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, vendor-agnostic training you will go back to work with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to design, implement, and maintain a production-grade Kubernetes cluster. We prioritize covering all objectives and concepts necessary for passing the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam. You will be provided the components necessary to assemble your own high-availability Kubernetes environment and configure, expand, and control it to meet the demands made of cluster administrators. Your week of intensive, hands-on training will conclude with a mock CKA exam that simulates the real exam.


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Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

Cluster architecture, installation, and configuration
Rolling out and rolling back applications in production
Scaling clusters and applications to best use
How to create robust, self-healing deployments
Networking configuration on cluster nodes, services, and CoreDNS
Persistent and intelligent storage for applications
Troubleshooting cluster, application, and user errors
Vendor-agnostic cloud provider-based Kubernetes

  • Cluster Architecture, Installation & Configuration

  • Each student will be given an environment that allows them to build a Kubernetes cluster from scratch. After a detailed discussion on key architectural components and primitives, students will install and compare two production grade Kubernetes clusters.

  • Review: Kubernetes Fundamentals

  • After successfully instantiating their own Kubernetes Cluster, students will be guided through foundational concepts of deploying and managing applications in a production environment.

  • Workloads & Scheduling

  • After establishing a solid Kubernetes command line foundation, students will be led through discussion and hands-on labs which focus on effectively creating applications that are easy to configure, simple to manage, quick to scale, and able to heal themselves.

  • Services & Networking

  • Thoroughly understanding the underlying physical and network infrastructure of a Kubernetes cluster is an essential skill for a Certified Kubernetes Administrator. After an in-depth discussion of the Kubernetes Networking Model, students explore the networking of their cluster’s Control Plane, Workers, Pods, and Services.

  • Storage

  • Certified Kubernetes Administrators are often in charge of designing and implementing the storage architecture for their clusters. After discussing many common cluster storage solutions and how to best use each, students practice incorporating stateful storage into their applications.

  • Troubleshooting

  • A Certified Kubernetes Administrator is expected to be an effective troubleshooter for their cluster. The lecture covers a variety of ways to evaluate and optimize available log information for efficient troubleshooting, and the labs have students practice diagnosing and resolving several typical issues within their Kubernetes Cluster.

  • Certified Kubernetes Administrator Practice Exam

  • Just like the Cloud Native Computing Foundation CKA Exam, the students will be given two hours to complete hands-on tasks in their own Kubernetes environment. Unlike the certification exam, students taking the Alta3 CKA Practice Exam will have scoring and documented answers available immediately after the exam is complete, and will have built-in class time to re-examine topics that they wish to discuss in greater depth.


This course is ideal for Professionals who need to maintain or set up a Kubernetes cluster, Container Orchestration Engineers, or DevOps Professionals.




This course is intended for students who have the basic knowledge of the core components of Kubernetes, such as Pods and Deployments. It is suggested that students take the Kubernetes Bootcamp course prior to taking the Certified Kubernetes Administrator course. However, instructors will always strive to assure every student gains a very thorough understanding of the material covered, regardless of the student's prior experience.


Length: 5.0 days (40 hours)


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