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The KCNA Book

By : Nigel Poulton
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The KCNA Book

By: Nigel Poulton

Overview of this book

There is a huge benefit in building small, specialized, single-purpose apps that can self-heal, auto scale, and update regularly without needing downtime. Kubernetes and cloud-native technologies come in handy in building such apps. Possessing the knowledge and skills to leverage Kubernetes can positively enhance possibilities in favor of architects who specialize in cloud-native microservices applications. ‘The KCNA Book’ is designed to help those working in technology with a passion to become certified in the Kubernetes and Cloud-Native Associate Exam. You will learn about containerization, microservices, and cloud-native architecture. You will learn about Kubernetes fundamentals and container orchestration. The book also sheds light on cloud-native application delivery and observability. It focuses on the KCNA exam domains and competencies, which can be applied to the sample test included in the book. Put your knowledge to the test and enhance your skills with the all-encompassing topic coverage. Upon completion, you will begin your journey to get the best roles, projects, and organizations with this exam-oriented book.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)
8: Sample test
Appendix B: Sample Test answers

Who is the book for

The book is for anyone wanting to gain the KCNA certification.

As the exam tests your understanding of core technologies and concepts, it’s applicable to anyone working in technology. Examples include:

  • Architects
  • Management
  • Technical marketing
  • Developers
  • Operations
  • DevOps, DevSecOps, CloudOps, SREs etc.
  • Data engineers
  • More…

The book and exam are particularly useful if you come from a traditional IT background and want to learn the fundamentals of Kubernetes and cloud native.

If you’re brand new to Kubernetes, you should consider reading Quick Start Kubernetes. It’s only 100 pages long and will get you up-to-speed and 100% comfortable with the fundamentals of Kubernetes. It also has very easy hands-on examples that really help you grasp some of the concepts that might be new to you. It’s available on Amazon and Leanpub, and published in several languages, including French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, and more about to be released.