LFD459 – Kubernetes For App Developers

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The LFD459 – Kubernetes For App Developers will teach participants how to containerize, host, deploy, and configure an application in a multi-node cluster. Starting with a simple Python script, participants will define application resources and use core primitives to build, monitor, and troubleshoot scalable applications in Kubernetes. Working with network plugins, security and cloud storage, they will be exposed to many of the features needed to deploy an application in a production environment.

The topics covered are directly aligned with the knowledge domains tested by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) Program, and will substantially increase participants’ ability to become certified.


This course is designed to be vendor- and distribution-neutral, so participants will be able to apply these concepts universally.

Course Outline

  1. Introduction
  2. Kubernetes Architecture
  3. Build
  4. Design
  5. Deployment Configuration
  6. Security
  7. Exposing Applications
  8. Troubleshooting
  9. Closing & Evaluation Survey


24 hours


To get the most out of this course, participants should have a basic understanding of Linux command line and file editing skills, and be familiar with using a programming language (such as Python, Node.js, Go). Knowledge of cloud native application concepts and architectures (such as is taught in the Linux Foundation’s free Introduction to Kubernetes edX MOOC) is helpful for this course.

For a detailed training description, please visit the homepage of the Linux Foundation.