Why should I get an RHCSA certificate

Red Hat Certified System Administrator

Red Hat Certification

IT specialists with the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA®) Certification have demonstrated the necessary system administration skills for Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® environments. Successful participation in the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) exam (EX200) is a prerequisite for this qualification.

Certification information

Proof of your knowledge and skills

A Red Hat® Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) can do the following:

  • Understand and use basic tools for dealing with files, directories, command line environments, and documentation
  • Write simple shell scripts
  • Operate running systems, including booting into different execution levels, identifying processes, starting and stopping virtual machines and controlling services
  • Configure local storage using partitions and logical volumes
  • Create and configure file systems and file system attributes such as permissions, encryption, access control lists, and network file systems
  • Provision, configure and maintain systems, including software installation, update and core services
  • Manage users and groups
  • Manage security, including basic firewall and SELinux configuration
  • Perform basic container management

Is This Certification Right For You?

The RHCSA certification is designed for:

  • Experienced Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administrators who wish to demonstrate their knowledge and skills
  • Graduates from Red Hat System Administration I (RH124) and Red Hat System Administration II (RH134) courses aimed at achieving the RHCSA qualification
  • Experienced Linux system administrators who have to acquire a certificate at the request of their company or on the basis of an order (Directive DOD 8570)
  • IT professionals who aim to become a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
  • RHCEs whose certification is out of date or is about to expire and who wish to be recertified as RHCE
  • DevOps professionals who want to prove their expertise in the basics of container technology

Learning by doing

We recommend the following courses as preparation for your Red Hat Certified System Administrator certification.

For Windows system administrators or candidates with minimal experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux:

For Linux or UNIX administrators: