Kubernetes Administration and Security (CKA+CKS) Course Overview

Kubernetes Administration and Security (CKA+CKS) Course Overview

The Kubernetes Administration and Security (CKA+CKS) course is designed to equip learners with the skills needed to deploy, manage, and secure containerized applications using Kubernetes. This comprehensive training provides insight into the core concepts of container orchestration, Kubernetes architecture, and hands-on experience in configuring robust Kubernetes clusters.

The course covers a variety of essential topics, from CKA training on cluster installation, resource management, and application lifecycle management, to advanced CKA certification content on cluster security, hardening, and troubleshooting. Learners will grasp the intricacies of Kubernetes networking, storage solutions, and how to maintain a secure and efficient cluster environment.

By the end of the course, participants will be well-prepared to take the CKA and CKS exams, demonstrating their expertise in Kubernetes administration and security, a crucial skill set for professionals in the cloud-native ecosystem.

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Course Prerequisites

To successfully undertake training in the Kubernetes Administration and Security (CKA+CKS) course, students are recommended to have the following minimum prerequisites:

  • Basic understanding of Linux command line and operating system concepts.
  • Familiarity with basic networking concepts, such as TCP/IP, and firewall rules.
  • Experience with managing Linux-based systems at a basic level, including using a package manager and configuring services.
  • Knowledge of basic software development or system administration, including understanding the software development lifecycle and deployment processes.
  • Exposure to containers and their role in development, particularly Docker, including how to build, run, and manage containers.
  • Understanding of cloud computing concepts can be beneficial, though not strictly necessary.

These prerequisites are intended to ensure that learners can fully engage with the course material and are able to apply the concepts and techniques taught in the Kubernetes Administration and Security course.

Target Audience for Kubernetes Administration and Security (CKA+CKS)

  1. Koenig Solutions' Kubernetes Administration and Security course is designed for IT professionals seeking to master container orchestration and security.

  2. Target job roles and audience for the course include:

  • Systems Administrators
  • DevOps Engineers
  • Cloud Engineers
  • Site Reliability Engineers (SREs)
  • IT Project Managers with technical background
  • Security and Network Administrators interested in Kubernetes security
  • Software Developers with an interest in deployment and scaling
  • Technical Architects planning containerized infrastructure
  • Infrastructure Automation Engineers
  • Application Developers working on scalable applications
  • Technical Support Professionals in containerized environments
  • IT Professionals aiming to enhance their Kubernetes knowledge
  • Technical Leads overseeing containerization and deployment strategies

Learning Objectives - What you will Learn in this Kubernetes Administration and Security (CKA+CKS)?

Introduction to the Kubernetes Administration and Security (CKA+CKS) Course Learning Outcomes

This comprehensive course equips students with the expertise to deploy, manage, and secure containerized applications using Kubernetes, ensuring best practices and robust security measures.

Learning Objectives and Outcomes

  • Understand the basics of container orchestration and Kubernetes, including its architecture and core components.
  • Gain the skills to design and install a Kubernetes cluster, and validate its functionality with a chosen network solution.
  • Learn to manage Kubernetes resources effectively, including pods, labels, selectors, and replication controllers.
  • Master application lifecycle management, including various deployment strategies like Canary and Blue-Green deployments.
  • Configure environment variables for applications using ConfigMaps and Secrets to manage sensitive information.
  • Implement storage solutions within Kubernetes using Volumes, Persistent Volumes, and Persistent Volume Claims.
  • Establish robust security practices by managing authentication, user roles, service accounts, and network policies.
  • Perform cluster maintenance tasks such as OS upgrades, cluster version updates, and ETCD backups.
  • Monitor cluster and application performance, manage logs efficiently, and utilize tools like Elasticsearch, Prometheus, and Grafana.
  • Understand and configure Kubernetes networking, including CNI, pod networking, ingress rules, and load balancing.
  • Troubleshoot common issues with components like ETCD, kubelet, container runtime, and scheduler.
  • Harden the Kubernetes cluster against threats by adhering to CIS benchmarks and minimizing the attack surface.
  • Apply system hardening techniques, such as minimizing host OS footprint and IAM roles, and using kernel hardening tools.
  • Minimize microservice vulnerabilities and enhance supply chain security by using appropriate security domains and scanning for known vulnerabilities.
  • Monitor runtime security, perform behavioral analytics, detect threats, and ensure container immutability while using audit logs for oversight.