The Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist Exam Details

The Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist (CKS) program provides assurance that a CKS 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. CKA certification is required to sit for this exam.

  • Exam Code: CKS
  • Delivery Method: Online Delivery
  • Duration: 2 Hours

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System Requirements

Exams are delivered online and closely monitored by proctors via webcam, audio, and remote screen viewing. Candidates must provide their own front-end hardware to take exams, including a computer with:

  • Chrome or Chromium Browser
  • Reliable Internet Access
  • Webcam
  • Microphone
For a full list of exam requirements please review the CNCF FAQ.


Earning the Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist (CKS) certification gives you:

  • Recognition in the industry
  • Increased customer confidence
  • Proof of knowledge and skills
  • Certification verification for employers and customers
  • New career opportunities

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