Certified Kubernetes Application Developer CKAD Certification: Course overview

Learn about the impact that Containers and Container Orchestrations have on how software is being designed, developed, packaged and delivered. CKAD certification course aims to educate participants on the concept of container orchestration via Kubernetes. It is aimed at helping developers understand why we need a container orchestrator and then quickly learn about the various aspect of Kubernetes and how it helps in addressing the issues faced otherwise.

After completing CKAD Kubernetes course, students will be able to:

  • Overview of why we need Kubernetes and what Kubernetes is?
  • Overview of Kubernetes Architecture
  • Understand Kubernetes Pods.
  • Understand Kubernetes Services
  • Learn about State Persistence in Kubernetes
  • Understand various types of Controllers and how to use them?
  • Create a Kubernetes cluster with version 1.20 of Kubernetes using kubeadm
  • Understand Kubernetes Jobs and CronJobs
  • Understand multi-container pods
  • Understand Logging and Monitoring in Kubernetes
  • Setting up Horizontal Pod AutoScaler for Kubernetes Deployments
  • Understanding debugging and troubleshooting in Kubernetes
  • Setting up Readiness and Liveness probs to self-heal application pods
  • Understand ConfigMaps and Secrets and use them in Complex Deployments
  • Understand how to apply SecurityContext in Pod and Container level.
  • Setting up Role Based Access Control in Kubernetes cluster
  • Understand how to use user accounts and service accounts in RBAC
  • Configure NetworkPolicies to control ingress and egress traffic to a Pod
  • Overview of CKAD Examination

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Main Highlights of CKAD Training

  • Our training modules have 50% - 60% hands-on lab sessions to encourage Thinking-Based Learning (TBL
  • Interactive-rich virtual and face-to-face classroom teaching to inculcate Problem-Based Learning (PBL)
  • Industry certified instructor-led training and mentoring sessions to develop Competency-Based Learning (CBL)
  • Well-structured Use-Cases to simulate challenges encountered in a Real-World environment
  • Integrated teaching assistance and support through experts designed Learning Management System (LMS) and ExamReady platform
  • Being an authorized Industry Learning Partner gives us the edge over competition

Who Should Attend

  • Developers who wish to containerize software applications
  • Administrators who are new to container technology and container orchestration
  • Architects who are considering using container technologies in software architectures

Prerequisites Of Kubernetes Certified Application Developer

  • To take up this training is Docker Essentials training provided by CloudThat.
  • Knowledge of basic UNIX / Linux commands will be good to have.
  • Valid AWS account and individual credentials to create EC2 instances
  • Should know to create AWS EC2 instances and should know how to access EC2 instances via SSH.

Learning Objectives of Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) Training

  • Core Concepts: Understand Kubernetes architecture and its core components such as Pods, Deployments, Services, and ConfigMaps. Know how to interact with the Kubernetes API using kubectl.
  • Workloads and Scheduling: Create and manage workloads, including Deployments, ReplicaSets, Jobs, and CronJobs. Understand how to schedule applications on Kubernetes nodes using labels, selectors, and affinity.
  • Services and Networking: Configure and manage Services to provide network connectivity to your applications. Understand Service types, load balancing, and DNS resolution within Kubernetes clusters.
  • Storage: Use various storage mechanisms in Kubernetes, such as Volumes and PersistentVolumes. Understand how to mount and access storage in your applications.
  • Configuration: Understand ConfigMaps and Secrets for managing application configuration data. Know how to use environment variables and configure applications to consume them.
  • Observability: Monitor and troubleshoot applications running on Kubernetes. Understand how to use logs and metrics for debugging and performance analysis.
  • Application Lifecycle Management: Understand the lifecycle of a Kubernetes application, including rolling updates, rollbacks, and scaling. Know how to perform application upgrades without downtime.
  • Security: Implement security measures for your applications, including managing user access and permissions using Role-Based Access Control (RBAC). Understand security contexts and policies.

Why you should consider Cloudthat for your CKAD course?

  • Expertise and Experience: CloudThat provides best cloud computing courses and known for its expertise in cloud technologies and Kubernetes. They have experienced trainers who specialize in Kubernetes and have extensive practical knowledge in the field. This ensures that you receive high-quality training from professionals who truly understand the subject matter.
  • Comprehensive Curriculum: CloudThat offers a comprehensive curriculum specifically tailored for CKAD certification. The training covers all the topics and concepts necessary to succeed in the CKAD exam. From core Kubernetes components to advanced application deployment techniques, you can expect to gain a deep understanding of Kubernetes development.
  • Hands-on Labs and Exercises: CKAD is a performance-based exam that requires practical skills in deploying and managing Kubernetes applications. CloudThat's cloud training programs usually include hands-on labs and exercises that allow you to practice your skills in a real-world environment. This approach helps you gain confidence and proficiency in using Kubernetes effectively.
  • Exam Preparation: CloudThat's CKAD training is designed to prepare you thoroughly for the certification exam. They provide exam-specific tips, techniques, and strategies to help you navigate the exam successfully. You can expect to receive guidance on time management, best practices, and common pitfalls, ensuring you're well-prepared to tackle the exam.
  • Flexible Learning Options: CloudThat offers various learning options to cater to different preferences and schedules. They provide instructor-led training, self-paced learning, and even virtual classroom setups. This flexibility allows you to choose the format that suits your learning style and availability.
  • Community Support: CloudThat has a strong community of learners, professionals, and experts in Kubernetes. By joining their training programs, you gain access to this community, which can be invaluable for networking, sharing knowledge, and getting support throughout your CKAD journey.
  • Post-Training Support: CloudThat typically provides post-training support, allowing you to clarify any doubts or questions arising after the training. This ongoing support ensures that you have continuous assistance as you apply your CKAD knowledge in real-world scenarios.

Course Outline Download Course Outline

  • Define, build and modify container images
  • Understand Jobs and CronJobs
  • Understand multi-container Pod design patterns (e.g. sidecar, init and others)
  • Utilize persistent and ephemeral volumes
  • Hands-on: Creating a Kubeadm Cluster in AWS using Ubuntu EC2 Instances
  • Hands-on: Creating Jobs and CronJobs in Kubernetes
  • Hands-on: Creating Multi-Container pods in various patterns
  • Hands-on: Deep dive into volumes in Kubernetes

  • Use Kubernetes primitives to implement common deployment strategies (e.g. blue/green or canary)
  • Understand Deployments and how to perform rolling updates
  • Use the Helm package manager to deploy existing packages
  • Hands-on: Deep dive into Deployment Strategies
  • Hands-on: Deploying a LAMP stack using Helm Charts

  • Understand API deprecations
  • Implement probes and health checks
  • Use provided tools to monitor Kubernetes applications
  • Utilize container logs
  • Debugging in Kubernetes
  • Hands-on: Implementing liveness, readiness and startup probs for your application
  • Hands-on: Installing metric server and Prometheus monitoring in your cluster
  • Hands-on: Deep dive into container and Kubernetes logging
  • Hands-on: Debugging the given scenarios (Playground)

  • Discover and use resources that extend Kubernetes (CRDs)
  • Understand authentication, authorization and admission control
  • Understanding and defining resource requirements, limits and quotas
  • Understand ConfigMaps
  • Create & consume Secrets
  • Understand ServiceAccounts
  • Understand SecurityContexts
  • Hands-on: Deploying a complex application with ConfigMaps, Secrets and Service accounts
  • Hands-on: Implementing Security Context to your Pod and Container
  • Hands-on: Creating CRDs for an Stateful application

  • Node Selectors
  • Affinity concepts
  • Taints and Tolerations
  • Hands-on: Scheduling pods to tainted nodes
  • Hands-on: Deep dive into Node Selectors

  • Demonstrate basic understanding of NetworkPolicies
  • Provide and troubleshoot access to applications via services
  • Use Ingress rules to expose applications
  • Hands-on: Implementing NetworkPolicies on your Cluster
  • Hands-on: Troubleshooting Network issues for the given application (Playground)


    • By earning Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD), you will show your future or current employer that your competency in DevOps paradigm.
    • Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) can be used to prepare for other DevOps role-based or specialty certifications, but it is not a prerequisite for any of them.
    • On successful completion of Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) training aspirants receive a Course Completion Certificate from us
    • By successfully clearing the Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) exams, aspirants earn certification

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