Course Overview

Get prepared for the CKA exam with our Certified Kubernetes Administrator course. 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.

Key Features

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

Blended Learning

$ 799

  • 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 Jan: 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

Course Curriculum

Eligibility

This course is intended specifically for Kubernetes cluster administrators. Anyone interested in learning how to work with Kubernetes also will benefit from this learning path. The course also is well-suited for:

  • Software developers
  • Software engineers
  • System administrators
  • Linux administrators
  • Cloud administrators
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Pre-requisites

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

      01:04:29
      • 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

      08:33
      • 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

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

      22:29
      • 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
      • 1.02 Kube-API Server
      • 1.03 Controller Manager
      • 1.04 Scheduler
      • 1.05 kubelet
      • 1.06 kube proxy
      • 1.07 PODs
      • 1.08 ReplicaSets
      • 1.09 Deployments
      • 1.10 Services, Service Cluser IP
      • Job Scheduling Using Kubernetes Scheduler
    • Lesson 02: Scheduling Pods

      • 2.01 Manual Scheduling
      • 2.02 Labels and Selectors
      • 2.03 Resource Requiments and Limits
      • 2.04 DeamonSets
      • 2.05 Static Pods
      • 2.06 Multiple Scheduler
      • Task Allocation Using Kubernetes Scheduler
    • Lesson 03: Logging and Monitoring

      • 3.01 Monitor Cluster Components
      • 3.02 Managing Application Logs
      • Health Monitoring Using Kubernetes
    • Lesson 04: Application Lifecycle Management

      • 4.01 Rolling Updates and Rollbacks
      • 4.02 Configure Applications
      • 4.03 Commands and Arugments
      • 4.04 Configure Environmental variables n applications
      • 4.05 Configuring ConfigMaps in Applications
      • 4.06 Scale Applications
      • 4.07 Multi-container PODs
      • 4.08 Multi-container PODs Design Patterns
      • 4.09 InitContainers
      • 4.10 Self Healing Applications
      • Autoscaling and Cluster Resource Management
    • Lesson 05: Cluster Maintenance

      • 5.01 OS Upgrades
      • 5.02 Kubernetes Software versions
      • 5.03 Cluster Upgrade Process
      • 5.04 Backup and Restore Methods
      • 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
      • 6.09 Cluster Roles and Role Bindings
      • 6.10 Image Security
      • 6.11 Network Policy
      • Authentication and Authorization
    • Lesson 07: Storage and Volumes

      • 7.01 Volumes
      • 7.02 Persistent Volumes
      • 7.03 Persistent Volume Claims
      • 7.04 Application Configuration
      • Deploy Large scale Applications
    • Lesson 08: DNS Networking, CoreDNS, and CNI

      • 8.01 Switching and Routing
      • 8.02 DNS
      • 8.03 CoreDNS
      • 8.04 Network Namespaces
      • 8.05 Docker Networking
      • 8.06 CNI
      • 8.07 Cluster Networking
      • 8.08 CNI in Kubernetes
      • 8.09 CNI in weave
      • 8.10 IP Address Management - weave
      • 8.11 Service Networking
      • 8.12 DNS in kubernetes
      • 8.13 CoreDNS in kubernetes
      • 8.14 Ingress
      • Load Balancer
    • Lesson 09: Troubleshooting: Application Failures, Control Panel Failures, and Network Failures

      • 9.01 Application failure
      • 9.02 Control Panel Failure
      • 9.03 Worker Node Failure
      • 9.04 Networking Failure
      • Debugging

Exam & Certification

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

    To obtain the Certified Kubernetes Administrator course certification, you must:

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

  • What is the duration of the exam?

    The online 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?

    The weights of the domains 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 examination cost is $300 and includes one free retake.

  • What Kubernetes version is running in the examination environment?

    Kubernetes v1.13.

  • How is the exam proctored?

    The 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 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 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 exam?

    You must secure a score of at least 74 percent to pass this 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 exam available?

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

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

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

Why Simplilearn

Simplilearn’s Blended Learning model brings classroom learningexperience 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

FAQs

  • Do you provide assistance for the 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 in 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 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? Will I get a refund?

    Yes, you can cancel your enrollment 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.

  • Disclaimer
  • PMP, PMI, PMBOK, CAPM, PgMP, PfMP, ACP, PBA, RMP, SP, and OPM3 are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.