In a production environment, speed, efficiency, and predictability are top priorities. Container technologies have truly changed the game by allowing developers to standardize application development and production infrastructure. Despite the variety of options for container management, Kubernetes is becoming the platform of choice for deploying containers in the enterprise.
Released by Google in 2014, Kubernetes is an open source project now managed by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, which recently received $9 million in Google Cloud Platform (GCP) credits to help fund the move and ensure future development. Today, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, GCP, and most cloud vendors support the Kubernetes platform for managing containers. Many organizations may use OpenShift, an enterprise Kubernetes platform by Red Hat, which is second only to Google in its contribution to the Kubernetes project. Finally, for organizations employing a multi-cloud approach, Kubernetes makes it easy to move applications from one cloud to another, or to run applications on multiple clouds.
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Kubernetes is one of the highest velocity projects in all of open source. Enterprises need their administrators and operations teams to be well-versed in all that Kubernetes has to offer to use their clusters at peak efficiency and with in-depth security. As the platform for deploying applications critical to business success, the ability to competently monitor, troubleshoot, and resolve issues with applications running in Kubernetes is also paramount.
Launched in September 2017, the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) program provides assurance that certified professionals have the skills necessary to administer Kubernetes clusters. To become certified, an individual must pass a rigorous three-hour, performance-based exam. The exam puts the individual in control of multiple live Kubernetes clusters. Using the command-line, individuals must complete tasks to demonstrate the

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