K8s Certification Update - May 5, 2017


Liz Kline
 

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
Certification Manager
The Linux Foundation
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Charles Butler <charles.butler@...>
 

Greetings CNCF workgroup!

I've attached several people on CC on this thread that are certainly interested in beta testing the exam + materials when the MOOC is ready.

Will there be an official sign up process posted to the list, or is this initial signal enough? 

All five applications on CC have communicated with me they are interested and if you're looking for a central point of contact to coordinate the communications I'm happy to act as that parlance/proxy.

Thanks and all the best,

Charles
--
Juju Charmer
Canonical Group Ltd.
Ubuntu - Linux for human beings | www.ubuntu.com
conjure-up canonical-kubernetes | jujucharms.com


Liz Kline
 

Hi Charles!
Thanks for rounding up beta people. Here is the official Beta sign-up info. (You may have already received this via the work group list mailing.) 
Best,
Liz

Beta Tester Sign-up for Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam


The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) is creating their inaugural exam certification: Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA). Are you interested in getting an early peek as a beta tester? If so, please read on!


-- The online exam consists of a set of performance-based items (problems) to be solved in a command line.

-- The exam is expected to take 3-4 hours to complete.

-- Beta testers will be sent a coupon code to register and schedule the beta exam during a time period in June TBD.

-- After taking the exam, each beta tester will be asked to provide exam experience feedback in a questionnaire.

-- Prior to the exam, each Beta tester will be asked to e-sign a basic Agreement.


If you would like to be considered as a Beta tester for the CKA exam, please sign-up via this short survey by June 5, 2017: https://goo.gl/forms/l5oYWqtgZ8iuSPnw2


You will be contacted with additional information when the exam is ready and the Beta team is selected. Thanks!






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

On Mon, May 8, 2017 at 12:33 PM, Charles Butler <charles.butler@...> wrote:
Greetings CNCF workgroup!

I've attached several people on CC on this thread that are certainly interested in beta testing the exam + materials when the MOOC is ready.

Will there be an official sign up process posted to the list, or is this initial signal enough? 

All five applications on CC have communicated with me they are interested and if you're looking for a central point of contact to coordinate the communications I'm happy to act as that parlance/proxy.

Thanks and all the best,

Charles
--
Juju Charmer
Canonical Group Ltd.
Ubuntu - Linux for human beings | www.ubuntu.com
conjure-up canonical-kubernetes | jujucharms.com

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