The Ultimate Guide to Passing the CKA Exam

  1. Do Kelsey Hightower’s tutorial Kubernetes The Hard Way at least three times! Understand it, internalize it.
  2. Do all the tasks on https://kubernetes.io/docs/tasks/
  3. Read Kubernetes in Action by Marko Luksa
  1. Kubernetes in Action by Marko Luksa
  2. Kubernetes Up and Running by Kelsey Hightower, Brendan Burns, Joe Beda
  3. DevOps with Kubernetes by Hideto Saito, Hui-Chuan Chloe Lee, Cheng-Yang Wu
  4. The Kubernetes Book by Nigel Poulton
  • 3 hours
  • 24 questions
  • Remotely proctored
  • Chrome browser plus an extension
  • Government-issued non-expired ID
  • Webcam and microphone
  • tmux — this one is optional but does help on the exam. Know how to split screens and switch between them. You only get one console on the test.
  • vi — every edit and yaml file is done in vi. Be very comfortable navigating and editing files in vi, quickly.
  • Systemd — the test runs on Ubuntu 16 currently, so know how to manipulate services running under systemd (Digital ocean has a great intro to systemd post)
  • kubectl — well, obviously. Be extremely comfortable with this command.
  • cfssl/openssl — knowing how to generate certs (and what they are for) is important. Run through the hard way several times to be comfortable.
  • Application Lifecycle Management (8%)
  • Installation, Configuration & Validation (12%)
  • Core Concepts (19%)
  • Networking (11%)
  • Scheduling (5%)
  • Security (12%)
  • Cluster Maintenance (11%)
  • Logging / Monitoring (5%)
  • Storage (7%)
  • Troubleshooting (10%)
  • Use label selectors to schedule Pods.
  • Understand the role of DaemonSets.
  • Understand how resource limits can affect Pod scheduling.
  • Understand how to run multiple schedulers and how to configure Pods to use them.
  • Manually schedule a pod without a scheduler.
  • Display scheduler events.
  • Know how to configure the Kubernetes scheduler.

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