Re: Current target of the beta testing and general availability of the CKA exam


Liz Kline
 

Hi Erno,  

Alpha testing went very well and we are implementing all the great suggestions we received. A new update will be posted soon regarding beta availability. 

Your patience is appreciated as we charge through the last bits of development!

Best,
Liz




Liz Kline
Certification Manager
The Linux Foundation
Skype:  liz.kline.co
m:  (512) 694-4605 (Central Time)
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On Mon, Jul 17, 2017 at 7:36 AM, Erno Erdelyi <erno@...> wrote:

Hi Liz,

Excuse me for disturbing you again and asking about the beta testing and general availability of the CKA exam but it's quite important for us! Is it still realistic that the CKA beta testing happens in July and general availability in August?

There are 2 important reasons to be interested in the schedule:

  1. We are a gold sponsor of the Openstack UK Day 2017 in London on 26. September (https://openstackdays.uk/2017/?page_id=781) and our sponsor talk will be about available open cloud certifications (Openstack, Docker, Kubernetes, maybe also Openshift and Cloud Foundry), their features and ways of preparation.
  2. We'd like to heavily market a bundle of our Kubernetes Admin training (https://www.componentsoft.eu/?p=3889) and the CKA exam in Europe from September.

Best regards,

Erno Erdelyi
managing director
Component Soft Ltd.
Fehervari str. 126-128.
Budapest, Hungary, H-1116
Phone: +36 1 487-4040
Email: erno@...
Internet: http://www.componentsoft.eu

On 2017.06.15. 15:32, Liz Kline wrote:
Hi Erno,

As I have posted previously, updates regarding the progress of the CKA Kubernetes certification exam will be made to the working group as dates get firmer. The team is excited about the progress that has been made building this exam. 

As of now, the certification exam is in alpha testing. Beta testing is targeted for late June and July. The Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA)  Beta Tester Sign-up sheet can still be used for those interested in beta testing. 

Best,
Liz


Liz Kline
Certification Manager
The Linux Foundation
Skype:  liz.kline.co
m:  (512) 694-4605 (Central Time)
e:  lkline@...

On Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 4:19 AM, Erno Erdelyi <erno@...> wrote:
Hi all,

As Liz Kline haven't reply to my email in the past 2 days, is there anybody else knowing the actual time frame of the CKA exam beta testing and its planned release date?

We've just finished the development of the first version of our own Kubernetes training and would like to align its content with the upcoming CKA exam as well as offering a training + exam bundle. Hence we should know about the final content and release date of the CKA exam before starting to promote the bundle to a wider (European) customer base.

Thanks for your help in advance,

Erno Erdelyi
managing director
Component Soft Ltd.
Fehervari str. 126-128.
Budapest, Hungary, H-1116
Phone: +36 1 487-4040
Email: erno@...
Internet: http://www.componentsoft.eu

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Hi Liz (Kline),

With regard to your below schedule about the CKA exam I'd like to ask
you about the (hopefully) final time frame of the beta exam phase. Is it
still planned for June?

Thanks,

Erno Erdelyi
managing director
Component Soft Ltd.
Fehervari str. 126-128.
Budapest, Hungary, H-1116
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Hello Kubernetes Certification Working Group!


Development work on the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam
continues.  The schedule has been adjusted out a few weeks as a result of
the technical delays getting a working gold image. Below are some updates
including the revised Beta testing target timeline.


Development status
* Finalized language on 31 of 31 exam Items
* Grading scripts completed for 23 of 31 items
* Built a K8s image (exam environment) with 6 clusters:
     * Immaculate Kubernetes
     * Broken Kubernetes
     * Incomplete Kubernetes
     * Fresh Kubernetes
     * High-Availability (HA) Kubernetes
     * Evacuation Kubernetes
* Working on a proposed a solution to handle CKA candidates switching
kubernetes contexts required to complete different exam items


Beta testing
* Now targeted for June (exact dates TBD)
* We are still looking for volunteers to help with beta testing the exams.
If you have interest and K8s expertise please subscribe to this Kubernetes
Certification Working Group list:
https://lists.cncf.io/mailman/listinfo/cncf-kubernetescertwg.
     * beta sign up will be announced via this work group list


CKA exam launch
* Public exam launch is targeted for July


Training
* MOOC: on track for launch late in Q2, would welcome volunteers to review
the content
* LFS258: Expect revised (and aligned with exam) version to be deployed
   week of May 8th


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K8s Certification Update - March 11, 2017


Hello Kubernetes Certification Working Group!


The Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam development is
progressing well.  Here is an update


Development status
* finalized language on 26 of 32 items written for the exam
* created grading scripts for 5 of 32 items
* built a K8s image (exam environment) with 5 clusters:
     * Immaculate Kubernetes
     * Broken Kubernetes
     * Incomplete Kubernetes
     * Fresh Kubernetes
     * High-Availability (HA) Kubernetes
* working on a proposed a solution to handle CKA candidates switching
kubernetes contexts required to complete different exam items


Beta testing
* targeted for mid May (dates TBD)
* We are still looking for volunteers to help with beta testing the exams.
If you have interest and K8s expertise please subscribe to this Kubernetes
Certification Working Group list:
https://lists.cncf.io/mailman/listinfo/cncf-kubernetescertwg.
     * beta sign up will be announced via this work group list


Timeline
* Exam items finalized - thru mid March
* set up exam environment, create grading scripts - thru mid April
* set up:  exam landing page, candidate portal, scheduling page - late
April to early May
* conduct alpha/beta testing and determine passing score - mid May to early
June
* Public exam launch - mid June


Training
* Expanded LFS258 self paced course content (to match CKA exam scope) will
be available in April
* Targeting to launch free MOOC on edX in Q2



Liz Kline
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The Linux Foundation
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