Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Platform-as-a-Service Exam Objectives (EX280)

Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Platform-as-a-Service Exam Objectives and Preparation Guide

The Red Hat® Certificate of Expertise in Platform-as-a-Service Exam (EX280) tests candidates' skills, knowledge, and ability to install, configure, and manage Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise®.

This guide provides information candidates may use in preparing to take the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Platform-as-a-Service Exam. Red Hat is not responsible for the content or accuracy of other guides, books, on-line resources, or any other information provided by organizations or individuals other than Red Hat. Red Hat reserves the right to change this document when appropriate. Candidates who have enrolled in forthcoming classes or exams are advised to check this guide periodically for changes.

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Preparation for the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Platform-as-a-Service Exam

Candidates must be a current Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE®) in order to take this exam.

Red Hat encourages all candidates for the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Platform-as-a-Service Exam to consider taking the Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise Administration (CL280) 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 one section lasting 2 hours.

Study points for the exam

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

  • Install and configure Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise broker hosts.
  • Install and configure Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise node hosts.
  • Install and configure the Red Hat OpenShift web console.
  • Configure Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise broker hosts to use basic authentication.
  • Limit gear resources.
  • Configure districts.
  • Manage Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise applications from the command line.
  • Deploy cartridges.

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

Red Hat courses covering these skills

CL280 - Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise Administration