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Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Enterprise Deployment and Systems Management exam IES (EX401K)

GK# 6934 Vendor# EX401K

Course Overview


The Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Enterprise Deployment and Systems Management Individual Exam Session (EX401) tests your knowledge, skills, and ability to use Red Hat-supported products including Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat Network Satellite to deploy and manage systems in an efficient, scalable, replicable, and reliable manner.

An RHCE who passes this exam will have earned a Red Hat Certificate of Expertise that also counts towards earning Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA).


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What You'll Learn


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 for the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Enterprise Deployment and Systems Management should be able to perform the following tasks:

  • Configure Red Hat Network (RHN) Satellite server
  • Create child channels of a base channel
  • Create different types of RHN users
  • Create groups and add group administrators
  • Create configuration channels
  • Create a custom RPM spec file and build a binary RPM from provided source code
  • Upload custom RPMS to an RHN Satellite server
  • Create activation keys
  • Assign groups, software channels, and configuration channels to an activation key
  • Configure errata
  • Provision RHN Satellite Server clients using kickstart
  • Set up an SVN version control repository
  • Kickstart a machine using Cobbler
  • Manage virtual systems using RHN Satellite server
  • Clone channels and use a cloned channel

Note: As with all Red Hat performance-based exams, configurations must persist after reboot without intervention.



Red Hat recommends that candidates earn Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) or Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) before attempting this exam but neither is required.

Exam candidates should:

  • Be Red Hat Certified System Administrators or have comparable work experience and skills (Red Hat Certified Engineer would be even better)
  • Have taken the Red Hat Enterprise Deployment and Systems Management (RH401)  or have extensive work experience working with Red Hat Satellite Server

Who Should Attend

  • System administrators responsible for managing large enterprise environments
  • RHCEs interested in pursuing Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)
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