Kubernetes 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.

Kubernetes Training Key Features

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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

online Bootcamp

$ 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:-
21st Nov: Weekend Class
9th 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

Kubernetes Online Training Course Curriculum


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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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

    • Lesson 01 Introduction

      • 1 Introduction
    • Lesson 02 Kubernetes Overview

      • 1 Containers Overview
      • 2 Demo - Setup Lab – VirtualBox
      • 3 Demo – Docker
      • 4 Container Orchestration
      • 5 Kubernetes Architecture
    • Lesson 03 Setup Kubernetes

      • 1 Kubernetes Setup - Introduction and Minikube
      • 2 Demo – Minikube
      • 3 Kubernetes Setup – Kubeadm
      • 4 Demo - Kubeadm - Part 1 - Setup Virtual Machines and Pre-Requisites
      • 5 Demo - Kubeadm - Part 2 - Configure Cluster with kubeadm
      • 6 Demo - Kubernetes on Google Cloud Platform
      • 7 Demo - play-with-k8s.com
    • Lesson 04 Kubernetes Concepts

      • 1 PODs
      • 2 Demo – PODs
    • Lesson 05 YAML Introduction

      • 1 Introduction to YAML
    • Lesson 06 Kubernetes Concepts - PODs, ReplicaSets, Deployments

      • 1 PODs with YAML
      • 2 Tips & Tricks – YAML
      • 3 Replication Controllers and ReplicaSets
      • 4 Demo – ReplicaSets
      • 5 Deployments
      • 6 Demo – Deployments
      • 7 Deployments - Update and Rollback
      • 8 Demo - Deployments - Update and Rollback
    • Lesson 07 Networking in Kubernetes

      • 1 Basics of Networking in Kubernetes
      • 2 Demo - Networking in Kubernetes
    • Lesson 08 Services

      • 1 Services – NodePort
      • 2 Demo – Services
      • 3 Services – ClusterIP
    • Lesson 09 Microservices Architecture

      • 1 Microservices Application
      • 2 Demo - Deploying Microservices Application on GCP Kubernetes Cluster
      • 3 Demo - Example Voting Application Improvised - v2
    • Lesson 10 Conclusion

      • 1 Conclusion
  • Section 02 Live Class Curriculum

    • 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 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 Kubernetes Certification 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 exam cost?

    The Certified Kubernetes Administrator examination cost is $300 and includes one free retake.

  • What Kubernetes version is running in the CKA examination environment?

    Kubernetes v1.13 is the version running in the Certified Kubernetes Administrator Exam environment.

  • 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 Certified Kubernetes Administrator exam?

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


  • What is the passing score for this CKA exam?

    In order to clear the Certified Kubernetes Administrator Exam, you must secure a score of at least 74 percent to pass this CKA exam.

  • When will I receive my CKA Exam score?

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

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

    The Certified Kubernetes Administrator 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 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).

Kubernetes Certification Training Reviews

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    Sanjay S

    Simplilearn provides an incredible learning experience. The faculty is very knowledgeable, supportive, and helpful. Their learning infrastructure is modern, convenient, and adaptable. The support staff is helpful and prompt. Learning becomes a pleasure when you have no worries about underlying support systems, and Simplilearn has mastered that.

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    Mongezi Theodore Sibande

    Simplilearn is one of the best learning platforms, and I look forward to learning more and being exposed to new information that is undoubtedly going to impact the work environment around me positively. The self-learning videos are on point and clear enough to understand.

  • Pranav Patel

    Pranav Patel

    I had an excellent experience attending the training with Simplilearn. We had great coaches who facilitated the sessions with comprehensive content and lots of patience. The sessions were very interactive and very well-paced.

Why Online Bootcamp

  • Develop skills for real career growthCutting-edge curriculum designed in guidance with industry and academia to develop job-ready skills
  • Learn from experts active in their field, not out-of-touch trainersLeading practitioners who bring current best practices and case studies to sessions that fit into your work schedule.
  • Learn by working on real-world problemsCapstone projects involving real world data sets with virtual labs for hands-on learning
  • Structured guidance ensuring learning never stops24x7 Learning support from mentors and a community of like-minded peers to resolve any conceptual doubts

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 Certified Kubernetes Administrator application form.

  • How do I enroll in this Kubernetes online training?

    You can enroll for this Kubernetes certification 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 Kubernetes training or will I watch pre-recorded videos?

    All of the classes as a part of this Kubernetes Training 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 Kubernetes course? Will I get a refund?

    Yes, you can cancel your enrollment to this Kubernetes certification training if necessary. We will refund the Kubernetes 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.