Linux Foundation Kubernetes Security Specialist Certification Exam Syllabus

CKS Dumps Questions, CKS PDF, Kubernetes Security Specialist Exam Questions PDF, Linux Foundation CKS Dumps Free, Kubernetes Security Specialist Official Cert Guide PDF, Linux Foundation Kubernetes Security Specialist Dumps, Linux Foundation Kubernetes Security Specialist PDFThe Linux Foundation CKS exam preparation guide is designed to provide candidates with necessary information about the Kubernetes Security Specialist exam. It includes exam summary, sample questions, practice test, objectives and ways to interpret the exam objectives to enable candidates to assess the types of questions-answers that may be asked during the Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist (CKS) exam.

It is recommended for all the candidates to refer the CKS objectives and sample questions provided in this preparation guide. The Linux Foundation Kubernetes Security Specialist certification is mainly targeted to the candidates who want to build their career in Cloud & Containers domain and demonstrate their expertise. We suggest you to use practice exam listed in this cert guide to get used to with exam environment and identify the knowledge areas where you need more work prior to taking the actual Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist exam.

Linux Foundation CKS Exam Summary:

Exam Name Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist
Exam Code CKS
Exam Price $395 USD
Duration 120 minutes
Number of Questions 20-25
Passing Score 67%
Recommended Training / Books Kubernetes Security Essentials (LFS260)
Schedule Exam The Linux Foundation Training & Certification
Sample Questions Linux Foundation CKS Sample Questions
Recommended Practice Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist (CKS) Practice Test

Linux Foundation Kubernetes Security Specialist Syllabus:

Section Objectives Weight
Cluster Setup - Use Network security policies to restrict cluster level access
- Use CIS benchmark to review the security configuration of Kubernetes components (etcd, kubelet, kubedns, kubeapi)
- Properly set up Ingress objects with security control
- Protect node metadata and endpoints
- Minimize use of, and access to, GUI elements
- Verify platform binaries before deploying
Cluster Hardening - Restrict access to Kubernetes API
- Use Role Based Access Controls to minimize exposure
- Exercise caution in using service accounts e.g. disable defaults, minimize permissions on newly created ones
- Update Kubernetes frequently
System Hardening - Minimize host OS footprint (reduce attack surface)
- Minimize IAM roles
- Minimize external access to the network
- Appropriately use kernel hardening tools such as AppArmor, seccomp
Minimize Microservice Vulnerabilities - Setup appropriate OS level security domains
- Manage Kubernetes secrets
- Use container runtime sandboxes in multi-tenant environments (e.g. gvisor, kata containers)
- Implement pod to pod encryption by use of mTLS
Supply Chain Security - Minimize base image footprint
- Secure your supply chain: whitelist allowed registries, sign and validate images
- Use static analysis of user workloads (e.g.Kubernetes resources, Docker files)
- Scan images for known vulnerabilities
Monitoring, Logging and Runtime Security - Perform behavioral analytics of syscall process and file activities at the host and container level to detect malicious activities
- Detect threats within physical infrastructure, apps, networks, data, users and workloads
- Detect all phases of attack regardless where it occurs and how it spreads
- Perform deep analytical investigation and identification of bad actors within environment
- Ensure immutability of containers at runtime
- Use Audit Logs to monitor access
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