Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA)

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Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA)


Instructor: Mumshad Mannambeth

Awesome content - really comprehensive overview of Kubernetes administration. Training labs are fantastic and provide the student with the skills needed to pass the exam.

Type Duration Rating
Course 18 hours 5/5

Highly recommended.

Exam Outline

Section 1: Cluster Architecture, Installation Configuration - 25%

Manage role based access control
Use kubeadm to install a basic cluster
Manage a highly-available kubernetes cluster
Provision underlying infrastructure to deploy a kubernetes cluster
Perform a version upgrade on a kubernetes cluster using kubeadm
Implement etcd backup and restore

Section 2: Services and Networking - 20%

Understand host networking configuration on the cluster nodes
Understand connectivity between pods
Understand ClusterIP, NodePort, LoadBalancer service types and endpoints
Know how to use ingress controllers and ingress resources
Know how to configure and use CoreDNS
Choose an appropriate container network interface plugin

Section 3: Troubleshooting - 30%

Evaluate cluster and node logging
Understand how to monitor applications
Manage container stdout & stderr logs
Troubleshoot application failure
Troubleshooting cluster component failure
Troubleshoot networking

Section 4: Workloads and Scheduling - 15%

Understanding deployments and how to perform rolling update and rollbacks
Use ConfigMaps and Secrets to configure applications
Know how to scale applications
Understand primitives used to create robust, self-healing application deployments
Understand how resource limits can affect Pod scheduling
Awareness of manifest management and common templating tools

Section 5: Storage - 10%

Understand storage classes, persistent volumes
Understand volume mode, access modes and reclaim policies for volumes
Understand persistent volume claims primitive
Know how to configure applications with persistent storage