CKAD study guide

The (CKAD) Certified Kubernetes Application Developer program was created by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), in collaboration with The Linux Foundation

CKAD Certified Kubernetes Application Developer 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.

A Certified Kubernetes Application Developer can define application resources and use core primitives to build, monitor, and troubleshoot scalable applications and tools in Kubernetes.

The exam assumes working knowledge of container runtimes and microservice architecture.

Candidates should have hands-on experience with Kubenretes.

This guide will help you prepare for CKAD exam.

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As one of the highest velocity projects in the history of open source, Kubernetes use is exploding.
The Cloud Native Computing Foundation is committed to growing the community of Kubernetes-knowledgeable 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 administrtor over how to infrastructure resources are used.
CKAD is one of the best devops certification with practical exam environment.
You can make above $100K annual salary, as per ziprecruiter you can get average $147K annual salary,
as per payscale you can make average $116K anually

CKA exam cost $375 with one free retake.

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We have labs covering CKAD exam, also you get free aceess to Killer.sh (CKAD exam simulator)
You can also try tasks at Kubernetes.io
Candidates get 2 hrs to complete CKAD exam. CKA certification is valid for 3 years and successfully completing the exam. candidates will be test on Kubernetes v1.22 Candidates can take one Free retake within 12 months of purchase Candidates will get 15-20 performance based tasks.
Domain Weight
Application Design and Build 20%
Application Deployment 20%
Application Observability and Maintenance 15%
Application Environment, Configuration and Security 25%
Services and Networking 20%

Check Free LABS at https://www.sharelearn.net/practice/k8slabs/

Udemy: Kubernetes Certified Application Developer (CKAD) with Tests
It is one of the best self paced course for CKAD

EDx: Introduction to Kubernetes
This is free course by EDX, recommended by CNCF

CNCF: Kubernetes for Developers (LFD259)
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
Offer code FEST21 will bring it down to $454.

Candidated 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.

Candidated can use their browser to open one additional tab in order to access assets at: https://kubernetes.io/docs/, https://github.com/kubernetes/, https://kubernetes.io/blog/ 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.

Where can I find resources for indivisual topics of CKAD Certified Kubernetes Application Developer exam?

Check below resoruces for specific topic in CKAD Certified Kubernetes Application Developer exam

Application Design and Build

Application Deployment

Application Observability and Maintenance

Application Environment, Configuration and Security

Services and Networking20%


There are only three ways to pass this exam Practice Practice Practice CKAD 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)
Microphone
Please check to make sure it is working before you start your exam session.
Webcam
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.

Cluster Members CNI Description
k8s 1 master, 2 worker flannel k8s cluster
dk8s 1 master, 1 worker flannel k8s cluster
nk8s 1 master, 2 worker calico k8s cluster
sk8s 1 master, 1 worker flannel k8s cluster

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

Clear walls
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

Lighting
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

Other
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

Primary ID
(non-expired and including photograph and signature):
Passport
Government-issued driver’s license/permit
Government-Issued local language ID (with photo and signature)
National Identity card
State or province-issued identity card
住民基本台帳 (Basic resident register with Photo) or マイナンバーカード(My number card)

Secondary ID
(non-expired and including signature with Candidate name in Latin characters)
Debit (ATM) Card
Credit Card
Health Insurance Card
U.S. Social Security Card
Employee ID Card
Student ID Card
Japanese Health Insurance Card

Additional Allowances:
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 screensharing 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.