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The Linux Foundation and Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) have announced the general availability of the Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist (CKS).

CKS is a performance-based certification exam that tests candidates’ knowledge of Kubernetes and cloud security in a simulated, real world environment.

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.

The certification exam tests specific domains and competencies including: Cluster Setup, Cluster Hardening, System Hardening, Minimize Microservice Vulnerabilities, Supply Chain Security and Monitoring, Logging, and Runtime Security.

The CKS exam is available to be scheduled immediately.

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