Kubernetes Certification Training Course: Administrator (CKA)

Kubernetes Certification Training Course: Administrator (CKA)
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    Why enroll for CKA Certification?

    pay scale by Edureka courseThe Kubernetes orchestration engine powers some of the biggest and most complex deployments in the world.
    IndustriesAccording to a Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) report, Kubernetes is the go-to choice with 78% market share for container orchestration.
    Average Salary growth by Edureka courseAs per, the average salary for a Kubernetes Administrator is $163,325 per year in the United States .

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    Why CKA Certification from edureka

    Live Interactive Learning

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    • Expert-Led Mentoring Sessions
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    • One-On-One Learning Assistance
    • Help Desk Support
    • Resolve Doubts in Real-time
    Hands-On Project Based Learning

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    • Industry-Relevant Projects
    • Course Demo Dataset & Files
    • Quizzes & Assignments
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    • Edureka Training Certificate
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    Kubernetes Skills Covered

    • KubeAPI server and scheduler
    • Kubectl commands
    • Kubernetes controllers
    • Securing Kubernetes cluster
    • Logging and monitoring clusters
    • Troubleshooting cluster failures

    Kubernetes Tools Covered

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    Kubernetes Course Curriculum

    Curriculum Designed by Experts

    Kubernetes Core Concepts and Networking

    6 Topics


    • Kubernetes Core Concepts
    • Kubectl common commands
    • Understanding Pods
    • Configure network on cluster nodes
    • Pod Networking Concepts
    • Setting up a cluster - Kubernetes Certificates


    • Perform basic kubectl commands
    • Deploy pods and use init containers to pre-set an environment
    • Configure Kubernetes network using Calico
    • Use certificates to authenticate resources

    Skills You will Learn:

    • Basics of Kubernetes
    • Configure Kubernetes network using calico
    • Deploy Pods
    • Configure network on cluster nodes

    Kubernetes Services and Scheduling

    7 Topics


    • Services and Controllers
    • Service Networking
    • Deploy and configure network Load Balancer
    • Primitives necessary for self-healing apps
    • Effects of resource limiting on pod scheduling
    • Configure Kubernetes Scheduler
    • Running multiple Schedulers


    • Deploy different kinds of services
    • Deploy and configure a network load balancer
    • Configure the Kubernetes scheduler
    • Run multiple schedulers

    Skills You will Learn:

    • Deploy different kinds of services
    • Deploy and configure network Load Balancer
    • Working with Kubernetes Scheduler

    Kubernetes Controllers

    6 Topics


    • ReplicaSet and ReplicationController
    • DaemonSets
    • Deployments
    • Rolling updates and Rollbacks
    • Scaling applications
    • Ingress


    • Deploy different ReplicationControllers
    • Use DaemonSets on nodes
    • Manage pod updates using Deployments
    • Use HPA for dynamic workload management
    • Use Ingress controller and rules to manage network traffic

    Skills You will Learn:

    • Working with different Kubernetes controllers
    • Set up traffic routing rules using Ingress
    • Rolling updates and Rollbacks
    • Scaling applications

    Persistent Storage in Kubernetes

    7 Topics


    • PersistentVolume and PersistentVolumeClaim
    • Access modes for volumes
    • Primitives for PersistentVolumeClaim
    • Secrets and ConfigMaps in your pods
    • Storage classes
    • Headless services
    • StatefulSets


    • Deploy PersistentVolume and PersistentVolumeClaim
    • Use Secrets and ConfigMaps in your applications
    • Use StorageClass for dynamic storage allocation
    • Use stateful applications for sticky identities for pods
    • Deploy a highly available replicated MariaDB cluster

    Skills You will Learn:

    • Use persistent storage methods for stateful applications
    • Hide sensitive information using ConfigMaps and Secrets
    • Access modes for volumes

    Securing the Cluster

    5 Topics


    • Authentication
    • Authorization
    • Kubernetes security primitives
    • Configure Network Policies
    • Security Contexts


    • Create and use Roles and RoleBindings
    • Define custom Egress and Ingress policies
    • Use probes and configure a restart policy for pods
    • Define privilege and access control using security contexts

    Skills You will Learn:

    • Configure role-based access control (RBAC)
    • Configure custom network policies for pods
    • Authentication and Authorization
    • Kubernetes security primitives
    • Working with Network Policies

    Logging and Monitoring the Cluster

    5 Topics


    • Monitoring the cluster using Prometheus
    • Visualizing cluster logs using EFK stack
    • Jobs
    • ETCD operations
    • Helm Charts


    • Monitor cluster using Prometheus
    • Visualize logs using the EFK stack
    • Deploy jobs to run tasks to completion
    • Manage etcd cluster
    • Use Helm Charts

    Skills You will Learn

    • Cluster maintenance
    • Use Helm Charts to deploy applications
    • Visualizing cluster logs using EFK stack
    • Deploying Jobs

    Troubleshooting the Cluster

    2 Topics


    • Troubleshooting application failures
    • Troubleshooting cluster failures

    Skills You will Learn:

    • Handling and troubleshooting common cluster failures

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    CKA Certification Description

    What is the Kubernetes Certification Training?

    Edureka’s Kubernetes training is designed in reference to CNCF’s Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) Exam. This Kubernetes certification course will give you an in-depth knowledge of various aspects of the Exam such as Kubernetes Core Concepts, Pod Scheduling, Kubernetes Networking, Logging, Monitoring, Cluster Security, and Troubleshooting. This Kubernetes training online will also provide you with a set of MCQs, demos, and an Exam-level Industry-grade project, which will help you prepare for the CKA exam.

    Who should go for this Kubernetes training?

    This Kubernetes course is specifically designed for:
  • Professionals aspiring to clear the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) program by CNCF
  • Professionals keen on advancing their career as DevOps Engineers
  • Individuals looking to establish their credibility and value in the market as Kubernetes Administrators
  • Principal Software Engineers
  • Cloud Professionals
  • Technical Leads

  • Why learn Kubernetes?

    Docker revolutionized the IT industry by introducing its Portable Lightweight Container Engine. More than 30% of the organizations in the IT industry have already adopted Docker, and the adoption rate is increasing by 40% every year. Over 50% of these environments are orchestrated.

    What are the objectives of Edureka’s Kubernetes Course?

    After the completion of this Certified Kubernetes Administrator Training at Edureka, you will be able to:
  • Understand Kubernetes Core Concepts
  • Deploy a Kubernetes cluster
  • Secure cluster objects using TLS Certificates
  • Leverage Kubernetes Networking Concepts
  • Deploy Services and Load Balancers to route traffic
  • Implement different Pod Scheduling techniques
  • Use various Controllers to manage your applications
  • Create and use Persistent Storage for your applications
  • Secure your cluster against unauthorized access
  • Monitor and log your cluster events
  • Troubleshoot application and cluster failures

  • What are the pre-requisites for this Kubernetes Certification course?

    In order to achieve the Certified Kubernetes Administrator designation, it's crucial to possess a strong understanding of Docker Basics and a firm command of Kubernetes concepts and commands. To support you in either brushing up on or gaining these skills, we provide a self-paced module specifically designed for these prerequisites within our Learning Management System (LMS).

    What is the duration of the Kubernetes Exams?

    It takes 2 hours to complete CKAD, CKS, and CKA exams.

    What is the latest version of the Kubernetes exam?

    The latest software version of the Certified Kubernetes Administrator exam is v1.19

    What is the Kubernetes certification Training cost?

    The CKA Certification Training cost is $269.

    What are the system requirements to take up the Certified Kubernetes Administrator exam?

    System requirements to take up the CKA exam include:
  • The latest version of Chrome or Chromium
  • Reliable internet access with excessive bandwidth for holding conference calls, streaming content
  • Microphone
  • Webcam

  • What are the system requirements for this Kubernetes Training Online?

    Any system with 4GB of RAM and a decent HDD with the latest version of Windows, Linux, or MacOS is compatible. A free Tier GCP account will be used to perform all the demos. Edureka will help you set up the required software. The Installation Guides to set up the environment is available on the LMS.

    What are the total number of questions in the CKA certification exam?

    The CKA exam consists of around 17 questions.

    What is the Certified Kubernetes Administrator exam?

    The Certified Kubernetes Administrator exam is a performance-based online exam that requires solving multiple tasks from a command line running Kubernetes. Candidates who have completed the Kubernetes Training and registered for the exam will have two attempts (per exam registration). The CKA exam will be as per the latest Kubernetes version v1.21 and aligned with the most recent K8s minor version within approximately 4 to 8 weeks of the K8s release date.

  • Which project will be part of this Kubernetes Course?

    Edureka’s Certification Project for the CKA Training course has been designed to help you with the CKA Examination. The project is divided into eight units, each representing a domain in the Exam. The weightage of units is aligned with the official Certified Kubernetes Administrator Exam pattern. The following units are included in the project:
  • Installation, Configuration, and Validation: Deploy a new cluster with a master node on a bare-metal machine leveraging the provided Container Network Interface (CNI) option and then add use kubeadm to attach new worker nodes to it.
  • Application Lifecycle Management: Manage applications deployed on the cluster using different controllers and operations such as rolling updates, rollbacks, and scaling.
  • Networking: Demonstrate different application/service discovery mechanisms in your cluster and deploy an ingress controller and ingress resource using specified rules for traffic routing.
  • Scheduling: Configure and manage pod scheduling on your cluster by using multiple schedulers, applying resource limiting filters, and deploying pods without using a scheduler.
  • Security: Secure the cluster in different ways using Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), network policies, and security contexts.
  • Cluster Maintenance: Perform cluster-level maintenance tasks such as upgrading the kubeadm library, backing up, and adding and removing nodes.
  • Logging and Monitoring: Log and monitor various cluster events and resources using the various commands at your disposal.
  • Storage: Create and use persistent storage mounts for your stateful application.

  • What is the passing score for the Kubernetes certification exam?

    In order to clear the CKA Exam, you need a minimum score of 66% or above.

    In what languages is the Certified Kubernetes Administrator exam available?

    Both CKA and CKAD exams are available in English, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese languages.

    Is the Kubernetes exam difficult?

    If you are new to the field of Kubernetes or have a limited working knowledge, you might find it difficult to learn. The Kubernetes training can enable you to learn from the basics and gain proficiency before to clear the exam in your first go.

    How long is the Kubernetes Certification valid?

    The CKA certification is valid for 3 years.

    Kubernetes Certification

    The Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) certification  is designed to ensure that certification holders have the skills, knowledge, and competency to perform the responsibilities of Kubernetes Administrators. The CKA certification allows certified administrators to quickly establish credibility and value in the job market. It will also enable companies to hire high-quality teams to support their growth promptly. 
    This is an online exam and cost for the exam is $395 including one free retake.
    Candidates are allowed 2 hours to complete the CKA Exam.
    For the CKA Exam, a score of 66% or above must be earned to pass.
    Exams are scored automatically, usually within 24 hours of completion. Results will be emailed within 24 hours from the time that the Exam was completed.
    The CKA exam environment is currently running Kubernetes v1.24.
    CKA Exam tasks are available in English, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese.
    CKA Certifications are valid for 3 years.
    Candidates have the option to retake and pass the exam to renew their certification. Certification Renewal must be completed prior to the certification expiration date. The CKA renewed certification will be valid for a further 3 years effective from the date the exam is passed.

    The online exam consists of a set of performance-based items (problems) to be solved in a command line and candidates have 2 hours to complete the tasks. The Certification focuses on the skills required to be a successful Kubernetes Administrator in industry today. This includes these general domains and their weights on the exam:

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

    To unlock the Edureka’s Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) Training completion certificate, you must ensure the following:

    • Completely participate in this Kubernetes Administrator Certification Training Course.
    • Evaluation and completion of the assessments and projects listed.
    • You must complete the course and earn a minimum score of 80% in the assessment.
    Experts in Kubernetes are in high demand and tech giants like Google, Amazon  Microsoft, Apple, IBM, and many more are just a few of the major tech firms looking for Kubernetes experts. Several promising startups in the global market are actively seeking to hire Kubernetes professionals depending on candidate experience. Kubernetes provides the automation that is the ideal solution from a production perspective and a client side of things in a market that is becoming increasingly dependent on management orchestration systems. Therefore, learning Kubernetes can boost anyone's resume and lead to a high salary.
    Beginners can become familiar with Kubernetes easily as it is a user-friendly container orchestration system. Learning its capabilities and functionality requires appropriate direction and a well-structured training path. Beginners interested in a career in Kubernetes can sign up for our training and earn certificates to demonstrate their expertise in this domain.
    Certified Kubernetes Administrators can quickly establish their credibility and value in the job market with the assistance of the CKA certification, which also allows employers to rapidly hire high-quality teams to support their expansion.
    Our Kubernetes Administrator certification course is designed to develop skills and evaluate candidates' knowledge. After completing this certification, you can access various job possibilities. Some essential employment opportunities include
    • Kubernetes Engineer
    • Kubernetes Developer
    • DevOps Lead
    • DevOps Engineer, and others.
    Please visit the page which will guide you through the top Kubernetes Interview Questions and Answers.
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    Kubernetes Training FAQs

    What is Kubernetes?

    Kubernetes streamlines the operational aspects of container management. It comes equipped with integrated commands for deploying applications, implementing updates to your software, adjusting the scale of your applications to meet evolving requirements, monitoring application performance, and more. All of these capabilities combine to simplify the overall task of application management.

    It has a large, rapidly growing ecosystem. Kubernetes is not a traditional, all-inclusive PaaS (Platform as a Service) system. It can help you deliver and manage containerized, legacy, and cloud-native apps and those being refactored into microservices. 

    How soon after signing up to this Kubernetes certification would I get access to the learning content?

    Post-enrolment to this Kubernetes course, the LMS access will be instantly provided to you and will be available for a lifetime. You will be able to access the complete set of previous class recordings, PPTs, PDFs, assignments. Moreover the access to our 24x7 support team will be granted instantly as well. You can start learning right away.

    What is the CKA exam cost?

    The CKA exam cost is $395, including one free retake. 

    What are the various job roles available on completion of this Kubernetes Certification Course?

    You can get various job roles as -
    • Site Reliability Engineer, 
    • Staff Kubernetes Infrastructure Engineer,
    • Infrastructure Engineer, 
    • Kubernetes DevOps Engineer, 
    • Software Engineer, 
    • Linux Kubernetes Engineer
    • Full-Stack Developer

    Is the CKA course material accessible to the students even after the Kubernetes training is over?

    Yes, access to the Kubernetes course material will be available for a lifetime once you have enrolled in the course.

    What is the average salary of Certified Kubernetes Administrator?

    According to Payscale, the average salary for a Certified Kubernetes Administrator in India is ₹1,213,924, and in the US, it is $116,290.

    What if I miss a Kubernetes Certification class?

    You will never miss a lecture at Edureka! You can choose either of the two options:
    View the recorded session of the class available in your LMS. You can attend the missed session of the Kubernetes online training, in any other live batch.

    Why should I learn Kubernetes online? How is it better than offline training?

    Learning pedagogy has evolved with the advent of technology. Kubernetes training online adds convenience and quality to the training module. With our 24x7 support system, our online learners will have someone to help them all the time even after the class ends. This is one of the driving factors to make sure that people achieve their end learning objective. Additionally, this Kuberenetes certification provides life-time access to the updated course material to all of the learners. 

    What if I have queries after I completion of this CKA Certification Training?

    Your access to the Support Team is for a lifetime and will be available 24/7. The team will help you in resolving queries, during and after the Kubernetes certification training.

    Can I attend a demo session before enrollment to this Kubernetes certification?

    We have limited number of participants in the live session of this Kubernetes Training to maintain the Quality Standards. So, unfortunately participation in a live class without enrollment is not possible. However, you can go through the sample Certified Kubernetes Administrator class recording and it would give you a clear insight about how are the classes conducted, quality of instructors and the level of interaction in a class.

    What is the duration of this Kubernetes online training?

    The duration of Edureka’s Kubernetes Certification Training is 21 hours of live online training.

    What are the hiring companies on completion of this Kubernetes course?

    As a Certified Kubernetes Administrator, you can get recruited by the following organizations:
    • Wipro
    • SAP
    • Accenture
    • Dell
    • Visa Inc.
    • Prime Infosoft
    • Bion
    • CGI Information Systems and Management Consultants

    Does Edureka offer Kubernetes Certification training near me?

    Following are some of the top cities/countries where we offer the Kubernetes training:

    What are the other courses offered by Edureka in the field of DevOps?

    What are the organizational benefits of incorporating Kubernetes?

    The benefits of Kubernetes certification include:
    • Portability 
    • Flexibility
    • Multi-cloud capability
    • Increased developer productivity
    • Open source
    • Security
    • Free Cloud Solution
    • Architectural advantages
    • Scalability
    • Transparency
    • Compatibility

    Is the Kubernetes course material accessible to the students even after the completion?

    Yes, you will have access to the CKA training material will be available for a lifetime post enrolment to this Certified Kubernetes Administrator course.

    Will I get placement assistance after completing the CKA certification?

    More than 70% of Edureka Learners have reported changes in job profile (promotion), work location (onsite), lateral transfers & new job offers. Edureka's Kubernetes Certification is well recognized in the IT industry as it is a testament to the intensive and practical learning you have gone through and the real-life projects you have delivered.

    Will the Container Orchestration use Kubernetes certification course also help in preparing for the CKA exam?

    Yes, a Container Orchestration course that covers Kubernetes will be valuable in preparing for the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam. Kubernetes is the primary focus of the CKA certification, so understanding container orchestration with Kubernetes is essential for success in the exam. Such a course will likely cover the necessary concepts, skills, and hands-on experience required to excel in the CKA exam, making it a beneficial resource for exam preparation. However, it's advisable to review the CKA exam objectives and practice with sample questions and exercises specific to the certification to ensure comprehensive preparation.

    What are the skills covered in this Kubernetes course?

    The skills covered in a Kubernetes course are: 
    Kubernetes Basics:

    Understanding containerization and its benefits.
    Introduction to Kubernetes and its architecture.
    Installation and setup of Kubernetes clusters.
    Kubernetes Objects:

    Creation and management of Pods, Services, Deployments, and ConfigMaps.
    Working with Replication Controllers and ReplicaSets.
    Kubernetes Networking:

    Configuring and managing network policies.
    Understanding Kubernetes Service networking.
    Kubernetes Storage:

    Working with various storage options, including Persistent Volumes (PVs) and Persistent Volume Claims (PVCs).
    Configuring storage classes.
    Kubernetes Security:

    Implementing security best practices.
    Managing RBAC (Role-Based Access Control).
    Securing container images and runtime environments.
    Kubernetes Monitoring and Logging:

    Setting up monitoring and logging solutions for Kubernetes clusters.
    Using tools like Prometheus and Grafana for cluster monitoring.
    Kubernetes Operations:

    Handling rolling updates and rollbacks.
    Performing cluster maintenance and upgrades.
    Kubernetes Advanced Topics:

    Exploring advanced features such as StatefulSets, DaemonSets, and Jobs.
    Using Helm for package management.
    Working with custom resources and operators.
    Troubleshooting and Debugging:

    Identifying and resolving common issues in Kubernetes clusters.
    Using kubectl commands for debugging.
    Best Practices:

    Following Kubernetes best practices for application deployment and management.
    Hands-On Labs:

    Practical exercises and projects to apply learned concepts.

    Do I need prior experience with Kubernetes to take the course?

    No, this course does not require prior experience with Kubernetes to take this Kubernetes Course.

    Does the Kubernetes Training Institute provide assistance with the CKA exam application process?

    Many Kubernetes training providers and platforms that offer Kubernetes courses may provide guidance or support for the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam application process.

    When enrolling in a Kubernetes course, it is recommended to check the details and features of the course to see if they offer any assistance with the CKA exam application process. This information is usually available on the course provider's website or by contacting their support team.

    Some training providers may offer additional resources such as exam registration guidance, application tips, or FAQs related to the CKA exam. They may also provide recommendations on exam preparation strategies and study materials to help you succeed in the certification process.

    It's always a good idea to clarify any doubts or questions you have about the exam application process directly with the course provider before enrolling. They will be able to provide you with accurate and up-to-date information specific to their course and the support they offer.

    Remember that the CKA exam is administered by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), so it's also a good idea to consult their official website for detailed information about the exam and the application process.

    Good luck with your Kubernetes learning journey and the CKA certification!

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