Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD)

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Course Overview

Linux2Cloud’s Certified Kubernetes Application Developer Course help users to design, build, configure, and expose cloud native applications for Kubernetes.

A Certified Kubernetes Application Developer can define application resources and use core primitives to build, monitor, and troubleshoot scalable applications and tools in Kubernetes.

The certification program allows users to demonstrate their competence in a hands-on, command-line environment. The purpose of the Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) program is to provide assurance that CKADs have the skills, knowledge, and competency to perform the responsibilities of Kubernetes application developers.

Who Can be Audience

This learning path is intended specifically for Kubernetes cluster administrators. Anyone interested in learning how to work with Kubernetes will also benefit from this learning path.


  • The prerequisites for taking up this certified Kubernetes developer training includes, a solid understanding of containers, and Docker and must have CKA Our Docker course will help you learn about Docker.
  • Working experience with Linux shells is beneficial but not mandatory.

Exam Description

This exam is an online, proctored, performance-based test that requires solving multiple tasks from a command line running Kubernetes.

The exams are delivered online and consist of performance-based tasks (problems) to be solved on the command line running Linux.

Exam Format

The online exam consists of a set of performance-based items (problems) to be solved in a command line and candidates have 2 hours to complete the tasks. This exam curriculum includes these general domains and their weights on the exam:

  • 13% – Core Concepts
  • 18% – Configuration
  • 10% – Multi-Container Pods
  • 18% – Observability
  • 20% – Pod Design
  • 13% – Services & Networking
  • 8% – State Persistence

Duration: 24 Hours

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