Red Hat Certified Specialist in Ansible Network Automation (EX457)


Course Overview

The Red Hat Certified Specialist in Ansible Network Automation Exam is a performance-based test used to assess the skills and knowledge to manage network infrastructure using Red Hat® Ansible®.

By passing this exam you become a Red Hat Certified Specialist in Ansible Network Automation and can apply your credential toward earning a certification as a Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA®).

Note on the exam:

The subscription duration of 365 days starts upon order submission. Cancelation of individual exam sessions is not allowed Exam session fees are nonrefundable. Non-Cancelable components: No part of any Bundles that includes both non-cancelable and cancelable components may be canceled.

Who should attend

Network administrators and infrastructure engineers who want to demonstrate skill in using Ansible automation to configure and manage network devices


  • Experience with network administration and an understanding of basic concepts of networking, routing and switch/router configuration
  • Familiarity with command line management of network devices
  • Familiarity with VyOS and Cisco IOS
  • Experience working in a Linux command line environment. Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) or equivalent knowledge recommended
  • Understanding of Ansible and Ansible Tower

Red Hat encourages you to consider taking Red Hat Ansible for Network Automation (DO457) 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 your preparation, attending class does not guarantee success on the exam. Previous experience, practice, and native aptitude are also important determinants of success.

Course Content

Candidates for the Red Hat Certified Specialist in Ansible Network Automation should be able to accomplish the tasks below without assistance.

Study points for the exam
Work from a Red Hat Enterprise Linux command line environment
  • Use a text editor to create and modify files
  • Run commands from the shell
  • Use SSH to log in to remote systems
Work with Git and perform basic Git operations
  • Clone a Git repository
  • Add files to a Git repository
  • Upload changes to a remote Git repository
  • Perform simple Git customizations
Configure Ansible
  • Customize the configuration file
  • Configure the connection method
  • Configure authentication details
  • Verify the configuration
Run Ansible commands and playbooks
  • Execute Ansible ad hoc commands
  • Create Ansible playbooks
  • Modify existing Ansible playbooks
Use standard Ansible constructs
  • Work with variables
  • Loop over a list of IP addresses
  • Perform conditional tests
  • Manipulate data with filters
  • Control playbook execution with tags
  • Work with templates
  • Use registers to capture the output of a task
  • Use Ansible vault to secure sensitive information
Work with Ansible roles
  • Use an existing role
  • Create a new role
Automate network device management
  • Gather facts about devices and systems
  • Configure routers, switches and ports
  • Configure OSPF
  • Configure BGP
  • Configure VLANs
  • Create a multi-play playbook to back up a device configuration
  • Configure devices to use syslog and SNMP
Use Ansible Tower
  • Create credentials
  • Create organizations, users and teams
  • Create a dynamic inventory
  • Create a project from a Git repository
  • Create a job template
  • Create a survey

Prices & Delivery methods

Classroom Training

1 day

  • Austria: 530.— €
  • Germany: 530.— €
  • Switzerland: CHF 557.—
Individual Exam KIOSK

Subscription duration
365 days

  • Austria: 530.— €
  • Germany: 530.— €
  • Switzerland: CHF 557.—

Currently there are no training dates scheduled for this course.