In this lab challenge, your Kubernetes skills are put to the test. You need to complete several tasks using a real Kubernetes cluster to complete the Challenge. The lab challenge simulates the experience of the real Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam. Note that the challenge covers topics that are specific to only the CKA certification exam.
November 14th, 2022 - Updated to use Kubernetes 1.24
September 22nd, 2021 - Added hint for the troubleshooting check
December 14th, 2020 - Updated to Kubernetes 1.19
April 17th, 2020 - Updated lab environment startup template to resolve an issue causing Kubernetes cluster to fail to deploy in some cases
February 7th, 2020 - Clarified the description of the safe upgrade command check as well as made the solution more tolerant of variations
Logan has been involved in software development and research since 2007 and has been in the cloud since 2012. He is an AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional, AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional, Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert, MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, Google Cloud Certified Associate Cloud Engineer, Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist (CKS), Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA), Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD), and Certified OpenStack Administrator (COA). He earned his Ph.D. studying design automation and enjoys all things tech.