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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


CI/CD is an acronym for continuous integration, continuous delivery. It’s a set of tools and processes that automates the building, testing, and provisioning of software. It enables frequent reliable releases and is an integral part of the wider DevOps movement.

As the acronym suggests, CI/CD is two separate processes.

  • Continuous Integration (CI)
  • Continuous Delivery (CD)

CI automates the process of building and testing software changes. It usually involves developers frequently merging code to a central repository where it’s built and subjected to extensive tests. The building and testing must be fully automated and are highly effective at identifying issues before they’re released into live environments. The whole process is automated and ensures only high-quality code is passed to the CD process.

CD automates the later process of releasing that high-quality code into live environments such as dev, test, and production. It’s often triggered...