Portworx Certified - Portworx

Become a Portworx Certified Admin and boost your cloud native success.

First-rate training for the industry-leading storage platform for Kubernetes.

Portworx Certified Admin (PCA) is a technical education course and certification exam that teaches the core skills needed to run stateful applications on Kubernetes using the Portworx Storage Platform. Topics include overall architecture, deployment on Kubernetes, maintenance, performance, Portworx Command Line Interface (CLI), high availability, snapshots, backup and restore, security, disaster recovery, monitoring and logging, metrics, and more. This training is vital to empower your team to run stateful applications in production properly.

Portworx Fundamentals and Portworx Certified Admin

Each of these courses is aimed at the Kubernetes DevOps teams that will be admins of the container orchestration and data management platforms. Portworx Fundamentals is a free course and targets a high-level understanding of concepts, while the PCA course delivers more technical detail. Both courses have real lab environments to perfect what students have learned while also preparing them for the PCA Exam, which is available upon completion of the PCA training.


This course introduces the basic fundamentals of Portworx to a beginner with lectures and hands-on labs that can be accessed right in the browser.

Beginner Oriented

Complete In 3-5 Hours

Completely Free

Pick Up Where You Left Off

Live Lab Environments Via Katacoda

Questions Based On Lab Environments

What students will learn:

Fundamentals of Storage on Kubernetes

Fundamentals of Container Native Storage

Fundamentals of Portworx Container Storage

Are there any recommended requirements or prerequisites?

Linux System Administration


Container Orchestration—Kubernetes

Who this course is for:

System Administrators

Software Developers

Available to Partners and Customers

Certified Admin (PCA)

This course goes into advanced concepts about Portworx with lectures and hands-on labs that can be accessed right in the browser.

Advanced Technical Level

Complete In 2-3 Days

77 Lectures, 5.5 Hours

Live Lab Environments Via Katacoda

Questions Based On Lab Environment

Access To PCA Certification Exam

What students will learn:

Portworx Systems Administrator

How to Deploy a Container Native Storage Solution on Kubernetes

How to Deploy StatefulSets on Kubernetes with Persistent Storage

How to Configure Backups of Applications and Volumes on Kubernetes

How to Setup Disaster Recovery features on Kubernetes

How to Deploy Logging and Monitoring Solutions for Portworx on Kubernetes

Are there any recommended requirements or prerequisites?

Portworx Fundamentals Course

Kubernetes Fundamentals

Kubernetes StatefulSets

Kubernetes Persisten Volumes and Persisten Volume Claims

Kubernetes Storage Classes

Who this course is for:

System Administrators

Stateful Application Developers



Learn the basics around container Storage and how Portworx works.


Certified Admin (PCA)

Train to become a certified Administrator for Portworx Cloud-Native Storage.



Take the PCA Exam after completing the PCA course to certify.

Certification Exam

The PCA track has a curriculum covering several sections, including Containers, Container Storage, Kubernetes, Security, Backup, Disaster Recovery, Logging, Monitoring, and more.

Once students complete the course, they will have access to an exam that allows them to put their knowledge to the test and, when proven, earn their Portworx Certified Admin credentials.

What does the exam include?

  • Failures-Node, Disk, Network
  • ETCD & Recovery
  • Topology Awareness
  • Storage Pool Cache
  • Class of Service
  • Volume Placement Strategies
  • Portworx Security
  • Encryption
  • Data Integrity
  • Portworx Architecture
  • Portworx Fundamentals
  • Portworx on Kubernetes
  • Portworx Design Consideration
  • Design, Capacity, and Performance Considerations
  • Generating Spec from PX Central
  • Deploying Portworx
  • Deploying Databases
  • Autopilot (Capacity Management)
  • Snapshots
  • Application Backups
  • Migration and Disaster Recovery
  • Logging, Monitoring, and Alerting
  • System Performance Tuning
  • Troubleshooting
  • Licenses
  • Cloud Credentials
  • Backup