Post Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD) Exam Thoughts

After 4 months of preparation, I passed the CKAD exam earlier this week. The aim of this post is not to be another "how I passed" or "exam taking tips" - there's plenty of them available. Rather, I'll share my thoughts about the exam format, and how to bring one's individual competency to the next level.

LPI DevOps Tools Engineer Certification Exam 701-100

The LPI DevOps Tools Engineer Certification, launched in October 2017, has a very broad scope that includes several commonly used DevOps tools in the market. The exam "covers the intersection between development and operations, making it relevant for all IT professionals working in the field of DevOps." In this post, I share my thoughts and opinions on this certification exam that I took and passed in January 2020.

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Certification

I recently passed the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam and attained its certification which is valid for 2 years. I was sitting on the fence for this one, especially when the official certification site mentioned that the recommended AWS knowledge was "at least six (6) months of experience with the AWS Cloud in any role, including … Continue reading AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Certification

Setting Up inetd Super-Server (in theory)

As part of the LPIC-1 Exam 102 objectives, inetd and xinetd are covered under the host security section. As I have not used inetd/xinetd previously, it took a while for me to understand the concepts and how it should be configured. This is especially so for inetd, which has been "succeeded" by xinetd. In this post, … Continue reading Setting Up inetd Super-Server (in theory)

LPI Certification Level 1 Exam 101-400

Out of pure interest and curiosity, I have decided to pursue the LPIC-1: System Administrator certification by the Linux Professional Institute (LPI). In this post, I would like to share more about the exam, and the resources I have used to prepare. Disclaimer: This is NOT an advertisement or endorsement of the certification program or materials. … Continue reading LPI Certification Level 1 Exam 101-400