Yeah that's right!! I'm now part of the bandwagon of the CKAs (Certified Kubernetes Administrators) around the world. I confess that I'm not very into certifications but this one was special. This was a very challenging exam for me.

You need to MASTER kubectl all day long in order to do the exam. You also need to know a little bit of vim. Just the basic commands will be suffice.

Here are the ONLY resources I've used in order to prepare for the exam:

Course: CKA with Practice Tests - Mumshad Mannambeth

The BEST course out there if you want to prepare for the exam. Forget about ALL the others. Really! That's the ONLY ONE you need!!!

Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) with Practice Tests
<p>Kubernetes is one of the highest trending technology in Cloud Computing as of today. Kubernetes had the fastest growth in job searches, over a 173% from a year before as reported recently by a survey conducted by Indeed.</p><p>Learn, practice, and get certified on Kubernetes with <strong>hands-on…

CKA Tips and Tricks (6 part blog posts) - Arun Ramakani

This is a series of very useful Blog posts where Arun shared valuable tips about the CKA exam. Worth the reading!!

Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) — Tips and Tricks — Part 1
Certified Kubernetes Administrator is a challenging exam by CNCF. Unlike many other certifications, it’s a practical lab. It took two attempts for me to get through. Thought sharing my experience…
Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) — Tips and Tricks — Part 2
Today let’s see about the static pod. There is a good weight for static pods and there is a high chance of it being a part of your exam. I did not get it correct on the first go and hence writing…
Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) — Tips and Tricks — Part 3
Today let’s look into ETCD backup. If you get this question it’s a jackpot. You can score the full mark in less than a minute, if you know how to do it. This will save some time for other questions…
Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) — Tips and Tricks — Part 4
Mastering “Field Selectors”, “Custom Column” and “Sort By” will help us in a few questions at the CKA exam. In this blog, we will look into a framework that will help us to construct any kubectl…
Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) — Tips and Tricks — Part 5
Init container is an important concept for the exam. There is a very high chance that this is one of your 24 questions. This blog will attempt to make you aware of the traps that you may get into…
Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) — Tips and Tricks — Part 6
Kubernetes secrets are one of the high-value questions in the CKA exam. I don’t think that there is another question in the exam where the concept is simple but the marks are maximum. One cannot…

Kubernetes The Hard Way - Kelsey Hightower

Classic !!! You NEED to do this. No more saying....

kelseyhightower/kubernetes-the-hard-way
Bootstrap Kubernetes the hard way on Google Cloud Platform. No scripts. - kelseyhightower/kubernetes-the-hard-way

I promise you that you ONLY need these resources above to pass with flying colors in your exam. Now go back to study and come back with your CKA ;)