Kubernets Online Course Overview

Get prepared for the CKA exam with our Certified Kubernetes Administrator Training. It covers all of the domains, including application lifecycle management, installation, configuration and validation, networking, scheduling, security, cluster maintenance, core concepts, storage, and troubleshooting, with projects to help you get exam-ready.

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  • 50 hours of blended learning
  • 11 real-life projects
  • Flexibility to choose classes
  • Industry-recognized Kubernetes course completion certificate

Skills Covered

  • KubeAPI server and scheduler
  • Kubelets
  • Scheduling pods
  • Logging and monitoring clusters
  • Application lifecycle management
  • Cluster maintenance
  • Security and authentication
  • Storage and volumes
  • DNS Networking CoreDNS CNI
  • Application failures
  • Control panel failures
  • Network failures

Training Options

Self-Paced Learning

$ 499

  • Lifetime access to high-quality self-paced e-learning content and live class recordings

Blended Learning

$ 799

  • Everything in Self-Paced Learning, plus
  • 90 days of flexible access to online classes
  • Lifetime access to high-quality self-paced e-learning content and live class recordings
  • Classes starting from:-
25th Jul: Weekend Class
5th Sep: Weekend Class

Corporate Training

Customized to your team's needs

  • Blended learning delivery model (self-paced e-learning and/or instructor-led options)
  • Course, category, and all-access pricing
  • Enterprise-class learning management system (LMS)
  • Enhanced reporting for individuals and teams
  • 24x7 teaching assistance and support

Kubernetes Online Course Curriculum

Eligibility

This CKA certification training is intended specifically for Kubernetes cluster administrators. Anyone interested in learning how to work with Kubernetes also will benefit from this learning path. The Kubernetes online training is also well-suited for:
Software developers
Software engineers
System administrators
Linux administrators
Cloud administrators
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Pre-requisites

The prerequisites for taking up this certified Kubernetes administrator training includes, a solid understanding of containers, and Docker, in particular, is beneficial. Our Docker Compose in-depth course will help you learn about Docker. Working experience with Linux shells is beneficial but not mandatory.
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Course Content

  • Section 01 Self Paced Learning Curriculum

    Preview
    • Lesson 01 Introduction

      04:28Preview
      • 1 Introduction
        04:28
    • Lesson 02 Kubernetes Overview

      39:55Preview
      • 1 Containers Overview
        14:05
      • 2 Demo - Setup Lab – VirtualBox
        12:56
      • 3 Demo – Docker
        02:44
      • 4 Container Orchestration
        03:33
      • 5 Kubernetes Architecture
        06:37
    • Lesson 03 Setup Kubernetes

      01:04:29Preview
      • 1 Kubernetes Setup - Introduction and Minikube
        03:38
      • 2 Demo – Minikube
        10:50
      • 3 Kubernetes Setup – Kubeadm
        04:18
      • 4 Demo - Kubeadm - Part 1 - Setup Virtual Machines and Pre-Requisites
        23:30
      • 5 Demo - Kubeadm - Part 2 - Configure Cluster with kubeadm
        14:08
      • 6 Demo - Kubernetes on Google Cloud Platform
        04:58
      • 7 Demo - play-with-k8s.com
        03:07
    • Lesson 04 Kubernetes Concepts

      12:51
      • 1 PODs
        09:22
      • 2 Demo – PODs
        03:29
    • Lesson 05 YAML Introduction

      08:33Preview
      • 1 Introduction to YAML
        08:33
    • Lesson 06 Kubernetes Concepts - PODs, ReplicaSets, Deployments

      01:19:02Preview
      • 1 PODs with YAML
        07:08
      • 2 Tips & Tricks – YAML
        09:27
      • 3 Replication Controllers and ReplicaSets
        16:23
      • 4 Demo – ReplicaSets
        13:13
      • 5 Deployments
        04:41
      • 6 Demo – Deployments
        05:17
      • 7 Deployments - Update and Rollback
        07:46
      • 8 Demo - Deployments - Update and Rollback
        15:07
    • Lesson 07 Networking in Kubernetes

      08:40
      • 1 Basics of Networking in Kubernetes
        06:24
      • 2 Demo - Networking in Kubernetes
        02:16
    • Lesson 08 Services

      22:29Preview
      • 1 Services – NodePort
        14:06
      • 2 Demo – Services
        04:09
      • 3 Services – ClusterIP
        04:14
    • Lesson 09 Microservices Architecture

      01:06:54
      • 1 Microservices Application
        07:56
      • 2 Demo - Deploying Microservices Application on GCP Kubernetes Cluster
        31:06
      • 3 Demo - Example Voting Application Improvised - v2
        27:52
    • Lesson 10 Conclusion

      01:19
      • 1 Conclusion
        01:19
  • Section 02 Live Class Curriculum

    Preview
    • Lesson 01: Core Concepts

      • 1.01 ETCD
      • Assisted Practice: ETCD Installation
      • 1.02 Kube-API Server
      • 1.03 Controller Manager
      • 1.04 Scheduler
      • 1.05 kubelet
      • Assisted Practice: Installation of kubelet in worker nodes in kubeadm method
      • 1.06 kube proxy
      • 1.07 PODs
      • Assisted Practice: Pods creation using yaml file
      • 1.08 ReplicaSets
      • Assisted Practice: ReplicaSet creation using yaml file
      • 1.09 Deployments
      • Assisted Practice: Deployment creation using yaml file
      • 1.10 Services, Service Cluser IP
      • Assisted Practice: Service creation using yaml file
      • Job Scheduling Using Kubernetes Scheduler
    • Lesson 02: Scheduling Pods

      • 2.01 Manual Scheduling
      • Assisted Practice: Scheduling Pod using Binding
      • 2.02 Labels and Selectors
      • Assisted Practice: Labels and Selectors in ReplicaSet
      • 2.03 Resource Requiments and Limits
      • Assisted Practice: Create a POD with resource requirement & Limit
      • 2.04 DeamonSets
      • Assisted Practice: Create DaemonSets
      • 2.05 Static Pods
      • 2.06 Multiple Scheduler
      • Assisted Practice: Docker commands instead of kubectl commands in static POD
      • Assisted Practice: Multiple Scheduler - Introduction
      • Assisted Practice: Configure the POD with custom scheduler
      • Assisted Practice: Create custom scheduler in Kubeadm
      • Task Allocation Using Kubernetes Scheduler
    • Lesson 03: Logging and Monitoring

      • 3.01 Monitor Cluster Components
      • Assisted Practice: Install and configure Metric Server
      • 3.02 Managing Application Logs
      • Assisted Practice: kubectl top commands
      • Assisted Practice: Viewing logs in multicontainer POD
      • Health Monitoring Using Kubernetes
    • Lesson 04: Application Lifecycle Management

      • 4.01 Rolling Updates and Rollbacks
      • Assisted Practice: Deployment rolling update with kubectl rollout (command)
      • Assisted Practice: Deployment rolling update with editing the Deployment file
      • Assisted Practice: Rollout status check
      • Assisted Practice: Rollout pause and resume
      • Assisted Practice: Rollbacks with command and deployment file
      • Assisted Practice: Updating the rollback deployment method
      • 4.02 Configure Applications
      • 4.03 Commands and Arguments
      • Assisted Practice: Create a Pod with 'echo host name' commands
      • Assisted Practice: Create a Pod with 'sleep 3600' arguments
      • 4.04 Configure Environmental variables n applications
      • Assisted Practice: Create a Pod with environment of 'sample environment'
      • 4.05 Configuring ConfigMaps in Applications
      • Assisted Practice: Create a configmap from the values with variable
      • Assisted Practice: Create a configmap from file
      • Assisted Practice: Create a configmap from env file
      • Assisted Practice: Configure a configmap as a file in the POD
      • Assisted Practice: Configure a configmap as a variable in the POD
      • Assisted Practice: Configure a configmap as a volume in the POD
      • 4.06 Scale Applications
      • Assisted Practice: Scale up application with more replicas
      • Assisted Practice: Scale down application with less replicas
      • Assisted Practice: Scale up and Down with kubectl command
      • 4.07 Multi-container PODs
      • Assisted Practice: Create a multi container pod which access same volume
      • 4.08 Multi-container PODs Design Patterns
      • 4.09 InitContainers
      • Assisted Practice: InitContainers Demonstration
      • 4.10 Self Healing Applications
      • Autoscaling and Cluster Resource Management
    • Lesson 05: Cluster Maintenance

      • 5.01 OS Upgrades
      • Assisted Practice: Drain node
      • Assisted Practice: Cordon node
      • Assisted Practice: Uncordon node
      • 5.02 Kubernetes Software versions
      • 5.03 Cluster Upgrade Process
      • Assisted Practice: kube-apiserver
      • Assisted Practice: kubelet and kube-proxy
      • 5.04 Backup and Restore Methods
      • Assisted Practice: Backup Resource configs
      • Assisted Practice: Backup etcd
      • Assisted Practice: Restore etcd
      • CICD (Continues Integration and Continues Deployment)
    • Lesson 06: Security and Authentication

      • 6.01 Kubernetes Security Primitives
      • 6.02 Authentication
      • 6.03 TLS
      • 6.04 Certificates API
      • 6.05 Kubeconfig
      • 6.06 Persistent key/value store
      • 6.07 API Groups
      • 6.08 Role Based Access Controls
      • Assisted Practice: RBAC role creation
      • Assisted Practice: Cluster Role Creation
      • 6.09 Cluster Roles and Role Bindings
      • Assisted Practice: Associate the user with the role
      • Assisted Practice: Associate the user with Cluster Role
      • 6.10 Image Security
      • Assisted Practice: Secrets with private registry info stored
      • 6.11 Network Policy
      • Assisted Practice: Create network policy
      • Assisted Practice: Modify the pod settings to associate with Network policy
      • Authentication and Authorization
    • Lesson 07: Storage and Volumes

      • 7.01 Volumes
      • Assisted Practice: Create a volume with Declarative (Yaml)
      • Assisted Practice: Create a volume with Host path (Host Drive)
      • Assisted Practice: Create a volume with Empty Dir (Auto deletion)
      • Assisted Practice: Create a volume with nfs share
      • 7.02 Persistent Volumes
      • Assisted Practice: Introduction to Persistent volume
      • Assisted Practice: Create a persistent volume with declarative (yaml)
      • 7.03 Persistent Volume Claims
      • Assisted Practice: Introduction to Persistent volume claims
      • Assisted Practice: Create a persistent volume claims with declarative (yaml)
      • 7.04 Application Configuration
      • Assisted Practice: Pod Creation with volumes
      • Assisted Practice: Pod Creation with Persistent volume Claims
      • Deploy Large scale Applications
    • Lesson 08: DNS Networking, CoreDNS, and CNI

      • 8.01 Switching and Routing
      • 8.02 DNS
      • 8.03 CoreDNS
      • Assisted Practice: CoreDNS - Installation and Configuration
      • 8.04 Network Namespaces
      • 8.05 Docker Networking
      • Assisted Practice: Create Network namespaces
      • 8.06 CNI
      • 8.07 Cluster Networking
      • 8.08 CNI in Kubernetes
      • Assisted Practice: Configuring CNI in kubelet.service
      • 8.09 CNI in weave
      • Assisted Practice: Weaveworks - Intro
      • 8.10 IP Address Management - weave
      • Assisted Practice: IPAM - Weave using DHCP or host-local
      • 8.11 Service Networking
      • Assisted Practice: Cluster IP
      • Assisted Practice: NodePort
      • 8.12 DNS in kubernetes
      • 8.13 CoreDNS in kubernetes
      • Assisted Practice: Name resolution in svc in a single namespace
      • Assisted Practice: Name resolution in svc in a different namespace
      • 8.14 Ingress
      • Assisted Practice: CoreDNS Setup
      • Assisted Practice: Ingress creation with 1 rule with multiple paths
      • Load Balancer
    • Lesson 09: Troubleshooting: Application Failures, Control Panel Failures, and Network Failures

      • 9.01 Application failure
      • Assisted Practice: Application Failure - Check POD, Logs and Events
      • 9.02 Control Panel Failure
      • Assisted Practice: Check controlplane failure status in POD and service
      • 9.03 Worker Node Failure
      • Assisted Practice: Check Node status, describe node to know cause
      • Assisted Practice: Top command to check node performance
      • Assisted Practice: Connectivity with master and cert status
      • Assisted Practice: Worker node failure checks
      • 9.04 Networking Failure
      • Assisted Practice: Service connectivity check
      • Assisted Practice: Nslookup check
      • Assisted Practice: kube-proxy check and CNI plugin check
      • Assisted Practice: Network failure check in above stuffs
      • Debugging

CKA Exam & Certification

Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) Certification Training Course
  • What do I need to do to unlock my Simplilearn's Kubernetes course certificate?

    To obtain the CKA course certification, you must:

    • Complete the online Kubernetes self-learning course
    • Complete the course-end assessment with a minimum 70% score

  • What is the duration of the CKA exam?

    The online CKA exam consists of performance-based problems to be solved in a command line and candidates have 3 hours to complete the tasks.

  • What is the weight distribution of each domain in this CKA Training?

    The weights of the domains in Kubernetes Certification Course are:

    • Application lifecycle management 8%
    • Installation, configuration, and validation 12%
    • Core concepts 19%
    • Networking 11%
    • Scheduling 5%
    • Security 12%
    • Cluster maintenance 11%
    • Logging and monitoring 5%
    • Storage 7%
    • Troubleshooting 10%

  • How much does the CKA examination cost?

    The CKA exam cost is $300 and includes one free retake.

  • What Kubernetes version is running in the examination environment?

    Kubernetes v1.13.

  • How is the CKA exam proctored?

    The Kubernetes certification exam is proctored remotely via streaming audio, video, and screen sharing feeds. Screen sharing allows proctors to view candidates’ desktops.

  • What are the system requirements to take the CKA exam?

    You must have a computer with:

    • Chrome or Chromium browser
    • Strong internet access
    • Webcam
    • Microphone, speakers, and headset

    Candidates are advised to run the compatibility check tool provided by the exam proctoring partner to ensure that their system meets the minimum requirements for the Kubernetes examination.

  • What resources are candidates allowed to access during the exam?

    Candidates are allowed to use only their Chrome browser to open one tab in order to access assets at: 

    OR

  • What is the passing score for this CKA exam?

    You must secure a score of at least 74 percent to pass this CKA exam.

  • When will I receive my score?

    Exams typically are scored within 24 hours of completion. Results are emailed within 36 hours of the exam completion time. Results also will be made available on My Portal.

  • In which language(s) is the CKA exam available?

    The CKA examination is available in English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, and Japanese.

  • For how long is my CKA certification valid? How do I renew my kubernetes certification?

    The Kubernetes Administrator certification is valid for two years. Candidates may retake the same exam to renew their CKA certification (valid for two years starting on the date the exam is retaken and passed).

Why Simplilearn

Simplilearn’s Blended Learning model brings classroom learning experience online with its world-class LMS. It combines instructor-led training, self-paced learning and personalized mentoring to provide an immersive learning experience.

  • Self-Paced Online Video

    A 360-degree learning approach that you can adapt to your learning style

  • Live Virtual Classroom

    Engage and learn more with these live and highly-interactive classes alongside your peers

  • 24/7 Teaching Assistance

    Keep engaged with integrated teaching assistance in your desktop and mobile learning

  • Online Practice Labs

    Projects provide you with sample work to show prospective employers

  • Applied Projects

    Real-world projects relevant to what you’re learning throughout the program

  • Learner Social Forums

    A support team focused on helping you succeed alongside a peer community

Certified Kubernetes Course FAQs

  • Do you provide assistance for the CKA exam application process?

    Yes. customers can contact us either by phone or chat if they need help completing the application form.
     

  • How do I enroll in this Kubernetes online training?

    You can enroll for this CKA training online directly on our website and make an online payment using any of the following options:
     
    ·     Visa credit or debit card
    ·     MasterCard
    ·     American Express
    ·     Diner’s Club
    ·     PayPal
    Once payment is received, you will automatically receive a payment receipt and access information via email.

  • Is this live Kuberntes course training or will I watch pre-recorded videos?

    All of the classes are conducted live online. They are interactive sessions that enable you to ask questions and participate in discussions during class time. We do, however, provide recordings of each session you attend for your future reference.
     

  • Can I cancel my enrollment to this CKA training? Will I get a refund?

    Yes, you can cancel your enrollment to this Kubernetes course if necessary. We will refund the course price after deducting an administration fee. To learn more, you can view our refund policy.

  • What is covered under the 24/7 Support promise?

    We offer 24/7 support through email, chat, and calls. We also have a dedicated team that provides on-demand assistance through our community forum. What’s more, you will have lifetime access to the community forum, even after completion of your course with us.

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