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Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Ansible Automation

The performance-based Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Ansible Automation exam (EX407) tests your ability to use Ansible to automate the configuration of systems and applications.

By passing this exam, you earn a Red Hat Certificate of Expertise that also counts towards earning a Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA®).

This exam is based on Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 7.

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Audience for this exam

The following audiences may be interested in earning the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Ansible Automation:

  •   System administrators who need to manage large numbers of systems
  •   System administrators who work in a DevOps environment and who wish to automate a large part of their day-to-day workload
  •   Developers who have some basic systems administration background and who wish to incorporate automation into their development process
  •   A Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) interested in earning a Red Hat Certificate of Expertise or RHCA credential.

Prerequisites for this exam

Candidates for this exam should:

  •   Red Hat recommends that candidates for the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Ansible Automation exam have taken Automation with Ansible  or have equivalent experience working with Ansible to configure systems.
  •   Red Hat also recommends candidates have earned Red Hat Certified System Administrator or higher or have equivalent systems administration experience

Course Content


Red Hat encourages all candidates for the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Ansible Automation exam to consider taking the Cloud Automation with Ansible course (DO407). Attendance in this class is not required to take the exam. While attending Red Hat classes can be an important part of one's preparation to take this exam, attending class does not guarantee success on the exam. Previous experience, practice, and native aptitude are also important determinants of success. Many books and other resources on system administration for Red Hat's products are available. Red Hat does not officially endorse any as preparation guides for its exams. Nevertheless, you may find additional reading deepens understanding and can prove helpful.

Exams & Certification

Exam Format

This exam is a performance-based evaluation of a candidate’s ability to use Ansible to automate system configuration and application deployment. Candidates will be required to develop Ansible playbooks that configure systems for specific roles and then apply those playbooks to systems to implement those roles. Candidates will also be asked to demonstrate their ability to run Ansible playbooks and configure an Ansible environment for specific behaviors. Candidates will be evaluated on whether they have met specific objective criteria. Performance-based testing means that candidates must perform tasks similar to what they perform on the job. This exam consists of one section lasting 3 hours.

Scores and reporting

Official scores for exams come exclusively from Red Hat Certification Central. Red Hat does not authorize examiners or training partners to report results to candidates directly. Scores on the exam are usually reported within 3 U.S. business days. Exam results are reported as total scores. Red Hat does not report performance on individual items, nor will it provide additional information upon request.

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