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Confluent Advanced Skills for Optimizing Apache Kafka

  • Tuition USD $2,700 GSA  $2,584.38
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 4819 Ratings
  • Course Code AK-ADV
  • Duration 3 days
  • Available Formats Classroom

In this three-day, hands-on, Advanced Skills for Optimizing Apache Kafka® training course, you will learn how to monitor, troubleshoot and tune a real-time, event streaming platform built with Apache Kafka®. You will learn to utilize native tools, including Confluent Control Center as well as third-party software tools.

Skills Gained

During this instructor-led, hands-on course, you will learn how to monitor, troubleshoot and tune a real-time, event-streaming platform built with Apache Kafka. You will use industry best-practices to monitor, troubleshoot, and tune the components of Kafka and Confluent Platform to support your event streaming applications. You will learn to utilize native tools, including Confluent Control Center as well as third-party software tools.

Who Can Benefit

This course is designed for engineers, system administrators, and operations staff responsible for in-depth monitoring, tuning and troubleshooting an event-streaming platform powered by Kafka.


Attendees should have deep knowledge of and hands-on experience with Kafka. An understanding of additional components that contribute to a real-time, event-streaming platform, such as Kafka Connect, KSQL and Kafka Streams applications is also required. It is recommended that students attend the Apache Kafka Administration by Confluent course prior to taking Confluent Advanced Skills for Optimizing Apache Kafka.

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

Course Details

Hands-on Training

Hands-on exercises are included throughout the training to help reinforce the concepts being discussed. Exercises include:

  • Monitoring Kafka brokers, ZooKeeper and Kafka clients via JMX and Confluent Control Center, as well as Prometheus and Grafana
  • Troubleshooting brokers, ZooKeeper, Producers, Consumers, Confluent KSQL applications, Kafka Streams applications and the Schema Registry, Tuning brokers, Producers, Consumers, Kafka Connect, KSQL and Kafka Streams, applications discussing production-down trouble shooting strategies
  • Calculating replication throttling rates
  • Evaluating partition strategiesCourse Prerequisites

Course Outline

Major Components

  • Brokers
  • Producers
  • Consumers
  • Apache ZooKeeper
  • Kafka Streams
  • Kafka Connect
  • Confluent KSQL
  • Confluent Schema Registry

Additional Discussions

  • Determining Business Needs and SLAs
  • Monitoring using JMX Metrics
  • Monitoring with Confluent Control Center and third-party tools
  • Recommending Troubleshooting Strategies
  • Using Kafka Troubleshooting tools
  • Analyzing Kafka Log Files
  • Performing a Troubleshooting Post-mortem Analysis

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.

What does vendor-authorized training mean?

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.

How do I get started with certification?

Getting started on a certification pathway depends on your goals and the vendor you choose to get certified in. Many vendors offer entry-level IT certification to advanced IT certification that can boost your career. To get access to certification vouchers and discounts, please contact Edu_customerexperience@techdata.com

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.

Some Labs are very good but some steps it ask to update but its already updated, but overall its very good training.

Great instructor, clear and concise course. Labs were easy to follow and worked perfectly.

Excellent facilities, excellent staff.. and the coffee is good too! Thanks for helping to advance my career and the career of my colleagues!

The platform is very intuitive and easy to navigate. Great tool for learning

Very good material, the instructor was clear explaining the topics, and the labs were easy to follow it.

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