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CKA Practice Exam: Troubleshooting

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This lab is part of a series of practice exam content for the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) certification. Each practice exam in the series provides you with exam-like tasks to perform in a Kubernetes cluster modeled after the clusters used in the real CKA exam. Each practice exam focuses on one particular domain in the CKA exam curriculum. The tasks outlined in the practice exam should be attempted on your own with the consultation of the official Kubernetes documentation, just like in the real exam. If you do need some assistance with a particular task, the solution, and relevant exam tips are provided in the final solution guide lab step in the lab.

This practice exam focuses on the Troubleshooting domain which is worth 30% of the exam. The Troubleshooting domain encapsulates the following knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the exam curriculum:

  • Evaluate cluster and node logging
  • Understand how to monitor applications
  • Manage container stdout & stderr logs
  • Troubleshoot application failure
  • Troubleshoot cluster component failure
  • Troubleshoot networking

Assessed topics

  • Kubernetes troubleshooting

Intended Audience

  • Kubernetes certification exam candidates
  • Kubernetes practitioners



April 23rd, 2024 - Updated the check 4 solution and modified check 5 to tolerate more, correct solutions

October 13th, 2023 - Updated Kubernetes version

June 8th, 2023 - Updated Kubernetes version

About the author

Daniel Wood, opens in a new tab
Lab Operations Engineer

Daniel is a Cloud Engineer with experience as an AWS Engineer and Operations Specialist. He holds the AWS DevOps Engineer Professional, AWS Developer Associate, AWS SysOps Administrator Associate, Certified Kubernetes Administrator, Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate, and HashiCorp Certified: Terraform Associate certifications. Daniel is focused on lab operations and enjoys continuously building his knowledge.

Covered topics

Lab steps

Connecting to the Practice Exam Kubernetes Cluster
CKA Practice Exam: Troubleshooting
CKA Practice Exam: Troubleshooting Soultion Guide