The Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Clustering and Storage Management (EX436) tests the ability of a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) to implement high-availability clustering, logical volume management, and GFS file systems for enterprise environments.
Candidates should be able to perform the tasks listed below:
Configure a high-availability cluster, using either physical or virtual systems, that:
- Provides a service fail-over between the nodes.
- Provides a preferred node for the service.
- Selectively fails over based on node characteristics.
Manage logical volumes in a clustered environment such as:
- Create volumes and volume groups that are available to all members of a highly-available cluster
- Create snapshots of logical volumes
Configure a GFS file system to:
- Meet specified size, layout, and performance objectives.
Support file system quotas.
Configure iSCSI targets and initiators.
Manage device configuration using udev
- Create and manage Red Hat Storage based clusters including:
- Creating distributed clusters
- Creating replicated clusters
- Implementing and utilizing appropriate file system
This exam is a performance-based evaluation of 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.
Candidates must be an RHCE on a release that is considered current in order to take this exam.
The exam is organized as follows:
- Clustering and storage management: 4.0 hours
To earn the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Clustering and Storage Management, you must earn a score of 70 or higher.