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Getting CKAD Certified with RX-M

The Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA), Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD), and Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist (CKS) programs were created by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), in collaboration with The Linux Foundation (LF), to help develop the Kubernetes ecosystem.

RX-M is a Linux Foundation Authorized Training Partner (ATP), part of the founding class of Kubernetes Certified Service Providers (KCSP) and Kubernetes Training Partners (KTP), and RX-M team members hold exam developer badges for all three Kubernetes Certifications. All the RX-M CKAD Exam Preps are led by Certified Kubernetes App Developers.

We are uniquely positioned as unbiased & market neutral. 

Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) Exam Prep

1 Day

Open Enrollments Available

Available On-Site

Available Virtually


The one-day course covers the topics found on the CNCF Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) curriculum. Attendees will be provided with practical test preparation tips, strategies and practices. The techniques taught throughout the course will improve students' kubectl speed and efficiency and will demonstrate how to create Kubernetes API objects with imperative commands. The course leverages short lectures to introduce topics, encourages discussion to identify knowledge gaps and uses timed, hands-on drills to promote improvement. Students will also be briefed on items such as test structure, scoring, and mechanics and will be provided with strategic tips on time management that are essential to passing the Certified Kubernetes Application Developer exam.

At the conclusion of this preparation program, students will be prepared to effectively navigate the testing environment and have the mindset and skills necessary to pass the Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) exam.

Who should attend?

Developers, Technical Managers, SREs, DevOps and Build personnel


Live instructor-led training (ILT); lecture, hands-on labs, student exercises, and demos


Available for instructor-led (ILT) in-person/on-site training or virtual instructor-led (VILT) delivery. Open enrollment options (below) are available for this course.

What attendees will learn

Skills developed and course topics include:

  • Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) Curriculum Review and Q&A
  • Test Environment, Mechanics, Scoring, and Structure Briefing
  • Test Preparation and Strategy
  • Kubectl Mastery: Imperative Commands and Flags
  • Application Configuration: Service Accounts, Secrets, ConfigMaps
  • Pod Design Patterns and initContainers
  • Application Health and Readiness
  • ALM: Scaling, Self-Healing, Troubleshooting
  • Exposing Applications: Services and Network Policies
  • Persistent Storage: PVs and PVCs


Students should also have some practical experience with bootstrapping and administering a Kubernetes cluster. Each attendee must provide their own laptop with the ability to run a 64 bit virtual machine or SSH client.

Upcoming Open Enrollments for CKAD Exam Preps

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What Our Boot Camp Attendees are Saying

"This was the best technical class I have had.”

“The instructor clearly had expert-level knowledge of the Kubernetes ecosystem, and he was a good and effective communicator”

“Great instructor and the last day where we went through solving hands-on problems was a very effective way to learn.”

“Comprehensive and lots of new material covered”

“I thought I knew Kubernetes coming into this program, yet I learned a lot in the class”

“Thank you for all your help. [Passing the CKA exam would] definitely not have been possible without you. And also was great to make your acquaintance. Hope our paths cross again.”

“Thanks so much for the in-depth training last week. I definitely learned a ton and would never have been able to pass the test without it.”

”Thanks for a great week of training. I learned a ton. You did a great job”

Contact us to request more information about a Kubernetes CKAD Exam Prep or to inquire about booking a custom in-house course for your team.

Frequently Asked Questions about Open Enrollment Courses

The RX-M Approach

Bring a neutral perspective

We bring a market neutral perspective to every engagement, taking no stake in any of the competing cloud native platforms, components or solutions so we can offer unbiased insights to our clients

Practice what we teach

We are a multi-cloud company consisting of prominent open source contributors with large-scale software engineering experience, actively contributing to the evolution of next-gen software architectures, application management, and platforms

Be solution focused

RX-M has the unique ability to deliver purpose-built, solution-based training in the form of custom curriculum that aligns with each of our client's specific desired outcomes so your team has the skills needed to accelerate your business

Our team has been trusted to work alongside some of the world's leading companies