Red Hat Openshift Certification

Red Hat Certified Specialist in OpenShift Administration exam


Certification Details

The Red Hat Certified Specialist in OpenShift Administration exam (EX280) tests the knowledge, skills, and ability to create, configure, and manage a cloud application platform using Red Hat® OpenShift® Container Platform. By passing this exam, you become a Red Hat Certified Specialist, which also counts toward becoming a Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA®).

This exam is based on Openshift Container Platform 3.9.

Exam Preparation - Study points for the exam

To help you prepare, the exam objectives highlight 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.

Red Hat Certified Specialist in OpenShift Administration, you should be able to perform these tasks:

  • OpenShift Container Platform general configuration and management
  • Understand and use the command line and web console.
  • Create and delete projects.
  • Import, export, and configure Kubernetes resources.
  • Configure persistent registry storage.
  • Examine resources and cluster status.
  • View logs.
  • Troubleshoot common problems.
  • Docker image management.
  • Understand and work with image registries.
  • List images.
  • Load images from archive files.
  • Use image tags.
  • Pull and push images.
  • Users and Policies management.
  • Create and delete users.
  • Modify user passwords.
  • Modify user and group permissions.
  • Applications creation and management.
  • Provision persistent application storage.
  • Deploy applications using Source-to-Image (S2I).
  • Use Git to configure applications.
  • Edit and import application templates.
  • Assemble an application from existing components.
  • Deploy multi-container applications.
  • Create containerized services.
  • Create and edit external routes.
  • Secure routes using TLS certificates.
    • Monitoring and Tuning.
    • Install and configure metrics.
    • Limit resource usage.
    • Modify user and group permissions.
    • Scale applications to meet increased demand.
    • Control pod placement across cluster nodes.

      with all Red Hat performance-based exams, configurations must persist after reboot without intervention.

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  • Recognition in the industry.
  • Increased customer confidence.
  • Proof of knowledge and skills.
  • Certification verification tool for employers.
  • Use of the certification logo on business cards.
  • Ability to access multiple Red Hat Certificated Professional online communities (like Facebook and LinkedIn).
  • Special offers on training and events.

Program Requirements

  • EX280 Red Hat Openshift Administration Certification Exam consists of 1 section lasting up to 3 hours.
  • The exam is performance-based, meaning that candidates must perform tasks on a live system rather than answer questions about how someone might perform those tasks.
  • Real-world experience is valuable preparation for this hands-on exam.
  • Certification considered current for 3 years after the date on which the certification was earned. Current status can be extended by passing additional Red Hat exams.

EX280 Preparation and Exam

  • Preparation
    • Red Hat encourages you to consider taking Openshift Administration Certification Exam to help prepare. Attendance in this course 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.
  • Exam format
    • This exam is a performance-based evaluation of skills and knowledge required to configure and manage Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. You will perform the configuration and administrative tasks necessary to deploy Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and are evaluated on whether you have met specific objective criteria. Performance-based testing means that you must perform tasks similar to what you perform on the job.
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