Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) with Practice Tests
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6 points • TheOnlyElizabeth
How to get the CKA, advices from a fellow redditor
Advices from a 22y redditor who probably is one of the stupidest person working on this field (devops)
Quickly, what worked for me if you plan on passing the exam :
- You don't need to do "KTHW" to pass the exam, period. It can only help you but it's not mandatory at all.
- You should definitly have work experience or at least launch a k8s cluster in a lab. (I dont have k8s work experience)
- Practice your YAML.
- Do this course https://www.udemy.com/course/certified-kubernetes-administrator-with-practice-tests/, Im not affiliated with this person or Udemy, but mastering this course alone make you pass the exam.
That's it, the exam is not hard at all, just time consuming.
If you have questions, let me know and I will gladly answer them.
2 points • GeekoHog
I assume you mean the CKA exam. I took it. I recommend the Udemy CKA prep course https://www.udemy.com/course/certified-kubernetes-administrator-with-practice-tests/
I only used that to study and easily passed it. It is on sale now for $12 I think.
Edit: I forgot to mention the course includes labs. You don’t need to setup your own lab. You can do the labs as many times as you want also.
2 points • kailsar
I started with Linux Academy too, but didn't really find it engaging - found this course https://www.udemy.com/course/certified-kubernetes-administrator-with-practice-tests/ recommended a lot, and I can see why after using it. The training is better IMO, but what really makes it stand out are the labs - far more challenging than the LA ones, and they really get you ready for the exam, and for using k8s professionally. Honestly the best online course I've ever taken.
1 points • piyushsaurabh
This is awesome
1 points • FatStoic
I like udemy - you typically get a really good course, and I'm sure this is because the instructors are in direct competition and work hard to outperform each other.
I bought this course for my CKA and it also came with a bunch of practical tests on katacoda, and went above an beyond the CKA in a few important ways.
1 points • ButtcheeksMD
Udemy course by the homie Mumshad Mannambeth.
Do this front to back, and you'll have solid base of knowledge.
1 points • denisveloper
I'm waiting for this one to be on sale 199 right now
1 points • Zackorrigan
I would suggest this one but I haven't tried it myself udemy
I used an other of his course for CKAD and it was really helpful, because each course come with a lab and you have access to an environment for the lab.
1 points • maddiethehippie
Been working through the Udemy CKA course (https://www.udemy.com/course/certified-kubernetes-administrator-with-practice-tests) and practice tests. The practice tests really highlight what sections I didn't remember and had to study again. Now they are ingrained and I can run through the practice tests and get 100%, knowing where in the docs to look for the parts I need. I am feeling ready for test round 1!
1 points • -rwsr-xr-x
Unfortunately, the linked Udemy course is $139.99 for existing Udemy subscribers and $19.99 for new accounts/new subscribers.
This incentivizes people to create fake accounts to try to get the discount, instead of rewarding existing members for their continued support of Udemy, with a discount.
2 points • Cordivae
This class is amazing, lots of hands on and have a very marketable cert afterwards.
2 points • Technane
I am also taking this course, so that I can attain my CKA
but I cut my teeth on Katacoda
1 points • dspeck
I'm not sure about that one, but this one: https://www.udemy.com/course/certified-kubernetes-administrator-with-practice-tests/ was recently updated (last couple of weeks) to accommodate the test changes. It was on sale for \~$10 a week ago.
1 points • RelevantRope
Cool... Thanks. Looks awesome.
I would also recommend: https://www.udemy.com/course/certified-kubernetes-administrator-with-practice-tests/
1 points • MooseOnTehLoose
The whole point of this is to blindly follow it but pay attention to what you're doing so when you go and do the amazing CKA course on Udemy by Mumshad - https://www.udemy.com/course/certified-kubernetes-administrator-with-practice-tests/
You start to understand all the things that you did during the K8s the hard way better. -If you really want to learn there's no harm in doing both of these courses, K8s the hard way can be done in 2 hours and 3 beers.
Good luck with your K8s study!
1 points • exmachinalibertas
So I went to find some of the ones I took, so I could post my recommendations, and it turns out they were all for niche things after I had kind of learned the ins and outs. (Like for example an Istio course.) So my advice for finding one is to just google and read forums and reviews and see which ones people think were good. I'm currently taking a CKA course which is decent, and the guy who runs that also runs a beginner's course, but that might be too easy/beginner for you, since you seem to know the basics at least and are more at an intermediate level.
One generalized course I took and can recommend is this one but my issue with it is that it uses AWS for node hosting and it mixes a lot of AWS-specific things with general K8s stuff, so if you're not very familiar with AWS and K8s already, sometimes it can be confusing. But if you've used AWS and know K8s a bit already like you do, you probably won't have the same trouble I did differentiating between the AWS stuff and the K8s parts. Other than mixing AWS and K8s it was a good course. But again, I'm not sure if it would be beneficial to you. It's more hands-on of managing stuff, and I feel like you want more of an in-depth guide to the K8s resources (e.g. services vs deployments vs replicasets), and this course doesn't really go in depth into all that.
So I guess I'm back to recommending just googling and researching what courses others recommend. I'm sorry for saying "go look at udemy" and then not having a good suggestion for you.
1 points • torqu3e
Hardware required - half decent laptop.
Assuming enough understanding of linux and networking fundamentals
Sufficient docker is covered in this course https://www.linkedin.com/learning/learning-docker-2 (about a day's work)
Run a few containers, run an application that is split into multiple containers, even following an example of lets say bringing up an ELK stack is good enough (reason I say ELK is because it generally just works out of the box without much head banging).
Still on laptop, setup minikube and start working through this course https://www.udemy.com/course/certified-kubernetes-administrator-with-practice-tests/
\^ that's at least a day job week to go through thoroughly.
Once through with all that, get access to 3 machines, VMs, EC2, $50 x86 based laptops doesn't matter (don't do Raspberry pis because some of the things are painful to get working on ARM, it's improving but not there yet). A flat network config without any ACLs will help a lot.
Setup a cluster following this https://kubernetes.io/docs/setup/production-environment/tools/kubeadm/create-cluster-kubeadm/
At this point you will know enough to be dangerous, now what do you want to do? Run it in prod, get a cert, there are routes to follow.
1 points • sharjeelsayed
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