Kong API Gateway Training Course

All prices exclude VAT

Last updated

Course Code



14 hours (usually 2 days including breaks)


  • An understanding of microservices, APIs, etc.
  • Linux command line experience


  • Developers
  • Administrators
  • DevOps engineers


Kong is an API management solution that acts as an API gateway for microservices. It has a plug-in architecture that allows users to extend Kong's core functionality. 

This instructor-led, live training (online or onsite) is aimed at engineers who wish to set up and monitor a Kong API gateway to manage microservices traffic.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Install and configure a Kong cluster.
  • Manage a Kong API gateway to provide a single communication point for accessing APIs.
  • Control web services traffic at a granular level.
  • Secure APIs by authenticating access.
  • Control traffic through rate limiting and quotas.
  • Monitor, log and analyze API traffic using a third-party solution such as ELK stack.

Format of the Course

  • Interactive lecture and discussion.
  • Lots of exercises and practice.
  • Hands-on implementation in a live-lab environment.

Course Customization Options

  • To request a customized training for this course, please contact us to arrange.
  • To learn more about Kong, please visit: https://github.com/Kong/kong

Course Outline


  • The need for API management

Setting up Kong

  • Deciding on an installation type: bare metal, cloud, containers and Kubernetes
  • Using curl commands
  • Installing and starting a Kong cluster

Overview of Kong Features and Architecture

  • Kong's lightweight proxy
  • Kong plugins

Adding Services and Routes

  • Using the Admin API
  • Implementing host matching

Consuming Services

  • Configuring ports, hosts, and DNS

Responding to Requests

  • Reverse proxying incoming requests

Controlling Traffic

  • Managing, throttling, and restricting traffic
  • Load balancing requests: dynamic ring-balancer vs DNS-based

Analyzing Traffic

  • Visualizing, inspecting, and monitoring traffic (e.g., using Prometheus)
  • Logging data transfers (e.g., using ELK Stack)

Transforming Data

  • Transforming requests and responses in real-time

Securing API and Service Access

  • Protecting services through an authentication layer

Integrating Kong with Third-party Services

  • Calling serverless functions via APIs

Advanced Routing Mechanisms

  • Beyond simple host matching

Securing the Kong Admin API

  • Configuring firewall rules
  • Using Kong as a proxy for the Admin API

Extending Kong

  • Adding extra functionality through Kong Plugins
  • Creating Your Own Plugin

Scaling Kong

  • Increasing nodes to process trillions of API calls


Summary and Conclusion

Course Discounts

No course discounts for now.

Course Discounts Newsletter

We respect the privacy of your email address. We will not pass on or sell your address to others.
You can always change your preferences or unsubscribe completely.

Some of our clients

is growing fast!

We are looking for a good mixture of IT and soft skills in Kazakhstan!

As a NobleProg Trainer you will be responsible for:

  • delivering training and consultancy Worldwide
  • preparing training materials
  • creating new courses outlines
  • delivering consultancy
  • quality management

At the moment we are focusing on the following areas:

  • Statistic, Forecasting, Big Data Analysis, Data Mining, Evolution Alogrithm, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning (recommender system, neural networks .etc...)
  • Hibernate/Spring, Scala, Spark, jBPM, Drools
  • R, Python
  • Mobile Development (iOS, Android)
  • LAMP, Drupal, Mediawiki, Symfony, MEAN, jQuery
  • You need to have patience and ability to explain to non-technical people

To apply, please create your trainer-profile by going to the link below:

Apply now!

This site in other countries/regions