The CKA program was created by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), in collaboration with The Linux Foundation
CKA is not an easy exam, the exam has tasks instead of questions like other exams.
Questions provide details on what needs to be implemented, candidates are expected to configure it in the provided environment.
Candidates should have hands-on experience with Kubernetes.
This guide will help you prepare for CKA exam.
The CKA certification is designed to ensure that certification holders have the skills, knowledge, and competency to perform the responsibilities of Kubernetes Administrators.
The CKA certification allows certified administrators to quickly establish their credibility and value in the job market, and also allowing companies to more quickly hire high-quality teams to support their growth.
The Cloud Native Computing Foundation is committed to growing the community of Kubernetes application developers,
thereby enabling continued growth across the broad set of organizations
using the technology.
Kubernetes adaption is growing very fast.
It provide power to administrator over how infrastructure resources are used.
CKA is one of the best devops certification with practical exam environment.
You can make above $100K annual salary,
CKA exam cost $375 with one free retake.
You can book exam at here
We have labs covering CKA exam
also you get free access to Killer.sh (CKA exam simulator)
You can also try tasks at Kubernetes.io
|Cluster Architecture, Installation & Configuration||25%|
|Workloads & Scheduling||15%|
|Services & Networking||20%|
Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) with Practice Tests
It is one of the best self paced course for CKA
Introduction to Kubernetes
This is free course by EDX and Linux Foundation
Kubernetes Fundamentals (LFS258)
This is a $299 course offered by CNCF
You can also consider buying a bundle of this course and exam from CNCF for $575 and save $100
Use offer code SHARELEARN15 to get 15% discount .
Candidate need 66% or above must be earned to pass.
Exams are scored automatically, usually within 24 hours of completion.
Results will be emailed within 24 hours from the time that the Exam was completed.
Exams are graded for results.
There may be more than one way to perform a task on an Exam and unless otherwise specified,
the candidate can pick any available path to complete the task as long as it produces the correct result.
Candidate can use their browser to open one additional tab in order to access assets at:
and their subdomains.
This includes all available language translations of these pages (e.g. https://kubernetes.io/zh/docs/)
No other tabs may be opened and no other sites may be navigated to (including https://discuss.kubernetes.io/).
The allowed sites above may contain links that point to external sites.
It is the responsibility of the candidate not to click on any links that cause them to navigate to a domain that is not allowed.
Check Next pages for resoruces for specific topic in CKA exam
CKA Exams is delivered online and Candidates must provide their own computer with current version of Chrome browser.
Make sure you have third party cookies turned on for the duration of the exam.
Reliable internet access
Ensure others on the same internet connection are not performing activities that use excessive bandwidth (i.e. holding conference calls, streaming content, gaming, etc.)
A wired connection is often more stable and robust than a wireless connectionTurn off bandwidth-intensive services (e.g. file sync, dropbox, BitTorrent)
Please check to make sure it is working before you start your exam session.
Ensure the webcam is capable of being moved as the proctor may ask you to pan your surroundings to check for potential violations of exam policy.
Try holding up your ID while viewing your webcam feed to ensure your placement and resolution are sufficient for the person viewing your feed to read your ID.
If you will be testing from an employer-provide ISP or will use an employer provided machine, please ensure that streaming will be allowed using WebRTC.
Candidates are not allowed to have other applications or browser windows running except the one on which the Exam is being shown.
Candidates should run the compatibility check tool to verify that their hardware meets the minimum requirements.
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|hk8s||1 master, 2 worker||calico||k8s cluster|
|bk8s||1 master, 1 worker||flannel||k8s cluster|
|wk8s||1 master, 2 worker||flannel||k8s cluster|
|ek8s||1 master, 2 worker||flannel||k8s cluster|
|ik8s||1 master, 1 base node||loopback||k8s cluster − missing worker node|
At the start of each task you’ll be provided with the command to ensure you are on the correct cluster to complete the task.
Nodes making up each cluster can be reached via ssh, using a command such as the following: ssh
You can assume elevated privileges on any node by issuing the following command: sudo -i
You can also use sudo to execute commands with elevated privileges at any time
You must return to the base node (hostname node-1) after completing each task.
Nested−ssh is not supported.
You can use kubectl and the appropriate context to work on any cluster from the base node.
When connected to a cluster member via ssh, you will only be able to work on that particular cluster via kubectl.
For your convenience, all environments, in other words, the base system and the cluster nodes, have the following additional command-line tools pre-installed and * pre-configured:
Further instructions for connecting to cluster nodes will be provided in the appropriate tasks
Where no explicit namespace is specified, the default namespace should be acted upon.
If you need to destroy/recreate a resource to perform a certain task, it is your responsibility to back up the resource definition appropriately prior to destroying * the resource.The CKA environments are currently running Kubernetes v1.22.
The CKA exam environment will be aligned with the most recent K8s minor version within approximately 4 to 8 weeks of the K8s release date.
Clutter-free work area
No objects such as paper, writing implements, electronic devices, or other objects on top of surface
No objects such as paper, trash bins, or other objects below the testing surface
No paper/print outs hanging on walls
Paintings and other wall décor is acceptable
Candidates will be asked to remove non-décor items prior to the exam being released
Space must be well lit so that proctor is able to see candidate’s face, hands, and surrounding work area
No bright lights or windows behind the examinee
Candidate must remain within the camera frame during the examinationSpace must be private where there is no excessive noise.
Public spaces such as coffee shops, stores, open office environments, etc. are not allowed.
Please see the Candidate Handbook for additional information covering policies, procedures and rules during the exam
Candidates are required to provide a non-expired Primary ID that contains Candidate’s photograph, signature and full name (see acceptable forms of ID in the table below)
The name on your Primary ID must exactly match the verified name on your exam checklist.
If the Candidate’s full name on their Primary ID contains non-latin characters, then the Candidate must ALSO provide a non-expired Secondary ID containing their full name in Latin Characters and signature, OR a notarized English translation of their Primary ID along with the non-latin character Primary ID
(non-expired and including photograph and signature):
Some government issued ID such as a passport, driver’s license, military ID or state/country card may be a biometric type and may or may not contain a signature.
In these cases Primary ID will be accepted without a signature on condition that you also present a Secondary ID which does contain your signature (e.g. bank, credit or debit card)
For candidates testing in Japan, a Driver’s License (with name and recent recognizable photo) is acceptable as a primary ID as long as it is accompanied with a Japanese health insurance card (健康保険証).
In Japan, the Japanese health insurance card (健康保険証) is an acceptable form of secondary ID
The certification exam is proctored remotely via streaming audio, video, and screen sharing feeds. The screen sharing feed allows proctors to view candidates' desktops (including all monitors).
The audio, video, and screen sharing feeds will be stored for a limited period of time in the event that there is a subsequent need for review.
Candidates have the option to retake and pass the exam to renew their certification.
Certification Renewal must be completed prior to the certification expiration date.
The CKA renewed certification will be valid for a further 3 years effective from the date the exam is passed.
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