This course covers the core concepts typically used to build and administer a Kubernetes cluster in production, using vendor-independent tools. We build a cluster, determine network configuration, grow the cluster, deploy applications and configure the storage, security and other objects necessary for typical use. This course offers exposure to the many skills necessary to administer Kubernetes in a production environment.

This course is excellent preparation for the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam.


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Amsterdam: May 16th
London: May 17th

Capacity: 20

Full Price: €3,630


Ian Crosby is a senior engineer at Container Solutions focusing on all things Cloud Native. Ian has worked on microservice applications including the Sock Shop reference application, data collection and analysis for drones and IoT devices all the way to highly available, hyper scale web-applications


This course is for anyone who wants to learn the skills necessary to build and administer a Kubernetes cluster.




This workshop is for developers or system administrators who are looking to learn (more) about Kubernetes. It is possible for beginners to join.


Students should have an understanding of Linux administration skills, comfortable using the command line. Must be able to edit files using a command-line text editor.


In this course you'll learn how to install and configure a production-grade Kubernetes cluster, from network configuration to upgrades to making deployments available via services. Also handle the ongoing tasks necessary for Kubernetes administration.

Topics include:

Installation of a multi-node Kubernetes cluster using kubeadm, and how to grow a cluster.

Choosing and implementing cluster networking.

Various methods of application lifecycle management, including scaling, updates and roll-backs.

Configuring security both for the cluster as well as containers.

Managing storage available to containers.

Learn monitoring, logging and troubleshooting of containers and the cluster.

Configure scheduling and affinity of container deployments.

Use Helm and Charts to automate application deployment.

Understand Federation for fault-tolerance and higher availability.

This course does not focus on one vendor's tools. Most courses are vendor-locked. We use kubeadm to deploy the cluster and focus on tools that would work on anyone's Kubernetes cluster.