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Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) Exam Curriculum 1.13.0

This document provides the curriculum outline of the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
that a Certified Kubernetes Administrator(CKA) can be expected to demonstrate.

CKACurriculumV1.13.0

5%-Scheduling
•Use label selectors to schedule Pods.
•Understand the role of Daemon Sets.
•Understand how resource limits can affect Pod scheduling.
•Understand how to run multiple schedulers and how to configure Pods
to use them.
•Manually schedule a pod without a scheduler.
•Display scheduler events.
•Know how to configure the Kubernetes scheduler.

5%-Logging/Monitoring

•Understand how to monitor all cluster components.
•Understand how to monitor applications.
•Manage cluster component logs.
•Manage application logs.

 

8%-Application Lifecycle Management

•Understand Deployment sand how to perform rolling updates and rollbacks.
•Know various ways to configure applications.
•Know how to scale applications.
•Understand the primitives necessary to create a self-healing application.

11%-Cluster

•Understand Kubernetes cluster upgrade process.
•Facilitate operating system upgrades.
•Implement backup and restore methodologies.

12%-Security 
•Know how to configure authentication and authorization.
•Understand Kubernetes security primitives.
•Know to configure network policies.
•Create and manage TLS certificates for cluster components.
•Work with images securely.
•Define security contexts.
•Secure persistent keyvalue store.

7%-Storage

•Understand persistent volumes and know how to create them.
•Understand access modes for volumes.
•Understand persistent volume claims primitive.
•Understand Kubernetes storage objects.
•Know how to configure applications with persistent storage.

10%-Troubleshooting 

•Trouble shoot application failure.
•Trouble shoot control plane failure.
•Trouble shoot worker node failure.
•Trouble shoot networking.

19%-Core Concepts

•Understand the Kubernetes API primitives.
•Understand the Kubernetes cluster architecture.
•Understand Services and other network primitives.

11%-Networking

•Understand the networking configuration on the cluster nodes.
•Understand Pod networking concepts.
•Understand Service networking.
•Deploy and configure network loadbalancer.
•Know how to use Ingress rules.
•Know how to configure and use the cluster DNS.
•Understand CNI.

12%-Installation,Configuration &Validation

•Design a Kubernetes cluster.
•Install Kubernetes masters and nodes.
•Configure secure cluster communications.
•Configure a Highly-Available Kubernetes cluster.
•Know where to get the Kubernetes release binaries.
•Provision underlying infrastructure to deploy a Kubernetes cluster.
•Choose a network solution.
•Choose your Kubernetes infrastructure configuration.
•Run end-to-end tests on your cluster.
•Analyse end-to-end tests results.
•Run Node end-to-end tests.

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