How to Prepare for the CKAD Exam?
Preparing for the CKAD Certified Kubernetes Application Developer exam? Don’t know where to start? This post is the CKAD Kubernetes developer Certificate Exam Preparation Study Guide (with links to each exam objective).
I have curated a list of articles from the Kubernetes documentation and other blogs on the web for each objective of the CKAD exam. Please share the post within your circles so it helps them to prepare for the exam.
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CKAD Kubernetes Developer Online Course
|LinkedIn Learning (Free trial)
|Kubernetes Dev. Cert. Preparation Exam Tips
|Learning Path: Developer Certificate Exam
|Kubernetes App Developer Course
|K8s Dev. Exam Preparation by Zeal Vora
Kubernetes App Developer Practice Test/Book
|Udemy Practice Tests
|Kubernetes Application Developer practice test
|Amazon e-book (PDF)
|Kubernetes Application Developer Study Guide
CKAD Kubernetes Developer Learning Materials
|Linux Foundation Bootcamp
|Cloud Engineer Bootcamp [24 weeks]
|Fundamentals of Kubernetes Deployment
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CKAD [Kubernetes Developer] Syllabus
CKAD Core Concepts – 13%
Understand Kubernetes API primitives
Create and configure basic Pods
Multi-container Pods – 10%
Understand Multi-container Pod design patterns (e.g. ambassador, adapter, sidecar)
Pod Design – 20%
Understand Deployments and how to perform rolling updates
Understand Deployments and how to perform rollbacks
Understand Jobs and CronJobs
Understand how to use Labels, Selectors, and Annotations
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State Persistence – 8%
Understand Persistent Volume Claims for storage
Configuration – 18%
Understand Security Contexts
Define an application’s resource requirements
Create & consume Secrets
Observability – 18%
Understand LivenessProbes and ReadinessProbes
Understand container logging
Understand how to monitor applications in Kubernetes
Understand debugging in Kubernetes
Services & Networking – 13%
Demonstrate a basic understanding of NetworkPolicies
This brings us to the end of the Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) Exam Preparation Study Guide.
What do you think? Let me know in the comments section if I have missed out on anything. Also, I love to hear from you about how your preparation is going on!
In case you are preparing for other DevOps / Kubernetes certification exams, check out the Kubernetes study guides for those exams.
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