The Red Hat® Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) in Red Hat OpenStack® exam (EX210) tests candidates’ skills, knowledge, and abilities needed to create, configure, and manage private clouds using Red Hat OpenStack Platform. An IT professional who passes the exam earns the RHCSA in Red Hat OpenStack certification.
This exam is based on Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10.
The following audiences may be interested in earning the RHCSA in Red Hat OpenStack:
What you need to know
Preparation for the Red Hat Certified System Administrator in Red Hat OpenStack
Red Hat encourages all candidates for the RHCSA in Red Hat OpenStack to consider taking Red Hat OpenStack Administration I (CL110) and Red Hat OpenStack Administration II (CL210) course. Attendance in these classes is not required, so one can choose to take just the exam.
While attending Red Hat classes can be an important part of one's preparation to take this exam, 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 officially endorse any as preparation guides for its exam. Nevertheless, you may find additional reading deepens understanding and can prove helpful.
This exam is a performance-based evaluation of Red Hat OpenStack skills and knowledge. Candidates perform a number of systems administration tasks focused on configuring and administering an OpenStack cloud and are evaluated on whether they have met specific objective criteria. Performance-based testing means that candidates must perform tasks similar to what they 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 U.S. business days.
Exam results are reported as section scores. Red Hat does not report performance on individual items, nor will it 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: