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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.
This exam is based on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.9.
Study points for the exam
To help you prepare, these objectives highlight the task areas you can expect to see in the exam. Red Hat reserves the right to add, modify, and remove exam objectives. Such changes will be made public in advance.
To become a 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.
- Scale applications to meet increased demand.
- Control pod placement across cluster nodes.
As with all Red Hat performance-based exams, configurations must persist after reboot without intervention.
Red Hat encourages you to consider taking Introduction to Containers, Kubernetes, and Red Hat OpenShift (DO180) and Red Hat OpenShift Administration I (DO280) to help prepare for this exam. 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.
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.
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.
Audience for this exam
- System administrators who want to demonstrate their OpenShift Container Platform skills
- Red Hat Certified Engineers who wish to become a Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)
- System administrators or developers who are working in a DevOps environment using Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform
Prerequisites for this exam
- Become a Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) or have comparable work experience and skills
- Take the Red Hat OpenShift Administration I (DO280) course or have comparable work experience using OpenShift Container Platform
- Review the Red Hat Certified Specialist in OpenShift Administration exam (EX280) objectives