Red Hat Certified Datacenter Specialist (RHCDS) Certification
An RHCDS has the skills and knowledge necessary to build reliable, available, scalable, and manageable solutions in mission-critical datacenter environments using fully-supported open source technologies from Red Hat.
Red Hat Enterprise Deployment, Virtualization, and Systems Management is a four-day lab-based course that explores the concepts and methods necessary for successful large-scale deployment and management of Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems. Course participants will learn how to install and use a Red Hat Network Satellite Server to deploy and manage systems. The use of virtualization technology as a key deployment tool is also examined. Subjects covered in the course include: installing and managing a Red Hat Network Satellite Server; provisioning systems using RHN, DHCP, and PXE; using version control to maintain configuration files; and building custom RPMS. In addition, a substantial part of the class is dedicated to the use of Virtualization in systems deployment. Virtualization topics include: an overview of virtualization; installing, configuring, and managing virtual machines; understanding the hypervisor; using virtual machine snapshots; network configuration with virtualization.
RH436 Red Hat Enterprise Clustering and Storage Management provides intensive hands-on experience with storage management, Red Hat Cluster Suite, and the Shared Storage technology delivered by Red Hat Global File System™ (GFS). This 4-day course has a strong emphasis on hands-on lab activities using enterprise-class storage, server, and auxiliary equipment. A portion of the final day of class is entirely given over to additional lab time so that course participants have ample time to practice Cluster Suite and GFS skills in a realistic environment before returning to production systems.
Red Hat Enterprise Directory Services and Authentication (RH423) is an intensive course designed to training Senior System Administrators the skills required to manage and deploy the Red Hat Directory Server on and for Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems. This course also covers cross-platform integration of directory services in order to provide authentication or information services across the enterprise. In addition, students will gain an understanding of the basic concepts, configuration, and management of LDAP-based services. This course also explores PAM, the Pluggable Authentication Modules system, and how it integrates with services that require authentication.
The EX318 Red Hat Certified Virtualization Administrator (RHCVA) exam continues the Red Hat tradition of benchmarking the skills of IT professionals through hands-on skills assessments. Individuals who earn the RHCVA credential have demonstrated the skills and knowledge to create, deploy, and manage Linux and Microsoft Windows virtual machines hosted on either Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers or dedicated hypervisor nodes using Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager. An RHCVA credential assures enterprises that their virtualization solutions are administered optimally and establishes credibility for service providers.