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Kubernetes
training courses

Our on-site and remote Kubernetes training courses are tailored to specific stages of your Kubernetes adoption—whether you need to begin with basic learning (such as “What is a Kubernetes Pod?”) or with advanced issues such as configuration of Kubernetes networking and troubleshooting your clusters.

Our courses are delivered by experts in Cloud Native, Microservices, CI/CD, DevOps culture and, of course, Kubernetes. Our trainers also hold CKA and CKAD certifications from The Linux Foundation and CNCF.

K8S 001: Introduction

1 day

This track is a vital foundation for all beginners, and it is a precursor to K8S 101. It can also serve as an introduction for those who will be working indirectly with or managing Kubernetes teams. Concepts are the major focus. Concepts cover the environment and industry practices that fertilized the ground for Kubernetes’ arrival, why Kubernetes exists (and why it is “taking over the world”), and specifically how it achieves its purpose (represented through an exercise designed to make concepts understandable).

Price per Seat: $600

K8S 101: Foundations

2 days

Applying the concepts from K8S 001, K8S 101 explores the primitives of Kubernetes in action. This track covers everything a beginner needs to know to begin a fruitful journey toward operations or development, and it picks up where K8s 001 stops. (Although K8S 001 is not required to take this track, it is highly recommended for those with little experience). The goal of this track is to level up participants from a knowledge of Kubernetes concepts to the skills needed to work with it on a daily basis.

Price per Seat: $1200

K8S 201: Advanced Foundations

1 day

This track is useful for mastering operations or development, but it is not a required prerequisite. Topics build on K8S 101 and include deeper exploration of kubectl usage, cluster networking, API primitives, and more. The goal of this track is to provide expertise on areas that are often not given much attention but nevertheless can be vital for developing a full understanding — from Kubernetes networking, to the kubectl CLI, to the Kubernetes API, to a survey of the security concerns that come prepackaged with Kubernetes.

Price per Seat: $750

K8S 211: Operations

2 days

K8S 211 covers foundational topics for operating Kubernetes, including cluster setup, deployment tools, introductory resource management, security, and more, thereby providing practical skills for basic operation. This track is recommended for those who need to get started with the operation of Kubernetes quickly, and it will contain significant lab time (as all other tracks do). The topics cover hurdles generally faced in the first few months of adopting Kubernetes, following a basic cluster lifecycle approach.

Price per Seat: $1500

K8S 221: Development

2 days

K8S 221 is on topics that pertain to developing applications that run on Kubernetes, from containerization, to deployment patterns, images, additional primitives, and topics for managing Kubernetes Pods and other resources. This track provides a start to the journey of developing for Kubernetes, and it includes significant lab time on topics designed to address many of the concerns developers will have as they begin working with Kubernetes, as well as how to accommodate a few of the features developers may have come to expect.

Price per Seat: $1500

K8S 311: Advanced Operations

3 days

K8S 311 touches topics that are more advanced than those covered in K8S 211, and it is recommended that participants take it only after having completed K8S 211. This track addresses advanced component management, extending Kubernetes, and more. It is designed to bring operators up to a level of expertise and professionalism so they are capable of dealing with complex problems associated with operating Kubernetes or leading the management a cluster and its companion software, such as aggregated APIs, service meshes, and more.

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K8S 321: Advanced Development

3 days

Building off of K8S 221, K8S 321 extends into advanced development for Kubernetes, including horizontal and vertical Pod autoscaling, advanced topics on storage, exercises in extending Kubernetes, and more. This track is designed to bring Kubernetes application developers up to a level of expertise and professionalism where they are capable of dealing with complex problems associated with developing for Kubernetes or leading the management of a cluster’s workloads and their companion software, logistics, and custom resources.

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K8S 331: Monitoring, Logging, and Disaster Planning

2 days

This track provides a workshop where participants will learn how to prepare for and mitigate disasters, how to troubleshoot clusters and applications, and all about Kubernetes monitoring, logging, and alerting. Participants will get hands-on setting up a monitoring, logging, and alerting stack, utilizing several technologies to do so. The goal is learning how to provide meaningful alerting and troubleshooting data. Simulated problems will test participants’ understanding of principles and practices for disaster planning, including runbooks and documentation.

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K8S 411: CKA Bootcamp

1 day

The goal of this track is to assess the skill level of participants on the topics covered in the exam, to walk participants through simulated hands-on examples of the questions, and to provide tips for passing the CKA exam. Participants will go through a period of assessment regarding the official exam curriculum, and they will then be given tips for strengthening their individual weaknesses. In addition, multiple portions of the exam will be simulated, allowing participants to experience what taking the exam will actually be like.

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K8S 421: CKAD Bootcamp

1 day

This track focuses on prep for the CKAD exam and assesses of the skill level of participants on the topics covered in the exam. Particpants will be walked through simulated hands-on examples of the questions and will receive tips for passing the CKAD exam. They will go through a period of assessment regarding the official exam curriculum, then they will be given tips for strengthening their individual weaknesses. In addition, multiple portions of the exam will be simulated, allowing participants to see what taking the exam will be like.

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Foundational: Requires little to no experience with Kubernetes (or associated technologies).
Intermediate: Requires familiarity with related aspects of Kubernetes (or associated technologies)
Advanced: Requires advanced experience with related aspects of Kubernetes (or associated technologies).

Supergiant offers Kubernetes support subscriptions, training, consulting, and our open source Kubernetes toolkit to help your company at any stage of Kubernetes adoption. We also offer useful blogs and tutorials on a variety of topics ranging from the foundations of Kubernetes and Docker to Kubernetes networking, monitoring, and advanced management of Kubernetes clusters.

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