Red Hat Certified Datacenter Specialist (RHCDS)

Prerequisites

To become certified as an RHCDS, an RHCE has to demonstrate skills that are particularly useful in datacenter environments, such as systems deployment, systems management, clustering, and storage management.

However, the RHCDS certification offers the flexibility to demonstrate additional skills in either directory services and authentication or in managing virtualized systems. Consequently, an RHCDS will have many, but not necessarily all, the following skills:

  • Installing and configuring a Red Hat Network Satellite server
  • Configuring users, groups, administrators, and activation keys on a Satellite
  • Creating base and child channels on a Satellite
  • Using Cobbler and Satellite to install, configure, and manage systems
  • Managing data using logical volumes and snapshots
  • Configuring high-availability clusters using physical or virtual systems
  • Configuring a GFS file system to meet performance, size, and quota objectives
  • Configuring iSCSI targets and initiators
  • Configuring a Kerberos realm
  • Configuring Red Hat Directory Server to provide a centralized directory with access control
  • Configuring Red Hat Enterprise Linux® clients to authenticate using various mechanisms including Kerberos, LDAP, and Microsoft Active Directory
  • Configuring and managing hypervisors and virtual hosts using Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Certification program requirements:

AUDIENCE

The following audiences may be interested in earning RHCDS:

  • Red Hat Certified Professionals who wish to demonstrate their knowledge and skills with using Red Hat Enterprise Linux®, Red Hat Satellite Server, Red Hat Directory Server, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, and the Red Hat High Availability Add-on.

BENEFITS

Benefits of a Red Hat certification

Earning a Red Hat certification gives you:

  • Recognition in the industry.

  • Increased customer confidence.

  • Proof of knowledge and skills.

  • Certification verification tool for employers.

  • Use of the certification logo on business cards.

  • Ability to access multiple Red Hat Certificated Professional (RHCP) online communities (like Facebook and LinkedIn).

  • Access to Red Hat Certification Central website, so you can:

    • Download a certification logo.

    • Purchase Red Hat certification gear.

    • Participate in RHCP forums.

    • List your online profile under your certification number.

    • Use the Red Hat Certified Professional job search.

  • Special offers on training and events.

[To achieve certification, students must pass these Exams]

Performance-based expertise exam that tests the knowledge and skill regarding enterprise deployment and systems management.
Performance-based expertise exam that tests the knowledge and skill regarding enterprise clustering and storage management.
Performance-based expertise exam that tests the knowledge and skill regarding enterprise directory services and authentication.
Performance-based expertise exam that tests the knowledge and skill regarding implementation and management of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.