Awesome class, Mumshad!
Passed CKA with 88%. Primary study technique: Drilling on the labs (and keeping track of the time).
1st pass of labs: 13 minutes, 26 seconds average (9 hours, 37 min, 32 sec total)
Last pass of labs: 4:02 average (3 hours, 9 min, 14 sec total)
Repeated each lab 5-7 times.
Spent ~33 hours across 3 weeks in labs.
Best times (average across section):
Core Concepts: 2:13
Logging and Monitoring: 1:48
Application Lifecycle Monitoring: 3:00
Cluster Maintenance: 5:25
Other Topics: 4:42
Having the labs for both incremental progress in individual topics and more challenging, realistic labs was vital to my preparation. Again: Excellent class, highly recommended!