Kafka Training

Kafka Training - Onsite, Instructor-led

Training for DevOps, Architects, and Developers

This course provides a technical introduction to all the conceptual and practical areas needed to use the Kafka Streaming Platform successfully, and deploy to production.

It is written expressly for Developers who must develop and DevOps who must deploy with an emphasis on AWS deployments. The course provides a solid foundation in the architecture ok Kafka and how to work with it. After taking this course, you will be ready to work with Kafka in an informed and productive manner. We provide more than just developer training. We provide the training to maximize your developer and DevOps expertise.

This Kafka course teaches the basics of the Apache Kafka distributed streaming platform. The Apache Kafka distributed streaming platform is one of the most powerful and widely used reliable streaming platforms. Kafka is a fault tolerant, highly scalable and used for log aggregation, stream processing, event sources and commit logs. Kafka is used by LinkedIn, Yahoo, Twitter, Square, Uber, Box, PayPal, Etsy and more to enable stream processing, online messaging, facilitate in-memory computing by providing a distributed commit log, data collection for big data and so much more.

In this three to four day hands-on course, developers, and DevOps learn how to build applications that can publish data to and subscribe to data from, a Kafka cluster. They learn about the setup and maintenance of that cluster.

Kafka Microservices

Kafka is a key ingredient in microservices development. It helps move you away from slow and unresponsive shared-state architectures with its abundance of cascading failures to in-memory actors systems done in Kafka streams, QBit and Akka. We can show you how to set up the Kafka streaming platform as part of your high-speed, reactive microservices architecture. Technology stacks like Kafka, Akka and QBit are the backbones for event driven microservices.

Let us help you set up a solid foundation in the architecture and data model of the Kafka Streaming Platform and how to deploy it correctly based on your use cases to AWS.

Why choose us and our Kafka Course

We have successfully deployed the streaming solutions at large fortune 100s and very high traffic web properties. We have the experience to deploy and monitor Kafka clusters running on AWS EC2. We have been there and done that and understand when and where streaming platforms make sense and how to avoid common pitfalls.


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Kafka Course Information

Duration: 3 to 4 days

Labs: Minimum 50% hands-on labs


Reasonable Java experience some knowledge of asynchronous programming.

Skills Gained:

  • Understand the motivation for using a streaming platform like Kafka
  • Understand Kafka at a high-level
  • Basic installation/setup of Kafka, and how an installation is structured
  • Understand the Kafka architecture
  • Understand how to deploy Kafka for fail-over and disaster recovery
  • Understand the use cases for Kafka
  • How to write producers and consumers

Kafka Course Outline:

  • Kafka Introduction
  • Kafka Setup
  • Kafka Architecture, Use Cases, and Best Practices
  • Writing Producers
  • Writing Consumers
  • Handling streams and integration
  • Cluster Admin
  • Working with Partitions for parallel processing and resiliency
  • Deploying Kafka to AWS to survive a single AZ failure
  • Deploying Kafka to AWS using a cluster mirroring in multi-regions
  • Kafka integration with Spark
  • Complex Consumers

Kafka Training Detailed Course Outline

Kafka training course detailed outline

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