The performance-based Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) exam (EX200) tests your knowledge in areas of system administration common across a wide range of environments and deployment scenarios. The skills tested in this exam are the foundation for system administration across all Red Hat products.
By passing this exam, you become a Red Hat Certified System Administrator. If you choose to continue your learning journey beyond RHCSA, the credential can also serve as a foundational step on your path toward our highest level of certification—Red Hat Certified Architect.
This exam is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2.
Audience for this exam
Experienced Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administrators seeking validation of their skills
Students who have attended Red Hat System Administration I (RH124) and Red Hat System Administration II (RH134) and are on the path to becoming an RHCSA
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 becoming a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
An RHCE who is noncurrent or who is about to become noncurrent and wants to recertify as an RHCE
DevOps professionals who wish to demonstrate their expertise with the fundamentals of container technology
Prerequisites for this exam
Have either taken Red Hat System Administration I (RH124) and Red Hat System Administration II (RH134) or the RHCSA Rapid Track course (RH199) that combines those courses, or have comparable work experience as a system administrator on Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Review the Red Hat Certified System Administrator exam (EX200) objectives