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Becoming KCNA Certified

By : Dmitry Galkin
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Becoming KCNA Certified

By: Dmitry Galkin

Overview of this book

The job market related to the cloud and cloud-native technologies is both growing and becoming increasingly competitive, making certifications like KCNA a great way to stand out from the crowd and learn about the latest advancements in cloud technologies. Becoming KCNA Certified doesn't just give you the practical skills needed to deploy and connect applications in Kubernetes, but it also prepares you to pass the Kubernetes and Cloud Native Associate (KCNA) exam on your first attempt. The book starts by introducing you to cloud-native computing, containers, and Kubernetes through practical examples, allowing you to test the theory out for yourself. You'll learn how to configure and provide storage for your Kubernetes-managed applications and explore the principles of modern cloud-native architecture and application delivery, giving you a well-rounded view of the subject. Once you've been through the theoretical and practical aspects of the book, you'll get the chance to test what you’ve learnt with two mock exams, with explanations of the answers, so you'll be well-prepared to appear for the KCNA exam. By the end of this Kubernetes book, you'll have everything you need to pass the KCNA exam and forge a career in Kubernetes and cloud-native computing.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)
Part 1: The Cloud Era
Part 2: Performing Container Orchestration
Part 3: Learning Kubernetes Fundamentals
Part 4: Exploring Cloud Native
Part 5: KCNA Exam and Next Steps

Part 1: The Cloud Era

In this part, you’ll get a quick overview of how computing has evolved since the inception of the cloud, how traditional IT operated before, and what today’s cloud native landscape looks like. We’ll discuss the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, the Linux Foundation, and look at their projects and certifications.

This part contains the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1, From Cloud to Cloud Native and Kubernetes
  • Chapter 2, Overview of CNCF and Kubernetes Certifications