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The KCNA Book

By : Nigel Poulton
Book Image

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

1: Setting the scene

This chapter doesn’t map directly to an exam objective. However, the things you’ll learn are in the exam and are important in setting the scene for why we have technologies like containers and Kubernetes. If you already know this, you can skip to the next chapter. Otherwise, stick around while we set the scene for the rest of the book.

We’ll cover all of the following at a high level.

  • Virtualisation
  • Containerisation
  • The transition from monolithic apps to microservices

Don’t worry if you think we’re not covering things in enough detail. This is just an introductory chapter and we’ll get into the detail in later chapters.