- Be a Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) or have comparable work experience and skills (Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) certification recommended)
- Take the Red Hat Security: Identity Management and Active Directory Integration (RH362) course or have comparable work experience
- Take Automation with Ansible II: Ansible Tower (DO409)
- Take Red Hat Satellite 6 Administration (RH403)
- Review the Red Hat Certified Specialist in Directory Services and Authentication exam objectives
- Install Red Hat Identity Management (IdM) in a scalable, fault-tolerant environment
- Create users/groups/policies
- Install and configure IdM clients
- Configure roaming/automounted home directories
- Use REST apis to query IdM
- Configure Kerberized services
- Create trust relationships with Active Directory
- Configure/control policies and user access
- Configure and manage a certificate authority
- Back up an IdM infrastructure
- Configure IdM as LDAP backend for external services such as Red Hat Satellite Server or Red Hat Ansible Tower
- Implement a SSO
Who Can Benefit?
- Any Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) who wishes to become a Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA).
- System administrators who want to demonstrate the ability to configure authentication services and link other products to those services.
Outline for Red Hat Certified Specialist in Identity Management exam Training
Red Hat encourages all candidates for Red Hat Certified Specialist in Directory Services and Authentication to consider taking Red Hat Security: Identity Management and Active Directory Integration (RH362) to help prepare. Attendance in these classes is not required; students can choose to take just 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 this exam. Nevertheless, you may find additional reading deepens understanding and can prove helpful.
This exam is a performance-based evaluation of skills and knowledge required to configure and manage Red Hat directory services. You perform the configuration and administrative tasks necessary to deploy Red Hat directory services and configure other products to use those services, and you are 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.