EX280

Red Hat Certified Specialist in OpenShift Administration exam

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The Red Hat Certified Specialist in OpenShift Administration exam (EX280) tests the knowledge, skills, and ability to create, configure, and manage a cloud application platform using Red Hat® OpenShift® Container Platform.

By passing this exam, you become a Red Hat Certified Specialist, which also counts toward becoming a Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA®).

This exam is based on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.9.

The exam based on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.5 is available via on-site and individual exams. Details

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Study points for the exam

To help you prepare, these objectives highlight the task areas you can expect to see in the exam. Red Hat reserves the right to add, modify, and remove exam objectives. Such changes will be made public in advance.

To become a Red Hat Certified Specialist in OpenShift Administration, you should be able to perform these tasks:

  • Configure OpenShift Container Platform so that applications can be securely accessed by external clients.
  • Configure OpenShift Container Platform node properties.
  • Create a simple OpenShift Container Platform project.
  • Configure resource limits for projects.
  • Configure persistent storage for registry use.
  • Deploy an application from a Git repository.
  • Edit and import application templates.
  • Assemble an application from existing components.
  • Install OpenShift metrics.
  • Create OpenShift users.

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

Preparation

Red Hat encourages you to consider taking Introduction to Containers, Kubernetes, and Red Hat OpenShift (DO180) and Red Hat OpenShift Administration I (DO280) to help prepare for this exam. Attendance in these classes is not required; students can choose to take just the exam.

While attending Red Hat classes can be an important part of your preparation, 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 products are available. Red Hat does not endorse any of these materials as preparation guides for exams. Nevertheless, you may find additional reading helpful to deepen your understanding.

Exam format

This exam is a performance-based evaluation of skills and knowledge required to configure and manage Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. You will perform the configuration and administrative tasks necessary to deploy Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and are evaluated on whether you have met specific objective criteria. Performance-based testing means that you must perform tasks similar to what you perform on the job.

Scores and reporting

Official scores for exams come exclusively from Red Hat Certification Central. Red Hat does not authorize examiners or training partners to report results to candidates directly. Scores on the exam are usually reported within 3 U.S. business days.

Exam results are reported as total scores. Red Hat does not report performance on individual items, nor will it provide additional information upon request.

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