RHEL8 RHCE Exam objectives

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As an RHCE exam candidate, you should be able to handle all responsibilities expected of a Red Hat Certified System Administrator, including these tasks:

Be able to perform all tasks expected of a Red Hat Certified System Administrator

  • Understand and use essential tools
  • Operate running systems
  • Configure local storage
  • Create and configure file systems
  • Deploy, configure, and maintain systems
  • Manage users and groups
  • Manage security

Understand core components of Ansible

  • Inventories
  • Modules
  • Variables
  • Facts
  • Plays
  • Playbooks
  • Configuration files

Install and configure an Ansible control node

  • Install required packages
  • Create a static host inventory file
  • Create a configuration file

Configure Ansible managed nodes

  • Create and distribute SSH keys to managed nodes
  • Configure privilege escalation on managed nodes
  • Validate a working configuration using ad hoc Ansible commands

Script administration tasks

  • Create simple shell scripts
  • Create simple shell scripts that run ad hoc Ansible commands
  • Create and use static inventories to define groups of hosts
  • Create Ansible plays and playbooks
  • Know how to work with commonly used Ansible modules
  • Use variables to retrieve the results of running a command
  • Use conditionals to control play execution
  • Configure error handling
  • Create playbooks to configure systems to a specified state

Use Ansible modules for system administration tasks that work with:

  • Software packages and repositories
  • Services
  • Firewall rules
  • File systems
  • Storage devices
  • File content
  • Archiving
  • Scheduled tasks
  • Security
  • Users and groups

Use Ansible advanced features:

  • Create and use templates to create customized configuration files
  • Work with Ansible variables and facts
  • Create and work with roles
  • Download roles from an Ansible Galaxy and use them
  • Manage parallelism
  • Use Ansible Vault in playbooks to protect sensitive data
  • Use provided documentation to look up specific information about Ansible modules and commands

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

Source: Red Hat website.

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