Confluent Global Training

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

Apache Kafka® Administration

Course Objectives

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

Course Duration

Three days.

Who Should Attend?

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

Course Prerequisites

Attendees should have a working knowledge of the Kafka architecture, either from prior experience or the recommended prerequisite course Confluent Fundamentals of Apache Kafka®. It is also important to have strong knowledge of Linux/Unix and understand basic TCP/IP networking concepts. Familiarity with the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) is helpful. To evaluate your Kafka knowledge for this course, please complete the free, anonymous self-assessment here: https://confluent.io/training

Course Content Overview

  • Fundamentals of Apache Kafka
  • Apache Kafka Architecture
  • Providing Durability
  • Managing a Cluster
  • Optimizing Apache Kafka Performance
  • Apache Kafka Security
  • Data Pipelines with Kafka Connect
  • Kafka in Production

Hands-On Exercises

Throughout the course, hands-on exercises reinforce the topics being discussed. Exercises include:

  • Using Kafka's command-line tools
  • Automating configuration
  • Using Kafka's administrative tools
  • Tuning Producer and Consumer performance
  • Securing the cluster
  • Building data pipelines with Kafka Connect


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

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