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Confluent Global Training

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

Confluent Developer Skills for Building Apache Kafka®

Course Objectives

In this three-day, hands-on course, you will learn how to build applications that publish and subscribe to an Apache Kafka® cluster. You will learn the role of Kafka in the modern real-time event streaming platform, discuss core Kafka architectural concepts and components, and explore the Kafka developer APIs. In addition to Kafka, Kafka Connect and Kafka Streams, the course covers other components in the broader Confluent Platform, such as the Schema Registry, the REST Proxy and KSQL. You will also receive an overview on how to use and integrate with Confluent Cloud, a fully managed real-time event streaming platform based on Apache Kafka.

Course Duration

This is a three-day training course.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for application architects, developers and data scientists who need to interact with Kafka clusters as a source of or destination for data.

Course Prerequisites

Attendees should be familiar with developing professional apps in Java (preferred), .NET, C# or Python. Additionally, a working knowledge of the Apache Kafka architecture is required for this course, either through prior experience or by taking the recommended prerequisite, Confluent Fundamentals of Apache Kafka®.

To evaluate your Kafka knowledge for this course, please complete the self-assessment

Participants are required to provide a laptop computer with unobstructed internet access to fully participate in the class.

Confluent offers this course as Instructor-led (in-person or online) and On Demand. Please visit /training for more information.

For inquiries about onsite training, please email

Course Content Overview

  • Introduction
  • Fundamentals of Apache Kafka
  • Kafka’s Architecture
  • Developing With Kafka
  • More Advanced Kafka Development
  • Schema Management In Kafka
  • Data Pipelines with Kafka Connect
  • Stream Processing with Kafka Streams
  • Stream Processing with Confluent KSQL
  • Event Driven Architecture
  • Confluent Cloud

Hands-On Exercises

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

Course Outline

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

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