Fully Accredited Program Certified Kubernetes Leader (CKL™)

Kubernetes is one of the most sought-after open-source systems for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. Since its release by Google in 2014, over one million developers today use Kubernetes to manage more than 50% of the world's container workloads. As one of the most popular tools in DevOps, it has been used by companies like Airbnb and Netflix to scale their businesses at massive scale while maintaining consistent performance levels.

This Certified Kubernetes Leaders (CKL™) program will help you discover why Kubernetes is a powerful, open source container orchestration tool you should adopt. Participants will learn proven methodologies and competencies on administering Kubernetes including how to install and configure Kubernetes, implement Role-based Access Control and architect the deployment of infrastructure in Kubernetes Cluster. Throughout the program, you will also learn how to manage your containerized applications at scale and deploy new containers with zero downtime or service interruption. This program will also provide you with a combination of case studies and hands-on experience including networking with Kubernetes, managing Pods, storage, security, maintenance, logging and monitoring, application lifecycle, troubleshooting and enabling Kubernetes to work in multi-cloud environments.

By the end of the program and upon passing the Chartered exam, you will have earned the Certified Kubernetes Leader (CKL™) designation which you can use to demonstrate your professional credentials and track record in managing Kubernetes environments as a successful Kubernetes leader and administrator.


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This program will entitle you:

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  • Attain your Certified Kubernetes Leader (CKL™) designation that you can use across your professional credentials (including LinkedIn and CV)
  • Experience 3 days of instructor-led live program and in-depth learning on Kubernetes Management
  • Powerful industry case studies including Harvard Business School case studies
  • For enquiries, chat with our Program Advisors at [email protected] or call us at
    • Singapore and Asia Pacific: +65 6716 9980
    • Australia and New Zealand: +61 3 9909 7310
    • UK, Europe and Middle East: +44 (020) 335 57898
    • USA: +1 888 745 8875




The Certified Kubernetes Leader (CKL™) is a mark of excellence and distinction that signifies a fully qualified IT professional with Kubernetes expertise and skill sets. It is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Professional Certifications, which maintains the governing standards for all members. The CKL™ charter is a trademarked charter available only for professionals who have completed and passed this program. The certification is governed and maintained by Chartered Institute of Professional Certifications with over 90,000 members around the world. It is also endorsed by prominent associations and organizations worldwide.

The content of this program has also been fully certified and independently accredited by CPD as conforming to Continuing Professional Principles.

What Can You Expect From This Certified Program

Kubernetes is one of the highest trending technologies in Cloud Computing as of today with 173% growth in key skills required in job searches from a year before. This Certified Kubernetes Leader (CKL™) is a highly sought-after certification that will help you architect and kickstart the deployment of Kubernetes across your organization today. 

Using a combination of case studies, liberating structures and hands-on experience, you will gain key knowledge and competency to become an effector administrator of your organization’s Kubernetes clusters while understanding the foundation of administrating, install and configure Kubernetes settings to your system. This program will also help you to discover how to control access to the Kubernetes API server through Role-based Access Control (RBAC) and Kubernetes Clusters to harness your system security. In addition, you will also walk away with best deployment approaches of your Kubernetes in the Cloud infrastructure and subsequently enable you to scale your deployment with upgraded Kubernetes clusters. By the end of this program, you are also able to use the Kubernetes Network model and identify networking problems that need to be addressed using Kubernetes Cluster Networking.

After completing this program and upon passing the Chartered exam, you will have earned the Certified Kubernetes Leader (CKL™) designation which you can use to demonstrate your professional credentials and track record in managing Kubernetes environments as a successful Kubernetes leader and administrator. 


Key Skills You Will Gain

  • Kubernetes Administration
  • Kubernetes Installation
  • Kubernetes Configuration
  • Role-Based Access Control
  • Highly Available Clusters
  • Kubernetes Deployments
  • ConfigMaps
  • Pods Management
  • Cluster Networking
  • Kubernetes Service Management
  • Ingress Control Management
  • Cluster DNS
  • Container Network Interface
  • Kubernetes StorageClass
  • Kubernetes Resources
  • Replicaset Creation
  • Kubernetes Networking Model
  • PersistentVolumeClaim
  • Multicloud
  • Kubeadm

Your Faculty Director

Niranjan Pandey
Niranjan Pandey
Faculty Leader and Contributor

Niranjan Pandey has over 20 years of experience in the IT Industry. As a Chief Cloud Technologist, he has handled many Design, Development, Build, Integration, Release, Delivery Management, and Migration of DevOps tools involving cloud infrastructure services such as AWS, Azure, and GCP.

As a leading DevOps expert, he has designed and implemented the DevOps platform (automating build, deployment automation, test, SDLC orchestration, environment management, monitoring, and production release procedures) for large organizations. With his mastery over App containerization technology, Niranjan has helped multiple businesses build and automate microservices, taking DevOps to the Next Level with Docker and Kubernetes.

He has extensive expertise in setting up configuration and management tools like  Chef, Puppet, Jenkins, and Ansible; Writing puppet manifests, implementing Puppet agent-based and agentless configurations. He's well-versed in the optimization of enterprise Redhat OpenShift systems. Being a maven in Ansible, he has provisioned AWS environments using Ansible Playbooks. He has also helped design, implement and migrate scalable enterprise monitoring systems like Splunk.

Niranjan is one of the most sought-after mentors and consultants for DevOps in the technology circles. He is also presently serving as an advisor and a member of the board of directors for many technology firms.


Certified Kubernetes Leader (CKL™) Program Agenda

Module 1 - Kubernetes In Multi-Cloud Environments
Module 2 - Kubernetes Fundamentals For Administrators
Module 3 - Kubernetes Cluster Installation & Configuration
Module 4 - Managing Role-Based Access Control
Module 5 - Managing Highly-Available Kubernetes Cluster
Module 6 - Underlying Infrastructure For Kubernetes Cluster
Module 7 - Managing Kubernetes Deployments
Module 8 - Configuring And Using ConfigMaps And Kubernetes Secrets
Module 9 - Scaling And Managing Kubernetes Resources
Module 10 - Managing Pod And Deployments
Module 11 - Configure Networking And Services
Module 12 - Kubernetes Service Management
Module 13 - Ingress And Cluster DNS And CNI Management
Module 14 - Managing Storage Class And Volume

Certified Kubernetes Leader (CKL™) Chartered Exam

At the end of the program, there will be a Chartered exam comprised of 50 multiple choice questions. Upon passing the exam, you will be accredited with your Certified Kubernetes Leader (CKL™) designation.

  • 98% of students who have taken this exam have passed the exam successfully. Almost all professionals who have taken our courses have passed this exam and attained their Certified Kubernetes Leader (CKL™) designation
  • The exam has 50 multiple choice questions and you need to answer 25 out of 50 questions correctly to pass the exam
  • You can re-take the exam online as many times as you want, with no additional charges for retaking of exams
  • The program cost already includes the exam fees, so there are no additional charges for taking the exam

If you have challenges passing the exam, you can secure assistance from our team and faculty leader to help you pass the exam.

Certified Kubernetes Leader (CKL™) Designation

After completing the program and passing the exam, you will be awarded the Certified Kubernetes Leader (CKL™) Designation charter that can be used in your resume, CV and other professional credentials. This designation is a global accreditation with industry-recognized and lifelong validity.

Globally demanded and recognized, this designation will help you distinguish your skillsets and show that you have attained expertise in Kubernetes installation, configuration and management of Kubernetes clusters that can orchestrate your app containers physical or virtual machines across multiple hosts.

Pricing & Registration

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You can download our program brochure below. If you have any inquiries on this program, please contact our Program Advisor at [email protected] or call us at:

  • Singapore and Asia Pacific: +65 6716 9980
  • Australia and New Zealand: +61 3 9909 7310
  • UK, Europe and Middle East: +44 (020) 335 57898
  • USA: +1 888 745 8875

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On Demand Learning

If you are unable to make it to this program due to the dates, you can also enroll into our program through our on-demand learning. Click on the link below to go to our on-demand learning to discover how you can enroll into the program and earn your Charter or certificate through our on-demand learning platform.

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Certified Kubernetes Leader (CKL™) Reviews and Testimonials

It is a very good certification for anyone who wants to get into the Kubernetes ecosystem.
Every Kubernetes cluster admin should be certified in my opinion. This program is a bit intense but the knowledge you gain is priceless.
This program is well designed, and the instructors are truly experts in the field. I haven't seen any other program that gives such a deep understanding of Kubernetes. The way they teach us how to deploy microservices using Kubernetes is just awesome!
Certified Kubernetes Leader (CKL) is a well designed program that allows individuals to master the use of Kubernetes. The faculty is well rounded and has a deep understanding of Kubernetes. The program covers all aspects of using Kubernetes from the basics to advanced uses.
This is one of the better certifications programs on Kubernetes. The program is detailed in scope and faculty leader throughout the program is amazing. The whole program covers from end to end on Kubernetes. I will strongly recommend the Certified Kubernetes Leader (CKL).
The program is very detailed and provides a very thorough and in-depth coverage of Kubernetes from setting up the cluster to deploying and managing applications. The faculty is amazing and always available for questions.

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Certified Kubernetes Leader (CKL™)

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