Recently I took the Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD). Here’s the study program I used.
- using my O’Reilly subscription I went through Ben Muschko’s prep course a couple times:
- also the Linux Foundation course LFD259 https://trainingportal.linuxfoundation.org/learn/course/kubernetes-for-developers-lfd259/
- People on Reddit gave me valuable real-world info about the test. You only interact with the proctor via text window. It’s pretty intense. It’s a game of knowing which questions to spend your time on and when to punt and come back later. Be super organized!
- Lastly I worked through dgkanatsios exercises. These were very helpful! https://github.com/dgkanatsios/CKAD-exercises
You have to be FAST. I wasn’t enough, I didn’t pass… Which is cool, I want my passing grade to mean something when I re-take it.
If you study AND you’ve been using K8s for a while you might be okay
I’ve now built another Study Path, focusing on about 50/50 AWS and Kubernetes, with focus on real-world developer/devops experience.
Yesterday was AWS Lightsail. Did you know you can now use it with containers? For me Lightsail isn’t useful but I was very happy to learn what it’s useful for in comparison with other tools.