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Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) Course

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  1. INTRODUCTION

    CKA Introduction
  2. CKA Exam details
  3. CKA Exam syllabus
  4. CKA Exam Registration
  5. CLUSTER ARCHITECTURE, INSTALLATION & CONFIGURATION
    Cluster Setup
    9 Topics
  6. Kubectl Aliases & Shortnames
  7. Cluster Configurations
    7 Topics
  8. Perform Cluster Version upgrade Using Kubeadm
    2 Topics
  9. etcd Backup and Restore
    1 Topic
  10. WORKLOADS
    Pods
    5 Topics
  11. Static Pods
    3 Topics
  12. Command and Arguments
    2 Topics
  13. Init Containers
    3 Topics
  14. ReplicaSets
    2 Topics
  15. Deployments
    10 Topics
  16. Jobs & Cronjobs
    5 Topics
  17. DaemonSets
    3 Topics
  18. SCHEDULING
    Labels and Selectors
    2 Topics
  19. Taints and Tolerations
    4 Topics
  20. Node Name & Node Selector
    3 Topics
  21. Node Affinity
    2 Topics
  22. IDENTITY & ACCESS MANAGEMENT
    Namespaces
    2 Topics
  23. Service Accounts
    3 Topics
  24. RBAC
    5 Topics
  25. Roles & ClusterRoles
    8 Topics
  26. STORAGE
    Volumes
    5 Topics
  27. Persistent Volumes
    5 Topics
  28. Storage Class
    3 Topics
  29. Application Configuration and Security
    Environment Variables
    4 Topics
  30. ConfigMaps
    6 Topics
  31. Secrets
    6 Topics
  32. Resource Requests & Limits
    4 Topics
  33. SERVICES, LOAD BALANCING & NETWORKING
    Services
    5 Topics
  34. Ingress
    1 Topic
  35. Network Policies
    2 Topics
  36. Other topics (need to add in relevant section)
    JSONpath
  37. Security Context
  38. Kubernetes Architecture
    1 Topic
  39. BONUS TOPICS
    StatefulSets
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CKA Introduction

Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) is one of the best kubernetes certifications from the Linux Foundation. You could even say it’s the top DevOps certification right now. It is aimed at engineers interested in setting up and managing Kubernetes clusters.

As per the cncf annual report, in 2023 Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam hit 176,000 enrollments.

The official CNCF certification page says:

The purpose of the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) program is to provide assurance that CKAs have the skills, knowledge, and competency to perform the responsibilities of Kubernetes administrators.

As one of the highest velocity open source projects, Kubernetes is exploding. In this scenario – the demand for skilled DevOps Engineers with Kubernetes cluster administration knowledge is growing.

An interesting Kubernetes job trend shows that CKA represented 54% of the mentioned certifications. And in terms of popularity, the ranking goes like CKA > CKAD > CKS.

Therefore, passing the CKA certification the right way can increase your chances of career growth in a wide range of companies and organizations that use Kubernetes.

CKA Prerequisites

CKA does not require any candidate to have any other certification before they can appear for the CKA exam. The only thing required to pass the exam is a conceptual & practical understanding of Kubernetes and a lot of practice.

Also you shouldbe able to use the Kubernetes command-line interface (kubectl) effectively.