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.
This learning path has been updated to cover the latest version of the CKAD exam, released on September 28th 2021.
The Learning Path will prepare you to understand and demonstrate your knowledge in each of the general domains of the CKAD exam:
- Application Design and Build
- Application Environment, Configuration and Security
- Application Deployment
- Services & Networking
- Application Observability and Maintenance
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.
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.
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.