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 Application Developer (CKAD) exam. Note that the challenge covers topics that are specific to only the CKAD certification exam and not the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam. You can refer to the official Kubernetes documentation, just like in the real Kubernetes certification exams, but keep track of the time remaining.
June 9th, 2023 - Updated Kubernetes version
September 6th, 2022 - Updated to run Kubernetes 1.24
June 6th, 2022 - Fixed issue causing check errors
May 3rd, 2021 - Updated to run Kubernetes 1.20, 75% faster startup time, and use a web terminal
Dec. 1st, 2020 - Updated to the latest version of Kubernetes
July 31st, 2020 - Updated check 2 description for improved clarity
April 17th, 2020 - Updated lab environment startup template to resolve an issue causing Kubernetes cluster to fail to deploy in some cases
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.