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Kubernetes and Cloud Security Associate (KCSA)

COMING SOON! The Kubernetes and Cloud Security Associate (KCSA) exam demonstrates a user’s foundational knowledge and skills of security technologies in the cloud native ecosystem.

Who Is It For

The KCSA is a pre-professional certification designed for candidates interested in advancing to the professional level through a demonstrated understanding of foundational knowledge and skills of security technologies in the cloud native ecosystem. This certification is ideal for students learning about or candidates interested in working with cloud native security technologies.
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About This Certification

A certified KCSA will confirm conceptual knowledge of the entire cloud native security ecosystem, particularly focusing on Kubernetes.
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What It Demonstrates

KCSA will demonstrate a candidate’s basic knowledge of evaluating the security configuration of a Kubernetes cluster for compliance with security requirements including their ability to harden security controls, test and monitor the security, and assist in the identification and assessment of security risks and vulnerabilities.
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Domains & Competencies
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Overview of Cloud Native Security
Cloud Provider Security
Infrastructure Security
Cluster Security
Container Security
Code Security
Kubernetes Security Fundamentals
Pod Security Standards
Pod Security Admissions
Pod Security Policies
API Access Control
RBAC
Secrets
Mulitenancy
Kubernetes Trust Boundaries and Data Flow
API Server
Controller
Scheduler
Image Repository
Kubelet, Containerd
KubeProxy
Pod
Kubernetes Threat Model
Persistence
Denial of Service
Malicious Code Execution
Compromised Application in Container
Attacker on the Network
Access to Sensitive Data
Additional Controls
SECComp
Network Policy
APPArmor
Admission Controllers

Prerequisites
There are no pre-requisites for this exam.