First off, you can read how and why I created this page in this blog.
This page contains an overview of posts relating to EX280 (Red Hat Certified Specialist in OpenShift Administration). I’ll also list some Study Resources and General Tips for taking the EX280 exam. I passed this exam on my second try (first try: 150/300, second try: 262/300).
I studied using the following resource and recommend them in the following order:
- Sander van Vugt’s great EX280 video course at O’Reilly
- I got some in depth knowledge from the book “OpenShift in action”
- CloudGuru has a great practice exam available. I also tried there study material but found it to be outdated, inaccurate and very shallow.
I also would like to give a shout out to the book “Kubernetes: Up and Running”. I read this book before I started my OpenShift journey. It’s a great way to get familiar with different Kubernetes concepts and packs a lot of knowledge in less then 300 pages.
Here are some general tips when studying and taking the exam:
- Setup CRC (Code Ready Containers) to do labs in, See Red Hat CodeReady Containers;
- Practice, practice, practice the study labs and practice exams from Sander van Vugt’s study course
- Take extra care when reading the assignments and objectives during the exam. Try to copy paste all names and passwords and doublechek your work
- Practice, practice and practice.
My hope is that you get something from this because I found EX280 to be quite challenging.
Note: When you enter the EX280 (or any RedHat exam) you also enter in to a NDA regarding the testing material. If you have any questions about the content of the exam I cannot help or comment on it. These posts are written to correspond to the exam objectives that are mentions on: EX280 Exam Objectives
All EX280 Related post's 11
- Configuring default Project creation in Openshift 27 February 2022
- Controlling Ingress with Openshift Network Policy's 27 February 2022
- Exposing services with routes and SSL 26 February 2022
- Manage users and policies, groups and permissions 20 February 2022
- Pod Affinity and Anti-affinity - Spreading out workloads 6 February 2022
- Quotas, limits and limit-ranges 29 January 2022
- Scaling applications - Rollout, Scale and Auto-Scale Deployments 23 January 2022
- ServiceAccounts and SCCs - Running pods with more permission's 17 January 2022
- Creating and Using Secrets in OpenShift 16 January 2022
- Taints and Tolerations - Can't Pods and Nodes just get along? 12 January 2022
- ConfigMaps - Setting ConfigMaps from the oc CLI 10 January 2022