Red Hat Certified Specialist in Cloud Infrastructure Exam (EX210)


Course Overview

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®).

Objectives listed for this exam are based on the most recent Red Hat product version available.

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

  • 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)



We encourage you to consider attending Red Hat OpenStack Administration I: Core Operations for Domain Operators (CL110) and Red Hat OpenStack Administration II: Day 2 Operations for Cloud Operators (CL210) to help prepare. Attendance in these classes is not required; students can choose to take just the exam.

While attending Red Hat 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 products are available. We do not endorse any of these materials as preparation guides for exams. Nevertheless, you may find additional reading helpful to deepen your understanding.

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:

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

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 Platform skills and knowledge. Candidates perform a number of systems administration tasks focused on configuring and administering a Red hat OpenStack Platform 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 would 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 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.

You are eligible for one exam retake if you are unsuccessful on your first attempt.

Prices & Delivery methods

Classroom Training

4 hours

  • on request


Currently there are no training dates scheduled for this course.