Kubernetes Administration Official Linux Foundation™ Course (LFS458)
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This course offers exposure to the many skills necessary to administer Kubernetes in a production environment and is excellent preparation for the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam.

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

Course Overview

This course does not focus on one vendor’s tools. We use kubeadm to deploy the cluster and focus on tools that would work on anyone’s Kubernetes cluster.

  • 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.

About CKA Certification exam

The Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) program was established by The Linux Foundation and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) as a part of their ongoing effort to help develop the Kubernetes ecosystem. As one of the highest velocity open source projects, Kubernetes application is exploding. There are no pre-requisites for this exam.

Course Outlines


  • Laboratory Exercises, Solutions and Resources
  • Labs

Basics of Kubernetes

  • Define Kubernetes and Cluster Structure
  • Adoption and Project Governance and CNCF
  • Labs

Installation and Configuration

  • Getting Started With Kubernetes
  • Minikube, kubeadm and more Installation Tools
  • Labs

Kubernetes Architecture

  • Kubernetes Architecture, Networking
  • Other Cluster Systems
  • Labs

APIs and Access

  • API Access, Annotations
  • Working with A Simple Pod
  • kubectl and API, Swagger and OpenAPI
  • Labs

API Objects

  • API Objects, The v1 Group,
  • API Resources, RBAC APIs
  • Labs

Managing State With Deployments

  • Deployment Overview
  • Managing Deployment States,
  • Deployments and Replica Sets
  • DaemonSets, Labels
  • Labs


  • Overview, Accessing Services, DNS
  • Labs

Volumes and Data

  • Overview, Volumes, Persistent Volumes
  • Rook, Passing Data To Pods, ConfigMaps
  • Labs


  • Overview, Ingress Controller, Ingress Rules,
  • Service Mesh and Labs


  • Overview, Scheduler Settings, Policies
  • Affinity Rules, Taints and Tolerations
  • Labs

Logging and Troubleshooting

  • Overview, Troubleshooting Flow
  • Basic Start Sequence,
  • Monitoring, Plugins, Logging
  • Troubleshooting Resources
  • Labs

Custom Resource Definition

  • Overview, Custom Resource Definitions
  • Aggregated APIs
  • Labs


  • Overview, Helm
  • Using Helm and Labs


  • Overview, Accessing the API
  • Authentication and Authorization
  • Admission Controller, Pod Policies
  • Network Policies
  • Labs

High Availability

  • Overview, Stacked Database
  • External Database
  • Labs

Award of Certificate of Attendance

This is the Linux Foundation’s official training and participants with full attendance will obtain the certificate of completion by the Linux Foundation.

Also, full Attendance will also be awarded a Certificate of Attendance issued by the Hong Kong Productivity Council.


9-19 Nov 2020 (Mon-Thu)


19:00 – 22:00


Total 24 training hours


Cantonese, and supplemented with English for technical terms

Course Fee

HK$15,000 (May apply up to HK$10,000* subsidy)

*Maximum saving, with the final grant subjects to approval.

This course is subject to approval under the Reindustrialisation and Technology Training Programme(RTTP) with up to 2/3 course fee reimbursement upon successful applications. For details: https://rttp.vtc.edu.hk.


Participants 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


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