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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 - Scheduling, logging and monitoring

    1. Label selectors and scheduling
    2. DaemonSets
    3. Container resource requests and limits
    4. Multiple schedulers
    5. Manually scheduling a pod
    6. Displaying scheduler events
    7. Configuring schedulers
    8. Monitoring cluster components
    9. Managing cluster component logs
    10. Monitoring applications
    11. Managing application logs
    12. Practice drill

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Module 2 - Application lifecycle management and cluster maintenance

    1. Deployments and rolling updates
    2. Deployments and rollbacks
    3. Configure applications
    4. Scale applications
    5. Self-healing applications
    6. Kubernetes cluster upgrades
    7. Facilitate operating system upgrades
    8. Implement backup and restore methodologies
    9. Practice drill

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Module 3 - Security

    1. Kubernetes security primitives
    2. Configure authentication and authorization
    3. Configure network policies
    4. Create and manage TLS certificates for cluster components
    5. Work with images securely
    6. Define security contexts
    7. Secure persistent key value store
    8. Practice drill

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Module 4 - Storage

    1. Kubernetes storage objects
    2. Persistent volumes and how to create them
    3. Access modes for volumes
    4. Persistent volume claims primitive
    5. Configure applications with persistent storage
    6. Practice drill

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Module 5 - Troubleshooting

    1. Troubleshoot application failure
    2. Troubleshoot control plane failure
    3. Troubleshoot worker node failure
    4. Troubleshoot networking
    5. Practice drill

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Module 6 - Core Concepts

    1. Kubernetes API primitives
    2. Kubernetes cluster architecture
    3. Services and other network primitives
    4. Practice drill

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