The Red Hat Certified Specialist in High Availability Clustering exam (EX436) is a performance-based test of the skills and knowledge needed to implement high-availability services on Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® using the Red Hat Enterprise Linux High Availability Add-on.
This exam is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
Red Hat recommends that candidates become a Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA®) or a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE®) before attempting this exam but neither is required.
To become the Red Hat Certified Specialist in High Availability Clustering
What you need to know
Red Hat encourages all candidates for the Red Hat Certified Specialist in High Availability Clustering exam (EX436) to take the Red Hat Enterprise High Availability Clustering (RH436) training course. Attendance in that course is not required, so one can choose to take just the exam. Many successful candidates who took the course already possessing substantial skills and knowledge have reported that the course still made a positive difference for them.
While attending Red Hat courses can be an important part of one's preparation to take exams, attending courses 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 system administration skills and knowledge. Candidates perform a number of routine system administration tasks 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.
Study points for the exam
To help you prepare, review the exam objectives which highlights the task areas you can expect to see covered in 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 the tasks listed below:
As with all Red Hat performance-based exams, configurations must persist after reboot without intervention.