The performance-based Red Hat Certified Specialist in Services Management and Automation exam (EX358) tests your knowledge in configuring and managing standard Linux services as well as automating the configuration of services. The skills tested in this exam are the foundation for system administration across all Red Hat® products. This exam is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1 and Ansible 2.9.
Certification of skills on how to configure and manage standard Linux services as well as automating the configuration of services
Study points for the exam
In addition to the objectives listed below, candidates for the Red Hat Certified Specialist in Services Management and Automation exam should consult the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) exam objectives and be capable of RHCE-level tasks, as some of these skills may be required in order to meet the objectives for this exam.
Red Hat Certified Specialist in Services Management and Automation candidates should be able to accomplish the following without assistance. Candidates should be prepared to perform these tasks both manually and using Ansible automation.
Manage Network Services
Manage Firewall Services
Manage system processes
Manage Link Aggregation
Manage Email services
Manage a MariaDB database server
Manage HTTPD web access
Use Ansible to Configure Standard Services
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.
Duration: 4 hours
Red Hat encourages you to consider attending Red Hat Services Management and Automation (RH358) 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 Certified Specialist in Services Management and Automation 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.
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