The Red Hat Certified System Administrator in Red Hat OpenStack exam (EX210) tests the skills, knowledge, and abilities needed to create, configure, and manage private clouds using Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® and Red Hat®OpenStack Platform. The exam validates the skills, knowledge, and abilities needed to create, configure, and manage private clouds using these platforms.
By passing this exam, you become a Red Hat Certified System Administrator in Red Hat Openstack, which also counts toward becoming a Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA®).
This exam is based on Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13.0.
An IT professional who passes the exam earns the RHCSA in Red Hat OpenStack certification.
The following audiences may be interested in earning the RHCSA in Red Hat OpenStack:
Preparation for the RHCSA in Red Hat OpenStack
We encourage you to consider attending CL110 Red Hat OpenStack Administration I: Core Operations for Cloud Operators and CL210 Red Hat OpenStack Administration II: Infrastructure Configuration for Cloud Administrators 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. We do not endorse any of these materials as preparation guides for exams. Nevertheless, you may find additional reading helpful to deepen your understanding.
This exam is a performance-based evaluation of Red Hat OpenStack skills and knowledge. You will be asked to perform a number of systems administration tasks focused on configuring and administering an OpenStack cloud and will be evaluated on whether you have met specific objective criteria. Performance-based testing means that you must perform tasks similar to what you will perform on the job. This exam consists of one section lasting 4 hours.
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 US business days.
Exam results are reported as section scores. Red Hat does not report performance on individual items, nor will we provide additional information upon request.
Candidates for this exam should:
Red Hat reserves the right to add, modify, and remove objectives. Such changes will be made public in advance through revisions to this document.
Candidates for the RHCSA in Red Hat OpenStack should be able to perform the following tasks:
As with all Red Hat performance-based exams, configurations must persist after reboot without intervention.