Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) Exam (EX200)

Testing the core system-administration skills for Red Hat Enterprise Linux

The performance-based RHCSA Exam (EX200) tests your knowledge and skill in areas of system administration common across a wide range of environments and deployment scenarios. You must be an RHCSA to earn a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE®) certification.

About the RHCSA certification

An RHCSA certification is earned when an IT professional demonstrates the core system-administration skills required in Red Hat Enterprise Linux® environments.

EXAM DETAIL

Classroom training

  • This exam is 2.5 hours long. This certification exam is performance-based, meaning that candidates must perform tasks on a live system, rather than answering questions about how one might perform those tasks.

  • The hands-on nature of this exam make real-world experience a critical facet of preparation.

  • Exam results are emailed within 3 business days following the exam.

  • An RHCSA certification has a 'current' window for 3 calendar years. This 'current' window can be extended by earning additional Red Hat credentials. See recertification policies for more information.

Length:2 hours , (NOTE: This exam is actually 2.5 hours long.)

Price:$400

Training units: 2

Individual Exam Session

  • Take this exam on your time in one of our exam testing stations at select locations. Learn more about this option.

AUDIENCE

  • Experienced Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administrators seeking validation of their skills

  • Students who have attended Red Hat System Administration I and II and are on the path to earn RHCSA certification

  • Experienced Linux system administrators who require a certification either by their organization or based on a mandate (DOD 8570 directive)

  • IT professionals who are on the path to earn RHCE certification

  • An RHCE who is noncurrent or who is about to become noncurrent and wants to recertify as an RHCE

PREREQUISITES

  • Combination of Red Hat System Administration I and Red Hat System Administration II courses or equivalent experience

  • Equivalent experience to the RHCSA Rapid Track Course (RH200)

Not sure if you have the correct skill-set knowledge? Confirm by passing the online skills assessment. Read the RHCSA Exam objectives for more information on skills requirements.

RECOMMENDED TRAINING

In preparation to earn an RHCSA, Red Hat recommends:

For Windows system administrators

For Linux or UNIX administrators

This exam prepares you for these credentials:

A Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) has proven the skills and knowledge required in Red Hat Enterprise Linux environments.