Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator Exam - EX200 

Prepare for the Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator exam (EX200)

Red Hat encourages all candidates for RHCSA to consider taking one or more of its official training courses to help prepare. Attendance in these classes is not required, and one can choose to take just an exam. Many successful candidates who have come to class already possessing substantial skills and knowledge report that the class made a positive difference for them.

To help you determine the best courses to take, Red Hat provides an online skills assessment.

While attending Red Hat's classes can be an important part of one's 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's products are available. Red Hat does not endorse any as preparation guides for any exams. Nevertheless, candidates may find additional reading deepens understanding and can prove helpful.

Exam format

The RHCSA exam is a performance-based evaluation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administration skills and knowledge. Candidates perform a number of routine system administration tasks and are evaluated on whether they have met specific objective criteria. Performance-based testing means that candidates must perform tasks similar to what they must perform on the job.

The RHCSA exam is a hands-on, practical exam that lasts 2.5 hours. Internet access is not provided during the exam. Outside materials are not permitted. Documentation that ships with Red Hat Enterprise Linux is available during the exam. Red Hat reserves the right to make changes to format, including timing and the policies above. Such changes will be made public in advance through revisions to this document.
 

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.

Audience for this exam

  • Experienced Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administrators seeking validation of their skills

  • Students who have attended Red Hat System Administration I and II and are on the path to earn RHCSA certification

  • Experienced Linux system administrators who require a certification either by their organization or based on a mandate (DOD 8570 directive)

  • IT professionals who are on the path to earn RHCE certification

  • An RHCE who is noncurrent or who is about to become noncurrent and wants to recertify as an RHCE

Prerequisites for this exam

Candidates for this exam should:

Duration: 2.5 hours

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