The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, and Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®), which builds sustainable ecosystems for cloud-native software, today announced the Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist (CKS), previously announced to be in development in July, is now generally available.
CKS is a two-hour, performance-based certification exam that provides assurance that a certificant has the skills, knowledge, and competence on a broad range of best practices for securing container-based applications and Kubernetes platforms during build, deployment, and runtime. The exam is taken remotely with a live proctor monitoring via webcam and screen sharing. Candidates for CKS must hold a current Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) certification to demonstrate they possess sufficient Kubernetes expertise before sitting for the CKS. The certification remains valid for two years from the date it is awarded.