Managing state
CKAD exam preparation

The course, where you can learn how to design, develop and deploy applications in Kubernetes.

A course that:

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    Prioritises hands-on material and challenges

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    Covers practical, day-to-day scenario rather than abstract use cases

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    Goes in-depth enough to be useful, but without becoming a boring list of flags that you can tweak

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    Get you up to speed quickly

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    Gives you the skills to be confident in deploying and managing production-grade apps

This course is not:

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    A "watch someone else do the work and become an expert" course. There are no Kubernetes experts who learnt that way

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    Only about building clusters. Clusters should be configured to support the apps deploying on it, not the other way around.

How does Kubernetes store state? Can you host databases in your cluster? Can you extract configurations and share them with different deployments? How do you make sure that your storage layer is replicated and persisted even if a node becomes unavailable? In this course, you will learn how to deploy a database with durable persistence.

You will learn how to package and run applications in Docker containers. The module covers the following topics:

  • Managing configurations
  • Managing secrets
  • Using Kubernetes Volumes
  • Creating Persistent Volumes
  • Creating Persistent Volume Claims
  • Provisioning volumes dynamically
  • Managing stateful applications
  • Creating volumes on bare metal
  • Deploying a single database with persitence
  • Deploying a clustered database with persitence
  • Designing storage that can span multiple nodes
Managing state

This course is designed to help you prepare and pass the Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) exam. It has practical challenges as well as tips and tricks on how to be efficient with your time during the exam.

You will learn the basics of Kubernetes and how to deploy Linux containers. The module covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to the CKAD exam
  • Tips and tricks
  • Core concepts
  • Pod design
  • Configuration
  • Observability
  • Services and networking
  • State persistence
CKAD exam preparation

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Managing state
CKAD exam preparation

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