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K8s Certification Update - February 10, 2017


Liz Kline
 

Hello Kubernetes Certification Working Group!


In November, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) launched a new training, certification and Kubernetes Managed Service Provider (KMSP) program. Since that announcement, a team of K8s experts have been busy defining an online, proctored certification program to be run by The Linux Foundation for CNCF. Below is an update on the certification progress so far.


We are still looking for volunteers to help with beta testing the exams. If you have interest and expertise please consider subscribing to the Kubernetes Certification Working Group list. We’ll be reaching out to volunteers as the process progresses.


Overview

  • The exam will be performance-based (i.e. live system) which candidates have to operate

  • Job Task Analysis (JTA) Committee of K8s community experts met in Dec 2016 and defined the overall scope, topics for the exams as well as drafted the exam items

  • Team is currently working on setting up an environment that can be automatically deployed for each candidate

  • In parallel, work has started to to develop the automated scripts to setup and grade the exam items

  • Currently forecasting to field test in May and publicly launch in June


Scope Definition for the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam

A certified K8s administrator can work proficiently to design, install, configure, and manage a Kubernetes production-grade cluster.  They will have an understanding of key concepts such as Kubernetes networking, storage, security, maintenance, logging and monitoring, application lifecycle, troubleshooting, API object primitives and the ability to establish basic use-cases for end users.  


JTA Development

13 K8s experts from 9 different companies participated in a facilitated 2-day DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) workshop in early December and defined:

  • 10 subject Domains and their % weight on the exam:

5%   Scheduling

5%   Logging / Monitoring

8%   Application Lifecycle Management

11% Cluster Maintenance

12% Security

7%   Storage

10%  Troubleshooting

19%  Core Concepts

11%  Networking

12%  Installation & Configuration

  • 55 Topics, aka subdomains

  • The exam environment and technical specs

  • An estimated exam length of 4 hours


Exam Item Development

14 K8s experts from 13 different companies participated in a second, intensive 2-day item writing workshop facilitated by a performance-based assessment expert in mid-December and:

  • drafted 44 exam items based on the Domains and Topics defined during the JTA; items are logged in a private GitHub repo

  • chose 34 of the best Items targeted for the exam by weighted Domain

  • applied a difficulty rating of Easy, Moderate, Hard for each item

  • agreed upon a K8s Exam environment proposal


Timeline for the Next Steps

  • Exam item refinement is ongoing

  • 10 week process to complete items set up, exam environment, and develop the grading scripts. (thru mid April).

  • 8 weeks post-setup to conduct the alpha/beta testing, determine passing score,and set up exam portal (mid April to early June)

  • Exam launch targeted for the 2nd week of June


We’ve also made available (in partnership with The Linux Foundation) a self-paced online training course that aims to prepare users for the K8s exam. You can find details and sign up for it here.


Regards,
Liz Kline


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


Ronald Petty
 

Liz,

Just to clarify, the link is to a k8s fundamentals course.  I thought the beta test was for an intermediate level course/test/cert?  Am I incorrect?  Per the beta test, do we pay to take that test or no?

Regards.

Ron

On Fri, Feb 10, 2017 at 9:15 PM, Liz Kline <lkline@...> wrote:

Hello Kubernetes Certification Working Group!


In November, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) launched a new training, certification and Kubernetes Managed Service Provider (KMSP) program. Since that announcement, a team of K8s experts have been busy defining an online, proctored certification program to be run by The Linux Foundation for CNCF. Below is an update on the certification progress so far.


We are still looking for volunteers to help with beta testing the exams. If you have interest and expertise please consider subscribing to the Kubernetes Certification Working Group list. We’ll be reaching out to volunteers as the process progresses.


Overview

  • The exam will be performance-based (i.e. live system) which candidates have to operate

  • Job Task Analysis (JTA) Committee of K8s community experts met in Dec 2016 and defined the overall scope, topics for the exams as well as drafted the exam items

  • Team is currently working on setting up an environment that can be automatically deployed for each candidate

  • In parallel, work has started to to develop the automated scripts to setup and grade the exam items

  • Currently forecasting to field test in May and publicly launch in June


Scope Definition for the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam

A certified K8s administrator can work proficiently to design, install, configure, and manage a Kubernetes production-grade cluster.  They will have an understanding of key concepts such as Kubernetes networking, storage, security, maintenance, logging and monitoring, application lifecycle, troubleshooting, API object primitives and the ability to establish basic use-cases for end users.  


JTA Development

13 K8s experts from 9 different companies participated in a facilitated 2-day DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) workshop in early December and defined:

  • 10 subject Domains and their % weight on the exam:

5%   Scheduling

5%   Logging / Monitoring

8%   Application Lifecycle Management

11% Cluster Maintenance

12% Security

7%   Storage

10%  Troubleshooting

19%  Core Concepts

11%  Networking

12%  Installation & Configuration

  • 55 Topics, aka subdomains

  • The exam environment and technical specs

  • An estimated exam length of 4 hours


Exam Item Development

14 K8s experts from 13 different companies participated in a second, intensive 2-day item writing workshop facilitated by a performance-based assessment expert in mid-December and:

  • drafted 44 exam items based on the Domains and Topics defined during the JTA; items are logged in a private GitHub repo

  • chose 34 of the best Items targeted for the exam by weighted Domain

  • applied a difficulty rating of Easy, Moderate, Hard for each item

  • agreed upon a K8s Exam environment proposal


Timeline for the Next Steps

  • Exam item refinement is ongoing

  • 10 week process to complete items set up, exam environment, and develop the grading scripts. (thru mid April).

  • 8 weeks post-setup to conduct the alpha/beta testing, determine passing score,and set up exam portal (mid April to early June)

  • Exam launch targeted for the 2nd week of June


We’ve also made available (in partnership with The Linux Foundation) a self-paced online training course that aims to prepare users for the K8s exam. You can find details and sign up for it here.


Regards,
Liz Kline


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

In general I think we should have a free online course of kubernetes fundamentals (may be a minimal version of Kubernetes fundamentals [1]) something similar to this [2] to promote kubernetes.

Is there any plan for special discounts for Linux Foundation/Student membership ? 


On Sat, Feb 11, 2017 at 12:45 AM, Liz Kline <lkline@...> wrote:

Hello Kubernetes Certification Working Group!


In November, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) launched a new training, certification and Kubernetes Managed Service Provider (KMSP) program. Since that announcement, a team of K8s experts have been busy defining an online, proctored certification program to be run by The Linux Foundation for CNCF. Below is an update on the certification progress so far.


We are still looking for volunteers to help with beta testing the exams. If you have interest and expertise please consider subscribing to the Kubernetes Certification Working Group list. We’ll be reaching out to volunteers as the process progresses.


Overview

  • The exam will be performance-based (i.e. live system) which candidates have to operate

  • Job Task Analysis (JTA) Committee of K8s community experts met in Dec 2016 and defined the overall scope, topics for the exams as well as drafted the exam items

  • Team is currently working on setting up an environment that can be automatically deployed for each candidate

  • In parallel, work has started to to develop the automated scripts to setup and grade the exam items

  • Currently forecasting to field test in May and publicly launch in June


Scope Definition for the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam

A certified K8s administrator can work proficiently to design, install, configure, and manage a Kubernetes production-grade cluster.  They will have an understanding of key concepts such as Kubernetes networking, storage, security, maintenance, logging and monitoring, application lifecycle, troubleshooting, API object primitives and the ability to establish basic use-cases for end users.  


JTA Development

13 K8s experts from 9 different companies participated in a facilitated 2-day DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) workshop in early December and defined:

  • 10 subject Domains and their % weight on the exam:

5%   Scheduling

5%   Logging / Monitoring

8%   Application Lifecycle Management

11% Cluster Maintenance

12% Security

7%   Storage

10%  Troubleshooting

19%  Core Concepts

11%  Networking

12%  Installation & Configuration

  • 55 Topics, aka subdomains

  • The exam environment and technical specs

  • An estimated exam length of 4 hours


Exam Item Development

14 K8s experts from 13 different companies participated in a second, intensive 2-day item writing workshop facilitated by a performance-based assessment expert in mid-December and:

  • drafted 44 exam items based on the Domains and Topics defined during the JTA; items are logged in a private GitHub repo

  • chose 34 of the best Items targeted for the exam by weighted Domain

  • applied a difficulty rating of Easy, Moderate, Hard for each item

  • agreed upon a K8s Exam environment proposal


Timeline for the Next Steps

  • Exam item refinement is ongoing

  • 10 week process to complete items set up, exam environment, and develop the grading scripts. (thru mid April).

  • 8 weeks post-setup to conduct the alpha/beta testing, determine passing score,and set up exam portal (mid April to early June)

  • Exam launch targeted for the 2nd week of June


We’ve also made available (in partnership with The Linux Foundation) a self-paced online training course that aims to prepare users for the K8s exam. You can find details and sign up for it here.


Regards,
Liz Kline


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


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Dan Kohn <dan@...>
 

Liz left out of her update our plans to create a free Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) covering Kubernetes that will be free. The training course (available now) is $199 and the certification will also have a charge.

Clyde or Liz, could you please provide an update on the MOOC?

On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 9:23 PM, Srikar Ananthula <ananthulasrikar@...> wrote:
In general I think we should have a free online course of kubernetes fundamentals (may be a minimal version of Kubernetes fundamentals [1]) something similar to this [2] to promote kubernetes.

Is there any plan for special discounts for Linux Foundation/Student membership ? 


On Sat, Feb 11, 2017 at 12:45 AM, Liz Kline <lkline@...> wrote:

Hello Kubernetes Certification Working Group!


In November, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) launched a new training, certification and Kubernetes Managed Service Provider (KMSP) program. Since that announcement, a team of K8s experts have been busy defining an online, proctored certification program to be run by The Linux Foundation for CNCF. Below is an update on the certification progress so far.


We are still looking for volunteers to help with beta testing the exams. If you have interest and expertise please consider subscribing to the Kubernetes Certification Working Group list. We’ll be reaching out to volunteers as the process progresses.


Overview

  • The exam will be performance-based (i.e. live system) which candidates have to operate

  • Job Task Analysis (JTA) Committee of K8s community experts met in Dec 2016 and defined the overall scope, topics for the exams as well as drafted the exam items

  • Team is currently working on setting up an environment that can be automatically deployed for each candidate

  • In parallel, work has started to to develop the automated scripts to setup and grade the exam items

  • Currently forecasting to field test in May and publicly launch in June


Scope Definition for the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam

A certified K8s administrator can work proficiently to design, install, configure, and manage a Kubernetes production-grade cluster.  They will have an understanding of key concepts such as Kubernetes networking, storage, security, maintenance, logging and monitoring, application lifecycle, troubleshooting, API object primitives and the ability to establish basic use-cases for end users.  


JTA Development

13 K8s experts from 9 different companies participated in a facilitated 2-day DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) workshop in early December and defined:

  • 10 subject Domains and their % weight on the exam:

5%   Scheduling

5%   Logging / Monitoring

8%   Application Lifecycle Management

11% Cluster Maintenance

12% Security

7%   Storage

10%  Troubleshooting

19%  Core Concepts

11%  Networking

12%  Installation & Configuration

  • 55 Topics, aka subdomains

  • The exam environment and technical specs

  • An estimated exam length of 4 hours


Exam Item Development

14 K8s experts from 13 different companies participated in a second, intensive 2-day item writing workshop facilitated by a performance-based assessment expert in mid-December and:

  • drafted 44 exam items based on the Domains and Topics defined during the JTA; items are logged in a private GitHub repo

  • chose 34 of the best Items targeted for the exam by weighted Domain

  • applied a difficulty rating of Easy, Moderate, Hard for each item

  • agreed upon a K8s Exam environment proposal


Timeline for the Next Steps

  • Exam item refinement is ongoing

  • 10 week process to complete items set up, exam environment, and develop the grading scripts. (thru mid April).

  • 8 weeks post-setup to conduct the alpha/beta testing, determine passing score,and set up exam portal (mid April to early June)

  • Exam launch targeted for the 2nd week of June


We’ve also made available (in partnership with The Linux Foundation) a self-paced online training course that aims to prepare users for the K8s exam. You can find details and sign up for it here.


Regards,
Liz Kline


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


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Ronald Petty
 

Just to clarify, I am unaware of an MOOC.  I was part of an effort December to create what I believe is an intermediate level test.  I believe she was asking us to beta test that particular test.  Again, I thought that test was still being 'developed', meaning the training, etc.   Not sure exactly what were signing up for.

Regards.

Ron

On Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 9:10 AM, Dan Kohn <dan@...> wrote:
Liz left out of her update our plans to create a free Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) covering Kubernetes that will be free. The training course (available now) is $199 and the certification will also have a charge.

Clyde or Liz, could you please provide an update on the MOOC?

On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 9:23 PM, Srikar Ananthula <ananthulasrikar@...> wrote:
In general I think we should have a free online course of kubernetes fundamentals (may be a minimal version of Kubernetes fundamentals [1]) something similar to this [2] to promote kubernetes.

Is there any plan for special discounts for Linux Foundation/Student membership ? 


On Sat, Feb 11, 2017 at 12:45 AM, Liz Kline <lkline@...> wrote:

Hello Kubernetes Certification Working Group!


In November, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) launched a new training, certification and Kubernetes Managed Service Provider (KMSP) program. Since that announcement, a team of K8s experts have been busy defining an online, proctored certification program to be run by The Linux Foundation for CNCF. Below is an update on the certification progress so far.


We are still looking for volunteers to help with beta testing the exams. If you have interest and expertise please consider subscribing to the Kubernetes Certification Working Group list. We’ll be reaching out to volunteers as the process progresses.


Overview

  • The exam will be performance-based (i.e. live system) which candidates have to operate

  • Job Task Analysis (JTA) Committee of K8s community experts met in Dec 2016 and defined the overall scope, topics for the exams as well as drafted the exam items

  • Team is currently working on setting up an environment that can be automatically deployed for each candidate

  • In parallel, work has started to to develop the automated scripts to setup and grade the exam items

  • Currently forecasting to field test in May and publicly launch in June


Scope Definition for the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam

A certified K8s administrator can work proficiently to design, install, configure, and manage a Kubernetes production-grade cluster.  They will have an understanding of key concepts such as Kubernetes networking, storage, security, maintenance, logging and monitoring, application lifecycle, troubleshooting, API object primitives and the ability to establish basic use-cases for end users.  


JTA Development

13 K8s experts from 9 different companies participated in a facilitated 2-day DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) workshop in early December and defined:

  • 10 subject Domains and their % weight on the exam:

5%   Scheduling

5%   Logging / Monitoring

8%   Application Lifecycle Management

11% Cluster Maintenance

12% Security

7%   Storage

10%  Troubleshooting

19%  Core Concepts

11%  Networking

12%  Installation & Configuration

  • 55 Topics, aka subdomains

  • The exam environment and technical specs

  • An estimated exam length of 4 hours


Exam Item Development

14 K8s experts from 13 different companies participated in a second, intensive 2-day item writing workshop facilitated by a performance-based assessment expert in mid-December and:

  • drafted 44 exam items based on the Domains and Topics defined during the JTA; items are logged in a private GitHub repo

  • chose 34 of the best Items targeted for the exam by weighted Domain

  • applied a difficulty rating of Easy, Moderate, Hard for each item

  • agreed upon a K8s Exam environment proposal


Timeline for the Next Steps

  • Exam item refinement is ongoing

  • 10 week process to complete items set up, exam environment, and develop the grading scripts. (thru mid April).

  • 8 weeks post-setup to conduct the alpha/beta testing, determine passing score,and set up exam portal (mid April to early June)

  • Exam launch targeted for the 2nd week of June


We’ve also made available (in partnership with The Linux Foundation) a self-paced online training course that aims to prepare users for the K8s exam. You can find details and sign up for it here.


Regards,
Liz Kline


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


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Clyde
 

We are working to develop a MOOC, to be hosted on edX, which is the platform we use to reach a global audience with free training. It will be a broad based introductory course that provides a foundation for folks who are brand new to Kubernetes.   Introduction to Linux and Introduction to OpenStack are two of our existing courses that give an indication of how it might look.

We're working on developing the course and the goal is to have it available to the public prior to the certification going live.

Regards

Clyde


On 02/15/2017 01:10 AM, Dan Kohn wrote:
Liz left out of her update our plans to create a free Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) covering Kubernetes that will be free. The training course (available now) is $199 and the certification will also have a charge.

Clyde or Liz, could you please provide an update on the MOOC?

On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 9:23 PM, Srikar Ananthula <ananthulasrikar@...> wrote:
In general I think we should have a free online course of kubernetes fundamentals (may be a minimal version of Kubernetes fundamentals [1]) something similar to this [2] to promote kubernetes.

Is there any plan for special discounts for Linux Foundation/Student membership ? 

[1] https://training.linuxfoundation.org/linux-courses/system-administration-training/kubernetes-fundamentals
[2] https://www.edx.org/school/linuxfoundationx

On Sat, Feb 11, 2017 at 12:45 AM, Liz Kline <lkline@...> wrote:

Hello Kubernetes Certification Working Group!


In November, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) launched a new training, certification and Kubernetes Managed Service Provider (KMSP) program. Since that announcement, a team of K8s experts have been busy defining an online, proctored certification program to be run by The Linux Foundation for CNCF. Below is an update on the certification progress so far.


We are still looking for volunteers to help with beta testing the exams. If you have interest and expertise please consider subscribing to the Kubernetes Certification Working Group list. We’ll be reaching out to volunteers as the process progresses.


Overview

  • The exam will be performance-based (i.e. live system) which candidates have to operate

  • Job Task Analysis (JTA) Committee of K8s community experts met in Dec 2016 and defined the overall scope, topics for the exams as well as drafted the exam items

  • Team is currently working on setting up an environment that can be automatically deployed for each candidate

  • In parallel, work has started to to develop the automated scripts to setup and grade the exam items

  • Currently forecasting to field test in May and publicly launch in June


Scope Definition for the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam

A certified K8s administrator can work proficiently to design, install, configure, and manage a Kubernetes production-grade cluster.  They will have an understanding of key concepts such as Kubernetes networking, storage, security, maintenance, logging and monitoring, application lifecycle, troubleshooting, API object primitives and the ability to establish basic use-cases for end users.  


JTA Development

13 K8s experts from 9 different companies participated in a facilitated 2-day DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) workshop in early December and defined:

  • 10 subject Domains and their % weight on the exam:

5%   Scheduling

5%   Logging / Monitoring

8%   Application Lifecycle Management

11% Cluster Maintenance

12% Security

7%   Storage

10%  Troubleshooting

19%  Core Concepts

11%  Networking

12%  Installation & Configuration

  • 55 Topics, aka subdomains

  • The exam environment and technical specs

  • An estimated exam length of 4 hours


Exam Item Development

14 K8s experts from 13 different companies participated in a second, intensive 2-day item writing workshop facilitated by a performance-based assessment expert in mid-December and:

  • drafted 44 exam items based on the Domains and Topics defined during the JTA; items are logged in a private GitHub repo

  • chose 34 of the best Items targeted for the exam by weighted Domain

  • applied a difficulty rating of Easy, Moderate, Hard for each item

  • agreed upon a K8s Exam environment proposal


Timeline for the Next Steps

  • Exam item refinement is ongoing

  • 10 week process to complete items set up, exam environment, and develop the grading scripts. (thru mid April).

  • 8 weeks post-setup to conduct the alpha/beta testing, determine passing score,and set up exam portal (mid April to early June)

  • Exam launch targeted for the 2nd week of June


We’ve also made available (in partnership with The Linux Foundation) a self-paced online training course that aims to prepare users for the K8s exam. You can find details and sign up for it here.

Regards,
Liz Kline


Liz Kline
Certification Manager
The Linux Foundation
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Sebastien Goasguen
 


On Feb 15, 2017, at 1:38 PM, Ronald Petty <ronald.petty@...> wrote:

Just to clarify, I am unaware of an MOOC.  I was part of an effort December to create what I believe is an intermediate level test.  I believe she was asking us to beta test that particular test.  Again, I thought that test was still being 'developed', meaning the training, etc.   Not sure exactly what were signing up for.


Ron (et al.), there are several things:

- LF will develop a free course for intro to k8s, this will be available don eDx and is known as a MOOC.
- The LF course LFS258, currently called “Kubernetes Fundamentals” available now (which to be transparent, I wrote).
-The certification.

What you and I and others participated in was a workshop to help build that certification. I don’t think it is done and Liz says they are aiming for June/July.
There will need to be beta-testers of that exam.

The sign up link she put at the end of her email is a signup for the course LFS258, it is not a sign up for the beta-testing of the certification exam.

LF’s plan is to extend LFS258 content to cover all topics defined in the scope definition so that the course can be used as an exam prep.

That’s my understanding of things, hope that helps.

-sebastien

Regards.

Ron

On Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 9:10 AM, Dan Kohn <dan@...> wrote:
Liz left out of her update our plans to create a free Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) covering Kubernetes that will be free. The training course (available now) is $199 and the certification will also have a charge.

Clyde or Liz, could you please provide an update on the MOOC?

On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 9:23 PM, Srikar Ananthula <ananthulasrikar@...> wrote:
In general I think we should have a free online course of kubernetes fundamentals (may be a minimal version of Kubernetes fundamentals [1]) something similar to this [2] to promote kubernetes.

Is there any plan for special discounts for Linux Foundation/Student membership ? 


On Sat, Feb 11, 2017 at 12:45 AM, Liz Kline <lkline@...> wrote:
Hello Kubernetes Certification Working Group!

In November, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) launched a new training, certification and Kubernetes Managed Service Provider (KMSP) program. Since that announcement, a team of K8s experts have been busy defining an online, proctored certification program to be run by The Linux Foundation for CNCF. Below is an update on the certification progress so far.

We are still looking for volunteers to help with beta testing the exams. If you have interest and expertise please consider subscribing to the Kubernetes Certification Working Group list. We’ll be reaching out to volunteers as the process progresses.

Overview
  • The exam will be performance-based (i.e. live system) which candidates have to operate
  • Job Task Analysis (JTA) Committee of K8s community experts met in Dec 2016 and defined the overall scope, topics for the exams as well as drafted the exam items
  • Team is currently working on setting up an environment that can be automatically deployed for each candidate
  • In parallel, work has started to to develop the automated scripts to setup and grade the exam items
  • Currently forecasting to field test in May and publicly launch in June

Scope Definition for the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam
A certified K8s administrator can work proficiently to design, install, configure, and manage a Kubernetes production-grade cluster.  They will have an understanding of key concepts such as Kubernetes networking, storage, security, maintenance, logging and monitoring, application lifecycle, troubleshooting, API object primitives and the ability to establish basic use-cases for end users.  

JTA Development
13 K8s experts from 9 different companies participated in a facilitated 2-day DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) workshop in early December and defined:
  • 10 subject Domains and their % weight on the exam:
5%   Scheduling
5%   Logging / Monitoring
8%   Application Lifecycle Management
11% Cluster Maintenance
12% Security
7%   Storage
10%  Troubleshooting
19%  Core Concepts
11%  Networking
12%  Installation & Configuration
  • 55 Topics, aka subdomains
  • The exam environment and technical specs
  • An estimated exam length of 4 hours

Exam Item Development
14 K8s experts from 13 different companies participated in a second, intensive 2-day item writing workshop facilitated by a performance-based assessment expert in mid-December and:
  • drafted 44 exam items based on the Domains and Topics defined during the JTA; items are logged in a private GitHub repo
  • chose 34 of the best Items targeted for the exam by weighted Domain
  • applied a difficulty rating of Easy, Moderate, Hard for each item
  • agreed upon a K8s Exam environment proposal

Timeline for the Next Steps
  • Exam item refinement is ongoing
  • 10 week process to complete items set up, exam environment, and develop the grading scripts. (thru mid April).
  • 8 weeks post-setup to conduct the alpha/beta testing, determine passing score,and set up exam portal (mid April to early June)
  • Exam launch targeted for the 2nd week of June

We’ve also made available (in partnership with The Linux Foundation) a self-paced online training course that aims to prepare users for the K8s exam. You can find details and sign up for it here.

Regards,
Liz Kline


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Ronald Petty
 

Sebastien,

Thanks a lot, that helps.  Not sure how I missed the part of the MOOC.

Per Liz's original email, looking for beta testers, shall we just sit tight and wait to hear back?  There was nothing to register for the honor!

Regards.

Ron

On Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 11:19 AM, Sebastien Goasguen <runseb@...> wrote:

On Feb 15, 2017, at 1:38 PM, Ronald Petty <ronald.petty@...> wrote:

Just to clarify, I am unaware of an MOOC.  I was part of an effort December to create what I believe is an intermediate level test.  I believe she was asking us to beta test that particular test.  Again, I thought that test was still being 'developed', meaning the training, etc.   Not sure exactly what were signing up for.


Ron (et al.), there are several things:

- LF will develop a free course for intro to k8s, this will be available don eDx and is known as a MOOC.
- The LF course LFS258, currently called “Kubernetes Fundamentals” available now (which to be transparent, I wrote).
-The certification.

What you and I and others participated in was a workshop to help build that certification. I don’t think it is done and Liz says they are aiming for June/July.
There will need to be beta-testers of that exam.

The sign up link she put at the end of her email is a signup for the course LFS258, it is not a sign up for the beta-testing of the certification exam.

LF’s plan is to extend LFS258 content to cover all topics defined in the scope definition so that the course can be used as an exam prep.

That’s my understanding of things, hope that helps.

-sebastien

Regards.

Ron

On Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 9:10 AM, Dan Kohn <dan@...> wrote:
Liz left out of her update our plans to create a free Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) covering Kubernetes that will be free. The training course (available now) is $199 and the certification will also have a charge.

Clyde or Liz, could you please provide an update on the MOOC?

On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 9:23 PM, Srikar Ananthula <ananthulasrikar@...> wrote:
In general I think we should have a free online course of kubernetes fundamentals (may be a minimal version of Kubernetes fundamentals [1]) something similar to this [2] to promote kubernetes.

Is there any plan for special discounts for Linux Foundation/Student membership ? 


On Sat, Feb 11, 2017 at 12:45 AM, Liz Kline <lkline@...> wrote:
Hello Kubernetes Certification Working Group!

In November, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) launched a new training, certification and Kubernetes Managed Service Provider (KMSP) program. Since that announcement, a team of K8s experts have been busy defining an online, proctored certification program to be run by The Linux Foundation for CNCF. Below is an update on the certification progress so far.

We are still looking for volunteers to help with beta testing the exams. If you have interest and expertise please consider subscribing to the Kubernetes Certification Working Group list. We’ll be reaching out to volunteers as the process progresses.

Overview
  • The exam will be performance-based (i.e. live system) which candidates have to operate
  • Job Task Analysis (JTA) Committee of K8s community experts met in Dec 2016 and defined the overall scope, topics for the exams as well as drafted the exam items
  • Team is currently working on setting up an environment that can be automatically deployed for each candidate
  • In parallel, work has started to to develop the automated scripts to setup and grade the exam items
  • Currently forecasting to field test in May and publicly launch in June

Scope Definition for the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam
A certified K8s administrator can work proficiently to design, install, configure, and manage a Kubernetes production-grade cluster.  They will have an understanding of key concepts such as Kubernetes networking, storage, security, maintenance, logging and monitoring, application lifecycle, troubleshooting, API object primitives and the ability to establish basic use-cases for end users.  

JTA Development
13 K8s experts from 9 different companies participated in a facilitated 2-day DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) workshop in early December and defined:
  • 10 subject Domains and their % weight on the exam:
5%   Scheduling
5%   Logging / Monitoring
8%   Application Lifecycle Management
11% Cluster Maintenance
12% Security
7%   Storage
10%  Troubleshooting
19%  Core Concepts
11%  Networking
12%  Installation & Configuration
  • 55 Topics, aka subdomains
  • The exam environment and technical specs
  • An estimated exam length of 4 hours

Exam Item Development
14 K8s experts from 13 different companies participated in a second, intensive 2-day item writing workshop facilitated by a performance-based assessment expert in mid-December and:
  • drafted 44 exam items based on the Domains and Topics defined during the JTA; items are logged in a private GitHub repo
  • chose 34 of the best Items targeted for the exam by weighted Domain
  • applied a difficulty rating of Easy, Moderate, Hard for each item
  • agreed upon a K8s Exam environment proposal

Timeline for the Next Steps
  • Exam item refinement is ongoing
  • 10 week process to complete items set up, exam environment, and develop the grading scripts. (thru mid April).
  • 8 weeks post-setup to conduct the alpha/beta testing, determine passing score,and set up exam portal (mid April to early June)
  • Exam launch targeted for the 2nd week of June

We’ve also made available (in partnership with The Linux Foundation) a self-paced online training course that aims to prepare users for the K8s exam. You can find details and sign up for it here.

Regards,
Liz Kline


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Certification Manager
The Linux Foundation
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Liz Kline
 

Hi Sebastien,
Thanks for your detailed response regarding training.

Hi Ron,
My updates to the Kubernetes Certification Working Group will be primarily about the certification and my plan is to update at least monthly with the project progress. Call for Beta testers will go out to the members of the Kubernetes Certification Working Group email list so you will see it right away. The team is busy building the exam to beta test so for now, please stand by. More soon!

Regards,
Liz

 




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m:  (512) 694-4605 (Central Time)
e:  lkline@...

On Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 11:39 AM, Ronald Petty <ronald.petty@...> wrote:
Sebastien,

Thanks a lot, that helps.  Not sure how I missed the part of the MOOC.

Per Liz's original email, looking for beta testers, shall we just sit tight and wait to hear back?  There was nothing to register for the honor!

Regards.

Ron

On Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 11:19 AM, Sebastien Goasguen <runseb@...> wrote:

On Feb 15, 2017, at 1:38 PM, Ronald Petty <ronald.petty@...> wrote:

Just to clarify, I am unaware of an MOOC.  I was part of an effort December to create what I believe is an intermediate level test.  I believe she was asking us to beta test that particular test.  Again, I thought that test was still being 'developed', meaning the training, etc.   Not sure exactly what were signing up for.


Ron (et al.), there are several things:

- LF will develop a free course for intro to k8s, this will be available don eDx and is known as a MOOC.
- The LF course LFS258, currently called “Kubernetes Fundamentals” available now (which to be transparent, I wrote).
-The certification.

What you and I and others participated in was a workshop to help build that certification. I don’t think it is done and Liz says they are aiming for June/July.
There will need to be beta-testers of that exam.

The sign up link she put at the end of her email is a signup for the course LFS258, it is not a sign up for the beta-testing of the certification exam.

LF’s plan is to extend LFS258 content to cover all topics defined in the scope definition so that the course can be used as an exam prep.

That’s my understanding of things, hope that helps.

-sebastien

Regards.

Ron

On Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 9:10 AM, Dan Kohn <dan@...> wrote:
Liz left out of her update our plans to create a free Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) covering Kubernetes that will be free. The training course (available now) is $199 and the certification will also have a charge.

Clyde or Liz, could you please provide an update on the MOOC?

On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 9:23 PM, Srikar Ananthula <ananthulasrikar@...> wrote:
In general I think we should have a free online course of kubernetes fundamentals (may be a minimal version of Kubernetes fundamentals [1]) something similar to this [2] to promote kubernetes.

Is there any plan for special discounts for Linux Foundation/Student membership ? 


On Sat, Feb 11, 2017 at 12:45 AM, Liz Kline <lkline@...> wrote:
Hello Kubernetes Certification Working Group!

In November, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) launched a new training, certification and Kubernetes Managed Service Provider (KMSP) program. Since that announcement, a team of K8s experts have been busy defining an online, proctored certification program to be run by The Linux Foundation for CNCF. Below is an update on the certification progress so far.

We are still looking for volunteers to help with beta testing the exams. If you have interest and expertise please consider subscribing to the Kubernetes Certification Working Group list. We’ll be reaching out to volunteers as the process progresses.

Overview
  • The exam will be performance-based (i.e. live system) which candidates have to operate
  • Job Task Analysis (JTA) Committee of K8s community experts met in Dec 2016 and defined the overall scope, topics for the exams as well as drafted the exam items
  • Team is currently working on setting up an environment that can be automatically deployed for each candidate
  • In parallel, work has started to to develop the automated scripts to setup and grade the exam items
  • Currently forecasting to field test in May and publicly launch in June

Scope Definition for the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) exam
A certified K8s administrator can work proficiently to design, install, configure, and manage a Kubernetes production-grade cluster.  They will have an understanding of key concepts such as Kubernetes networking, storage, security, maintenance, logging and monitoring, application lifecycle, troubleshooting, API object primitives and the ability to establish basic use-cases for end users.  

JTA Development
13 K8s experts from 9 different companies participated in a facilitated 2-day DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) workshop in early December and defined:
  • 10 subject Domains and their % weight on the exam:
5%   Scheduling
5%   Logging / Monitoring
8%   Application Lifecycle Management
11% Cluster Maintenance
12% Security
7%   Storage
10%  Troubleshooting
19%  Core Concepts
11%  Networking
12%  Installation & Configuration
  • 55 Topics, aka subdomains
  • The exam environment and technical specs
  • An estimated exam length of 4 hours

Exam Item Development
14 K8s experts from 13 different companies participated in a second, intensive 2-day item writing workshop facilitated by a performance-based assessment expert in mid-December and:
  • drafted 44 exam items based on the Domains and Topics defined during the JTA; items are logged in a private GitHub repo
  • chose 34 of the best Items targeted for the exam by weighted Domain
  • applied a difficulty rating of Easy, Moderate, Hard for each item
  • agreed upon a K8s Exam environment proposal

Timeline for the Next Steps
  • Exam item refinement is ongoing
  • 10 week process to complete items set up, exam environment, and develop the grading scripts. (thru mid April).
  • 8 weeks post-setup to conduct the alpha/beta testing, determine passing score,and set up exam portal (mid April to early June)
  • Exam launch targeted for the 2nd week of June

We’ve also made available (in partnership with The Linux Foundation) a self-paced online training course that aims to prepare users for the K8s exam. You can find details and sign up for it here.

Regards,
Liz Kline


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


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