Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Platform-as-a-Service exam

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The Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Platform-as-a-Service exam (EX280) tests the knowledge, skills, and ability to create, configure, and manage a cloud application platform using OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat®. This exam is based on OpenShift Enterprise 3.

The exam based on OpenShift Enterprise 2 is available via on-site and individual exams. Details

In preparation

Study points for the exam

To help you prepare, the exam objectives highlight the task areas you can expect to see in the exam. Red Hat reserves the right to add, modify, and remove exam objectives. Such changes will be made public in advance.

Candidates for the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) should be able to perform these tasks:

  • Install and configure OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat master and node hosts.
  • Configure OpenShift Enterprise so that applications can be securely accessed by external clients.
  • Configure OpenShift Enterprise node properties.
  • Create a simple OpenShift Enterprise project.
  • Configure resource limits for projects.
  • Configure persistent storage for registry use.
  • Deploy an application from a Git repository.
  • Edit and import application templates.
  • Assemble an application from existing components.

As with all Red Hat performance-based exams, configurations must persist after reboot without intervention.

What you need to know

Red Hat encourages all candidates for the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in PaaS exam to consider taking the OpenShift Enterprise Administration (DO280) course. Attendance in this class is not required, so one can choose to take just the exam.

While attending Red Hat classes can be an important part of one's preparation to take this exam, attending class does not guarantee success on the exam. Previous experience, practice, and native aptitude are also important determinants of success.

Many books and other resources on system administration for Red Hat's products are available. Red Hat does not officially endorse any as preparation guides for its exam. Nevertheless, you may find additional reading deepens understanding and can prove helpful.

Exam format

This exam is a performance-based evaluation of skills and knowledge required to configure and manage Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise. Candidates perform the configuration and administrative tasks necessary to deploy Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise and are evaluated on whether they have met specific objective criteria. Performance-based testing means that candidates must perform tasks similar to what they perform on the job.

This exam consists of 1 section lasting 2 hours.

Scores and reporting

Official scores for exams come exclusively from Red Hat Certification Central. Red Hat does not authorize examiners or training partners to report results to candidates directly. Scores on the exam are usually reported within 3 US business days.

Exam results are reported as total scores. Red Hat does not report performance on individual items, nor will it provide additional information upon request.

Audience and prerequisites

The following audiences may be interested in earning the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in PaaS:

  • System administrators who want to demonstrate their OpenShift Enterprise skills.
  • Red Hat Certified Engineers who wish to pursue Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA).
  • System administrators or developers who are working in a DevOps environment using OpenShift Enterprise.

Prerequisites for this exam

Candidates for this exam should:

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