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Kubernetes For Developers (LFD259) + CKAD-JP

Who Is It For

This course is ideal for developers who are looking to gain skills in Kubernetes application development. Students should be familiar with the Linux command line, programming languages like Python, Node.js or Go, and have a basic understanding of cloud native application concepts and architectures.

This certification is for Kubernetes engineers, cloud engineers and other IT professionals responsible for building, deploying, and configuring cloud native applications with Kubernetes.

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What You’ll Learn

This course will teach you how to containerize, host, deploy, and configure an application in a multi-node cluster. Starting with a simple Python script, you will define application resources and use core primitives to build, monitor and troubleshoot scalable applications in Kubernetes. Working with network plugins, security and cloud storage, you will be exposed to many of the features needed to deploy an application in a production environment.

CKAD has been developed by The Linux Foundation and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), to help expand the Kubernetes ecosystem through standardized training and certification. This exam is an online, proctored, performance-based test that consists of a set of performance-based tasks (problems) to be solved in a command line.

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What It Demonstrates

The topics covered are directly aligned with the knowledge domains tested by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) Program, and will substantially increase students’ ability to become certified.

The K8 Application Developer can design build, configure and expose cloud native applications for Kubernetes. A CKAD can define application resources and use core primitives to build, monitor, and troubleshoot scalable applications & tools in Kubernetes.
The exam assumes knowledge of, but does not test for, container runtimes and microservice architecture.
The successful candidate will be comfortable using:
- An OCI-Compliant Container Runtime, such as Docker or rkt.
- Cloud Native application concepts and architectures.
- A Programming language, such as Python, Node.js, Go, or Java.

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Course Outline
Chapter 1: Course Introduction
Chapter 2. Kubernetes Architecture
Chapter 3. Build
Chapter 4: Design
Chapter 5: Deployment Configuration
Chapter 6. Security
Chapter 7. Exposing Applications
Chapter 8. Troubleshooting

Exam Domains & Competencies
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Core Concepts13%
Understand Kubernetes API primitives
Create and Configure Basic Pods
Configuration18%
Understand ConfigMaps
Understand SecurityContexts
Define an application’s resource requirements
Create & consume Secrets
Understand ServiceAccounts
Multi-Container Pods10%
Understand Multi-Container Pod design patterns (e .g. ambassador, adapter, sidecar)
Observability18%
Understand LivenessProbes and ReadinessProbes
Understand container logging
Understand how to monitor applications in Kubernetes
Understand debugging in Kubernetes
Pod Design20%
Understand how to use Labels, Selectors, and Annotations
Understand Deployments and how to perform rolling updates
Understand Deployments and how to perform rollbacks
Understand Jobs and CronJobs
Services & Networking13%
Understand Services
Demonstrate basic understanding of NetworkPolicies
State Persistence8%
Understand Persistent Volume Claims for storage

The CKAD Certification focuses on the skills required to be a successful Kubernetes Application Developer in industry today. The exam assumes knowledge of, but does not test for, container runtimes and a microservice architecture.  The successful candidate will be comfortable using:

An OCI-Compliant Container Runtime, such as Docker or rkt.
Cloud native application concepts and architectures.
A programming language, such as Python, Node.js, Go, or Java.

Exam Details & Resources
This exam is an online, proctored, performance-based test that consists of a set of performance-based tasks (problems) to be solved in a command line. Candidates have 2 hours to complete the tasks.

The exam is based on Kubernetes v1.20

Prerequisites
Before starting this course, you should be familiar with:

There are no pre-requisites for this exam.