Confluent University

Learn Apache Kafka from Confluent, the company founded by Kafka's original developers.

Confluent Operations Training for Kafka

Course Objectives

In this two-day hands-on course, you will learn to build and manage Kafka clusters using industry best practices developed by the world’s foremost Kafka experts. You will learn how Kafka and the Confluent Platform work, their main subsystems, their functions, how they interact, and how to set up, manage, and tune your cluster.

Course Duration

Two days.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for engineers and operations staff responsible for building, managing, and tuning Kafka clusters.

Course Prerequisites

Attendees should have a strong knowledge of Linux/Unix, and understand basic TCP/IP networking concepts. Familiarity with the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) is helpful. No prior knowledge of Kafka is required.

Course Content Overview

  • Introduction
  • Basic Kafka Concepts
  • Kafka vs Other Messaging Systems
  • Intra-Cluster Replication
  • An Inside Look at Kafka’s Components
  • Log Administration, Retention, and Compaction
  • Hardware and Runtime Configurations
  • Monitoring and Alerting
  • Cluster Administration
  • Securing Kafka
  • Using Kafka Connect to Move Data

Hands-On Exercises

Throughout the course, Hands-On Exercises reinforce the topics being discussed.

For a more detailed course outline, please view the course information sheet.

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