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CKA, CKAD, CKS - Jan 03 2022

CKA & CKAD Environment

  • Each task on this exam must be completed on a designated cluster/configuration context.
  • To minimize switching, the tasks are grouped so that all questions on a given cluster appear consecutively.
  • There are six clusters (CKA) / four clusters (CKAD) that comprise the exam environment, made up of varying numbers of containers, as follows:
CKA Clusters
Cluster
Members
CNI
Description
k8s
1 master, 2 worker
flannel
k8s cluster
hk8s
1 master, 2 worker
calico
k8s cluster
bk8s
1 master, 1 worker
flannel
k8s cluster
wk8s
1 master, 2 worker
flannel
k8s cluster
ek8s
1 master, 2 worker
flannel
k8s cluster
ik8s
1 master, 1 base node
loopback
k8s cluster − missing worker
node
CKAD Clusters
Cluster
Members
CNI
Description
k8s
1 master, 2 worker
flannel
k8s cluster
dk8s
1 master, 1 worker
flannel
k8s cluster
nk8s
1 master, 2 worker
calico
k8s cluster
sk8s
1 master, 1 worker
flannel
k8s cluster
Important Instructions: CKA and CKAD
T&C DOCS (Candidate Facing Resources)

CKS Environment

  • Each task on this exam must be completed on a designated cluster/configuration context.
  • Sixteen clusters comprise the exam environment, one for each task. Each cluster is made up of one master node and one worker node.
Important Instructions: CKS
T&C DOCS (Candidate Facing Resources)

Common Enviroment

For your convenience, all environments, in other words, the base system and the cluster nodes, have the following additional command-line tools pre-installed and pre-configured:
  • kubectl with kalias and Bash autocompletion << wow good
  • jq for YAML/JSON processing
  • tmux for terminal multiplexing
  • curl and wget for testing web services
  • man and man pages for further documentation
The CKA & CKAD environments are currently running Kubernetes v1.22. The CKA, CKS and CKAD exam environment will be aligned with the most recent K8s minor version within approximately 4 to 8 weeks of the K8s release date.
>>> i.e. Latest version

CKA & CKAD Resources allowd during exam

During the exam, candidates may:
No other tabs may be opened and no other sites may be navigated to (including https://discuss.kubernetes.io/).
The allowed sites above may contain links that point to external sites. It is the responsibility of the candidate not to click on any links that cause them to navigate to a domain that is not allowed.

CKS Resources allowed during exam

During the exam, candidates may:

OS Version

  • CKA: Ubuntu 18.04
  • CKAD: Ubuntu 18.04
  • CKS: Ubuntu 18.04
Exam Preparation Checklist
T&C DOCS (Candidate Facing Resources)

USER Interface

Exam User Interface
T&C DOCS (Candidate Facing Resources)

Exam Duration

  • CKA 2 hour
  • CKAD 2 hour
  • CKS 2 hour

Pass or No Pass

Pass format
Exam Results - Pass
T&C DOCS (Candidate Facing Resources)
No Pass
Exam Results - No Pass
T&C DOCS (Candidate Facing Resources)

Certification expire

Certifications expire 36* months from the date that a certificant successfully passes their certification exam, unless revoked earlier for cause or certificant successfully completes certification renewal requirements. * NOTE: CKS Certifications expire 24 months from the date that certificant successfully passes their certification exam, unless revoked earlier for cause or certificant successfully completes certification renewal requirements
Certificates and Certification
T&C DOCS (Candidate Facing Resources)
Certifications expire 36** months from the date that the Program Certification requirements are met by a candidate.
**NOTE THE SPECIFIC EXPIRATION POLICY FOR CKS, LFCS, LFCE AND CFCD CERTIFICATIONS **

CKS

CKS Certifications will expire 24 months from the date that the Program certification requirements are met, unless revoked earlier for cause of Certificant successfully completes Certification renewal

Certification Renewal Requirements

Certification Renewal requirements must be completed prior to the expiration of the Certification.
Candidates may keep their Certification valid by retaking and passing the same exam, prior to the expiration of their certification. The Certification will become valid for 3 years (2 years for CKS) starting on the date the exam is retaken and passed.
Certificates and Certification
T&C DOCS (Candidate Facing Resources)

Certification Verification Tool

The Linux Foundation provides a verification tool that allows users (e.g. potential employers or clients) to validate the status of an individual’s certification.
Certification Verification Tool
T&C DOCS (Candidate Facing Resources)
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Common Enviroment
CKA & CKAD Resources allowd during exam
CKS Resources allowed during exam
OS Version
USER Interface
Exam Duration
Pass or No Pass
Certification expire
CKS
Certification Renewal Requirements
Certification Verification Tool