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Kubernetes Security Fundamentals (LFS460)

  • Tuition USD $3,250
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 4762 Ratings
  • Course Code LFS460
  • Duration 4 days
  • Available Formats Classroom, Virtual

Prerequisite Courses


This instructor-led course provides skills and knowledge across a broad range of best practices for securing container-based applications and Kubernetes platforms during build, deployment, and runtime.

Skills Gained

This course exposes you to knowledge and skills needed to maintain security in dynamic, multi-project environments. This course addresses security concerns for cloud production environments and covers topics related to the security container supply chain, discussing topics from before a cluster has been configured through deployment, and ongoing, as well as agile use, including where to find ongoing security and vulnerability information. The course includes hands-on labs to build and secure a Kubernetes cluster, as well as monitor and log security events.

Who Can Benefit

This course is ideal for anyone holding a CKA certification and interested in or responsible for cloud security.

Course Details

Course Outline


  • Linux Foundation
  • Linux Foundation Training
  • Linux Foundation Certifications
  • Linux Foundation Digital Badges
  • Laboratory Exercises, Solutions and Resources
  • E-Learning Course: LFS260
  • Distribution Details
  • Labs

Cloud Security Overview

  • Multiple Projects
  • What is Security?
  • Assessment
  • Prevention
  • Detection
  • Reaction
  • Classes of Attackers
  • Types of Attacks
  • Attack Surfaces
  • Hardware and Firmware Considerations
  • Security Agencies
  • Manage External Access
  • Labs

Preparing to Install

  • Image Supply Chain
  • Runtime Sandbox
  • Verify Platform Binaries
  • Minimize Access to GUI
  • Policy Based Control
  • Labs

Installing the Cluster

  • Update Kubernetes
  • Tools to Harden the Kernel
  • Kernel Hardening Examples
  • Mitigating Kernel Vulnerabilities
  • Labs

Securing the kube-apiserver

  • Restrict Access to API
  • Enable Kube-apiserver Auditing
  • Configuring RBAC
  • Pod Security Policies
  • Minimize IAM Roles
  • Protecting etcd
  • CIS Benchmark
  • Using Service Accounts
  • Labs


  • Firewalling Basics
  • Network Plugins
  • iptables
  • Mitigate Brute Force Login Attempts
  • Netfilter rule management
  • Netfilter Implementation
  • nft Concepts
  • Ingress Objects
  • Pod to Pod Encryption
  • Restrict Cluster Level Access
  • Labs

Workload Considerations

  • Minimize Base Image
  • Static Analysis of Workloads
  • Runtime Analysis of Workloads
  • Container Immutability
  • Mandatory Access Control
  • SELinux
  • AppArmor
  • Generate AppArmor Profiles
  • Labs

Issue Detection

  • Understanding Phases of Attack
  • Preparation
  • Understanding an Attack Progression
  • During an Incident
  • Handling Incident Aftermath
  • Intrusion Detection Systems
  • Threat Detection
  • Behavioral Analytics
  • Labs

Domain Reviews

  • Preparing for the Exam
  • Labs

Closing and Evaluation Survey

  • Evaluation Survey

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

What does GTR stand for?

GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

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As a vendor-authorized training partner, we offer a curriculum that our partners have vetted. We use the same course materials and facilitate the same labs as our vendor-delivered training. These courses are considered the gold standard and, as such, are priced accordingly.

Is the training too basic, or will you go deep into technology?

It depends on your requirements, your role in your company, and your depth of knowledge. The good news about many of our learning paths, you can start from the fundamentals to highly specialized training.

How up-to-date are your courses and support materials?

We continuously work with our vendors to evaluate and refresh course material to reflect the latest training courses and best practices.

Are your instructors seasoned trainers who have deep knowledge of the training topic?

ExitCertified instructors have an average of 27 years of practical IT experience. They have also served as consultants for an average of 15 years. To stay up to date, instructors will at least spend 25 percent of their time learning new emerging technologies and courses.

Do you provide hands-on training and exercises in an actual lab environment?

Lab access is dependent on the vendor and the type of training you sign up for. However, many of our top vendors will provide lab access to students to test and practice. The course description will specify lab access.

Will you customize the training for our company’s specific needs and goals?

We will work with you to identify training needs and areas of growth.  We offer a variety of training methods, such as private group training, on-site of your choice, and virtually. We provide courses and certifications that are aligned with your business goals.

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Will I get access to content after I complete a course?

You will get access to the PDF of course books and guides, but access to the recording and slides will depend on the vendor and type of training you receive.

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Related Certifications

Authorized training from ExitCertified is created and maintained by the vendor who also creates the certification exams. While it may not be a requirement of certification to attend a vendor-authorized training class, doing so will put you in the best position to successfully complete the related exams. Start training and begin working towards one of the following certifications today.

Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Certifications
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