Red Hat® Certified Specialist in Business Process Design exam (EX427) is a performance-based certification exam. Individuals who earn the Red Hat Certified Specialist in Business Process Design have demonstrated the knowledge, skills, and abilities to:
By passing this exam, you become a Red Hat Certified Specialist that also counts towards earning a Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA®).
This exam is based on Red Hat Process Automation Manager 7.3.
Holders of the Certified Specialist in Business Process Design are able to:
There are no prerequisites to take this exam but it is recommended that an individual take the Red Hat Decision Manager and Red Hat Process Automation Manager 7.0 for Business Users (JB371) and Red Hat Decision Manager and Red Hat Process Automation Manager 7.0 for Developers (JB373) courses.
Please note that these courses provide a good introduction to Decision Manager and Process Automation Manager but they do not offer the level of in-depth, hands-on experience with Process Automation Manager required to pass this exam. We strongly recommend that all exam candidates take the time to practice using Process Automation Manager before attempting the exam. Additional tutorials, videos, and practice material can be found on the web, including at Eric D. Schabell’s site and the Drools project site and documentation repository.
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 EX427 exam is a hands-on, practical exam that requires candidates to undertake real world development tasks. Internet access is not provided during the exam. 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. Internet access will be strictly controlled. Documentation that ships with Red Hat Process Automation Manager 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.
Study points for the exam
To help you prepare, review the exam objectives, which highlight the task areas you can expect to see on the exam. Red Hat reserves the right to add, modify, and remove exam objectives. Such changes will be made public in advance.
Candidates should be able to perform these tasks:
Familiarize yourself with the official Red Hat Process Automation Manager documentation for the version used in the exam (RHPAM 7.3). The exam environment includes a snapshot of the official RHPAM 7.3 docs, so being familiar with them will significantly help if you need to look up anything during the exam. In addition to the official documentation for the product version being tested, there may also be sample files or additional documentation included with the product itself. We will not strip out anything that is normally included, but you will not be able to use the Internet to search for or use other documentation. It's a good idea to keep these restrictions in mind as you study. Make sure you're familiar with, and only rely on, the official product documentation for the version specified. Due to technical limitations in the exam environment, we strongly recommend that you use the +HTML-SINGLE+ version of the docs as that is the version that is easiest to use and view during the exam.