Kubernetes is the de-facto system for container orchestration, e.g. automating the deployment, scaling and management of microservices-based, containerized applications.This training first introduces participants to the basic concepts and architecture of Kubernetes, its initial install, setup and access control, Kubernetes Pods and Workloads, Scheduling and node management, Accessing the applications, Persistent storage in Kubernetes as well as its Logging, Monitoring and Troubleshooting facilities.The second part enhances the delegates’ knowledge with information about the most important Kubernetes and container related security topics and tools. It introduces concepts, procedures, and best practices to harden Kubernetes based systems and container-based applications against security threats. It deals with the main areas of cloud-native security: Kubernetes cluster setup, Kubernetes cluster hardening, hardening the underlying operating system and networks, minimizing microservices vulnerabilities, supply chain security as well as monitoring, logging, and runtime security.
This course doesn’t only prepare delegates for the daily administration of Kubernetes based systems but also for the official Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA), Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) and Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist (CKS) exams of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).
Course Length: 3 days Kubernetes administration + 2 days Kubernetes and Container-based Application Security, 5 days altogether
Structure: 50% theory 50% hands on lab exercises
Target audience: System administrators, developers and DevOps who want to understand and use Kubernetes in enterprise and cloud environments.
Prerequisites: Proficiency with the Linux CLI. A broad understanding of Linux system administration. Basic knowledge of Linux containers, e.g. Docker.