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Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Clustering and Storage Management Exam (EX436)
Manage Red Hat Enterprise Linux deployments
The Red Hat® Certificate of Expertise in Clustering and Storage Management Exam (EX436) is a performance-based test of the skills covered in the Red Hat Enterprise Clustering and Storage Management (RH436) course. To enroll in this exam, you must be a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE®).
An RHCE who passes this exam will have earned a Certificate of Expertise, which counts toward earning a Red Hat Certified Datacenter Specialist (RHCDS) and Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA) certification.
Red Hat Certificates of Expertise
Certificates of Expertise credentials are earned when an RHCE passes an upper-level, performance-based expertise exam in specialized areas of system administration.
Red Hat Certified Datacenter Specialist ― RHCDS
An RHCDS certification may be earned by an RHCE who has demonstrated the skills required to use a broader set of tools from the Red Hat portfolio to implement reliable, scalable solutions. An RHCDS possesses skills in areas particularly important to mission-critical datacenter environments.
Red Hat Certified Architect ― RHCA
An RHCE who earns the RHCA certification brings an exceptional breadth and depth of knowledge to the biggest IT challenges. RHCA certification incorporates the skills and knowledge of an RHCDS plus advanced networking services security, system monitoring, and performance tuning.
Exam candidates must have a current RHCE certification at the time of enrollment.
This 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 5 business days following the exam.
See recertification policies for more information regarding 'current' window for all credentials.
Training units: 2
Review exam objectives for the Red Hat Enterprise Clustering and Storage Management Expertise Exam.
Experienced Linux® system administrators responsible for the planning, deployment, and management of more than 1 physical or virtualized server
An RHCE interested in earning a Red Hat Certificate of Expertise or an RHCDS or RHCA credential
Exam candidates must:
Hold a current RHCE certification at the time the exam is taken.
Have Red Hat Enterprise Clustering and Storage Management (RH436) or equivalent experience.
Understand that real-world system administration experience is also an important aspect of preparation for the exam.
Review exam objectives for the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Clustering and Storage Management Exam.
In preparation to take this expertise exam, Red Hat recommends: Training
Red Hat Enterprise Clustering and Storage Management (RH436) Exam self-study
EX436 Expertise exam objectives
This exam prepares you for these credentials:
RHCA certification incorporates the skills and knowledge of RHCDS plus advanced networking services security, system monitoring, and performance tuning.
Certificates of Expertise are incremental credentials attached to an RHCE certification that demonstrate skills and knowledge in specialized areas.