The cloud-native foundation has two Kubernetes certifications. It is one of the most preferred certifications for organizations due to the wide adoption of Kubernetes.

  1. Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) Program
  2. Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) Program
  3. Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist (CKS) Program

Kubernetes Certification Coupon and Training

For DevOpsCube readers, Linux Foundation has offered a 15% Discount on all its kubernetes training and certification programs as part of National Books Day

CKA Certification Voucher code

Get 15% Off ($45 discount) on the Certified Kubernetes Administrator exam and training Courses.

Note: You will get an extra $100 if you opt for the CKA course bundle along with $45 off. You can also get $100 off with the CKA+ CKS exam bundle.

Coupon: Use code DCUBEOFFER

CKAD Certification Coupon

Get 15% Off ($45 discount) on the Certified Application Developer exam and training Courses.

Coupon: Use code DCUBEOFFER

CKS Voucher Code

Get 15% Off ($45 discount) on the Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist exam and training Courses. You need to pass the CKA exam to appear for CKS Exam.

Note: You can purchase CKA and CKS certifications as a bundle and save $100 plus an additional $45 using the coupon code.

Coupon: Use code DCUBEOFFER

Cloud Developer Career Track 75%

75% Off voucher on Cloud Developer Career Track. This is a limited time offer.

This track includes course tracks and CKAD certification.

CKA With Cloud Engineer Bootcamp

If you opt for cloud engineer Bootcamp, you can save $300 and get certified on both Linux & CKA, plus access to DevOps, Docker, Kubernetes, and SRE courses.

The following offers are available for Kubernetes certification and training.

  1. Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) Certification + Training Bundle
  2. Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) + Training Bundle

With a training bundle, you will get $100 off and an additional 16% off using Kubernetes certification coupon code DCUBEOFFER ( Note: 20% & 40% Off Sitewide offer for a limited time. Check Linux Foundation Coupons

This offer is not limited to Kubernetes certification and training. You can use it for any subscription in Linux Foundation.

Kubernetes Certification Curriculum Changes [2020 Updates]

The Linux Foundation announced the new curriculum for the CKA, which will be valid from the 1st of September 2020 (CKA20).

Here are some key changes for the new curriculam

  1. Exam duration has been reduced to 2 hrs from 3 hrs.
  2. Kubernetes v1.19 is the default version for the exam.

From the exam perspective, the focus shifts more on troubleshooting now, detailed changed below

  1. Cluster Architecture, Installation & Configuration – 25%
  2. Workloads & Scheduling – 15%
  3. Services & Networking – 20%
  4. Storage – 10%
  5. Troubleshooting – 30%

About Kubernetes Certification (CKA, CKAD & CKS)

Kubernetes certification is to test your Kubernetes skills through a live practical exam. This exam does not have any objective type questions like other certifications.

[Latest Update] Linux Foundation has announced the new certification program called Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist (CKS).

CKS certification registration and the course will be made available in November 2020. You must be CKA certified to take the CKS exam. This exam is more focussed on Kubernetes security, cluster hardening, build and deploy.

Exam Overview:

  1. It is an online-proctored exam
  2. Full emphasis is on practice than theoretical questions.
  3. You will have to complete 24 practical tasks in 2 hrs.
  4. You will have a free retake and 3 years of validity for the certification.
  5. Once you register for the exam, it will have 12 months’ validity.
  6.  You cannot cheat on the exam. However, the usage of kubernetes.io docs is permitted.

Skills required for CKA:

  1. Application Lifecycle Management – 8%
  2. Installation, Configuration & Validation – 12%
  3. Core Concepts – 19%
  4. Networking – 11%
  5. Scheduling – 5%
  6. Security – 12%
  7. Cluster Maintenance – 11%
  8. Logging / Monitoring – 5%
  9. Storage – 7%
  10. Troubleshooting – 10%

Skills Required for CKAD:

  1. Core Concepts – 13%
  2. Configuration – 18%
  3. Multi-Container Pods – 10%
  4. Observability – 18%
  5. Pod Design – 20%
  6. Services & Networking – 13%
  7. State Persistence – 8%

Skills Required for CKS:

  1. Kubernetes Cluster Setup – 10%
  2. Kubernetes Cluster Hardening – 15%
  3. System Hardening – 15%
  4. Minimize Microservice Vulnerabilities – 20%
  5. Supply Chain Security – 20%
  6. Monitoring, Logging and Runtime Security – 20%

Kubernetes Certification Tips and Resources

Here are a few resources which have enough tips and tricks to crack the Kubernetes certification.

  1. Kubernetes Certification Tips from a CKA Certified administrator
  2. The Complete Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) Exam Study Guide
  3. Taking the Certified Kubernetes Administrator Exam
  4. Nail Your Kubernetes Admin Exam on the First Try
  5. Kubernetes Tutorials: Best Resources To Get Started With Kubernetes
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