Apache Kafka® Technical Fundamentals Free Companion Content

Apache Kafka® Fundamentals

Whether you’re just getting started or have already built stream processing applications, you will find actionable insights in this series that will enable you to further derive business value from your data systems.

Below is some useful companion material that should help you reflect on the event.

Interactive Conceptual Exercises

Interactive Quizzes

Once that you have completed the following lessons of Fundamentals, see what you've learned with this brief quiz. There are just a few questions and you'll instantly see if you got them right!

Quiz at the end of Lesson 2
Quiz at the end of Lesson 4

Critical Thinking Challenge Exercises

A set of seven conceptual questions to challenge you to think deeply about the concepts in the presentation (with solutions available).

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Hands-On Lab Activities

Two activities to experience Kafka Fundamentals firsthand:

Starting in Confluent Cloud

An activity that leads you through [signing up for Confluent Cloud](https://cnfl.io/live-cloud), setting up the Confluent CLI on your machine, and using it to create a topic, produce, and consume.

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Gitpod

An activity that has you work in a Gitpod workspace that is already set up for you with three terminal panes. You will create a topic, produce, and consume to start. Then you will observe partitioning and two different kinds of offsets. There are a few enrichment sections to explore a few more concepts that came up in the Fundamentals course.

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