Kubernetes Online Course Overview

Get prepared for the CKA exam with our Kubernetes Certification Training 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.

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

$ 799

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

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 Training Course Curriculum


This Kubernetes 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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Learners need to possess an undergraduate degree or a high school diploma in any discipline, as may be prevalent and accepted in their respective country of residence and/or work.Solid understanding of containers and Docker.
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Course Content

  • Section 01: Self Paced Learning Curriculum

    • Lesson 01: Introduction

      • 1.01 Introduction
      • 1.02 Learning Objective
      • 1.03 Microservices
      • 1.04 Need for Microservices
      • 1.05 Vertualization
      • 1.06 Containers
      • 1.07 Docker
      • 1.08 Use Cases of Docker
      • 1.09 Concept of Containerization
      • 1.10 Docker Vs. Virtualization
      • 1.11 Docker Architecture
      • 1.12 Docker as Prerequisite for Kubernetes
      • 1.13 Kubernetes
      • 1.14 Summary
    • Lesson 02: Docker

      • 2.01 Learning Objectives
      • 2.02 Container on Docker Host
      • 2.03 Docker Installation on Ubuntu
      • 2.04 Docker Installation on Ubuntu using Docker Repository
      • 2.05 Docker Installation on Ubuntu using Package
      • 2.06 Docker Installation on Ubuntu using Automated Scripts
      • 2.07 Docker Installation on Ubuntu using Automated Scripts
      • 2.08 Working with Docker Container
      • 2.09 List Docker Container
      • 2.10 Start or Stop or Exit Containers
      • 2.11 Naming Containers
      • 2.12 Docker Networks
      • 2.13 Summary
      • 2.14 Demo: Docker
    • Lesson 03: Docker Orchestration

      • 3.01 Learning Objectives
      • 3.02 Orchestration of Containers
      • 3.03 Docker Swarm
      • 3.04 Docker Swarm Features
      • 3.05 Kubernetes Architecture
      • 3.06 Kubernetes Vs. Docker Swarm
      • 3.07 Docker Compose
      • 3.08 Container Logs
      • 3.09 Docker Compose Configuration
      • 3.10 Web Application Deployment
      • 3.11 Summary
      • 3.12 Demo: Docker
    • Lesson 04: Overview of Kubernetes

      • 4.01 Learning objectives
      • 4.02 Introduction to Kubernetes
      • 4.03 Relationship between Kubernetes and Containers
      • 4.04 Kubernetes Architecture
      • 4.05 Kubernetes Master Components
      • 4.06 Kubernetes Node Components
      • 4.07 Deployment using Pod or Container
      • 4.08 Summary
    • Lesson 05: Kubernetes Deployment

      • 5.01 Learning Objectives
      • 5.02 VirtualBox
      • 5.03 Ubuntu VM on Oracle VirtualBox
      • 5.04 Minikube
      • 5.05 Kubectl
      • 5.06 DashBoard
      • 5.07 Summary
      • 5.08 Demo: Kubernetes Deployment
    • Lesson 06: Kubernetes Pods, Deployments and Replicasets

      • 6.01 Learning Objectives
      • 6.02 YAML
      • 6.03 Imperative Management of Kubernetes Objects
      • 6.04 Kubernetes Pods
      • 6.05 Kubernetes Deployments
      • 6.06 Kubernetes ReplicaSets
      • 6.07 Kubernetes Services
      • 6.08 Summary
      • 6.09 Demo: Kubernetes Pods Deployments and Replica Sets
    • Lesson 07: Kubernetes Networking and Storage

      • 7.01 Learning Objectives
      • 7.02 Kubernetes Networking
      • 7.03 Kubernetes Networking Architecture: Part One
      • 7.04 Kubernetes Networking Architecture: Part Two
      • 7.05 Volumes
      • 7.06 Persistent Volumes
      • 7.07 Persistent Volume Life Cycle
      • 7.08 Summary
    • Lesson 08: Kubernetes Implementation

      • 8.01 Learning Objective
      • 8.02 Deploying Kubernetes Application
      • 8.03 Kubernetes Namespace
      • 8.04 Kubernetes Labels and Selectors
      • 8.05 Kubernetes DaemonSets
      • 8.06 Kubernetes Volumes
      • 8.07 Kubernetes Jobs and Cron Jobs
      • 8.08 Kubernetes ConfigMaps and Secrets
      • 8.09 Summary
      • 8.10 Demo: ConfigMap
      • 8.11 Demo: CronJob
      • 8.12 Demo: DaemonSet
      • 8.13 Demo: Job
      • 8.14 Demo: Secret
      • 8.15 Demo: Deployment
      • 8.16 Demo: Labels Sectors
      • 8.17 Demo: Namespace PodInNamespace
    • Lesson 09: Kubernetes Clusters

      • 9.01 Learning Objective
      • 9.02 Kubernetes Scaling
      • 9.03 Kubernetes Autoscaling
      • 9.04 Kubernetes Rolling Updates
      • 9.05 Kubernetes RollBack
      • 9.06 Kubernetes Pod CPU and Memory Reservations
      • 9.07 Summary
      • 9.08 Demo Kubernetes Scaling and Kubernetes Cluster

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 Kubernetes 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 Course?

    The weights of the domains in Kubernetes Training 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 (CKA) examination cost is $300 and includes one free retake.

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

    Kubernetes v1.13 is the version running in the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) Examination environment.

  • What are the latest CKA Exam changes?

    From September 01, 2020, the CKA exam will have the following changes:

    • Exam duration: 2 hours
    • Software Version: Kubernetes v1.19

    The domains along with their proportion in the exam:

    • Cluster Architecture, Installation & Configuration – 25%
    • Services & Networking – 20% 
    • Troubleshooting – 30%
    • Workloads & Scheduling – 15%
    • Storage – 10%

  • 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 (CKA) 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.

  • How valuable is the Kubernetes certification?

    Companies are migrating to the cloud and many of them are using containers in production and using Kubernetes to manage them. Getting the CKA Certification will prove that you are well-versed in using the tool and capable of handling the responsibilities of a Kubernetes administrator.

  • 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).

  • How do I become a Kubernetes Administrator?

    To become a certified Kubernetes administrator, you must complete the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF)'s Kubernetes certification training exam. Earning self-paced Kubernetes certification training at Simplilearn is a simple way to learn the most up-to-date skills for working with Kubernetes. The training is designed to assist applicants in preparing for the CKA exam.

Kubernetes Certification Training Reviews

  • Sanjay S

    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.

  • Mongezi Theodore Sibande

    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

Kubernetes Course FAQs

  • What is Kubernetes?

    The official website describes Kubernetes as a portable, open-source platform that is used for managing containerized workloads and services, that facilitates both declarative configuration and automation. One of the most popular DevOps tools, Kubernetes was released by Google as Container as a Service (CaaS). It can run on different cloud platforms including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, GCE and more. 

  • What are the benefits of getting certified in Kubernetes?

    Getting certified in Kubernetes will demonstrate your skills and knowledge in using the tool. As Kubernetes is witnessing increased adoption, employers will need skilled professionals who can work on the tool. With the Kubernetes Certification Course, you will stand out among your peers and prove that you are capable of using the tool as the employers want. 

  • What are some preparation tips for CKA certification/exam

    To prepare for the CKA certification exam, you first need to be thorough with the syllabus, check out what domains are covered in the exam and dedicate time accordingly. You should refer to the study guide provided by CNCF and have a clear understanding of Linux command line. It is also recommended to take this Kubernetes course to prepare better and clear the exam in a single trial. 

  • What does the CKA Certification stand for?

    CKA stands for Certified Kubernetes Administrator and is offered by Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) in collaboration with The Linux Foundation. Within two years of its launch, over 1700 candidates achieved the certification and received career benefits. Professionals who wish to enhance their career in DevOps can apply for this Kubernetes Training. 

  • How do I enroll in this Kubernetes online training?

    You can enroll for this Kubernetes course 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.

  • 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.

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

    All of the classes as a part of this Kubernetes course 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 Kubernetes training 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 in this Kubernetes 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.

  • What are the various Kubernetes Job Roles?

    With the growing adoption of Kubernetes among various organizations, many Kubernetes-related job roles have emerged recently. Some of them include Kubernetes Specialist, Kubernetes Administrator, Kubernetes Application Developer, Kubernetes Microservices Engineer, DevOps Engineer, and Principal Cloud Infrastructure Engineer. With our Kubernetes training, you can become eligible for all such roles.

  • What is the average salary expectancy for Kubernetes Certified Professionals?

    A DevOps Engineer with skills in Kubernetes is capable of earning an average base pay of USD 108K in the US, as per Payscale. It can further increase up to USD 132K with relevant experience and achieving Kubernetes certification.

  • What is the duration of this Kubernetes Course?

    This Kubernetes certification training program covers 50 hours of applied learning. The time you take to complete the course depends on your learning pace.

  • Is the Kubernetes Certification Training course worth it?

    Kubernetes is one of the most widely used DevOps tools and our Kubernetes training course will help you become well-versed in using it. This course is definitely worth your time and effort if you are seeking a career in DevOps.

  • What are the best Kubernetes Training courses?

    You will find many Kubernetes courses online, but not all of them have high-quality training material and the most up-to-date information. You can rely on our Kubernetes administrator certification course to learn from industry experts and become job-ready. 

  • What are some good ways to learn Kubernetes?

    When you are trying to become well-versed in using a tool, then theoretical knowledge isn’t enough. So, if you want to learn Kubernetes, merely going through a book or training material wouldn’t help. 

    Our CKA certification course includes demos, practical sessions, and industry projects to help you apply the concepts gained through the study material. This is the best way to learn Kubernetes. 

  • Are there common certifications for Kubernetes and Docker?

    No, currently there are no common certifications for Kubernetes and Docker combined. You may, however, find online courses that include both these tools and achieve a course completion certificate at the end. 

  • What value does Kubernetes provide to developers?

    Kubernetes is one of the most popular platforms among developers today. The tool is very extensible, updated frequently with new features, and allows developers to run their applications easily on a multi-cloud system. Developers also believe that, with Kubernetes, they are building a future-proof solution.

  • What is the value of a CKA certification in IT?

    Today, all major cloud vendors are supporting Kubernetes and providing unique solutions for it. The other orchestration tools are far behind Kubernetes in terms of adoption and popularity. So, if you have a CKA certification on your resume, you will find better job opportunities in the IT industry and stay ahead of your peers. 

  • What is the CKA Exam?

    The Certified Kubernetes Administrator, or CKA, exam is an online, proctored, performance-based test that requires candidates to solve multiple tasks from a command line running Kubernetes. The exam verifies an individual’s knowledge, competence, and skills to perform the responsibilities of a Kubernetes administrator.

  • What is the Difference Between CKA and CKAD?

    You will come across two certifications related to Kubernetes — the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) and the Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD). While the CKA certification is designed to validate the skills required as an administrator and takes a more E2E approach to the understanding of the platform, the CKAD certification certifies that an individual can design, build, configure, and expose native cloud applications for Kubernetes. 

  • What is Kubernetes used for?

    Kubernetes is a container and cluster management tool. It enables the deployment of containers to clusters, which are networks of virtual machines. It is compatible with a variety of containers, not just Docker. Kubernetes' primary goal is to further abstract computers, storage, and networks from their physical implementation. The Kubernetes course is essential in helping certified Kubernetes administrators swiftly create their reputation and position in the job market and allow enterprises to hire high-quality teams to support their growth more quickly.

  • What is Kubernetes used for?

    Kubernetes is a container and cluster management tool. It enables the deployment of containers to clusters, which are networks of virtual machines. It is compatible with a variety of containers, not just Docker. Kubernetes' primary goal is to further abstract computers, storage, and networks from their physical implementation. The Kubernetes course is essential in helping certified Kubernetes administrators swiftly create their reputation and position in the job market and allow enterprises to hire high-quality teams to support their growth more quickly.

  • What is Kubernetes used for?

    Kubernetes is a container and cluster management tool. It enables the deployment of containers to clusters, which are networks of virtual machines. It is compatible with a variety of containers, not just Docker. Kubernetes' primary goal is to further abstract computers, storage, and networks from their physical implementation. The Kubernetes course is essential in helping certified Kubernetes administrators swiftly create their reputation and position in the job market and allow enterprises to hire high-quality teams to support their growth more quickly.

  • Is the Kubernetes course difficult to learn?

    It will be difficult for you if you've never used Kubernetes before or only have a fundamental basic understanding of it. You must first learn, prepare, and become proficient before you can easily pass the exam. Our Kubernetes course will teach you how to use it properly. If you want to work in DevOps, this course is worth the time and effort.

  • Is Kubernetes Administrator a good career option?

    As Kubernetes becomes popular, organizations will require trained people who can work with the tool. Kubernetes is one of those promising technologies that can help you advance your profession in the coming years. With the Kubernetes certification, you will set out among your peers and demonstrate that you are competent in using the tool in the manner employers desire.

  • How do beginners learn Kubernetes?

    When it comes to learning how to use a tool, theoretical understanding isn't enough. So, if you want to understand Kubernetes, simply reading a book or watching a training video will not suffice. Demos, practical workshops, and industry projects are included in our Kubernetes training to help you apply the principles learned in the classroom. For beginners, this is the best approach to learning Kubernetes.

  • Is Kubernetes certification worth it?

    Companies are transitioning to the cloud, and many are deploying containers in production and managing them with Kubernetes. So, if you want to get into a dynamic work with a good salary, you should consider adding Kubernetes certification to your IT portfolio. The Kubernetes training will demonstrate that you understand the tool and can manage the obligations of a Kubernetes administrator.

  • What are the job roles/titles available after getting a Kubernetes certification?

    Many Kubernetes-related professional roles have lately evolved due to the increased adoption of Kubernetes by various enterprises. Kubernetes Specialist, Kubernetes Administrator, Kubernetes Application Developer, Kubernetes Microservices Engineer, DevOps Engineer, and Principal Cloud Infrastructure Engineer are available. You can qualify for all of these roles by completing our Kubernetes certification training.

  • What does a Kubernetes Administrator do?

    Their tasks as a Kubernetes administrator include building and implementing solutions to use a Kubernetes cluster, configuring hardware, peripherals, and services, maintaining settings and storage, and deploying cloud-native solutions. The Kubernetes certification ensures that CKAs have the skills, knowledge, and competency to carry out the obligations of Kubernetes administrators.

  • What skills should a Kubernetes Administrator know?

    Kubernetes is essentially a Linux-based project (you will most likely be operating Linux containers), so avail this opportunity to brush up on your Linux DevOps abilities. Our Kubernetes certification ensures that certification holders have all the skills, expertise, and competence to carry out the duties of a Kubernetes Administrator. This certification validates your knowledge of cluster installation, management, security, troubleshooting, and networking.

  • What industries use Kubernetes most?

    Computer Software, Information Technology and Services, Financial Services, Hospital & Health Care, Internet, Retail, Telecommunications, Computer Hardware, Insurance, Marketing & Advertising are the top industries that use Kubernetes. With a CKA certification on a resume through the Kubernetes course, you will be able to obtain better work possibilities in the IT business and stay ahead of your colleagues.

  • Which companies hire Kubernetes Administrators?

    Google, Robinhood, Shopify, Slack, Delivery Hero, Udemy, Nubank, and StackShare are among the companies that supposedly employ Kubernetes in their software stacks. A Kubernetes certification distinguishes your resume and sets you apart from the competition. As firms rely more and more on k8s, your experience will be a valuable asset to these organizations. The Kubernetes certification focuses on the abilities necessary to be a successful Kubernetes Administrator in these organizations today.

  • What book do you suggest reading for Kubernetes?

    There are numerous excellent Kubernetes training resources available to help you learn Kubernetes online. If you're looking for a book to help you expand your Kubernetes knowledge, here are a few suggestions.

    • Core Kubernetes (Author: Jay Vyas, Chris Love)
    • Cloud-Native Microservices with Spring and Kubernetes (Author: Rajiv Srivastava)
    • Hybrid Cloud Apps with OpenShift and Kubernetes (Author: Michael Elder, Jake Kitchener, Brad Topol Dr.)
    • Extending Kubernetes (Author: Onur Yilmaz)
    • Hands-on Kubernetes on Azure (Author: Nills Franssens, Shivakumar Gopalakrishnan, Gunther Lenz)

  • What is the pay scale of Kubernetes Administrator across the world?

    A top Kubernetes certification opens up the door to a more lucrative salary. As a result, organizations looking for k8s engineers are willing to pay more because certificates show that you're not only experienced but you enjoy the platform. The following are the annual average salaries of Kubernetes Administrators worldwide, as per Glassdoor data:

    • India: ?12,81,073
    • United States: $44,021
    • United Kingdom: £22,476
    • Canada: CA$48,013


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