Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD)

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If you’re looking to ace the Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) exam, this is the  video IT  course for you! Through its comprehensive instruction materials, and lectures, it will teach you all that there is to know about Kubernetes – an open-source system designed by Google but now maintained by The Cloud Native Computing Foundation and pass the certification program. 

4  Training Hours
68 Videos
10  Topics
20 Practice Questions

Course Description

Certified Kubernetes Application Developers boost their career and earning potential

If you're ready to take your knowledge of Kubernetes up a notch, then the Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) course is for you. Not only does the program provide an in-depth overview on how to design and develop applications using this powerful platform, but it also enables hands-on practice as we explore topics from deployment and configuration all the way through networking technologies. Earn your CKAD certificate today with this comprehensive course!

Getting a Certified Kubernetes Application Developer Certification can significantly boost your career.

As an aspiring DevOps professional, increasing their knowledge and understanding the fundamentals of Kubernetes is absolutely integral to success. There's no shortage in demand for seasoned engineers – currently, the Silicon Valley salary rate for Certified DevOps Engineers with knowlege in Kubernetes stands at 20% above that of Software Engineering counterparts! On average these IT professional candidate make $140k-$200K depending on experience and locality. 

Kubernetes is the revolutionary open-source system from Google, now maintained by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, that automates deployment and scaling of containerized applications. Forget tedious manual work – Kubernetes makes managing your apps effortless!

Lectures alone will not help you clear the official certification. This Kubernetes Certification is a practical hands-on exam. You will need hands-on experience and you will need to practice. Our curriculum and learning platform environment will prepare you to become an Certified Kubernetes Administrator.

Preparing for the Developer certification exam

This course explains several important aspects of taking the official Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) exam. You will learn about the exam procedure, where to find the latest information about the exam, and a few helpful tips for taking the exam.

The Certified Kubernetes Application Developer Exam Objectives are below and will be covered in the course.

  • Core Concepts – 13%
  • Configuration – 18%
  • Multi-Container Pods – 10%
  • Observability – 18%
  • Pod Design – 20%
  • Services & Networking – 13%
  • State Persistence – 8%

Topics you will learn

  • scalable applications
  • container-based applications
  • cloud-native applications
  • Kubernetes Deployment

Your Training Instructor

Joe Holbrook

Joe Holbrook

Independent Trainer | Consultant | Author

Joe Holbrook has been in the IT field since 1993 when he was exposed to several HPUX systems on board a U.S. Navy flagship. He has migrated from UNIX world to Storage Area Networking(SAN), Enterprise Virtualization, Cloud Architectures, and now specializing in Blockchain and Cryptocurrency. He previously worked for numerous companies like HDS, 3PAR, Brocade, HP, EMC, Northrup Grumman, ViON, Ibasis.net, Chematch.com, SAIC and Siemens Nixdorf.

Currently he works as a Subject Matter Expert specializing in Enterprise Cloud and Blockchain Technologies. He is the CLO of Techcommanders.com Elearning and consulting, He holds numerous IT certifications from AWS, GCP, HDS and other organizations.

He is an avid speaker and well-known course author residing in Jacksonville, Florida.

Course Outline

Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) Course Outline

Module 1: Course Overview
  •    1.1 Course Overview
  •    1.2 Course PreReqs
Module 2: Kubernetes and Container Fundamentals
  •    2.1 Core Concepts
  •    2.2 What is the CKAD Exam
  •    2.3 Why Get Certified
  •    2.4 CKAD Exam Domains
  •    2.5 APIs
  •    2.6 Demo - Explore APIS
  •    2.7 Pods
  •    2.8 Whiteboard - Pod Creation Workflow
  •    2.9 Create a Pod
  •    2.10 Lifecycle Status
  •    2.11 Inspecting Pods
  •    2.12 Demo - Create a Pod and Inspect
Module 3: Configuration
  •    3.1 Configuration
  •    3.2 Understand Configmaps
  •    3.3 Understand Security Contexts
  •    3.4 Demo - Create a Security Context
  •    3.5 Create and Consume Secrets
  •    3.6 Understand Service Accounts
  •    3.7 Demo - Create a Pod to Use a Secret
  •    3.8 Demo - Define a Service Account
Module 4: Multi Container Pods
  •    4.1 Multi Container Pods
  •    4.2 Multi Container Pods Design and Patterns
  •    4.3 Ambassador Containers
  •    4.4 Connecting to Pods
  •    4.5 Side Cars
  •    4.6 Demo - Create an Init Container
Module 5: Observability
  •    5.1 Observability
  •    5.2 Container Health
  •    5.3 Probes
  •    5.4 Logging
  •    5.5 Monitor Resources and Apps
  •    5.6 Monitoring Pods
  •    5.7 Demo - Monitoring and Logging
Module 6: Pod Design
  •    6.1 Pod Design
  •    6.2 Deployments
  •    6.3 Rolling Updates
  •    6.4 Pod Changes
  •    6.5 Jobs and Crons
  •    6.6 Labels and Annotations
  •    6.7 Demo - Define and Query Labels
  •    6.8 Scalability Options
Module 7: Services and Networking
  •    7.1 Services and Networking
  •    7.2 Understanding Networking, Routing and Services
  •    7.3 Network Policies
  •    7.4 Namespaces
  •    7.5 Demo - Networking
Module 8: State Persistence
  •    8.1 State Persistence
  •    8.2 Storage Options
  •    8.3 Volume Storage
  •    8.4 Configure Pod Volumes
  •    8.5 Configure Persistent Volumes
  •    8.6 Whiteboard - Persistent Volumes
Module 9: CKA Practice Exams
  •    9.1 CKAD Practice Preparation
  •    9.2 Exam Prep Need to Know
  •    9.3 Question 1 - Create a Pod and Inspect
  •    9.4 Question 2 - Define a Pods Readiness
  •    9.5 Question 3 - Create a Pod with a Secret
  •    9.6 Question 4 - View Pods logs in Real Time
  •    9.7 Question 5 - Define and query labels
  •    9.8 Additional Questions
Module 10: Course Closeout
  •    10.1 Course Closeout
  •    10.2 Course Summary Review
  •    10.3 Kubernetes Certifications
  •    10.4 Additional Resources
  •    10.5 Exam Review
  •    10.6 Course Closeout
Certified Kubernetes Application Developer
Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD)


If you’re looking to ace the Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) exam, this is the  video IT  course for you! Through its comprehensive instruction materials, and lectures, it will teach you all that there is to know about Kubernetes – an open-source system designed by Google but now maintained by The Cloud Native Computing Foundation and pass the certification program. 

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