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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

Other exams

If you work in a hands-on technical role, the following Kubernetes-related exams are obvious next steps.

  • Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD)
  • Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA)
  • Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist (CKS)

All three are hands-on exams and quite a bit harder than the KCNA. This is because they’re specialist certifications and go into a lot more detail. They’re also hands-on and not multiple-choice.

The CKAD is a hands-on exam focussed on deploying and managing applications on Kubernetes. The CKA is similar but focusses more on things like building and managing Kubernetes clusters. The CKS is obviously security focussed.

Outside of CNCF Kubernetes-related exams, there are several cloud exam tracks that specialise in cloud technologies such as AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud.