CKA Self-Study Course

These six self-study modules contain all of the topics outlined in the CNCF CKA Exam Curriculum. If you are not already familiar with the curriculum, take a moment to familiarize yourself as you will be required to demonstrate knowledge of each topic in order to pass the CKA exam.

Module 1 - Cluster Architecture, Installation, and Configuration

  1. Configure Authentication and Authorization
  2. Upgrading Kubernetes with kubeadm
  3. Implement Backup and Restore Methodologies
  4. Practice Drill

Module 2 - Workloads and Scheduling

  1. Deployments and Rolling Updates
  2. Deployments and Rollbacks
  3. Configure Applications
  4. Scale Applications
  5. Self-healing Applications
  6. Practice Drill

Module 3 - Services and Networking

  1. Services and Other Network Primitives
  2. Ingress Controllers and Ingress Resources
  3. Service Discovery with CoreDNS
  4. Manage TLS Certificates for Cluster Components
  5. Work with Images Securely
  6. Security Contexts
  7. Secure Persistent Key-Value Store
  8. Practice Drill

Module 4 - Storage

  1. Understanding Kubernetes Storage Objects
  2. Persistent Volumes
  3. Volume Access Modes
  4. Persistent Volume Claims
  5. Configure Applications with Persistent Storage
  6. Practice Drill

Module 5 - Troubleshooting

  1. Troubleshoot Application Failure
  2. Troubleshoot Control Plane Failure
  3. Troubleshoot Worker Node Failure
  4. Troubleshoot Networking
  5. Practice Drill