Preliminary Exam in Red Hat OpenStack Administration


Exam description

The Red Hat Preliminary Exam in Red Hat OpenStack Administration (PE110) is a performance-based exam to evaluate your knowledge in managing cloud infrastructures using Red Hat OpenStack Platform. The skills tested in this exam are the foundation for using OpenStack across all environments.

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Audience for this exam

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Red Hat Preliminary Exams are taken using your own laptop or computer and remote cloud instances. Read more about Preliminary Exams here.


Study points for the exam

Candidates for the Preliminary Exam in Red Hat OpenStack Administration should be able to perform the following tasks. These have been grouped into several categories:

Understand and work with director-based deployments
Use identity environment files to connect to the undercloud
Use identity environment files to connect to the overcloud
Use template files, environment files and other resources to obtain information about an OpenStack environment
Work with containerized services
Configure OpenStack domains
Create projects
Create groups
Create users
Manage quotas
Create resources
Create virtual machine flavors
Add existing images to an overcloud
Create security groups
Create key pairs
Configure networking
Create and assign networks to projects
Configure network routers
Configure software defined networks
Work with Open Virtual Networks (OVN)
Configure floating IP addresses
Configure an instance to use a floating IP address
Configure a service to be accessible via a floating IP address
Manage instances
Launch instances
Associate instances with specified projects and networks
Use key pairs to connect to instances
Configure an instance during deployment
Note: Red Hat reserves the right to add, modify, and remove exam objectives. Such changes will be made public in advance

What you need to know


Red Hat encourages you to consider taking Red Hat OpenStack Administration I (CL110) to help prepare.

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

The Red Hat Preliminary Exam in Red Hat OpenStack Administration exam is a hands-on, practical exam that requires you to undertake real-world tasks. Internet access is not provided during the exam, and 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. For most exams, the documentation that ships with the product is available during the exam.

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