RHCSA Certification Lab Exam (EX200)

RHCSA Certification Lab Exam (EX200)

Overview

The performance-based Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) exam (EX200) tests your knowledge in areas of system administration common across a wide range of environments and deployment scenarios. The skills tested in this exam are the foundation for system administration across all Red Hat® products.

By passing this exam, you become a Red Hat Certified System Administrator, which also counts toward becoming a Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA®). You must be an RHCSA® to become a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE®).

This exam is based on Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 8.

Objectives

RHCSA exam candidates should be able to accomplish the tasks below without assistance. These have been grouped into several categories.

Understand and use essential tools
Access a shell prompt and issue commands with correct syntax
Use input-output redirection (>, >>, |, 2>, etc.)
Use grep and regular expressions to analyze text
Access remote systems using SSH
Log in and switch users in multiuser targets
Archive, compress, unpack, and uncompress files using tar, star, gzip, and bzip2
Create and edit text files
Create, delete, copy, and move files and directories
Create hard and soft links
List, set, and change standard ugo/rwx permissions
Locate, read, and use system documentation including man, info, and files in /usr/share/doc

Operate running systems
Boot, reboot, and shut down a system normally
Boot systems into different targets manually
Interrupt the boot process in order to gain access to a system
Identify CPU/memory intensive processes and kill processes
Adjust process scheduling
Locate and interpret system log files and journals
Preserve system journals
Start, stop, and check the status of network services
Securely transfer files between systems

Configure local storage
List, create, delete partitions on MBR and GPT disks
Create and remove physical volumes
Assign physical volumes to volume groups
Create and delete logical volumes
Configure systems to mount file systems at boot by universally unique ID (UUID) or label
Add new partitions and logical volumes, and swap to a system non-destructively

Create and configure file systems
Create, mount, unmount, and use vfat, ext4, and xfs file systems
Mount and unmount network file systems using NFS
Extend existing logical volumes
Create and configure set-GID directories for collaboration
Configure disk compression
Manage layered storage
Diagnose and correct file permission problems

Deploy, configure, and maintain systems
Schedule tasks using at and cron
Start and stop services and configure services to start automatically at boot
Configure systems to boot into a specific target automatically
Configure time service clients
Install and update software packages from Red Hat Network, a remote repository, or from the local file system
Work with package module streams
Modify the system bootloader

Manage basic networking
Configure IPv4 and IPv6 addresses
Configure hostname resolution
Configure network services to start automatically at boot
Restrict network access using firewall-cmd/firewall

Manage users and groups
Create, delete, and modify local user accounts
Change passwords and adjust password aging for local user accounts
Create, delete, and modify local groups and group memberships
Configure superuser access

Manage security
Configure firewall settings using firewall-cmd/firewalld
Configure key-based authentication for SSH
Set enforcing and permissive modes for SELinux
List and identify SELinux file and process context
Restore default file contexts
Use boolean settings to modify system SELinux settings
Diagnose and address routine SELinux policy violations

As with all Red Hat performance-based exams, configurations must persist after reboot without intervention.
Preparation
Red Hat encourages you to consider taking Red Hat System Administration I (RH124) and Red Hat System Administration II (RH134) to help prepare. Attendance in these classes is not required; you 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
The Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) exam is a hands-on, practical exam that requires you to undertake real-world tasks. Internet access is not provided during the exam, and 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. For most exams, the documentation that ships with the product 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 section scores. Red Hat does not report performance on individual items, nor will it provide additional information upon request.

RHCSA learning path

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RH024 - 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Technical Overview

RH200 bundle
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RH124 - Recommended course
Red Hat System Administration I

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RH134 - Recommended course
Red Hat System Administration II

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EX200 - Required exam
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Certification - Passing EX200
Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)

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