Red Hat Certified Specialist in Cloud Infrastructure exam

The Red Hat Certified Specialist in Cloud Infrastructure exam (EX210) tests the skills, knowledge, and abilities needed to create, configure, and manage private clouds using Red Hat® Enterprise...

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Course Code EX210
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Put your knowledge, skills and abilities to the test with the Red Hat Certified OpenStack Administrator Exam. Upgrade your professional skills and get prepared for the challenges of the future. Our certified course instructors are committed to ensuring you are prepared for the professional world that awaits you. Sign up for the COA OpenStack Exam today.

The Red Hat Certified Specialist in Cloud Infrastructure 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 focuses on the tasks necessary to maintain a functioning Red Hat OpenStack Platform cluster and manage day-to-day operations.

  • By passing this exam, you become a Red Hat Certified Specialist in Cloud Infrastructure, which also counts toward becoming a Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA®).
  • This exam is based on Red Hat OpenStack Platform 16.1.

Skills Gained

  • Manage the Red Hat OpenStack Platform control plane
  • Manage control plane services
  • Backup and restore control plane
  • Start and stop an overcloud
  • Manage infrastructure security
  • Manage end-to-end secure services
  • Manage file-based component security with AIDE
  • Manage user security
  • Manage an integrated IdM back-end configuration
  • Manage scoped service access
  • Manage project organization
  • Create a Red Hat OpenStack Platform domain for a client organization
  • Maintain token keys
  • Customize user roles
  • Manage application deployment resources
  • Create images and flavors
  • Create and customize images
  • Initialize an instance during deployment
  • Manage storage in Red Hat OpenStack Platform
  • Manage a Red Hat OpenStack Platform-dedicated Ceph storage cluster
  • Implement storage choices in Red Hat OpenStack Platform
  • Manage a Ceph storage cluster
  • Configure storage infrastructure
  • Manage Swift storage
  • Manage networking
  • Configure Open Virtual Networking (OVN) services
  • Create and manage shared networks
  • Manage compute node operations
  • Administer compute nodes
  • Manage compute resource capacity
  • Manage hyperconverged resource capacity
  • Re-balance compute node workloads
  • Monitor operations
  • Implement the Service Telemetry Framework
  • Understand the flow of Red Hat OpenStack Platform services and components logging
  • Automate cloud application deployment
  • Manage mass-scale application deployment
  • Write heat orchestration templates
  • Deploy applications using Ansible
  • Create a load-balanced application stack
  • Troubleshoot operations
  • Diagnose issues
  • Troubleshoot common core issues
  • Trace heat stack events and troubleshoot failures

Who Can Benefit

  • Systems administrators or operators who manage OpenStack-based cloud infrastructure
  • Red Hat Certified Engineers (RHCEs) who wish to become pursue Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)


  • Be a Red Hat Certified System Administrator or demonstrate comparable work experience and skills
  • Have taken Red Hat OpenStack Administration I: Core Operations for Domain Operators (CL110) and Red Hat OpenStack Administration II: Day 2 Operations for Cloud Operators (CL210) courses, or demonstrate comparable work experience using Red Hat OpenStack Platform
  • Review the Red Hat Certified Specialist in Cloud Infrastructure exam (EX210) objectives for this exam

Course Details

Preparation for the RHCSA in Red Hat OpenStack

Red Hat encourages all candidates for the RHCSA in Red Hat OpenStack to consider taking the Red Hat OpenStack Administration I (CL110) and Red Hat OpenStack Administration II (CL210) course. Attendance in these classes is not required, so one can choose to take just the exam. While attending Red Hat classes can be an important part of one's preparation to take this exam, 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 officially endorse any as preparation guides for its exam. Nevertheless, you may find additional reading deepens understanding and can prove helpful.

Exam format

This exam is a performance-based evaluation of Red Hat OpenStack skills and knowledge. Candidates perform a number of systems administration tasks focused on configuring and administering an OpenStack cloud and are evaluated on whether they have met specific objective criteria. Performance-based testing means that candidates must perform tasks similar to what they perform on the job.

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 it provide additional information upon request.

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