The Certified KuberNetes Application Developer certification test verifies that users are able to create, manage, deploy, configure, develop, test, analyze, and scale cloud native applications using Kubernetis. A Certified KuberNetes Application Developer will be able to define and apply core primitives and application resources to develop, manage, test, monitor and troubleshoot robust scalable applications and services in Kubernetis. This exam is designed to provide candidates with a solid foundation in the theory and practice of application service architecture. It also introduces a candidate to the concepts of containers and how to integrate them with application deployment and integration.
As the Cloud Native Computing Foundation has predicted, a decade from now, there will be over one trillion dollars in infrastructure being deployed on a daily basis by organizations using KuberNetis. Organizations will be deploying applications such as applications that manage the infrastructure and security of a data center or are used to manage business processes. Applications such as these will run on a virtual machine and will run on a cloud-native operating system such as Linux. Organizations will also use application containers such as pods to deploy different applications. However, containers can be deployed using an orchestration platform. This exam will provide candidates with the knowledge they need to effectively implement these applications in real time environments.
Once a candidate has completed the certification, he or she will be able to leverage his or her knowledge of KuberNetis. A candidate will be able to deploy and maintain a KuberNetis Cluster. This cluster will have a set of nodes running on KuberNetis and can be operated by the same individual or by a team of employees. When a cluster is deployed, the clusters will be able to communicate through a single network. The certified KuberNetes Application Developer will be able to use the concept of load balancing as well as failover. This will allow the cluster to take control when a network fails, making it easier for the user to handle a number of nodes that are on different networks.