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What is inside this course?

Certified Kubernetes Administrator training course consists of the online course with 8+ hours of training videos. You will find 59 lectures in total, covering all the exam objectives.

Is there any recommended prerequisite for the Certified Kubernetes Administrator exam?

No, there is no prerequisite; you can directly appear for the Certified Kubernetes Administrator exam. However, you should take a note of the recommended knowledge and experience requirements. Also, real-time hands-on knowledge will be considered as a plus point for the Certified Kubernetes Administrator exam. 

  • Comprehensive understanding of containers, especially Docker.
  • Fluency in working with Linux shells.
  • Previous experience in working with virtual machines in cloud environments.

What are the exam objectives of the Certified Kubernetes Administrator exam?

The Certified Kubernetes Administrator exam covers 10 sections: 

  1. Application Lifecycle Management (8%)
  2. Installation, Configuration, and Validation (12%)
  3. Core Concepts (9%)
  4. Networking (11%)
  5. Scheduling (5%)
  6. Security (12%)
  7. Cluster Maintenance (11%)
  8. Logging/ Monitoring (5%)
  9. Storage (7%)
  10. Troubleshooting (10%)

Note: Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam environment is currently running Kubernetes v1.18 version.

How does the Whizlabs Certified Kubernetes Administrator training course help to pass the Certified Kubernetes Administrator exam?

Whizlabs Certified Kubernetes Administrator training course is completely exam-oriented, covering all the objectives of the exam. The Certified Kubernetes Administrator online course has been curated by our team of Certified Kubernetes Professionals and industry experts. This course has been designed to help you understand the technical concepts covered in the exam. Also, we have a team of Kubernetes experts that is ready to answer your questions and clarify your queries within 24 hours. 

What is the validity of Certified Kubernetes Administrator certification?

Certified Kubernetes Administrator certification remains valid for 3 years. Candidates need to take and pass the exam again to renew their certification before expiration.

How much time will I get to complete the Certified Kubernetes Administrator exam?

You will get 3 hours (180 minutes) to complete the 24 performance-based tasks in the Certified Kubernetes Administrator exam. The exam will test your knowledge of Kubernetes as an administrator. 

What is the Certified Kubernetes Administrator exam retake policy?

The candidates who have registered for the exam directly from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation get one free exam retake (within 12 months of the date of the registration of the original exam), in case they don’t pass the exam. 

After the free exam retake has been used or the deadline for the free exam retake is over, candidates need to register and pay again for the exam, without any discount on the exam fee. 

In case the candidate has registered for the exam through an Authorized Training Partner (ATP), they need to contact the ATP for the eligibility of the free exam retake.

Which DevOps certification should I choose?

There are a number of DevOps tools such as Kubernetes, Docker, Jenkins, Puppet, etc. and so the DevOps certifications. As certification measures and validates your skills, the choice of a DevOps certification totally depends on your skills. So, choose a platform and tool as per your knowledge and expertise, and then go ahead with the respective certification. If you are a beginner, you can start working on a DevOps tool as per your interest, gain some real-time experience and go-ahead for a DevOps certification.

Here is the complete list of DevOps Certification Training/DevOps Online Courses.

Do you update the question bank/video course with the latest updates?

Yes. Different DevOps platforms revise the exam syllabus based on the current trends, to meet the industry standards. We have Subject Matter Experts who monitor the changes into the exam syllabus and update the questions bank/video course to ensure that we provide up to date preparation material to our students.

What are the abilities validated in the Certified Kubernetes Administrator exam?

The Certified Kubernetes Administrator exam validates your skills, knowledge, and experience as a Kubernetes administrator. Once you clear the exam, it means that you have a proven level of proficiency in Kubernetes. The abilities tested in the Certified Kubernetes Administrator exam are:

  • Basic and advanced concepts of Docker and Kubernetes
  • Kubernetes skills to work on real-world practical scenarios
  • Memorization and regurgitation capability to solve real problems
  • Determination of root cause and troubleshoot the issues

What are the important topics for the Certified Kubernetes Administrator exam?

The Certified Kubernetes Administrator exam is designed to test the technical abilities of candidates on Kubernetes. Here is the list of important topics to focus on while preparing for the Certified Kubernetes Administrator exam:

  • Kubernetes cluster
  • Kubernetes API primitives
  • Kubernetes objects
  • Ingress and Ingress controllers
  • Containers
  • Kubernetes Schedulers
  • Kubernetes Persistent Storage
  • Cluster monitoring and upgrading
  • Troubleshooting
  • Authentication and Authorization

Who should take the Certified Kubernetes Administrator exam?

Anyone who aspires to learn about Kubernters and is determined to build a career in DevOps while working with Kubernetes can take the Certified Kubernetes Administrator exam. The certification exam, however, is specifically fit for Kubernetes cluster administrators.

What are the roles and responsibilities of a Kubernetes Administrator?

The common role and responsibilities of a Kubernetes Administrator are:

  • Development and maintenance of advanced platform to manage the lifecycle of Kubernetes cluster
  • Development of tools for automated build, test, deployment, and management of the platform
  • Monitoring system events to ensure system availability, health and service quality
  • Improving delivery systems and continuous integration
  • Maintaining documentation regarding operations, configurations, and troubleshooting procedures
  • Performing application and system patching; answering service requests and user’s query as well
  • Identifying and defining guidelines, standards, and best practices
  • Helping teams in the evaluation of new requirements, technical standards and design

What is the significance of Kubernetes controller manager?

The Kubernetes controller manager works as a daemon and is used for embedding controllers and garbage collection along with the namespace creation. It helps in running multiple controller processes on the master node that are compiled together for running as a single process.

What are the important features of Kubernetes?

Kubernetes is the most-popular, open-source tool for container management. It is used for the deployment, scaling, and descaling of containers. Kubernetes is also used for load balancing. As a Google product, it provides flexibility to work with various cloud providers. Simply, Kubernetes is a multi-container management solution not just a container platform. The distinct features of Kubernetes are:

  • Automated scheduling
  • Horizontal scaling
  • Load balancing
  • Self-healing capabilities
  • Automated rollouts and rollbacks

Can I purchase an exam voucher from Whizlabs?

No, we do not provide an exam voucher. Kubernetes certification exams are offered online by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and one can directly purchase the voucher /register for the exam there. Also, the candidates can register for the Kubernetes certification exam through any Authorized Training Partner (ATP), if they offer that. Note that the cost for the Certified Kubernetes Administrator exam is $300.

How to prepare for the Certified Kubernetes Administrator exam?

If you want to pass the Certified Kubernetes Administrator exam in the first attempt, you should follow the right path for your preparation. Steps you need to follow while preparing for the Certified Kubernetes Administrator certification exam are:

  • Visit the official exam page
  • Review the study guide for the exam
  • Enroll in the Certified Kubernetes Administrator training course
  • Study Kubernetes Documentations, ebooks, and books
  • Get hands-on and practice well 
  • Participate in Discussion Forums and Study Groups

What are the benefits of the Certified Kubernetes Administrator certification for a Kubernetes Administrator?

The Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) certification is designed to validate the knowledge, skills, and competency of the candidate to perform the responsibilities of Kubernetes administrator. Some of the important benefits of the Kubernetes certification are as follows:

  • Validates your knowledge and skills to perform Kubernetes Administrator role 
  • Provides you a global recognition for your expertise and experience.
  • Adds a credential to your resume and thus establishes your credibility.
  • Helps you get more opportunities to enhance your career as a Kubernetes Administrator.
  • Gets you more chances of being promoted in your current job or get a new job with a higher paycheck.

What is the passing score for the Certified Kubernetes Administrator exam?

The candidate needs to score 74% or above to pass the Certified Kubernetes Administrator exam. Note that Kubernetes certification exams are scored automatically, within 24 hours of the completion of the exam. The result is shared with the candidate within 36 hours of the completion of the exam via email. The candidates can also see the exam result on My Portal.

Do you have any preparation guidance for the Certified Kubernetes Administrator exam?

Yes. We write frequently about certification preparation tips on our blog. Here’s How to Prepare for the Certified Kubernetes Administrator exam.

What is the average salary of a certified Kubernetes professional?

According to the job listings by ZipRecruiter, the average salary of a certified Kubernetes professional ranges from $78,000 to $215,500 annually in the US. As per the advanced report, most jobs fall between $115,500 (25th percentile) and $164,000 (75th percentile).

What are the benefits of DevOps certifications for a DevOps professional?

Some of the important benefits of the DevOps certifications for a DevOps professional are as follows:

  • Validates your knowledge and understanding of DevOps tools and methods.
  • Provides you a global recognition for your knowledge, skills, and experience.
  • Adds a credential to your resume and thus makes you stand out of the crowd.
  • Helps you get more opportunities to enhance your career as a DevOps professional.
  • Gets you more chances of being promoted in your current job or get a new job with a high paycheck.

If you are still in doubt, check out the Top Reasons to Go for a DevOps certification.

I’m a fresher. How can I start my career in DevOps?

As a fresher, you have two choices. First is - you can start your career as a developer or administrator on any platform say AWS, Azure, etc. and then proceed to become a DevOps engineer. Second is - you can directly choose a DevOps tool and start gaining DevOps skills. Then you can get a DevOps certification to validate your skills and enhance your DevOps career.

Here are the 10 Things You Need to Know Before Starting Your DevOps Career.

What is the salary of a DevOps Engineer?

According to the job data from Glassdoor, the salary for a DevOps Engineer may range from $137,000 and $180,000, depending on several factors like knowledge, skills, experience, and certification. 

Do you offer a Money-Back Guarantee for Whizlabs training courses?

Yes, we offer a 100% unconditional money-back guarantee for our training courses. If you don’t clear the exam for any reason, you can apply for a full refund. 


Please note that we only refund the amount paid for the Whizlabs training course, not the certification exam cost. For more details, we recommend you to check our Refund Policy

Do you provide any discount on the bulk purchase?

Yes, you can avail up to 50% discount on the purchase of more than 10 products at a time. For more details, please feel free to write here. A member of our support staff will respond back as soon as possible.

What are the payment gateways you provide?

We accept payments through different gateways like CCAvenue, Stripe, etc.

After purchasing the Training Course from Whizlabs, how can I clarify my technical questions?

We have a dedicated team of subject-matter experts (SME) who will answer all of your queries that are submitted through our Learning Management System (LMS) interface. You will receive responses within 24 hours of the submission of the question.

What if I have more queries?

If you have any queries related to the Certification exam, Whizlabs training courses, payments, etc. please feel free to contact us. A member of our support staff will respond to you as soon as possible.

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