Kubernetes for Developers (LFD259) + CKAD Exam Bundle
A CKAD can define application resources and use Kubernetes core primitives to create/migrate, configure, expose and observe scalable applications.
The exam assumes working knowledge of container runtimes and microservice architecture.
The successful candidate will be comfortable:
– working with (OCI-compliant) container images
– applying Cloud Native application concepts and architectures
– working with and validating Kubernetes resource definitions
Bundle this course and the exam to save $100
Understand Jobs and CronJobs
Understand multi-container Pod design patterns (e.g. sidecar, init and others)
Utilize persistent and ephemeral volumes
Understand Deployments and how to perform rolling updates
Use the Helm package manager to deploy existing packages
Implement probes and health checks
Use provided tools to monitor Kubernetes applications
Utilize container logs
Debugging in Kubernetes
Understand authentication, authorization and admission control
Understanding and defining resource requirements, limits and quotas
Create & consume Secrets
Provide and troubleshoot access to applications via services
Use Ingress rules to expose applications
This exam is an online, proctored, performance-based test that consists of a set of performance-based tasks (problems) to be solved in a command line. Candidates have 2 hours to complete the tasks.
The exam is based on Kubernetes v1.26.
- Linux concepts and command line – We recommend Introduction to Linux, a free edX course
- Package managers
- Git and GitHub
- We recommend Introduction to Kubernetes, a free edX course, as a good start for your Kubernetes journey
If using a cloud provider like GCP or AWS, you should be able to complete the lab exercises using the free tier or credits provided to you. However, you may incur charges if you exceed the credits initially allocated by the cloud provider.