I just took the beta exam at May 21 2018 and I'm sharing my personal notes made before the exam. I won't add any relevant information on the document after this point to avoid NDA problems.
The beta exam has 4 hours to be done. I found it enough.
The point of studying for a certification
The best thing of using a certification to study is to have a guide. A study plan made by the ones who weighted relevant parts of the technology. Another good point is that if you have a defined date you learn a lot on a specific amount of time.
1- Evaluate yourself on the study guide. Transform it in a study plan.
2- Schedule your exam.
3- Collect and read links about the subject.
4- Make notes.
1- Self-evaluation on the study guide
I like to transform the study guide. Doing this:
Copy all the content from it.
Paste on a google spreadsheet.
Remove blank lines.
Create columns at the left: Section, Subsection, Item, Split, ID
This self evaluation step is important to help you discover areas that you need to focus on the study phase. Start with them.
2- Schedule your exam
The best advice that I took from Henrique G. Abreu is schedule your exam first.
Study all the way til the exam.
3- Study phase
Make tons of notes, watch videos, codelabs, practice.. learn the best way you like to learn.
4- Make notes
Here are the study notes made for the Associate Cloud Engineer exam. Hope you like.
Q3 Certified Kubernetes Application Developer
Q4 Certified Kubernetes Administrator
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