cluster
    3. 12.2 Rebooting Cluster Nodes
    4. 12.3 Removing Cluster Nodes
    5. 12.4 Analyzing and Monitoring Node Status
    6. 12.5 Using kubectl drain and cordon
    7. 12.6 Configuring Static Pods
    8. 12.7 Managing the etcd Database
    9. Lesson 12 Lab: Managing Cluster Nodes
    10. Lesson 12 Lab Solution: Managing Cluster Nodes
  17. Lesson 13: Logging, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 13.1 Monitoring Kubernetes Resources
    3. 13.2 Using Logging
    4. 13.3 Understanding Pod States
    5. 13.4 Troubleshooting Resources
    6. 13.5 Monitoring Resource Logs
    7. 13.6 Troubleshooting a Specific Case
    8. Lesson 13 Lab: Troubleshooting Resources
    9. Lesson 13 Lab Solution: Troubleshooting Resources
  18. Module 4: Sample Exam
    1. Module introduction
  19. Lesson 14: Sample Exam Questions
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 14.1 Exam Tips
    3. 14.2 Exam Question Overview
    4. 14.3 Creating a Cluster
    5. 14.4 Creating a Pod
    6. 14.5 Creating a Pod with an init Container
    7. 14.6 Configuring Storage
    8. 14.7 Running a Pod Once
    9. 14.8 Managing Updates
    10. 14.9 Using Labels
    11. 14.10 Using ConfigMaps
    12. 14.11 Running Parallel Pods
    13. 14.12 Mark a Node as Unavailable
    14. 14.13 Using Maintenance Mode
    15. 14.14 Backing up the Etcd Database
    16. 14.15 Using DNS
    17. 14.16 Configuring a Node to Autostart a Pod
    18. 14.17 Finding the Pod with the Highest CPU Load
  20. Summary
    1. Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA): Summary

Product information

  • Title: Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA)
  • Author(s): Sander van Vugt
  • Release date: April 2020
  • Publisher(s): Pearson IT Certification
  • ISBN: 0136677487