Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Atomic Host Container Administration

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In preparation

Red Hat recommends that candidates earn Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) or, at a minimum, Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA), before attempting this exam, but these designations are not required.

Study points for the exam

To help you prepare, the exam objectives highlight the task areas you can expect to see covered in the exam. Red Hat reserves the right to add, modify, and remove exam objectives. Such changes will be made public in advance.

Candidates should be able to:

  • Perform upgrades re-bases, and rollbacks.
  • Create and manage Docker container images.
  • Publish custom container images to a private repository.
  • Deploy multi-tiered applications using a single container.
  • Deploy multi-tiered applications using multiple containers.
  • Perform container backups.
  • Dockerize a third-party application.
  • Debug Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host issues.

As with all Red Hat performance-based exams, configurations must persist after reboot without intervention.


What you need to know

Preparation

Red Hat encourages all candidates for Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Atomic Host Container Administration exam (EX270) to consider taking Managing Docker Containers with Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host (RH270) to help prepare. Attendance in this class is not required, and you can choose to take just the exam.

While attending Red Hat’s 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’s products are available. Red Hat does not endorse these preparation guides for any exams. Nevertheless, you may find additional reading helpful to deepen your understanding.

Exam format

This exam is a performance-based evaluation of a candidate’s ability to use Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host to deploy and manage container-based applications. Candidates will be required to install and configure Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host systems and then deploy existing container-based applications on those systems. Candidates will be evaluated on whether they have met specific objective criteria.

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 three 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 and prerequisites

Audience for this exam

The following audiences may be interested in earning the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Atomic Host Container Administration:

  • System administrators who work in a DevOps environment with container-based applications
  • Developers who have some basic systems administration background who wish to develop container-based applications
  • A Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) interested in earning a Red Hat Certificate of Expertise or Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA) credential

Prerequisites for this exam

Candidates for this exam should:


Recommended training

Managing Docker Containers with Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host (RH270)
Designed for experienced Linux administrators, architects, and developers, this course covers installing and updating Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host on a server, and deploying and managing applications in a Docker-containerized environment.
Managing Docker Containers with Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host with exam (RH271)

Designed for experienced Linux administrators, architects, and developers, this course covers installing and updating Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host on a server, and deploying and managing applications in a Docker-containerized environment. This course also includes the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Atomic Host Container Administration exam (EX270), and by passing this exam, you demonstrate you have the skills, knowledge, and abilities needed to configure Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host and deploy existing container-based applications. By passing this exam, you earn a Red Hat Certificate of Expertise, which also counts toward earning a Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA).