Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) Exam Resources — MyBlockchainExperts

Joseph Holbrook
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Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) Exam Resources

Well if you all want an exam that will actually test your deep knowledge of Kubernetes from a hands on level then you may have found your match.

The post here is broken down into three area to not only provide insight on how to prepare for the exam but also some study resources I used. The reality is that this is a hands on exam and you will be expected to know command line syntaxes for Kubernetes.

The first part of the blog post is focused on the exam expectations, costs and preparation requirements.

The last part of the blog is where I share resources I used to study for the exam and prepare for the exam. This is a niche exam and there is not a lot of information out there.

I did not actually take the official course since I have been a Google Cloud, Blockchain and DevOps focused SME for years so I had most of the knowledge before preparing.

You will need to be very disciplined to pass this exam.

CKA Exam Overview For the direct link for the exam objectives.. The exam tests on the objective areas https://training.linuxfoundation.org/certification/certified-kubernetes-administrator-cka/ EXAM COSTS and LOGISTICS

  • 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%

EXAM Logistics

  • Exam cost is $300 dollars. Exam link http://shrsl.com/1qzax
  • The exam is an online exam that is proctored.
  • You have 3 Hours to complete.
  • Passing score is 74
  • You do have access to kubernetes.io website


CKA Exam Preparation Kubectl Cheatsheat

is one of the most important resource to review https://kubernetes.io/docs/reference/kubectl/cheatsheet

Kubenertes Documentation Site

Walid Kubernetes Exam Prep Page

is of course a far and wide resource and I would focus on the exam objectives https://kubernetes.io


Pearson O’Reilly

Online resources that will help you prepare for taking the Kubernetes Certified Administrator Certification exam.

OReilly is of course the defacto platform for not only books but also for online learning both held live as well as recorded. For example on the platform there are at least 60 resources.

Some of which are LIVE classes taught by the experts.

Live Kubernetes Courses on O’Reilly as well Orielly Books and ECourses. Sign up and really get serious about learning. Cloud Native DevOps with Kubernetes is available as part of membership

Sander van Vugt also has a CKAD course as well here.

Lastly, O’Reilly offers a free trial so consider signing up.

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn has over 40 Courses around Kubernetes and Containers with other course with references. You may already have a LN membership. If not they do have a free trial so check link below for more information

Google Cloud Resources.

I generally liked to use Kubernetes Engine and found the Google Cloud resources very useful. Check out these for hands on practice

Google Cloud Platform https://cloud.google.com/

Code Labs https://codelabs.developers.google.com/

·Qwiklabs https://qwiklabs.com/dashboard


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