CERTIFIED KUBERNETES ADMINISTRATOR (CKA) PROGRAM
What is CKA?
The certification is designed to provide assurance that certification holders have the skills, knowledge, and competency to perform the responsibilities of Kubernetes application developers. A Certified Kubernetes Application Developer can define application resources and use core primitives to build, monitor, and troubleshoot scalable applications and tools in Kubernetes.
The Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) program was created by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), in collaboration with The Linux Foundation, to help develop the Kubernetes ecosystem. As one of the highest velocity open source projects, Kubernetes use is exploding.
The Cloud Native Computing Foundation is committed to growing the community of Kubernetes Administrators, thereby allowing continued growth across the broad set of companies and organizations that are using Kubernetes. Certification is a key step in that process, allowing certified administrators to quickly establish their credibility and value in the job market, and also allowing companies to more quickly hire high-quality teams to support their growth.
Who should Attend?
- LifeCycle Manager
- Network administrators
- IT security managers
- Security staff
- Electrical engineer
- Computer engineer
The course the contents outlined below:
- Application Lifecycle Management
- Understand Deployments and how to perform rolling updates and rollbacks.
- Know various ways to configure applications.
- Know how to scale applications.
- Understand the primitives necessary to create a self-healing application.
- Installation, Configuration & Validation
- Design a Kubernetes cluster.
- Install Kubernetes masters and nodes.
- Configure secure cluster communications.
- Configure a Highly-Available Kubernetes cluster.
- Know where to get the Kubernetes release binaries.
- Provision underlying infrastructure to deploy a Kubernetes cluster.
- Choose a network solution.
- Choose your Kubernetes infrastructure configuration.
- Run end-to-end tests on your cluster.
- Analyse end-to-end tests results.
- Run Node end-to-end tests.
- Core Concepts
- Understand the Kubernetes API primitives.
- Understand the Kubernetes cluster architecture.
- Understand Services and other network primitives.
- Understand the networking configuration on the cluster nodes.
- Understand Pod networking concepts.
- Understand service networking.
- Deploy and configure network load balancer.
- Know how to use Ingress rules.
- Know how to configure and use the cluster DNS.
- Understand CNI.
- Use label selectors to schedule Pods.
- Understand the role of DaemonSets.
- Understand how resource limits can affect Pod scheduling.
- Understand how to run multiple schedulers and how to configure Pods to use them.
- Manually schedule a pod without a scheduler.
- Display scheduler events.
- Know how to configure the Kubernetes Schedule
- Know how to configure authentication and authorization.
- Understand Kubernetes security primitives.
- Know to configure network policies.
- Create and manage TLS certificates for cluster components.
- Work with images securely.
- Define security contexts. Secure persistent key value store.
- Understand Kubernetes cluster upgrade process.
- Facilitate operating system upgrades.
- Implement backup and restore methodologies.
- Understand how to monitor all cluster components.
- Understand how to monitor applications.
- Manage cluster component logs.
- Manage application logs.
- Understand persistent volumes and know how to create them.
- Understand access modes for volumes.
- Understand persistent volume claims primitive.
- Understand Kubernetes storage objects.
- Know how to configure applications with persistent storage.
- Troubleshoot application failure.
- Troubleshoot control plane failure.
- Troubleshoot worker node failure.
- Troubleshoot networking.
- Exam time: 3 hours
|Cluster Architecture, Installation & Configuration||25%|
|Workloads & Scheduling||15%|
|Services & Networking||20%|