Certified Kubernetes Administrator


Exam Type: Practical (LAB)

Mode: Online

Duration of Exam: 2 hrs

Cost: $300

Certification Validity: 3 years

Retake: one Free Retake within 12 months of purchase

Software Version: Kubernetes v1.19

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Storage 10%

Understand storage classes, persistent volumes

Understand volume mode, access modes and reclaim policies for volumes

Understand persistent volume claims primitive

Know how to configure applications with persistent storage

Troubleshooting 30%

Evaluate cluster and node logging

Understand how to monitor applications

Manage container stdout & stderr logs

Troubleshoot application failure

Troubleshoot cluster component failure

Troubleshoot networking

Workloads & Scheduling 15%

Understand deployments and how to perform rolling update and rollbacks

Use ConfigMaps and Secrets to configure applications

Know how to scale applications

Understand the primitives used to create robust, self-healing, application deployments

Understand how resource limits can affect Pod scheduling

Awareness of manifest management and common templating tools

Cluster Architecture, Installation & Configuration 25%

Manage role based access control (RBAC)

Use Kubeadm to install a basic cluster

Manage a highly-available Kubernetes cluster

Provision underlying infrastructure to deploy a Kubernetes cluster

Perform a version upgrade on a Kubernetes cluster using Kubeadm

Implement etcd backup and restore

Services & Networking 20%

Understand host networking configuration on the cluster nodes

Understand connectivity between Pods

Understand ClusterIP, NodePort, LoadBalancer service types and endpoints

Know how to use Ingress controllers and Ingress resources

Know how to configure and use CoreDNS

Choose an appropriate container network interface plugin