Red Hat Certified Specialist in Cloud Infrastructure Exam (EX210)


Course Overview

The Red Hat Certified System Administrator in Red Hat OpenStack exam (EX210) tests the skills, knowledge, and abilities needed to create, configure, and manage private clouds using Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® and Red Hat® OpenStack Platform. The exam validates the skills, knowledge, and abilities needed to create, configure, and manage private clouds using these platforms.

By passing this exam, you become a Red Hat Certified System Administrator in Red Hat Openstack, which also counts toward becoming a Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA®).

This exam is based on Red Hat OpenStack Platform 13.0.

Note on the exam:

The subscription duration of 365 days starts upon order submission. Cancelation of individual exam sessions is not allowed Exam session fees are nonrefundable. Non-Cancelable components: No part of any Bundles that includes both non-cancelable and cancelable components may be canceled.

Who should attend

  • System administrators who want to demonstrate their use of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenStack Platform skills
  • Red Hat Certified Engineers (RHCEs) who wish to become a Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)


Course Objectives

You should be able to perform the following tasks:

  • Install and configure Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform
  • Manage users
  • Manage projects
  • Manage flavors
  • Manage roles
  • Set quotas
  • Manage images
  • Configure images at instantiation
  • Add additional compute nodes
  • Manage Swift storage
  • Manage networking
  • Manage Cinder storage

Course Content

To become a Red Hat Certified System Administrator in Red Hat OpenStack, you will validate your ability to perform these tasks:

Understand and work with director-based deployments
  • Use identity environment files to connect to the undercloud
  • Use identity environment files to connect to the overcloud
  • Use template files, environment files, and other resources to obtain information about an OpenStack environment
  • Work with containerized services
Configure OpenStack domains
  • Create projects
  • Create groups
  • Create users
  • Manage quotas
Create resources
  • Create virtual machine flavors
  • Add existing images to an overcloud
  • Create security groups
  • Create key pairs
Configure networking
  • Create and assign networks to projects
  • Configure network routers
  • Configure software-defined networks
  • Work with Open Virtual Networks
Configure floating IP addresses
  • Configure an instance to use a floating IP address
  • Configure a service to be accessible via a floating IP address
Manage block storage
  • Create a block storage volume
  • Attach block storage volumes to an instance
  • Snapshot a storage volume
Work with Red Hat® Ceph Storage
  • Configure Ceph storage
  • Monitor Ceph Storage
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot Ceph Storage issues
Work with object storage
  • Create a Swift container
  • Utilize a Swift container
Work with shared storage
  • Create shared file systems
  • Configure instances to use shared file systems
Manage instances
  • Launch instances
  • Associate instances with specified projects and networks
  • Use key pairs to connect to instances
  • Configure an instance during deployment
Create a Heat stack
  • Create a Heat template
  • Diagnose and correct a broken Heat template
  • Launch a Heat stack
Work with images
  • Modify an existing image
  • Create and associate flavors to customized images
  • Launch an instance from a customized image
  • Launch an instance on a second compute node
Work with OpenStack services
  • Manage Identity Service tokens
  • Enable tracing in RabbitMQ
  • Display statistics using Ceilometer

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

Exam format

This exam is a performance-based evaluation of Red Hat OpenStack skills and knowledge. You will be asked to perform a number of systems administration tasks focused on configuring and administering an OpenStack cloud and will be evaluated on whether you have met specific objective criteria. Performance-based testing means that you must perform tasks similar to what you will perform on the job. This exam consists of one section lasting 4 hours.

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 US business days.

Exam results are reported as section scores. Red Hat does not report performance on individual items, nor will we provide additional information upon request.

Prices & Delivery methods

Classroom Training

4 hours

  • Germany: 530.— €
  • Switzerland: CHF 557.—
Individual Exam KIOSK

Subscription duration
365 days

  • Germany: 530.— €
  • Switzerland: CHF 557.—

Currently there are no training dates scheduled for this course.