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Kubernetes Bootcamp (CKAD)

4.6 out of 5 rating Last updated 23/07/2024   English

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5 Days

30 CPD hours


All topics required by the CKAD exam, including:
Deploy applications to a Kubernetes cluster
Pods, ReplicaSets, Deployments, DaemonSets
Self-healing and observable applications
Multi-container Pod Design
Application configuration via Configmaps, Secrets
Administrate cluster use for your team
A systematic understanding of Kubernetes architecture
Troubleshooting and debugging tools
Kubernetes networking and services


Kubernetes is a Cloud Orchestration Platform providing reliability, replication, and stability while maximizing resource utilization for applications and services. By the conclusion of this hands-on training, you will go back to work with all necessary commands and practical skills to empower your team to succeed, as well as gain knowledge of important concepts like Kubernetes architecture and container orchestration. We prioritize covering all objectives and concepts necessary for passing the Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) exam. You will command and configure a high availability Kubernetes environment (and later, build your own!) capable of demonstrating all K8s'' features discussed and demonstrated in this course. Your week of intensive, hands-on training will conclude with a mock CKAD exam that matches the real thing.

Kubernetes Architecture
  • Components
  • Understand API deprecations
  • Containers
  • Define, build and modify container images
  • Pods
  • Master Services
  • Node Services
  • K8s Services
  • YAML Essentials
  • Creating a K8s Cluster
kubectl Commands
  • Kubernetes Resources
  • Kubernetes Namespace
  • Kubernetes Contexts
  • What is a Pod
  • Create, List, Delete Pods
  • How to Access Running Pods
  • Kubernetes Resources
  • Managing Cloud Resource Consumption
  • Multi-Container Pod Design
  • Security Contexts
  • Init Containers
  • Understand multi-container Pod design patterns (e.g. sidecar, init and others)
  • Pod Wellness Tracking
  • Packet Forwarding
  • ClusterIP and NodePort Services
  • Provide and troubleshoot access to applications via services
  • Ingress Controllers
  • Use Ingress rules to expose applications
  • NetworkPolicy resource
  • Demonstrate basic understanding of NetworkPolicies
  • Network Plugins
  • Defining the Service Mesh
  • Service mesh configuration examples
  • Services
  • ReplicaSet Function
  • Deploying ReplicaSets
  • Deployment Object
  • Updating/Rolling Back Deployments
  • Understand Deployments and how to perform rolling updates
  • Deployment Strategies
  • Use Kubernetes primitives to implement common deployment strategies (e.g. blue/green or canary)
  • Scaling ReplicaSets
  • Autoscaling
Labels and Annotations
  • Labels
  • Annotations
  • Node Taints and Tolerations
  • The K8s Job and CronJob
  • Understand Jobs and CronJobs
  • Immediate vs. scheduled internal use
Application Configuration
  • Understanding and defining resource requirements, limits and quotas
  • Config Maps
  • Create & consume Secrets
  • Patching
  • Custom Resource Definition
  • Discover and use resources that extend Kubernetes (CRD)
  • Managing ConfigMaps and Secrets as Volumes
  • Static and dynamic persistent volumes via StorageClass
  • K8s volume configuration
  • Utilize persistent and ephemeral volumes
  • Adding persistent storage to containers via persistent volume claims
Introduction to Helm
  • Helm Introduction
  • Charts
  • Use the Helm package manager to deploy existing packages
Application Security
  • Understand authentication, authorization and admission control
  • Understand ServiceAccounts
  • Understand SecurityContexts
Application Observability and Maintenance
  • Use provided tools to monitor Kubernetes applications
  • How to Troubleshoot Kubernetes
  • Basic and Advanced Logging Techniques
  • Utilize container logs
  • Accessing containers with Port-Forward
  • Debugging in Kubernetes
Hands on Labs:
  • Define, build and modify container images
  • Deploy Kubernetes using Ansible
  • Isolating Resources with Kubernetes Namespaces
  • Cluster Access with Kubernetes Context
  • Listing Resources with kubectl get
  • Examining Resources with kubectl describe
  • Create and Configure Basic Pods
  • Debugging via kubectl port-forward
  • Imperative vs. Declarative Resource Creation
  • Performing Commands inside a Pod
  • Understanding Labels and Selectors
  • Insert an Annotation
  • Create and Configure a ReplicaSet
  • Writing a Deployment Manifest
  • Perform rolling updates and rollbacks with Deployments
  • Horizontal Scaling with kubectl scale
  • Implement probes and health checks
  • Understanding and defining resource requirements, limits and quotas
  • Understand Jobs and CronJobs
  • Best Practices for Container Customization
  • Persistent Configuration with ConfigMaps
  • Create and Consume Secrets
  • Understand the Init container multi-container Pod design pattern
  • Using PersistentVolumeClaims for Storage
  • Dynamically Provision PersistentVolumes with NFS
  • Deploy a NetworkPolicy
  • Provide and troubleshoot access to applications via services
  • Use Ingress rules to expose applications
  • Understand the Sidecar multi-container Pod design pattern
  • Setting up a single tier service mesh
  • Tainted Nodes and Tolerations
  • Use the Helm package manager to deploy existing packages
  • A Completed Project
  • Install Jenkins Using Helm and Run a Demo Job
  • Custom Resource Definitions (CRDs)
  • Patching
  • Understanding Security Contexts for Cluster Access Control
  • Utilize container logs
  • Advanced Logging Techniques
  • Troubleshooting
  • Calicoctl
  • Deploy a Kubernetes Cluster using Kubeadm
  • Monitoring Applications in Kubernetes
  • Resource-Based Autoscaling
  • Create ServiceAccounts for use with the Kubernetes Dashboard
  • Saving Your Progress With GitHub
  • CKAD Practice Drill
  • Alta Kubernetes Course Specific Updates
  • Sourcing Secrets from HashiCorp Vault
  • Example CKAD Test Questions
Additional course details:

Nexus Humans Kubernetes Bootcamp (CKAD) training program is a workshop that presents an invigorating mix of sessions, lessons, and masterclasses meticulously crafted to propel your learning expedition forward.

This immersive bootcamp-style experience boasts interactive lectures, hands-on labs, and collaborative hackathons, all strategically designed to fortify fundamental concepts.

Guided by seasoned coaches, each session offers priceless insights and practical skills crucial for honing your expertise. Whether you're stepping into the realm of professional skills or a seasoned professional, this comprehensive course ensures you're equipped with the knowledge and prowess necessary for success.

While we feel this is the best course for the Kubernetes Bootcamp (CKAD) course and one of our Top 10 we encourage you to read the course outline to make sure it is the right content for you.

Additionally, private sessions, closed classes or dedicated events are available both live online and at our training centres in Dublin and London, as well as at your offices anywhere in the UK, Ireland or across EMEA.

FAQ for the Kubernetes Bootcamp (CKAD) Course

Available Delivery Options for the Kubernetes Bootcamp (CKAD) training.
  • Live Instructor Led Classroom Online (Live Online)
  • Traditional Instructor Led Classroom (TILT/ILT)
  • Delivery at your offices in London or anywhere in the UK
  • Private dedicated course as works for your staff.
What certification does the Kubernetes Bootcamp (CKAD) training prepare you for?

The Kubernetes Bootcamp (CKAD) training course helps prepare you for the Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) certification path.

How many CPD hours does the Kubernetes Bootcamp (CKAD) training provide?

The 5 day. Kubernetes Bootcamp (CKAD) training course give you up to 30 CPD hours/structured learning hours. If you need a letter or certificate in a particular format for your association, organisation or professional body please just ask.

What is the correct audience for the Kubernetes Bootcamp (CKAD) training?

Anyone who plans to work with Kubernetes at any level or tier of involvement
Any company or individual who wants to advance their knowledge of the cloud environment
Application Developers
Operations Developers
IT Directors/Managers

Do you provide training for the Kubernetes Bootcamp (CKAD).

Yes we provide corporate training, dedicated training and closed classes for the Kubernetes Bootcamp (CKAD). This can take place anywhere in Ireland including, Dublin, Cork, Galway, Northern Ireland or live online allowing you to have your teams from across Ireland or further afield to attend a single training event saving travel and delivery expenses.

What is the duration of the Kubernetes Bootcamp (CKAD) program.

The Kubernetes Bootcamp (CKAD) training takes place over 5 day(s), with each day lasting approximately 8 hours including small and lunch breaks to ensure that the delegates get the most out of the day.

Why are Nexus Human the best provider for the Kubernetes Bootcamp (CKAD)?
Nexus Human are recognised as one of the best training companies as they and their trainers have won and hold many awards and titles including having previously won the Small Firms Best Trainer award, national training partner of the year for Ireland on multiple occasions, having trainers in the global top 30 instructor awards in 2012, 2019 and 2021. Nexus Human has also been nominated for the Tech Excellence awards multiple times. Learning Performance institute (LPI) external training provider sponsor 2024.
Is there a discount code for the Kubernetes Bootcamp (CKAD) training.

Yes, the discount code PENPAL5 is currently available for the Kubernetes Bootcamp (CKAD) training. Other discount codes may also be available but only one discount code or special offer can be used for each booking. This discount code is available for companies and individuals.

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When you organise training, we understand that there is a risk that some people may fall ill, become unavailable. To mitigate the risk we include training insurance for each delegate enrolled on our public schedule, they are welcome to sit on the same Public class within 6 months at no charge, if the case arises.

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