Exam objectives — Red Hat Certified System Administrator in Red Hat OpenStack

The Red Hat Certified System Administrator in Red Hat OpenStack Exam (EX210) tests candidates' skills, knowledge, and ability to create, configure, and manage private clouds using Red Hat Enterprise Linux® OpenStack® Platform.

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Preparation for the Red Hat Certified System Administrator in Red Hat OpenStack

Red Hat encourages all candidates for the Red Hat Certified System Administrator in Red Hat OpenStack to consider taking the Red Hat OpenStack Administration (CL210) 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 Red Hat OpenStack skills and knowledge. Candidates perform a number of systems administration tasks focused on configuring and administering an OpenStack cloud 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 3 hours.

Study points for the exam

Candidates for the Red Hat Certified System Administrator in Red Hat OpenStack should be able to perform the following tasks:

  • Install and configure Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform.
  • Manage users.
  • Manage projects.
  • Manage flavors.
  • Manage roles.
  • Set quotas.
  • Manage images.
  • Configure images at instantiation.
  • Add additional compute nodes.
  • Manage Swift storage.
  • Manage networking.
  • Manage Cinder storage.

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

Red Hat courses covering these skills

Red Hat OpenStack Administration (CL210)