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Kubernetes Administration

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  • Overview

    In this course you’ll learn how to install and configure a production-grade Kubernetes cluster, from network configuration to upgrades to making deployments available via services. Also handle the ongoing tasks necessary for Kubernetes administration.

    • This course does not focus on one vendor’s tools. Most courses are vendor-locked. We use kubeadm to deploy the cluster and focus on tools that would work on anyone’s Kubernetes cluster.
  • Who Should Take This Course


    Students should have an understanding of Linux administration skills, comfortable using the command line. Must be able to edit files using a command-line text editor. A knowledge of Cloud Native application concepts and architectures is helpful for this course.

  • Why You Should Take This Course

    Upon completion of this course, students will understand:

    • Installation of a multi-node Kubernetes cluster using kubeadm, and how to grow a cluster.
    • Choosing and implementing cluster networking.
    • Various methods of application lifecycle management, including scaling, updates and roll-backs.
    • Configuring security both for the cluster as well as containers.
    • Managing storage available to containers.
    • Learn monitoring, logging and troubleshooting of containers and the cluster.
    • Configure scheduling and affinity of container deployments.
    • Use Helm and Charts to automate application deployment.
    • Understand Federation for fault-tolerance and higher availability.
  • Schedule
  • Course Outline


    • Linux Foundation
    • Linux Foundation Training
    • Linux Foundation Certifications
    • Laboratory Exercises, Solutions and Resources
    • Distribution Details
    • Labs

    Basics of Kubernetes

    • Define Kubernetes
    • Cluster Structure
    • Adoption
    • Project Governance and CNCF
    • Labs

    Installation and Configuration

    • Getting Started With Kubernetes
    • Minikube
    • kubeadm
    • More Installation Tools
    • Labs

    Kubernetes Architecture

    • Kubernetes Architecture
    • Networking
    • Other Cluster Systems
    • Labs

    APIs and Access

    • API Access
    • Annotations
    • Working with A Simple Pod
    • kubectl and API
    • Swagger and OpenAPI
    • Labs

    API Objects

    • API Objects
    • The v1 Group
    • API Resources
    • RBAC APIs
    • Labs

    Managing State With Deployments

    • Deployment Overview
    • Managing Deployment States
    • Deployments and Replica Sets
    • DaemonSets
    • Labels
    • Labs


    • Overview
    • Accessing Services
    • DNS
    • Labs

    Volumes and Data

    • Volumes Overview
    • Volumes
    • Persistent Volumes
    • Passing Data To Pods
    • ConfigMaps
    • Labs


    • Overview
    • Ingress Controller
    • Ingress Rules
    • Labs


    • Overview
    • Scheduler Settings
    • Policies
    • Affinity Rules
    • Taints and Tolerations
    • Labs

    Logging and Troubleshooting

    • Overview
    • Troubleshooting Flow
    • Basic Start Sequence
    • Monitoring
    • Logging
    • Troubleshooting Resources
    • Labs

    Custom Resource Definition

    • Overview
    • Custom Resource Definitions
    • Aggregated APIs
    • Labs

    Kubernetes Federation

    • Overview
    • Federated Resources
    • Labs


    • Overview
    • Helm
    • Using Helm
    • Labs


    • Overview
    • Accessing the API
    • Authentication and Authorization
    • Admission Controller
    • Pod Policies
    • Network Policies
    • Labs
  • FAQs
    • Is there a discount available for current students?UMBC students and alumni, as well as students who have previously taken a public training course with UMBC Training Centers are eligible for a 10% discount, capped at $250. Please provide a copy of your UMBC student ID or an unofficial transcript or the name of the UMBC Training Centers course you have completed. Online courses are excluded from this offer.
    • What is the cancellation and refund policy?Student will receive a refund of paid registration fees only if UMBC Training Centers receives a notice of cancellation at least 10 business days prior to the class start date for classes or the exam date for exams.
    • What is Live Online training?Classes marked Live Online have the same content and expert instructors as our classroom training, but are delivered entirely online through our virtual classroom environment. Each class session is live, and led by an Instructor.

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