Red Hat Certified Specialist in Business Process Design exam (EX427) is a performance-based certificate exam. A Red Hat® Certified Specialist in Business Process Design has demonstrated the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform a number of tasks using Red Hat® JBoss® Developer Studio and Red Hat® JBoss® BPM Suite.
A Red Hat Certified Specialist in Business Process Design is able to:
- Configure and use Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite activities
- Define and manipulate Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite variables
- Understand and use flow control in Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite business processes
Audience for this exam
- Business Analysts, non-technical developers, and experienced developers who are responsible for designing and implementing business processes using Red Hat Process Automation Manager. The exam does not require any Java programming expertise.
Study points for the exam
To help you prepare, review the exam objectives, which highlight the task areas you can expect to see on the exam. Red Hat reserves the right to add, modify, and remove exam objectives. Such changes will be made public in advance.
Candidates should be able to perform these tasks:
- Configure and use Red Hat Process Automation Manager activities, including:
- User Task
- Custom work item
- Business rule task
- Sub process
- Define and manipulate Business Process variables, including:
- Global variables
- Process variables
- Task variables
- Mapping variables to activity parameters
- Understand and use flow control in Business Process business processes, including:
- Understanding the meaning and use of the different start and end events
- Using gateways to branch process flows
- Understand the specific benefits and weaknesses of different Business Process process elements, including but not limited to:
- Script vs. work item
- Stop vs. terminate
- Handle technical exceptions and process errors:
- Using signal
- Using error code
- Triggered by event subprocess
- Integrate with external processes
Familiarize yourself with the official Red Hat Process Automation Manager documentation for the version used in the exam (RHPAM 7.3). The exam environment includes a snapshot of the official RHPAM 7.3 docs, so being familiar with them will significantly help if you need to look up anything during the exam. In addition to the official documentation for the product version being tested, there may also be sample files or additional documentation included with the product itself. We will not strip out anything that is normally included, but you will not be able to use the Internet to search for or use other documentation. It's a good idea to keep these restrictions in mind as you study. Make sure you're familiar with, and only rely on, the official product documentation for the version specified. Due to technical limitations in the exam environment, we strongly recommend that you use the +HTML-SINGLE+ version of the docs as that is the version that is easiest to use and view during the exam.
What you need to know
There are no prerequisites to take this exam but it is recommended that an individual take the Red Hat Decision Manager and Process Automation Manager for Business Users (AD371) and Red Hat Decision Manager and Process Automation Manager for Developers (AD373) courses. Please note that these courses provide a good introduction to Decision Manager and Process Automation Manager but they do not offer the level of in-depth, hands-on experience with Process Automation Manager required to pass this exam. We strongly recommend that all exam candidates take the time to practice using Process Automation Manager before attempting the exam. Additional tutorials, videos, and practice material can be found on the web, including at Eric D. Schabell’s site and the Drools project site and documentation repository.
While attending Red Hat's 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's products are available. Red Hat does not endorse any as preparation guides for any exams. Nevertheless, you may find additional reading helpful to deepen your understanding.
The EX427 exam is a hands-on, practical exam that requires candidates to undertake real-world development tasks. Internet access is not provided during the exam. You will not be permitted to bring any hard copy or electronic documentation into the exam. This prohibition includes notes, books, or any other materials. Documentation that ships with Red Hat JBoss Business Process Manager is available during the exam.
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.