K8s Certification Update - July 23, 2017


Liz Kline
 

K8s Certification Update - July  23, 2017


Hello Kubernetes Certification Working Group!

Development work on the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam is almost complete. Alpha testing provided excellent feedback and incorporating appropriate revisions per the feedback has delayed the beta test a little.

Timeline
* June/July: Alpha iterative testing and exam environment development (completed, revisions being incorporated now)
* Early August:  Beta-1 testing with group of ~15 Kubernetes subject matter experts (this team has already been identified); 
* Mid-August-September: Beta-2 soft launch to Beta Tester Sign-up of 300+ names. 
* Late August: Standard Setting committee sessions to determine exam passing score
* September 11: public launch at OSS North America Summit

Sign-up
* Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) Beta Tester Sign-up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd9-6nL5L3SzWIddCSPoKeuX_Pdq_KHI8C4mQzcUryP-gu0dQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
* If you have interest and have K8s expertise, please subscribe to this Kubernetes Certification Working Group list: https://lists.cncf.io/mailman/listinfo/cncf-kubernetescertwg. 
   * Project  announcements are made via this work group list

Candidate Access to the exam
* During soft launch, a private link will direct KMSP candidates to the purchase page 
* At public launch, the certification page will be linked via a “Training and Cert” tab in the cncf.io navigation bar; KMSPs shown on top of k8s.io partner page

Training
CNCF has worked  with The Linux Foundation training team to develop self-paced online courses that can scale up the reach beyond what’s possible using instructor-led courses. 

Dual-track program in place to help ensure that there’s adequately trained K8s talent
* Created a free Introduction to Kubernetes course on edX
   * https://www.edx.org/course/introduction-kubernetes-linuxfoundationx-lfs158x 
   * Launched July 10th, 4,000 registrations in the first 10 days
* Launched LFS258: Kubernetes Fundamentals course, serves as prep for the CKA exam
   * content has been newly updated to align to the requirements of the CKA exam
   * 500+ paid registrations (even though the exam isn’t yet live)


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K8s Certification Update - June  20, 2017 (previous post)


Hello Kubernetes Certification Working Group!


Development work on the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam continues to go well.  


Development status
* Grading scripts are completed for 31 items
* K8s image (exam environment) is built with 8 clusters for various exam items; team is working through development issues
* Internal alpha testing is ongoing. First wave complete (half of the items), second wave (with all questions) targeted for feedback by late June.


Beta testing
* Beta testing is targeted for late June and into July (exact dates to be announced)
* Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) Beta Tester Sign-up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd9-6nL5L3SzWIddCSPoKeuX_Pdq_KHI8C4mQzcUryP-gu0dQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
* If you have interest and have K8s expertise please subscribe to this Kubernetes Certification Working Group list: https://lists.cncf.io/mailman/listinfo/cncf-kubernetescertwg. 
   * Project  announcements are made via this work group list


CKA exam launch
* Public exam launch is targeted for August 2017


Training 
* Introduction to Kubernetes MOOC on edX: available July 10th. Would welcome volunteers to review the content - add your name here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1B4s2EJv6Fm5HHLhRnQlQdO-0tZ7NwisZVBMob71_m-s/edit?usp=sharing
* LFS258: CKA aligned version released in June (and all existing customers updated to the new material)



Liz Kline
Certification Manager
The Linux Foundation
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