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Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA)

Containers are the new paradigm for shipping software and configuring infrastructure; and in the container world Kubernetes is the domain container orchestration and management system.

This certification provides one with the knowledge to harness the power of Kubernetes to deploy application, manage clusters, configure storage, networks and logging and maintain scalable robust infrastructure.

Kubernetes powers the cloud


Kubernetes is all the rage for those organisation who need to deploy at Internet scale or who wish to leverage the ease and flexibility of deployment Kubernetes brings to software infrastructure. Get certified and pick your preferred employer.

Kubernetes Administrator Course Outline

  • Storage
    • Understand storage classes, persistent volumes
    • Understand volume mode, access modes and reclaim policies for volumes
    • Understand persistent volume claims primitive
    • Know how to configure applications with persistent storage
  • Troubleshooting
    • Evaluate cluster and node logging
    • Understand how to monitor applications
    • Manage container stdout & stderr logs
    • Troubleshoot application failure
    • Troubleshoot cluster component failure
    • Troubleshoot networking
  • Workloads & Scheduling
    • Understand deployments and how to perform rolling update and rollbacks
    • Use ConfigMaps and Secrets to configure applications
    • Know how to scale applications
    • Understand the primitives used to create robust, self-healing, application deployments
    • Understand how resource limits can affect Pod scheduling
    • Awareness of manifest management and common templating tools
  • Cluster Architecture, Installation & Configuration
    • Manage role based access control (RBAC)
    • Use Kubeadm to install a basic cluster
    • Manage a highly-available Kubernetes cluster
    • Provision underlying infrastructure to deploy a Kubernetes cluster
    • Perform a version upgrade on a Kubernetes cluster using Kubeadm
    • Implement etcd backup and restore
  • Services & Networking
    • Understand host networking configuration on the cluster nodes
    • Understand connectivity between Pods
    • Understand ClusterIP, NodePort, LoadBalancer service types and endpoints
    • Know how to use Ingress controllers and Ingress resources
    • Know how to configure and use CoreDNS
    • Choose an appropriate container network interface plugin

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