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Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) Exam (EX200)

This exam and the exam objectives provided here are based on the Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 7 version of the exam. We are offering Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) Exam (EX200) on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 via Individual Exam Sessions.

The performance-based RHCSA exam (EX200) tests your knowledge and skill in areas of system administration common across a wide range of environments and deployment scenarios. You must be an RHCSA to earn a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE®) certification. The skills tested in this exam are the foundation for system administration across all Red Hat products.

An RHCSA certification is earned when an IT professional demonstrates the core system-administration skills required in Red Hat Enterprise Linux environments.

Exam objectives

Red Hat reserves the right to add, modify, and remove objectives. Such changes will be made public in advance through revisions to this document. 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

Note: Red Hat may use applications during the exam that are not included in Red Hat Enterprise Linux for the purpose of evaluating candidate's abilities to meet this objective.

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, adjust process priority with renice, and kill processes
  • Locate and interpret system log files and journals
  • Access a virtual machine's console
  • Start and stop virtual machines
  • 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, and 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 CIFS and NFS network file systems
  • Extend existing logical volumes
  • Create and configure set-GID directories for collaboration
  • Create and manage Access Control Lists (ACLs)
  • Diagnose and correct file permission problems

Deploy, configure, and maintain systems

  • Configure networking and hostname resolution statically or dynamically
  • 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
  • Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux automatically using Kickstart
  • Configure a physical machine to host virtual guests
  • Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems as virtual guests
  • Configure systems to launch virtual machines at boot
  • Configure network services to start automatically at boot
  • Configure a system to use time services
  • Install and update software packages from Red Hat Network, a remote repository, or from the local file system
  • Update the kernel package appropriately to ensure a bootable system
  • Modify the system bootloader

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 a system to use an existing authentication service for user and group information

Manage security

  • Configure firewall settings using firewall-config, firewall-cmd, or iptables
  • 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
  • Red Hat reserves the right to add, modify, and remove objectives. Such changes will be made public in advance through revisions to this document.

Scheduling Options

You can select a scheduled exam session from any of the listed dates below. Do you need greater flexibility when it comes to when and where you take your Red Hat tests? Red Hat's new Individual Exam Sessions provide a convenient alternative to the traditional classroom environment. Available through personal testing stations, Individual Exam Sessions allow you to schedule some of Red Hat's most popular exams for the date and time that works best for you.

Individual Exam Sessions offer the same Red Hat exams available in a classroom setting, with the same hands-on experience. A remote, professional proctor observes the session via cameras to ensure our high testing standards are upheld. The testing stations are simple to use, so you will be able to relax and concentrate on your exam. 

While Individual Exam Sessions are perfect for candidates who require convenience, they are also ideal for a number of other reasons. If you prefer extra prep time and do not want to take the exam that is normally scheduled at the end of a Red Hat Training classroom course, our Individual Exam Sessions allow you to schedule the exam further out, so you can have more study time. They are also great if you need to retake an exam.

Individual Exam Sessions are currently available at our Columbia, MD facility. To select an Individual Exam Session, choose the option labelled "Start Anytime". 

















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