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CKAD Self-Study Course

These four self-study modules contain all of the topics outlined in the CNCF's CKAD 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 exam.


Module 1 - Core concepts and configuration

    1. Basic Pods
    2. SecurityContext
    3. Container resource requests and limits
    4. ConfigMaps
    5. Secrets
    6. Mounting ConfigMaps/Secrets as volumes or environment variables
    7. Service Accounts
    8. Practice Drill

Go to CKAD Self-Study Module 1



Module 2 - Multi-container pods and observability

    1. Liveness probes and readiness probes
    2. Container logging
    3. Monitoring applications
    4. Debugging
    5. Practice drill

Go to CKAD Self-Study Module 2



Module 3 - Pod design and state persistence

    1. Deployments and rolling updates
    2. Deployments and rollbacks
    3. Jobs and CronJobs
    4. Labels, selectors and annotations
    5. Persistent claims
    6. Practice Drill

Go to CKAD Self-Study Module 3



Module 4 - Services and networking

    1. Services
    2. Network policies
    3. Practice Drill

Go to CKAD Self-Study Module 4



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