Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) Exam Preparation

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Description

Kubernetes is one of the world's most popular container orchestration tools. Established by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), the Kubernetes Application Developer certification is designed to validate skills required by application developers working with Kubernetes.

This learning path is designed to help you prepare for the Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) exam. It includes a combination of Courses covering each exam domain, a series of Hands-on Labs to build first-hand Kubernetes experience working directly in a live cloud environment, and exams to test your knowledge along the way.

Learning Objectives

The Learning Path will prepare you to understand and demonstrate your knowledge in each of the general domains of the CKAD exam:

  • Core Concepts
  • Configuration
  • Multi-Container Pods
  • Observability
  • Pod Design
  • Services & Networking
  • State Persistence

Intended Audience

This Learning Path is intended specifically for Kubernetes application developers. Anyone interested in learning how to work with Kubernetes will also benefit from this Learning Path.

Prerequisites

A solid understanding of containers, and Docker in particular, will be of value. If you are not comfortable with Docker, you are encouraged to complete the Docker in Depth Learning Path.

This Learning path uses Kubernetes running on Linux machines. You should be comfortable working with Linux shells.

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Training Content

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course
Course - Beginner - 6m
Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) Exam Preparation
This course introduces you to the Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) Exam Preparation learning path.
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course
Course - Beginner - 2h 30m
Introduction to Kubernetes
This course will teach you all about Kubernetes, including what it is and how to use it.
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lab
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 4h
Introduction to Kubernetes Playground
The lab creates a Kubernetes cluster for you to use as you progress through the Introduction to Kubernetes course on Cloud Academy.
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exam
Exam - 20m
Knowledge Check: Kubernetes Basics
Knowledge Check: Kubernetes Basics
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course
Course - Intermediate - 47m
Kubernetes Patterns for Application Developers
This course covers many of the configuration, multi-container pods, and services & networking objectives of the Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) exam curriculum.
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lab
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 30m
Kubernetes Pod Design for Application Developers: Definition Basics
In this lab, you'll learn about effective pod design building blocks in Kubernetes.
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lab
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 30m
Kubernetes Pod Design for Application Developers: Labels, Selectors, and Annotations
In this lab, you will learn about Kubernetes labels, selectors, and annotations.
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lab
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 30m
Kubernetes Pod Design for Application Developers: Deployments
In this lab, you'll learn about Kubernetes deployments, a high-level abstraction for managing pods.
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lab
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 30m
Kubernetes Pod Design for Application Developers: Jobs and CronJobs
In this lab, you'll learn about jobs, and cronjobs for running batch workloads.
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lab
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 45m
Kubernetes Observability: Logging
In this lab, you'll learn about logging primitives in Kubernetes as well as how to extend the platform to use external logging systems.
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lab
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 45m
Kubernetes Observability: Monitoring, and Debugging
In this lab, you'll learn about monitoring primitives in Kubernetes as well as how to extend the platform to use external monitoring systems.
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lab
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 30m
Mastering Kubernetes Pod Configuration: Defining Resource Requirements
In this lab, you'll master Kubernetes Pod configuration to improve cluster efficiency and utilization.
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lab
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 30m
Mastering Kubernetes Pod Configuration: Security Contexts
In this lab, you'll master Kubernetes Pod configuration to harden your environments.
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lab
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 30m
Mastering Kubernetes Pod Configuration: Persistent Data
In this lab, you'll master Kubernetes Pod configuration to persist data beyond the lifecycle of a Pod.
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lab
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 40m
Mastering Kubernetes Pod Configuration: Config Maps and Secrets
In this lab, you'll master Kubernetes Pod configuration to improve container image reusability and security.
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lab
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 30m
Mastering Kubernetes Pod Configuration: Service Accounts
In this lab, you'll master Kubernetes Pod configuration to provide Pods with identities to harden your Kubernetes application deployments
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lab
Hands-on Lab - Beginner - 30m
Control Kubernetes Network Traffic With Network Policies
Define Kubernetes network policies and observe their effects as you work through this lab on Kubernetes network security.
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lab
Hands-on Lab - Advanced - 2h 45m
Deploy a Stateful Application in a Kubernetes Cluster
Deploy a stateful application in a Kubernetes Cluster in this lab to understand how, why, and when it makes sense to run stateful applications in Kubernetes
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course
Course - Beginner - 6m
Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) Exam Guide
This course explains several important aspects of taking the official Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) exam.
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lab
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 30m
CKAD Practice Exam: Core Concepts
Prepare for the Core Concepts domain of the Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) exam in this lab with exam-like tasks and solution guide.
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lab
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 50m
CKAD Practice Exam: Configuration
Prepare for the Configuration domain of the Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) exam in this lab with exam-like tasks and solution guide.
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lab
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 30m
CKAD Practice Exam: Multi-Container Pods
Prepare for the Multi-Container Pods domain of the Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) exam in this lab with exam-like tasks and solution guide.
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lab
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 30m
CKAD Practice Exam: Observability
Prepare for the Observability domain of the Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) exam in this lab with exam-like tasks and solution guide.
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lab
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 1h 20m
CKAD Practice Exam: Pod Design
Prepare for the Pod Design domain of the Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) exam in this lab with exam-like tasks and solution guide.
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lab
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 1h
CKAD Practice Exam: Services & Networking
Prepare for the Services & Networking domain of the Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) exam in this lab with exam-like tasks and solution guide.
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lab
Hands-on Lab - Intermediate - 30m
CKAD Practice Exam: State Persistence
Prepare for the State Persistence domain of the Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) exam in this lab with exam-like tasks and solution guide.
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labchallenge
Hands-on Lab Challenge - Intermediate - 1h 20m
Kubernetes Certification Challenge
This lab challenge simulates the experience of real Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Kubernetes certification exams, such as the CKA certification exam and the CKAD certification exam.
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labchallenge
Hands-on Lab Challenge - Advanced - 1h 15m
Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) Challenge
This lab challenge simulates the experience of the real Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) exam.
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exam
Exam - 1h 30m
Cert Prep: Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD)
Cert Prep: Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD)
About the Author
Students13902
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Jonathan Lewey is a DevOps Content Creator at Cloud Academy. With experience in the Networking and Operations of the traditional Information Technology industry, he has also lead the creation of applications for corporate integrations, and served as a Cloud Engineer supporting developer teams. Jonathan has a number of specialities including: a Cisco Certified Network Associate (R&S / Sec), an AWS Developer Associate, an AWS Solutions Architect, and is certified in Project Management.