The Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) program provides assurance that CKAs have the skills, knowledge, and competency to perform the responsibilities of Kubernetes administrators.
The Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) program was created by The Linux Foundation and the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) as a part of their ongoing effort to help develop the Kubernetes ecosystem. As one of the highest velocity open source projects, Kubernetes use is exploding.
There are no pre-requisites for this exam.
Domains & Competencies
The CKA Certification focuses on the skills required to be a successful Kubernetes Administrator in industry today.
This includes these general domains and their weights on the exam:
- 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%
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This exam is an online, proctored, performance-based test that requires solving multiple issues from a command line running Kubernetes. Candidates have 3 hours to complete the tasks.
Policies & Resources
Please review the Candidate Handbook, Curriculum Overview and Exam Tips along with other recommended resources below.
At a Glance
Duration of Exam
- 12 Month Exam Eligibility
- Free Exam Retake
- PDF Certificate