To earn RHCSA credential, candidates must demonstrate the skills required to be a successful Linux administrator through a hands-on, half-day exam (EX200).
• 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 an RHCE
• RHCEs who are non-current or who are about to become non-current and wish to re-certify as RHCE
The RHCSA certification exam consists of one half-day session. The exam is performance-based, meaning that candidates must perform tasks on a live system, rather than answering multiple choice questions.
The RHCSA exam objectives provides authoritative guidance on the knowledge and skills candidates will need to demonstrate in the RHCSA exam. It also provides more specific information on the exam format and coverage. All candidates are urged to use this information to evaluate their readiness for the exam.
Candidates will be emailed exam results within three US business days following the exam.
Red Hat offers clear training paths for candidates to learn the required skills.
Recommended Action for:
• Windows system administrators
- Red Hat System Administration I (RH124)
- Red Hat System Administration II with RHCSA Exam (RH135)
• Linux system administrators (1-3 yrs of experience) and Unix system administrators
- RHCSA Rapid Track Course with Exam (RH200)
Lesson objectives help students become comfortable with the course, and also provide a means to evaluate learning. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
• 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
An RHCSA certification is required in order to earn Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE).