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Kubernetes and Cloud Native Associate (KCNA) Certification is Now Available in Japanese
Both the KCNA exam and Kubernetes and Cloud Native Essentials were developed using Certiverse's intuitive translation features.
We are excited to announce that our popular entry-level cloud certification exam, the Kubernetes and Cloud Native Associate (KCNA), is now available in Japanese. This follows the translation of the Kubernetes and Cloud Native Essentials (LFS250) training course, which can help make it more likely that someone will pass the exam, into Japanese earlier this year. This is the first Linux Foundation knowledge-based certification exam to be translated into a foreign language.
KCNA consists of a multiple-choice certification exam testing entry-level knowledge and skills in Kubernetes and the wider cloud native ecosystem. This exam is intended to demonstrate this knowledge, including how to deploy an application using basic kubectl commands, the architecture of Kubernetes (containers, pods, nodes, clusters), understanding the cloud native landscape and projects (storage, networking, GitOps, service mesh), and understanding the principles of cloud native security.
LFS250 provides an overview of cloud native technologies, and then dives into container orchestration. Participants will review the high-level architecture of Kubernetes, understand the challenges of container orchestration and how to deliver and monitor applications in distributed environments. The course also discusses how container orchestration differs from legacy environments and much more. This course is designed for existing and aspiring developers, administrators, architects, and managers who are new to the world of cloud native technologies and container orchestration.
The KCNA certification is intended to prepare candidates to work with cloud native technologies and pursue further CNCF credentials, including Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA), Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD), and Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist (CKS).
Specific knowledge tested in the KCNA exam includes:
- Kubernetes Fundamentals (46%)
- Including resources, architecture, APIs, containers, and scheduling
- Container Orchestration (22%)
- Including container orchestration fundamentals, runtime, security, networking, service mesh, and storage
- Cloud Native Architecture (16%)
- Including cloud native architecture fundamentals, autoscaling, serverless, community & governance, personas, and open standards
- Cloud Native Observability (8%)
- Telemetry & observability, Prometheus, and cost management
- Cloud Native Application Delivery (8%)
- Application delivery fundamentals, GitOps, and CI/CD
The KCNA exam was developed in partnership with Certiverse. The company’s online platform enabled a global group of 15 subject matter experts to create test content asynchronously.
“Kubernetes and Cloud Native Essentials” was developed by Timo Heinrichs from inovex, a certified Kubernetes Training Partner and Service Provider. He holds three Kubernetes certifications, CKAD, CKA and CKS, while also teaching the corresponding courses for the Linux Foundation and CNCF. He has experience in planning and developing big Kubernetes platforms for enterprises as well as small businesses.
Japanese versions of both the KCNA exam and Kubernetes and Cloud Native Essentials are available for immediate enrollment. In celebration of this launch, through July 19 individuals can save 50% on registration for the KCNA-JP exam or the bundled Japanese training course and exam with code NEWKCNA-JP.