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Sep 30–Oct 1, 2018: Training
Oct 1–3, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

In-Person Training
Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) prep + exam

Sebastien Goasguen (TriggerMesh)
Sunday, September 30 & Monday, October 1, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Morgan Suite Level: Intermediate
Secondary topics:  Training

Participants should plan to attend both days of this 2-day training course. To attend, you must register for a Platinum or Training pass; does not include access to tutorials on Monday.

Can you develop and maintain applications using Kubernetes? That’s the question more employers are asking these days. Take the next step in your career by becoming a Certified Kubernetes Application Developer. You get a full day of test prep from O’Reilly’s top Kubernetes trainer and the opportunity to take the exam on-site, leaving an official Certified Kubernetes Application Developer.

What you'll learn, and how you can apply it

  • An overview of the key concepts and skills you need to know to pass the official Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) exam
  • Review of the core API primitives
  • An understanding of all Pod concepts and API schema
  • An understanding of how to configure applications
  • Review of basic security concepts such as service accounts and Pod security policies
  • Understanding of Pod monitoring and logging practices

This training is for you because...

You are a developer or system administrator who has been working with Kubernetes and want to be recognized as a Certified Kubernetes Application Developer

Prerequisites:

Watch: Kubernetes Fundamentals

Read: Kubernetes Up and Running

Do: Introduction to Kubernetes online training (September 24 & 25)

Do: Building and Managing Kubernetes Applications online training (September 28)

 

Get immediate access to all of these books, videos, and live, instructor-led online trainings with the complimentary six-month membership to the O'Reilly Online Learning platform you get when you register for this course.  

 

Establish yourself as an expert in developing and maintaining applications with Kubernetes by becoming a Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD). In this 2-day training package, you get one day of on-site test prep followed by the opportunity to take the CKAD exam on-site and leave Velocity with a recognized and valuable new certification from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).

 

This on-site training is not for beginners. In order to pass the Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) exam, you will need to prepare in advance by meeting the prerequisites (or some equivalent) listed on this page. When you register for the training, you will be given immediate access to a complimentary six-month subscription to our Safari platform where you can access books, videos, and live online trainings to help you prepare in advance for the exam.

 

On day one of this 2-day training, our top Kubernetes trainer, Sebastien Goasguen, will walk you through all of the key concepts covered by the official CKAD curriculum. Sebastien is a Certified Kubernetes Application Developer and he knows first-hand what you need to review and practice to pass the exam on your first try.

 

On the second day, you’ll have the opportunity to take the 2-hour proctored online exam on-site and leave Velocity an official Certified Kubernetes Application Developer. We’ll ask you to choose a time slot: either 9:00 am or 1:30 pm. If you don’t pass the exam on your first try, you will be given the opportunity to retake the online exam at no extra cost on the day and time of your choosing.

All certification fees are included in the training fee.

Hardware and/or installation requirements:

  • All attendees should bring their laptop, Linux OS recommended.
  • All attendees should have minikube installed as well as kubectl.

This training is an on-site preparation for the Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) exam. You’ll spend one full day reviewing and practicing all of the concepts covered by the official CKAD curriculum. On the second day, you’ll get the opportunity to take the 2-hour proctored exam at either 9:00 am or 1:30 pm and leave Velocity an official Certified Kubernetes Application Developer. All certification fees are included in the training fee along with a complimentary six-month subscription to O’Reilly’s learning platform, Safari, where we’ve curated a collection of books, videos, and live online training courses that will fully prepare you to master Kubernetes and pass the exam. You will get access to Safari immediately upon registering for this training package. This on-site training is not for beginners. In order to pass the Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) exam, you will need to prepare in advance by meeting the prerequisites listed in the section below (or some equivalent).

At the end of the training, you’ll not only be ready to take and pass the CKAD exam, but you’ll have refined your Kubernetes skills and be ready to build and manage Kubernetes applications. You can choose to take the exam at either 9:00 am or 1:30 pm on-site during the second day of this session. If you don’t pass the exam on your first try, you will be given the opportunity to retake the exam at no extra cost on the day and time of your choosing.

Course Outline:

Day 1: Test Preparation

  • Day one of this hands-on training will be divided into four 90-minute sections.You will be given a set of exercises to practice your Kubernetes skills, refresh and tune your `kubectl` client skills, and become more proficient in writing manifests quickly. 

    • Kubernetes API Overview
      • Pods, ReplicaSets, and Deployments
      • Services and Ingress
      • Volumes, Persistent Volumes, and Persistent Volume Claims
      • StatefulSets
    • Deep Dive into Pods
      • Pod Schema
      • Pod lifecycle
      • Probes
      • Resource limits
      • Multi-container Pods
      • Use in Jobs and CronJobs
      • init-containers
    • Security Topics
      • Pod Security Policies
      • Pod Security Context
      • Network Policies
      • Role Based Access Controls
      • Service Accounts
      • Applications
      • Configuration with Configmaps and Secrets
      • Imperative and Declarative Management
      • Manifest generation

Day 2:  Examination

Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) exam to be administered at 9:00 AM or 1:30 PM, October 1, 2018.

About your instructor

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Sebastien Goasguen is the founder of Skippbox and Triggermesh. A longtime open source contributor and a member of the Apache Software Foundation, he worked on Apache CloudStack for several years before diving into the container world. He currently contributes actively to Kubernetes and the Knative project. An avid blogger, he enjoys spreading the word about new cutting-edge technologies. Sebastien is the author of the O’Reilly Docker Cookbook and the coauthor of the Kubernetes Cookbook.

Twitter for sebgoa

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André Morrow | SPEAKER MANAGER
09/20/2018 9:57am EDT

Both capacities for online trainings have been opened. You may register now.

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André Morrow | SPEAKER MANAGER
09/20/2018 9:23am EDT

We are currently working on the online training course issues. We emailed participants a six-month subscription to Safari this morning. This should take care of the first two issues.

Andreas Wederbrand | SENIOR SOFTWARE DEVELOPER
09/19/2018 11:47pm EDT

I guess that will be fine but let me just state that out of the 4 things to do before:

  • one video section is still unavailable (no subscription)
  • one book is unavailable (same subscription)
  • one online course is fully booked, and unavailable (did I mention the subscription)
  • one online training still has ONE open spot, but is at the same time as I’m traveling from Europe to attend the training. Also, it’s unavailable (I won’t go on about that subscription).
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André Morrow | SPEAKER MANAGER
09/19/2018 7:34am EDT

All participants in this training will be emailed a link to attain their Safari subscription. The email will go out once we have closed the class to participants.

Eric Holloway | DEVOPS ENGINEER
09/19/2018 4:07am EDT

How do I activate the Safari subscription?

Andreas Wederbrand | SENIOR SOFTWARE DEVELOPER
09/19/2018 1:24am EDT

How do I get access to the 6 months subscription to safari books? I’ve registered for the training a week ago.

jeehong lee | SOFTWARE ENGINEER
08/18/2018 11:12pm EDT

What is the type of examination? Practice(hands-on)? Is multiple choice question?
short answers?
long answers?

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Sebastien Goasguen | FOUNDER
08/12/2018 6:51am EDT

Kubernetes version will be at least 1.10

The event is on October 1st 2018 in New York.

You will be given credentials to a Linux Foundation website which will let you re-schedule the exam if needed

jeehong lee | SOFTWARE ENGINEER
08/10/2018 7:36pm EDT

What is the Kubernetes version?

jeehong lee | SOFTWARE ENGINEER
08/09/2018 5:46am EDT

“Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) exam to be administered at 9:00 AM or 1:30 PM, October 31, 2018.”
is it correct schedule? October 31,2018?

jeehong lee | SOFTWARE ENGINEER
08/09/2018 5:41am EDT

“. If you don’t pass the exam on your first try, you will be given the opportunity to retake the exam at no extra cost on the day and time of your choosing.”
Where can I retry an exam at online or offline?