Red Hat Certified System Administrator Certification Details

Prove your skills and knowledge

A Red Hat® Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) is able to perform the following tasks:

  • Understand and use essential tools for handling files, directories, command-line environments, and documentation
  • Operate running systems, including booting into different run 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
  • Deploy, configure, and maintain systems, including software installation, update, and core services
  • Manage users and groups, including use of a centralized directory for authentication
  • Manage security, including basic firewall and SELinux configuration

Is this certification right for you?

The RHCSA certification is designed for:

  • Experienced Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administrators seeking validation of their skills
  • Students who have attended Red Hat System Administration I and II and are on the path to earn RHCSA certification
  • Experienced Linux system administrators who require a certification either by their organization or based on a mandate
  • IT professionals who are on the path to earn a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE®) certification
  • RHCEs who are non-current or who are about to become non-current and wish to re-certify as RHCEs

The best way to learn is to do

In preparation to earn the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA), We recommendthe following:

For Windows system administrators

  • Red Hat System Administration I (RH124)
  • Red Hat System Administration II (RH134)

For Linux or UNIX administrators

  • RHCSA Rapid Track Course (RH199)