Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Configuration Management with Puppet (EX405)
Individuals who pass the performance-based Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Configuration Management with Puppet exam (EX405) have demonstrated their ability to manage Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems using Puppet and Red Hat Satellite Server.
This exam is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and Red Hat Satellite 6.
Red Hat encourages all candidates for the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Configuration Management with Puppet exam to consider taking the Configuration Management with Puppet course (DO405). Attendance in the course is not required, so one can choose to take just the exam.
While attending Red Hat courses can be an important part of one's preparation to take this exam, attending courses 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 using 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.
This exam is a performance-based evaluation of system administration skills and knowledge with a focus on Puppet and Red Hat Satellite 6. Candidates will be required to perform a number of routine system administration tasks utilizing Puppet and will be 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.
The Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Configuration Management with Puppet exam is a hands-on exam that lasts three hours.
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 three 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.
In preparation for the exam, Red Hat recommends that candidates earn their Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE®) credential but it is not required to take the exam.
Study Points for the Exam:
To help you prepare, the exam objectives highlight the task areas you can expect to see covered in the exam. Red Hat reserves the right to add, modify, and remove exam objectives. Such changes will be made public in advance.
Candidates should be able to perform these tasks:
1. Install and configure Puppet.
2. Create and maintain Puppet manifests.
3. Create Puppet modules.
4. Use facter to obtain system information.
5. Create Git repositories.
6. Implement Puppet in a Red Hat Satellite 6 environment.
As with all Red Hat performance-based exams, configurations must persist after restart without intervention.