In the middle of November, the Linux Foundation released an updated Kubernetes certification which brings the number of Kubernetes certifications to three. Because the Kubernetes certification area is expanding I thought it would be beneficial to provide an overview of available Kubernetes certification routes to provide you with an idea of the path you could go for if you’re seeking to become certified by Kubernetes.
It’s also a great chance to discuss the state of affairs in relation to Kubernetes training. You can also share some clues on what to anticipate in the near future!
Certified Kubernetes Administrator vs Developer
The Kubernetes certification space currently has two pathways that are a developer path as well as an administrator pathway.
- This development path concentrates on developing and managing applications that work with Kubernetes. If you’re planning to be a developer deployment specialist or DevOps engineer within the realm of Kubernetes then you may wish to concentrate on the path for developers.
- This administrative path The administrator path, in contrast, is focused on creating as well as controlling the Kubernetes environment. If you’re in search of more of an operational or security-focused job you might want to investigate an administrator role.
Kubernetes Developer Training Path
Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD)
One of the readily available Kubernetes certificates is called the certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD). This certification is designed for those who will be developing and managing applications that be run on Kubernetes. In this certification, it’s not a lot of emphasis on the management of the Kubernetes environment. You’ll be taught skills such as the design of Pods and deployments, as well as the use of Deployments and Service, and other skills you’ll require to create and run the management of your Kubernetes applications.
The Certified Kubernetes Application Developer helps you prepare for the CKAD test. It includes a variety of labs, as well as a laboratory-based practice test that will aid you in preparing for the CKAD test that is completely practical.
Kubernetes Administrator Training Path
Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA)
The second Kubernetes certification pathway is focused on a more administrator-like job. The initial certification on this path is certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA). You’ll need to be familiar with the basics of a few of the subjects covered by CKAD however, the certification’s principal focus is on creating as well as running the Kubernetes cluster itself. Learn how to install and update Kubernetes and how to manage the management of storage, networking Services, etc. from an administrative standpoint.
Accredited Kubernetes Security Specialist (CKS)
After you’ve completed your CKA Once you have earned your CKA, you can move to the newly released certified Kubernetes Security Specialist (CKS). This certification concentrates on the various aspects of protecting your Kubernetes cluster that ranges from protecting the cluster itself to securing the code running on the cluster.
Security is a key issue in the IT sector in the present and is expected to become more relevant in the future. If you’re looking to demonstrate your expertise in security within the realm of Kubernetes it’s an excellent certification to consider.
Since this certification has just been released and we do not have yet a course for it at ACG We’re currently making progress on it! It’s possible that the new CKS course to be available in the near future. While we wait, we have the top Kubernetes security courses to help you prepare.
Kubernetes Security Training and Resources
- Automation of Kubernetes Security: In this on-demand and free webinar, we will discuss the basics of what the Pod Security policies are and how they function, and what it will look like to implement them into an actual Kubernetes cluster.
- Kubernetes Security: Do a deep look at Kubernetes’ security concepts and the best methods.
- Kubernetes Security (Advanced Concepts): Explore deeper Kubernetes security with this course providing advanced concepts to the deployment of network policies.