I cleared CKA exam today at the second time…
Let me share my comments as other guys did.
I took an first exam in Dec.26 and failed,it’s so close to 66% but failed.
The reasons I got failed on the first exam are
- failed to control my time per question accordingly,I spent too much time on one question
- I couldn’t even touch the 4questions due to lack of time.
- not familar with the environmental switching,ex: I answered at another cluster,back to correct context and repeat again.
- copy/paste indentation are not working correctly in the exam environment
(In my own environment, copy/paste indentation is always fine.)
- confused to understand question correctly…
- not use alias enough.
- not structured bookmark.(time taken to get to the right page itself, it took around 4~5seconds,)
During the preparation on the 2nd exam,
I created my own environment on my labtop(64GB RAM),
I’ve done many practices again & again to reduce the time to solve
Like other guys said, practice,practice,practice is the best tip,
Using snapshot/recovery on vmware workstation was very helpful, I could repeat same question again&again until I got familar and enough.
practice&practice made it to shorten the time to solve the same question dramatically. (eg: netpol question on Mock or github was 25->20->15->8->4~6min)
Some tips I think it’s useful for exam are ;
Absolutely, Mumshad Mannambeth’s CKA course - I listened more than 3times fully, further I selectively listen the chapter
again&again where I feel difficult until I fully understand.
Just before 2nd exam, I could feel comfortable at the whole chapter, including that “WAS” difficult to me.
Mock exams and Lighting labs - I played with more than 5 times, so I could shorten the time more and more.
Surely, it’s a must https://github.com/ahmetb/kubernetes-network-policy-recipes
I’ve read all messages in this slack room, and reproduced it in my own environment, and tried to solve it.
built my own environment to play with.
contol time per question during the exam strategically.(At the beginning I focus on easy one with high score)
used imperative command and alias as much as possible, surely this me save time.
using alphabetical-order-bookmark was very efficient and get to the right page in seconds, and remove other non-critical bookmark to me,too many bookmarks can cause time-consuming to search page^^
I used tmux as needed.(but it’s not must)
I’ve spent almost 12hours a day for a month as I’m on Sabbath month break for 2months. ^^
Specially I really appreciate Tej whenever answered my question and also members who answered my questions…
If there isn’t this channel,I couldn’t make it possible.
Thanks again, all~!! ^^