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RX-M Announces First CKS Boot Camp Training Course at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2020

SAN FRANCISCO (Nov. 17, 2020)RX-M, a leading cloud native technology training and consulting firm, has announced that registration is now open for the first-of-its-kind Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist (CKS) training course. CKS certification signifies an individual’s “competence across a broad range of best practices for securing container-based applications and Kubernetes platforms during building, deployment and runtime,” according to The Linux Foundation.

RX-M’s intensive five-day program, which is also available for private engagements, is designed to provide technology professionals with the skills and knowledge necessary to pass the CKS exam. The curriculum includes lecture, discussion, demonstrations, hands on labs, and timed drills, leaving attendees with a clear understanding of Kubernetes and the essential skills required by Kubernetes administrators and security professionals.

CKS requires candidates to hold a current Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) certification. RX-M is offering a complimentary CKA boot camp to anyone registering for an open enrollment bootcamp for the CKS exam.

“We are thrilled to be the first and only company providing an intensive hands-on, instructor-led training course and in-class CKS certification exam,” said Randy Abernethy, RX-M Managing Partner. “We are uniquely qualified to provide this training. In addition to participating in the development of the CKS certification exam, we were also part of the committee that helped the Linux Foundation formulate the Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) and Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exams.”

Skills covered by RX-M’s CKS training include securing Kubernetes installation and configuration, ‘least privilege’ network configuration, cluster and system hardening, appropriate use of encryption, hard multitenancy implementation, supply chain security and auditing, and Center for Internet Security best practices. To learn more, visit https://rx-m.com/kubecon-virtual-2020-cka-cks/ or email info@rx-m.com.

RX-M is a charter member of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s® (CNCF), in the founding class of Kubernetes Certified Service Providers (KCSP) and Kubernetes Training Partners (KTP), and a Linux Foundation Authorized Training Partner (ATP).

About RX-M

RX-M is a Cloud Native training and consulting firm that provides customized open source-driven solutions at both the platform and application level, offering in-person and virtual services to customers globally. With offices in San Francisco and Miami, RX-M’s deeply experienced team consists of published open source authors, conference speakers, project contributors and committers, as well as Apache PMC members. We put our customers and their unique needs first, offering unbiased, market neutral advice and perspectives. Since our founding in 2012, RX-M has helped dozens of startups and Fortune 500 companies navigate and master a wide range of technologies, such as Kubernetes, Kafka, Cassandra, Spark and many others, while also providing advisory and tailored training services around methodologies and approaches critical to successful Cloud Native transformations, such as Agile, DevOps, SRE, CI/CD and GitOps.