Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD)

Video description

The second edition for this video title is available. Please go to Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD), 2nd Edition https://learning.oreilly.com/videos/certified-kubernetes-application/9780137841509/.

9+ Hours of Video Instruction

Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) Complete Video Course provides more than 9 hours of video instruction for IT professionals preparing to take the CKAD exam, which requires an in-depth knowledge of how to develop, create, manage, store, and troubleshoot Kubernetes applications.

Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) 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 CKAD 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 best-selling author and presenter Sander van Vugt. This course first provides a full introduction to containers and Kubernetes; it then moves through the process of creating, managing, and storing applications. The title provides labs for working with the API using curl, as well as using NameSpace and managing pods. You will also learn how to manage deployments, services, ingress, and setting up storage; and you will get a full walkthrough of key troubleshooting scenarios. The course ends with a sample exam so you can practice before taking the real test.

Topics include:

Module 1: Getting Started
Module 2: Kubernetes Essentials
Module 3: Building and Exposing Scalable Applications
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 (CKAD) Exam
  • Run applications in containers
  • Develop, create, manage, store, and troubleshoot Kubernetes applications
  • Manage API options
  • Manage pods
  • Manage deployment and networking
  • Manage ingress and storage
  • Manage ConfigMaps and Secrets
  • Troubleshoot Kubernetes

Who Should Take This Course

This course is developed for IT professionals–including IT Administrators, DevOps Engineers, Software Developers, IT Architects, and Hybrid Cloud Administrators–who want to manage container deployment in their containerized devops environment using Kubernetes.

Course Requirements

To work on the lab assignments in this course, participants need access to one virtual machine running a recent version of Fedora Workstation.

Lesson descriptions

Module 1, "Getting Started," explains all you need to know before starting the real CKAD topics. The first lesson covers containers. The module then gets into describing what Kubernetes is, and last, Kubernetes Deployment options and setting up a lab environment are discussed.

Module 2, "Kubernetes Essentials," teaches concepts that are extremely important for passing the CKAD exam. The first lesson covers the Kubernetes API, and the different options available when working in Kubernetes. This module ends with an in-depth explanation of all things pods-related.

Module 3, "Building and Exposing Scalable Applications," covers all the different components required to offer users access to Pods. This module discusses deployments and their features that make replication and updates easy. Next, it covers exposing Pod access using Services and Ingress. Following that, there will be a demo on storage using volumes and ConfigMaps, and in the last lesson in this module we'll cover how to troubleshoot in Kubernetes.

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 Application Developer (CKAD): Introduction
  2. Module 1: Getting Started
    1. Module introduction
  3. Lesson 1: Understanding and Using Containers
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 1.1 What is a Container
    3. 1.2 Starting Containers
    4. 1.3 Managing Containers
    5. 1.4 Managing Container Images
    6. 1.5 Understanding Container Logging
    7. Lesson 1 Lab: Using Containers
    8. Lesson 1 Lab Solution: Using Containers
  4. Lesson 2: Understanding Kubernetes
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 2.1 Understanding Kubernetes Core Functions
    3. 2.2 Understanding Kubernetes Origins
    4. 2.3 Understanding Kubernetes Management Interfaces
    5. 2.4 Understanding Kubernetes Architecture
  5. Lesson 3: Creating a Lab Environment
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 3.1 Understanding Kubernetes Deployment Options
    3. 3.2 Using Minikube
    4. 3.3 Running Your First Application
    5. Lesson 3 Lab: Setting up a Lab Environment
    6. Lesson 3 Lab Solution: Setting up a Lab Environment
  6. Module 2: Kubernetes Essentials
    1. Module introduction
  7. Lesson 4: Understanding API and Management Options
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 4.1 Understanding the Main Kubernetes Objects
    3. 4.2 Understanding the Kubernetes API
    4. 4.3 Using Kubernetes Dashboard to Manage API Objects
    5. 4.4 Using kubectl to Manage API Objects
    6. 4.5 Using curl to Work with API Objects
    7. 4.6 Understanding Authentication and Authorization
    8. Lesson 4 Lab: Using curl to Work With the API
    9. Lesson 4 Lab Solution: Using curl to Work With the API
  8. Lesson 5: Managing Pod Basic Features
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 5.1 Understanding Pods
    3. 5.2 Creating a YAML Manifest to Configure Pods
    4. 5.3 Working in a Declarative versus Imperative way
    5. 5.4 Understanding Multi-Container Pods
    6. 5.5 Using Namespace
    7. Lesson 5 Lab: Managing Pods
    8. Lesson 5 Lab Solution: Managing Pods
  9. Lesson 6: Managing Pod Advanced Features
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 6.1 Inspecting Pods
    3. 6.2 Monitoring Pods
    4. 6.3 Using Port Forwarding to Access Pods
    5. 6.4 Understanding SecurityContext
    6. 6.5 Managing Jobs
    7. 6.6 Managing Cron Jobs
    8. 6.7 Managing Resource Limitations
    9. 6.8 Managing Init Containers
    10. Lesson 6 Lab: Managing Pod Advanced Features
    11. Lesson 6 Lab Solution: Managing Pod Advanced Features
  10. Module 3: Building and Exposing Scalable Applications
    1. Module introduction
  11. Lesson 7: Managing Deployments
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 7.1 Understanding Deployment Features
    3. 7.2 Managing Deployment Scalability
    4. 7.3 Understanding Labels, Selectors and Annotations
    5. 7.4 Managing Deployment History
    6. 7.5 Managing Rolling Updates and Rollback
    7. Lesson 7 Lab: Managing Deployments
    8. Lesson 7 Lab Solution: Managing Deployments
  12. Lesson 8: Managing Networking
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 8.1 Understanding Pod Access Options
    3. 8.2 Understanding Services
    4. 8.3 Creating Services using kubectl expose
    5. 8.4 Managing Services Manifest Files
    6. 8.5 Understanding Kubernetes Networking
    7. 8.6 Understanding Services and DNS
    8. 8.7 Understanding Network Policies
    9. Lesson 8 Lab: Managing Services
    10. Lesson 8 Lab Solution: Managing Services
  13. Lesson 9: Managing Ingress
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 9.1 Understanding Ingress
    3. 9.2 Configuring Ingress
    4. 9.3 Configuring Ingress Rules
    5. Lesson 9 Lab: Using Ingress
    6. Lesson 9 Lab Solution:
  14. Lesson 10: Managing Storage
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 10.1 Understanding Kubernetes Storage Options
    3. 10.2 Configuring Volume Storage
    4. 10.3 Configuring PV Storage
    5. 10.4 Configuring PVCs
    6. 10.5 Configuring Pod Storage with PV and PVC
    7. Lesson 10 Lab: Setting up Storage
    8. Lesson Lab 10 Solution: Setting up Storage
  15. Lesson 11: Managing ConfigMaps and Secrets
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 11.1 Understanding ConfigMaps
    3. 11.2 Creating ConfigMaps for Variables
    4. 11.3 Creating ConfigMaps for ConfigFiles
    5. 11.4 Understanding Secrets
    6. 11.5 Creating Secrets
    7. 11.6 Configuring Pods to Use Secrets
    8. Lesson 11 Lab: Managing Secrets
    9. Lesson 11 Lab Solution: Managing Secrets
  16. Lesson 12: Troubleshooting Kubernetes
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 12.1 Troubleshooting Steps
    3. 12.2 Using Probes
    4. 12.3 Monitoring Applications in Kubernetes
    5. 12.4 Troubleshooting the Minikube Host
    6. Lesson 12 Lab: Troubleshooting Kubernetes
    7. Lesson 12 Lab Solution: Troubleshooting Kubernetes
  17. Lesson 13: Using Service Accounts
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 13.1 Understanding Service Accounts
    3. 13.2 Managing Service Accounts
    4. 13.3 Configuring Pods to Use Service Accounts
    5. Lesson 13 Lab: Using Service Accounts
    6. Lesson 13 Lab Solution: Using Service Accounts
  18. Module 4: Sample Exams
    1. Module introduction
  19. Lesson 14: Sample Exam
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 14.1 Exam Tips
    3. 14.2 Exam Question Overview
    4. 14.3 Working with NameSpaces
    5. 14.4 Finding Pods
    6. 14.5 Using ConfigMaps
    7. 14.6 Using Sidecars
    8. 14.7 Inspecting Containers
    9. 14.8 Using Probes
    10. 14.9 Creating a Deployment
    11. 14.10 Exposing Services
    12. 14.11 Using Network Policies
    13. 14.12 Using Storage
  20. Summary
    1. Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD): Summary

Product information

  • Title: Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD)
  • Author(s): Sander van Vugt
  • Release date: January 2021
  • Publisher(s): Pearson IT Certification
  • ISBN: 0136677622