The Red Hat Certified Specialist in Cloud Infrastructure 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 focuses on the tasks necessary to maintain a functioning Red Hat OpenStack Platform cluster and manage day-to-day operations.
By passing this exam, you become a Red Hat Certified Specialist in Cloud Infrastructure, which also counts toward becoming a Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA®).
This exam is based on Red Hat OpenStack Platform 16.1.
An IT professional who passes the exam earns the Red Hat Certified Specialist in Cloud Infrastructure certification.
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 Red Hat Openstack Administration II: Day 2 Operations for Cloud Operators (CL210) 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 Platform skills and knowledge. Candidates perform a number of systems administration tasks focused on configuring and administering a Red hat OpenStack Platform 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 would perform on the job.
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.
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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.
To become a Red Hat Certified Specialist in Cloud Infrastructure, you will validate your ability to perform these tasks:
As with all Red Hat performance-based exams, configurations must persist after reboot without intervention.