Kubernetes Fundamentals and Cluster Operations (KFCO)


Course Overview

This four-day course is the first step in learning about Containers and Kubernetes Fundamentals and Cluster Operations. Through a series of lectures and lab exercises, the fundamental concepts of containers and Kubernetes are presented and put to practice by containerizing and deploying a two-tier application into Kubernetes.

Who should attend

Anyone who is preparing to build and run Kubernetes clusters


This course is part of the following Certifications:


  • Linux concepts and command line proficiency
  • General networking proficiency

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • Build, test, and publish Docker container images
  • Become familiar with YAML files that define Kubernetes objects
  • Understand Kubernetes core user-facing concepts, including pods, services, and deployments
  • Use kubectl, the Kubernetes CLI, and become familiar with its commands and options
  • Understand the architecture of Kubernetes (Control plane and its components, worker nodes, and kubelet)
  • Learn how to troubleshoot issues with deployments on Kubernetes
  • Apply resource requests, limits, and probes to deployments
  • Manage dynamic application configuration using ConfigMaps and Secrets
  • Deploy other workloads, including DaemonSets, Jobs, and CronJobs
  • Learn about user-facing security using SecurityContext, RBAC, and NetworkPolicies

Course Content

Course Introduction
  • Introductions and objectives
  • What and Why containers
  • Building images
  • Running containers
  • Registry and image management
Kubernetes Overview
  • Kubernetes project
  • Plugin interfaces
  • Building Kubernetes
  • Kubectl CLI
Beyond Kubernetes Basics
  • Kubernetes objects
  • YAML
  • Pods, replicas, and deployments
  • Services
  • Deployment management
  • Rolling updates
  • Controlling deployments
  • Pod and container configurations
Kubernetes Networking
  • Networking within a pod
  • Pod-to-Pod Networking
  • Services to Pods
  • ClusterIP, NodePort, and LoadBalancer
  • Ingress controllers
  • Service Discovery via DNS
Stateful Applications in Kubernetes
  • Stateless versus Stateful
  • Volumes
  • Persistent volumes claims
  • StorageClasses
  • StatefulSets
Additional Kubernetes Considerations
  • Dynamic configuration
  • ConfigMaps
  • Secrets
  • Jobs, CronJobs
  • Network policy
  • Applying a NetworkPolicy
  • SecurityContext
  • runAsUser/Group
  • Service accounts
  • Role-based access control
Logging and Monitoring
  • Logging for various objects
  • Sidecar logging
  • Node logging
  • Audit logging
  • Monitoring architecture
  • Monitoring solutions
  • Octant
  • VMware vRealize® Operations Manager™
Cluster Operations
  • Onboarding new applications
  • Backups
  • Upgrading
  • Drain and cordon commands
  • Impact of an upgrade to running applications
  • Troubleshooting commands
  • VMware Tanzu™ portfolio overview

Prices & Delivery methods

Online Training
Modality: U

Duration 4 days

  • Eastern Europe: 1,510.— €
Classroom Training
Modality: G

Duration 4 days

  • Eastern Europe: 1,510.— €
Modality: P

Duration 30 days

  • Slovenia: 1,510.— €
  • Albania: 1,000.— €
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina: US$ 1,240.—
  • Croatia: 1,000.— €
  • Montenegro: US$ 1,860.—
  • Serbia: US$ 1,240.—



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