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My CKAD experience

Another Kubernetes exam: CKAD TL;DR I passed the CKAD exam a couple of weeks ago. As I already expected, it was easier than the CKA. Most of the resources to be used are the same than the CKA. How much do I study for this one? Well, I already have experience with Kubernetes, took the CKA 3 weeks ago so I just took twice the killer.sh test and It was enough but your mileage may vary....

March 11, 2022 · 4 min · itgaiden

My CKA experience

It was about time… TL;DR Last week I’ve taken the CKA exam last week and I have passed it! You can read the rest of the post for more insights and resources. I have been studying for 2-3 weeks but I wanted to share what I have used to study although I already have experience with Kubernetes so your mileage may vary. Anyway, I really like the practice exams as they really test you but practice and understand things instead of memorizing questions from a test....

February 14, 2022 · 5 min · itgaiden

New adventure ahead

New adventure ahead! Yes, it happened, in the past week… I have moved to a new company! After 2 months of challenges, interviews and so (that’s one of the main reasons that I haven’t published anything), I started in a new place which is completely different of where I’ve been in the past. Instead of a consultancy, I am working in an end company, meaning, no working for different customers but for the same one, the company it self!...

December 24, 2021 · 2 min · itgaiden

Kubernetes the hard way but on-prem - part 1 (Discontinued)

DISCLAIMER I decided to not continue with this due to the huge implications that will be to redo everything not in the cloud. Basically, a lot of time should be invested and I miscalculated it by too much. Therefore, this will be probably the first and only post about these series. Context In order to practice for the CKA exam, it is recommended to perform the famous Kubernetes The Hard Way by Kelsey Hightower....

August 12, 2021 · 4 min · itgaiden

AZ-400 exam notes

Some months missing between my last update! I must say I have been quite busy with the new position and the massive change that has impacted my previous knowledge but overall, I am pretty happy with it! Therefore, let’s move to the point! So I just want to share some notes of the AZ-400 exam which I recently passed and I hope that can be useful to someone. Certification details This exam (AZ-400) is the second one of the path to the specific «Microsoft Certified: DevOps Engineer Expert» certification:...

June 8, 2021 · 4 min · itgaiden

New role, moving to the cloud!

Finally, after some time… I am writing something here. It’s being almost 5 months since I wrote my last blog post and it happened so fast but my final project kept me quite busy between November ‘20 and January ‘21. After finishing my bachelor’s degree final project in January, I’ve been enjoying some free time for myself and with that, I «forgot» about writing (a.k.a. procrastination) but not anymore as I plan to start again writing as I did in the past....

March 22, 2021 · 2 min · itgaiden

Is the applications’ future «containe(r)d»?

Well, I’ll be lying if I haven’t heard of containers in the past years although I used them barely at my job (solutions engineer) shouldn’t I consider them more every time to replace the applications where my customers have their servers? Like many people that work as sysadmin these days, they are used to work with virtualization, in particular Virtual Machines (VMs), customers still using them (and it will continue) to deploy their applications in an OS which delivers great benefits against the legacy approach of the Baremetal (Mainframe) era....

October 31, 2020 · 3 min · itgaiden

Finishing a Computer Engineering degree with DevOps stuff

It’s been more than one month since I published something here but I’ve been changing quite a lot my focus learning and I changed now from CCNA to DevOps things. TL;DR I will be building an automated CI/CD pipeline for my final assignment focusing on tools installed and configured on-premise although there will be cloud services like the front-end. Also, I forgot to mention that last month I started the last semester of my Computer Engineering degree that I started back in 2014 (oh my!...

October 19, 2020 · 4 min · itgaiden