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Docker Certified Associate Exam Preparation Guide (v1.3 May 2020)

This guide is intended to be a point of knowledge for everyone who wants to pass Docker Certified Associate Exam. The main idea is to provide links to every topic in each domain. Preference will always be the official documentation, but feel free to add useful links.

Web version can be found here: DCA website

Table of Contents:

  1. Orchestration
  2. Image Creation, Management, and Registry
  3. Installation and Configuration
  4. Networking
  5. Security
  6. Storage and Volumes
  7. Links


Domain 1: Orchestration (25% of exam)

Domain 2: Image Creation, Management, and Registry (20% of exam)

Domain 3: Installation and Configuration (15% of exam)

Domain 4: Networking (15% of exam)

Domain 5: Security (15% of exam)

Domain 6: Storage and Volumes (10% of exam)

Quick facts about the exam


These are the most relevant quick facts of the exam:

  • The exam is online, using Google Chrome browser on Windows or MacOS ONLY. Linux support IS NOT available at this time;
  • 55 questions to be answered within 90 minutes. Which give you almost one minute and a half to spend on each question;
  • It costs 195 USD or 175 EUR;
  • Lasts for 2 years after the day you got certified;
  • Docker does not publish exam passing scores because exam questions and passing scores are subject to change without notice;
  • Results comes instantly.

More detailed parts about the exam, please refer to the Links section.

Question format

There are THREE TYPES of giving answers:

  • ONE RIGHT ANSWER: The answer options will be a clickable spot and you must select ONE CHOICE. This can be either select a valid answer in a true/false statement or a fill in blank example.
  • MULTIPLE ANSWERS: The answer option will be a square-type and accepts MULTIPLE CHOICES. Before checking the answers, please refer to the question to ensure HOW MANY VALID CHOICES ARE.
  • Discrete Option Multiple Choice (DOMC) : Options are randomly presented, one at a time. For each presented option, the examinee chooses YES or NO to indicate if the option is correct. Sample DOMC Questions.



Thanks to all contributors!

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