Kick-starting the new year with CKA.
CKA Exam Experience
Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) is an online, proctored, performance-based test that requires solving multiple issues from a command line. Candidates have 2 hours to complete the tasks on 6 different Kubernetes clusters. I felt that 2 hours were sufficient.
It was a remote exam and it was great. All I needed was a Linux laptop with Google Chrome installed. No special software required. I was able to sit the exam from my home office and therefore had no technical problems at all. Scheduling the exam was as straightforward as it could get, plenty of time slots available even on weekends.
In terms of scoring, I’ve received 95% which I’m very happy with. There was a task worth 7% that I could not solve in full, hence losing 5% I think. Full disclosure, I use Kubernetes at work on a daily basis therefore I did not find the exam too difficult.
I used Mumshad Mannambeth’s CKA course with practice tests that’s available on Udemy. He’s done a great job updating the course material to match the latest version of the exam (which was v1.22 at the time of writing). The mock exams on KodeKloud were very helpful as well.
I also used killer.sh CKA simulator. It was brilliant. 25 scenarios (with solutions) that will make you sweat if you’re not prepared well.
My CKA study notes can be found on GitHub here.
Are you ready for the CKA exam?
Take a look at these CKA practice questions to find out.