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Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA)

This course covers crucial information for anyone taking the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam. You will be walked through the exam process, where to find updated information about changes to the exam, and given some general test-taking tips. Since learning Kubernetes is a key skill for DevOps professionals, this makes demand high for such engineers.

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5  Training Hours
Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA)
105 On-demand Videos
Closed Caption

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Course Topics
13  Topics
Prep Questions
20 Prep Questions
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Course Description

A Kubernetes Administrator Certification can take your career to a whole new level.

Learning Kubernetes Administrator is essential for any DevOps professional. DevOps engineers are always in demand. DevOps engineers in Silicon Valley are currently earning a premium of 20% more than software engineers. Job market opportunities for DevOps engineers with Certified Kubernetes Administrator make an average of $140,000 to $200,000 annually.

Kubernetes is a revolutionary open-source system created by Google and now managed by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. It simplifies deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications with its innovative automation capabilities. Passing the Certified Kubernetes Administrator exam requires being competent in Docker Basics, understanding essential Kubernetes concepts, and having command over relevant commands.

Lectures alone will not help you clear the certification. This Kubernetes Administrators Certification is a practical hands-on exam. You will need hands-on experience and you will need to practice.

This course explains several important aspects of taking the official Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) 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 Exam Objectives are below and will be covered in the Video IT course.

  • Cluster Architecture, Installation & Configuration 25%
  • Workloads & Scheduling 15%
  • Services & Networking 20%
  • Storage 10%
  • Troubleshooting 30%
  • Career Demand and Salaries for Certified Kubernetes Administrator

What can you expect from the Kubernetes Administrator IT course?

  • Full downloadable content
  • Kubernetes Demos
  • Whiteboard Discussions
  • Practice Questions
  • Optional Exercises to follow

Frequently Asked Questions About Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA)

What is the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) course all about?

The CKA course is all about preparing you for the Certified Kubernetes Administrator exam. It provides crucial insights about the exam process, updates, and gives you some valuable test-taking tips. The course is highly relevant for DevOps professionals, given the high demand for skills in Kubernetes.

Why should I consider becoming a Certified Kubernetes Administrator?

If you’re a Kubernetes administrator, cloud administrator, or an IT professional managing Kubernetes instances, this certification is for you. Being a certified Kubernetes administrator demonstrates your ability to install, configure, and manage production-grade Kubernetes clusters. This can significantly boost your career, with job market opportunities for Certified Kubernetes Administrators averaging $140,000 to $200,000 annually.

What skills and knowledge do I gain from this course?

Our online course helps you understand essential Kubernetes concepts and commands. You’ll learn Docker Basics, and how to use Kubernetes for deployment, scaling, and managing containerized applications. By the end of the course, you should be competent enough to take the CKA exam​.

What’s the format of the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam?

The CKA exam is an online, proctored, performance-based test. It involves solving multiple tasks from a command line running Kubernetes within a time limit of 2 hours. The exam environment is aligned with the most recent minor version of Kubernetes, usually updated within 4 to 8 weeks of the Kubernetes release date.

Are there any prerequisites for the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam?

No, there are no prerequisites for this exam. You can register and take the exam when you feel ready and confident in your Kubernetes skills.

What is the key benefit of the hands-on nature of the CKA exam?

The hands-on nature of the CKA exam showcases your ability to implement solutions, rather than just memorizing settings or facts. It provides a more accurate representation of your practical skills in managing Kubernetes instances​.

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Course Outline

Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) Course Content

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 CKA Exam

  •    2.3 Why Get Certified

  •    2.4 CKA Exam Domains

  •    2.5 What is Kubernetes

  •    2.6 What is a Container

  •    2.7 What is Docker

  •    2.8 Kubernetes Terminology

  •    2.9 Kubernetes Components

  •    2.10 Kubernetes Documentation

  •    2.11 Whiteboard - Kubernetes Overview

Module 3: Kubernetes Installation

  •    3.1 Kubernetes Installation

  •    3.2 Installation Options

  •    3.3 MiniKube

  •    3.4 Demo - Install Minikube

  •    3.5 Demo - Clusters

  •    3.6 Kubectl Basics

  •    3.7 Demo - Install Kubectl

Module 4: Working with Kubernetes Clusters and Nodes

  •    4.1 Working with Kubernetes Clusters and Nodes

  •    4.2 Understanding the Architecture

  •    4.3 Understanding the nodes

  •    4.4 Core Objects

  •    4.5 API

  •    4.6 Create a Cluster

  •    4.7 Demo - Create a Cluster

  •    4.8 Demo - YAML

  •    4.9 Demo - Nodes

  •    4.10 Demo - Kubectl Client Config

Module 5: API Access and Commands

  •    5.1 API Access and Commands

  •    5.2 About the API

  •    5.3 Accessing the APIs

  •    5.4 Demo - Exploring APIS

  •    5.5 Kubectl

  •    5.6 Using YAML for API Objects

  •    5.7 Using Curl

  •    5.8 Labels and Annotations

Module 6: Running Pods and Deployments

  •    6.1 Running Pods and Deployments

  •    6.2 Pods and Deployments

  •    6.3 What is a Namespace

  •    6.4 Scalability Options

  •    6.5 Rolling Updates

  •    6.6 Apply Changes to a Pod

  •    6.7 Stateful Sets

  •    6.8 Demo - Manage Deployments

Module 7: Configuring Storage

  •    7.1 Configuring Storage

  •    7.2 Storage options with Kubernetes

  •    7.3 Configure Pod Volumes

  •    7.4 Configure Persistent Volumes

  •    7.5 Storage Classes

  •    7.6 Whiteboard - Persistent Volumes

  •    7.7 Demo - Configure Storage

Module 8: Kubernetes Networking

  •    8.1 Kubernetes Networking

  •    8.2 Understanding Networking

  •    8.3 Services

  •    8.4 Network Plugins

  •    8.5 DNS

  •    8.6 Network Policies

  •    8.7 Namespaces

  •    8.8 Demo - Networking

  •    8.9 Manage High Availability

Module 9: Managing Security

  •    9.1 Managing Security

  •    9.2 Kubernetes Security

  •    9.3 Container and Pod Security

  •    9.4 Certificates

  •    9.5 API Security

  •    9.6 Configmaps and Secrets

  •    9.7 Secure Images

  •    9.8 Security Context

  •    9.9 RBAC

Module 10: Managing Kubernetes In the Enterprise

  •    10.1 Managing Kubernetes In the Enterprise

  •    10.2 Cluster Management and Maintenance

  •    10.3 Demo - Scale Deployment

  •    10.4 Demo - Restart Cluster

  •    10.5 Demo - Add or Remove Nodes

  •    10.6 Demo - Create a Pod in the Background

  •    10.7 Kubelet Restarts and Drains

  •    10.8 UI Dashboard

  •    10.9 Demo - Describe Resources

  •    10.10 Kube-scheduler

  •    10.11 Demo - Set-Up Alias

Module 11: Kubernetes Monitoring and Troubleshooting

  •    11.1 Kubernetes Monitoring and Troubleshooting

  •    11.2 Monitoring Resources

  •    11.3 Monitoring Pods

  •    11.4 Demo - Monitoring Pods

  •    11.5 Logging

  •    11.6 Demo - Logging

  •    11.7 Troubleshooting

  •    11.8 Affinity and Taints

Module 12: CKA Practice Exams

  •    12.1 CKA Practice Exams

  •    12.2 Exam Preparation Must Know

  •    12.3 Question 1 - Create a Cluster, Deploy Pods and a Deployment

  •    12.4 Question 2 - Create a Pod and Verify

  •    12.5 Question 3 - Create a Pod with a Secret

  •    12.6 Question 4 - Get Logs on a Pod and Send to File

  •    12.7 Question 5 - Liveness Probe

  •    12.8 Question 6 - Use Labels

  •    12.9 Additional Questions

Module 13: Course Closeout

  •    13.1 Course Closeout

  •    13.2 Course Review

  •    13.3 Kubernetes Certifications

  •    13.4 Additional Resources

  •    13.5 Exam Readiness

  •    13.6 Course Closeout

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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.

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