Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD)

By William Boyd

This course is designed to help you learn how to design and build applications for Kubernetes.

18 hours
  • 46 Lessons
  • 13 Hands-On Labs

About the course

Kubernetes provides many powerful tools to help manage complex applications. In order to fully utilize all that Kubernetes has to offer, you need some understanding of its features and how to design application to run on Kubernetes. The Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) certification focuses on these topics.

This course will help you prepare for the exam, so that you can earn your certification. Even if you are not interested in becoming certified, this course can help you learn how to design and build applications for Kubernetes!

  • Chapter 1 4 Lessons Introduction 5:32

    An Important Note About A Cloud Guru and Linux Academy Courses

    1:19

    Course Introduction

    1:12

    About the Course Author

    0:28

    Course Features and Tools

    2:33
  • Chapter 2 6 Lessons Core Concepts 40:07

    Build Your Practice Cluster

    9:41

    Kubernetes API Primitives

    9:44

    Creating Pods

    9:51

    Namespaces

    4:52

    Basic Container Configuration

    5:59

    Creating Kubernetes Pods

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 3 6 Lessons Configuration 37:52

    ConfigMaps

    12:31

    SecurityContexts

    11:49

    Resource Requirements

    5:41

    Secrets

    4:54

    ServiceAccounts

    2:57

    Configuring Kubernetes Pods

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 4 2 Lessons Multi-Container Pods 9:38

    Understanding Multi-Container Pods

    9:38

    Forwarding Port Traffic with an Ambassador Container

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 5 7 Lessons Observability 29:30

    Liveness and Readiness Probes

    7:21

    Container Logging

    4:16

    Installing Metrics Server

    3:50

    Monitoring Applications

    3:43

    Debugging

    10:20

    Configuring Probes for a Kubernetes Pod

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Debugging in Kubernetes

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 6 6 Lessons Pod Design 38:05

    Labels, Selectors, and Annotations

    9:40

    Deployments

    7:21

    Rolling Updates and Rollbacks

    10:49

    Jobs and CronJobs

    10:15

    Rolling Updates with Kubernetes Deployments

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Configuring CronJobs in Kubernetes

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 7 4 Lessons Services and Networking 25:22

    Services

    9:45

    NetworkPolicies

    15:37

    Exposing Services in Kubernetes

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Working with Kubernetes NetworkPolicies

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 8 3 Lessons State Persistence 16:19

    Volumes

    4:16

    PersistentVolumes and PersistentVolumeClaims

    12:03

    Implement State Persistence for Kubernetes Pods

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 9 3 Lessons Practice Exam 0:00

    CKAD Practice Exam - Part 1

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    CKAD Practice Exam - Part 2

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    CKAD Practice Exam - Part 3

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 10 5 Lessons Wrap-Up 16:37

    Preparing for the Exam

    3:56

    Signing Up for and Taking the Exam

    3:00

    Exam Tips

    6:44

    Next Steps

    1:26

    Keep Up to Date with Kubernetes This Month

    1:31

What you will need

  • Understanding of the linux command line.

  • Understanding of yaml syntax.

What are Hands-on Labs

What's the difference between theoretical knowledge and real skills? Practical real-world experience. That's where Hands-on Labs come in! Hands-on Labs are guided, interactive experiences that help you learn and practice real-world scenarios in real cloud environments. Hands-on Labs are seamlessly integrated in courses, so you can learn by doing.

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