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CKAD Practice Exam: Services & Networking

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Lab description

This lab is part of a series of practice exam content for the Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) 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 CKAD exam. Each practice exam focuses on one particular domain in the CKAD exam curriculum. The tasks outlined in the practice exam should be attempted on your own with 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 Services & Networking domain which is worth 13% of the exam. The Services & Networking domain encapsulates the following knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in the exam curriculum:

  • Understand Services
  • Demonstrate basic understanding of NetworkPolicies

Assessed topics

  •  Kubernetes services & networking

Intended Audience

  • Kubernetes certification exam candidates
  • Kubernetes practitioners



October 12th, 2023 - Updated Kubernetes version

June 12th, 2023 - Updated to run Kubernetes 1.26

September 6th, 2022 - Updated to run Kubernetes 1.24

June 13th, 2022 - Improved the solution for check 5

June 12th, 2022 - Resolved an issue with check 1 and check 4 returning inconsistent results

June 6th, 2022 - Fixed issue causing check errors

February 15th, 2022 - Added solution guide resource

About the author
Jeremy Cook, opens in a new tab
Content Lead Architect
Learning paths

Jeremy is a Content Lead Architect and DevOps SME here at Cloud Academy where he specializes in developing DevOps technical training documentation.

He has a strong background in software engineering, and has been coding with various languages, frameworks, and systems for the past 25+ years. In recent times, Jeremy has been focused on DevOps, Cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP), Security, Kubernetes, and Machine Learning.

Jeremy holds professional certifications for AWS, Azure, GCP, Terraform, Kubernetes (CKA, CKAD, CKS).

Covered topics
Lab steps
Connecting to the Practice Exam Kubernetes Cluster
CKAD Practice Exam: Services & Networking
CKAD Practice Exam: Services & Networking - Solution Guide