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EX423

Retired - Red Hat Certified Specialist in Directory Services and Authentication exam

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Exam description

Note: This exam and credential are no longer available.

The Red Hat Certified Specialist in Directory Services and Authentication exam is a performance-based test of the skills covered in Red Hat Enterprise Directory Services and Authentication (RH423). To enroll in this exam, candidates must be a current Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE®).

Audience for this exam

  • Experienced Linux® system administrators responsible for user account information and secured enterprise authentication mechanisms across multiple operating systems
  • An RHCE interested in becoming a Red Hat Certification of Expertise or an RHCDS, RHCSS, or RHCA certification

Prerequisites for this exam

Exam candidates must:

  • Hold a current RHCE certification at the time the exam is taken
  • Have Red Hat Enterprise Directory Services and Authentication (RH423)  or equivalent experience
  • Understand that real-world system administration experience is also an important aspect of preparation for the exam
  • Review exam objectives for Red Hat Certified Specialist in Directory Services and Authentication exam (EX423)

Objectives

Study points for the exam

Candidates must be a current RHCE to take this exam.

Candidates should be able to perform the tasks listed below:

  • Install Red Hat Directory Server
  • Configure the default lightweight directory access protocol (LDAP) suffix
  • Configure the administrative user
  • Configure a slave replica
  • Configure Red Hat Directory Server for transport layer security (TLS) communication
  • Request a certificate from a certificate authority (CA)
  • Install CA-signed server certificate
  • Configure command-line tools
  • Use TLS
  • Use a default LDAP suffix
  • Configure Red Hat Directory Server access through user access controls
  • Authenticate to the Directory Server using kerberos
  • Configure write referrals
  • Migrate NIS users and groups into LDAP
  • Create and modify entries of the inetOrgPerson object class
  • Import user information from an LDIF file
  • Export specific user information to an LDIF file
  • Configure a system to authenticate using LDAP
  • Configure a system to authenticate using Active Directory

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

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