The hands-on lab is part of these learning paths
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Kubernetes provides a variety of features to get the most out of your containerized applications. This Lab will train you on several Pod configuration concepts and teach you how to take advantage of what Kubernetes gives you. Some examples of what you will learn include how to separate configuration from container images to improve reusability, maximize cluster efficiency and utilization by configuring resource requirements for Pods, and configuring security features to harden your Kubernetes application deployments.
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.
- Define an application's resource requirements
- Understand ConfigMaps
- Understand SecurityContexts
- Create & consume Secrets
- Understand PersistentVolumeClaims for storage
- Understand ServiceAccounts
- Application developers and DevOps engineers deploying applications in containers and using or considering Kubernetes
- This Lab is recommended for Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) examinees
- Knowledge of Kubernetes Pod Design (Pods, Deployments, Services, Jobs)
- Experience with
You can complete the Kubernetes Pod Design for Application Developers Lab to satisfy the prerequisites.
May 1st, 2021 - Updated to run Kubernetes 1.20, 80% faster startup time, and use a web terminal
April 16th, 2021 - Moved validation checks to the most relevant lab step for more immediate validation feedback
December 15th, 2020 - Updated to Kubernetes 1.19, added EC2 instance connect support
August 28th, 2020 - Updated the SSH instructions to reflect the new EC2 user interface
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.