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Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) Exam Prep

Learn how to put the latest open source technology into practice with hands-on training, delivered by industry experts, aligned to your desired business outcomes

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1 Days

Available On-Site

Available Virtually

Open Enrollments Available


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.