Red Hat Certified System Administrator in Red Hat OpenStack exam


The Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Infrastructure-as-a-Service Exam (EX210) tests candidates skills, knowledge and abilities needed to create, configure, and manage private clouds using the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform.

An IT professional who has earned the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Infrastructure-as-a-Service has demonstrated the skills, knowledge, and abilities needed to create, configure, and manage private clouds using Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform.


  • system administrators who want to demonstrate their use of Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform skills
  • Red Hat Certified Engineers (RHCE) who wish to pursue Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)

In Preparation

Candidates for the RHCSA in Red Hat OpenStack should be able to perform the following tasks:

Manage an OpenStack undercloud and overcloud

  • Use the command line interface to manage an OpenStack environment
  • Use Red Hat OpenStack director to deploy additional nodes in an existing overcloud
  • Create a message queue and publish messages to it
  • Add additional compute nodes
  • Configure and manage networking
  • Monitor OpenStack service metrics and events

Manage projects and resources

  • Create projects, users and roles
  • Create and manage security groups
  • Configure flavors
  • Set quotas

Manage instances

  • Manage and customize images
  • Launch instances
  • Configure external access for instances
  • Configure images at deployment
  • Perform live migration of instances

Manage and utilize storage

  • Configure and manage both block and object storage
  • Attach a block storage volume to an instance
  • Store objects in object storage containers

Use OpenStack orchestration

  • Use orchestration templates to configure OpenStack services and resources
  • Use orchestration templates to deploy a multi-instance application

Exam Overview

  • 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 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.
  • Official scores for exams come exclusively from Red Hat Certification Central. Red Hat does not authorise examiners or training partners to report results to candidates directly. Scores on the exam are usually reported within 3 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.

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Course Info

  • Code: EX210
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Price: $650.00

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