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Kubernetes Pod Design for Application Developers: Jobs and CronJobs

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Description

This lab is the fourth and final in the Kubernetes Pod Design for Application Developers series. In this lab you will learn how to use Jobs and CronJobs to manage batch workloads that run to completion.

This lab is valuable to anyone working with Kubernetes, but the content has been prepared considering topics described in the Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) Exam Curriculum. Completion of the lab will help you get hands-on experience, which is essential for passing the CKAD exam.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand Jobs and CronJobs

Intended Audience

  • Application developers deploying applications in containers and using or considering Kubernetes
  • This lab is recommended for Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) examinees

Prerequisites

  • Understand Deployments and how to perform rolling updates and rollbacks

You can take the Kubernetes Pod Design for Application Developers: Deployments to satisfy the prerequisites.

Updates

October 13th, 2023 - Updated Kubernetes version

June 13th, 2023 - Updated Kubernetes version

September 6th, 2022 - Updated to run Kubernetes 1.24

April 28th, 2022 - Updated to run Kubernetes 1.21

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Logan has been involved in software development and research since 2007 and has been in the cloud since 2012. He is an AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional, AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional, Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert, MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, Google Cloud Certified Associate Cloud Engineer, Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist (CKS), Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA), Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD), and Certified OpenStack Administrator (COA). He earned his Ph.D. studying design automation and enjoys all things tech.

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Lab steps

Connecting to the Kubernetes Cluster
Using Jobs to Manage Pods that Run to Completion