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Kubernetes Security Specialist (CKS): First Edition

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DevOps Certified:

Kubernetes Security Specialist (CKS): First Edition – 2022

  • Covers Complete & Official Exam Blueprint
  • Summarized content
  • Case study based approach
  • Ready to practice labs
  • Exam tips
  • Mind maps
  • 100% passing guarantee
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Kubernetes Certified: Security Specialist

Exam Questions Case study, short answer, repeated answer, MCQs
Number of Questions 40-50
Time to Complete 120 minutes
Exam Fee 375 USD

About Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist (CKS)

Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist (CKS) is a performance-based certification exam that assesses candidates’ understanding of Kubernetes and cloud security in a realistic, simulated environment. Prior to taking the CKS test, candidates must have passed the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) certification. CKS can be purchased, but it cannot be scheduled until CKA certification is obtained.

On the day of the CKS exam (including retakes), the CKA certification must be active (not expired).

Who is it for?

A Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist (CKS) is a skilled Kubernetes practitioner (must be CKA certified) who has demonstrated proficiency in a wide range of best practices for protecting container-based applications and Kubernetes platforms during development, deployment, and runtime.

What is demonstrate?

Obtaining a CKS certifies a candidate’s ability to secure container-based applications and Kubernetes platforms during development, deployment, and runtime, and that they are qualified to do so in a professional setting.

The CKS curriculum (areas of study and weight of each area) is as follows at the time of writing:

  1. Cluster Setup
  2. Cluster Hardening
  3. System Hardening
  4. Minimize Microservice Vulnerabilities
  5. Supply Chain Security
  6. Monitoring, Logging and Runtime Security

 

Recommended Knowledge

  1. Use Network security policies to restrict cluster level access
  2. Use CIS benchmark to review the security configuration of Kubernetes components (etcd, kubelet, kubedns, kubeapi)
  3. Properly set up Ingress objects with security control
  4. Protect node metadata and endpoints
  5. Minimize use of, and access to, GUI elements
  6. Verify platform binaries before deploying
  7. Restrict access to Kubernetes API
  8. Use Role Based Access Controls to minimize exposure
  9. Exercise caution in using service accounts e.g. disable defaults, minimize permissions on newly created ones
  10. Update Kubernetes frequently
  11. Minimize host OS footprint (reduce attack surface)
  12. Minimize IAM roles
  13. Minimize external access to the network
  14. Appropriately use kernel hardening tools such as AppArmor, seccomp
  15. Setup appropriate OS level security domains e.g. using PSP, OPA, security contexts
  16. Manage Kubernetes secrets
  17. Use container runtime sandboxes in multi-tenant environments (e.g. gvisor, kata containers)
  18. Implement pod to pod encryption by use of mTLS
  19. Minimize base image footprint
  20. Secure your supply chain: whitelist allowed registries, sign and validate images
  21. Use static analysis of user workloads (e.g.Kubernetes resources, Docker files)
  22. Scan images for known vulnerabilities
  23. Perform behavioral analytics of syscall process and file activities at the host and container level to detect malicious activities
  24. Detect threats within physical infrastructure, apps, networks, data, users, and workloads
  25. Detect all phases of attack regardless where it occurs and how it spreads
  26. Perform deep analytical investigation and identification of bad actors within environment
  27. Ensure immutability of containers at runtime
  28. Use Audit Logs to monitor access

The following general domains and their weights on the exam are included in this exam curriculum:

  Domain Percentage
Domain 1 Cluster Setup 10%
Domain 2 Cluster Hardening 15%
Domain 3 System Hardening 15%
Domain 4 Minimize Microservice Vulnerabilities 20%
Domain 5 Supply Chain Security 20%
Domain 6 Monitoring, Logging and Runtime Security 20%

DevOps Certified:

Kubernetes Security Specialist (CKS): First Edition - 2022

  • Covers Complete & Official Exam Blueprint
  • Summarized content
  • Case study based approach
  • Ready to practice labs
  • Exam tips
  • Mind maps
  • 100% passing guarantee

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