The Red Hat Certified Specialist in Containers and Kubernetes exam (EX180) tests your skills and knowledge of the fundamentals of containers and OpenShift, including the ability to find, customize, run, and manage containerized services in both stand-alone environments, and environments with both Kubernetes and OpenShift.
This exam is based on RHEL 8.2 and Red Hat® OpenShift® Container Platform 4.6.
By passing this exam, you become a Red Hat Certified Specialist in Containers for Kubernetes, which also counts towards earning a Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA®).
Duration 2.00 hours
The Red Hat Certified Specialist in Containers and Kubernetes 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.
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.
Recommended next course or exam
Red Hat encourages you to consider taking Red Hat OpenShift I: Containers & 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.
To help you prepare, the exam objectives below highlight the task areas you can expect to see covered in the exam.
You should be able to demonstrate these skills and abilities:
As with all Red Hat performance-based exams, configurations must persist after reboot without intervention.