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Kubernetes and Cloud Native Associate (KCNA)

The Kubernetes and Cloud Native Associate (KCNA) exam demonstrates a user’s foundational knowledge and skills in Kubernetes and the wider cloud native ecosystem.

Who Is It For

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

A certified KCNA will confirm conceptual knowledge of the entire cloud native ecosystem, particularly focusing on Kubernetes. The KCNA exam is intended to prepare candidates to work with cloud native technologies and pursue further CNCF credentials, including CKA, CKAD, and CKS.
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What It Demonstrates

KCNA will demonstrate a candidate’s basic knowledge of Kubernetes and cloud-native technologies, including how to deploy an application using basic kubectl commands, the architecture of Kubernetes (containers, pods, nodes, clusters), understanding the cloud-native landscape and projects (storage, networking, GitOps, service mesh), and understanding the principles of cloud-native security.
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Domains & Competencies
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Kubernetes Fundamentals46%
Kubernetes Resources
Kubernetes Architecture
Kubernetes API
Containers
Scheduling
Container Orchestration22%
Container Orchestration Fundamentals
Runtime
Security
Networking
Service Mesh
Storage
Cloud Native Architecture16%
Autoscaling
Serverless
Community and Governance
Personas
Open Standards
Cloud Native Observability8%
Telemetry & Observability
Prometheus
Cost Management
Cloud Native Application Delivery8%
Application Delivery Fundamentals
GitOps
CI/CD

Prerequisites
There are no pre-requisites for this exam.