This exam and the exam objectives provided here are based on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 version of the exam.
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.
About the RHCSA certification
- An RHCSA certification is earned when an IT professional demonstrates the core system-administration skills required in Red Hat Enterprise Linux® environments.
This exam is 2.5 hours long. This certification exam is performance-based, meaning that candidates must perform tasks on a live system, rather than answering questions about how one might perform those tasks.
The hands-on nature of this exam make real-world experience a critical facet of preparation.
Exam results are emailed within 3 business days following the exam.
An RHCSA certification has a 'current' window for 3 calendar years. This 'current' window can be extended by earning additional Red Hat credentials.
- 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
- Combination of Red Hat System Administration I and Red Hat System Administration II courses or equivalent experience
- Equivalent experience to the RHCSA Rapid Track Course (RH200)