Kafka is hard. Confluent Cloud makes it easy. In this course, you’ll learn what Confluent Cloud is, what the basic components are, as well as how to get it up and running within minutes. We’ll discuss available resources, networking and monitoring, APIs and the Schema Registry, all within the context of Confluent Cloud. Once you’ve grasped the basics, we’ll dive deeper with how to connect clients and set up basic security with ACLs and service accounts. Upon completion, you’ll have the confidence and knowledge needed to begin your journey to Confluent Cloud.