The performance-based Red Hat Preliminary Exam in Red Hat OpenShift Administration tests your knowledge in areas of Red Hat OpenShift administration common across a wide range of environments and deployment scenarios. The skills tested in this exam are the foundation for using Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform across all environments. Objectives listed for this exam are based on the most recent Red Hat product version available. Click “Get started” to view all versions of this exam available for purchase.
Audience for this exam
- Experienced or novice Red Hat OpenShift Container platform administrators seeking validation of their skills
- Students who have attended Red Hat OpenShift Administration I and would like to validate their knowledge and understanding of the skills covered in the course
- IT professionals who are considering obtaining certification and would like to gain experience with hands-on, performance based exams.
Prerequisites for this exam
- Have either taken Red Hat OpenShift Administration I - Managing Containers and Kubernetes (DO180) or have comparable work experience as an administrator on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform
- Review the Red Hat Preliminary Exam in Red Hat OpenShift Administration (PE180) objectives
Study points for the exam
Red Hat Preliminary Exam in Red Hat OpenShift Administration candidates should be able to perform the following tasks. These have been grouped into several categories.
- Manage OpenShift Container Platform
- Use the web console to manage and configure an OpenShift cluster
- Deploy and use the command-line interface to manage and configure an OpenShift cluster
- Create and delete projects
- Locate and examine container images
- Query, format, and filter attributes of Kubernetes resources
- Import, export, and configure Kubernetes resources
- Examine resources and cluster status
- Monitor cluster events and alerts
- View logs
- Assess the health of an OpenShift cluster
- Troubleshoot common container, pod, and cluster events and alerts
- Use product documentation
- Deploy applications
- Deploy applications from images and templates
- Deploy jobs to perform one-time tasks
- Manage application deployments
- Work with replica sets
- Work with labels and selectors
- Configure services
- Expose applications to external access
- Manage storage for application configuration and data
- Create and use secrets
- Create and use configuration maps
- Provision persistent storage volumes for block and file-based data
- Use storage classes
- Manage non-shared storage with stateful sets
- Configure applications for reliability
- Configure and use health probes
- Reserve and limit application compute capacity
- Scale applications to meet increased demand
- Manage application updates
- Identify images using tags and digests
- Roll back failed deployments
- Manage image streams
- Use triggers to manage images
As with all Red Hat performance-based exams, configurations must persist after reboot without intervention.
Red Hat reserves the right to add, modify, and remove objectives. Such changes will be made public in advance through revisions to this document.
What you need to know
Red Hat encourages you to consider taking Red Hat OpenShift Administration I - Managing Containers and Kubernetes (DO180) 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.
The Red Hat Preliminary Exam in Red Hat OpenShift Administration 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.
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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