Red Hat Certified Specialist in Performance Tuning (EX442)

By Mike Bunch

The course is built to help you prepare to take the Red Hat Certified Specialist in Performance Tuning (EX442) exam.

13 hours
  • 47 Lessons
  • 9 Hands-On Labs

About the course

The course is built to help you prepare to take the Red Hat Certified Specialist in Performance Tuning (EX442) exam. The course is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 and the lessons will focus on various standard tools used to analyze the performance of a Red Hat Enterprise Linux system as well as build and validate your knowledge of these tools so you can use them to update and tune the performance of a Red Hat Enterprise Linux system as well as the applications hosted on it.

Completing and passing the EX442 exam will provide you the Red Hat Certified Specialist in Performance Tuning certification. Additionally, this certification can be applied towards gaining the Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA®) certification if that is a path you would like to follow.

  • Chapter 1 3 Lessons Introduction 5:24

    Welcome to the Course

    1:59

    About the Training Architect

    1:54

    About the Exam

    1:31
  • Chapter 2 4 Lessons Monitoring and Altering Kernel Behavior 29:33

    Viewing Kernel Parameters

    7:23

    Modifying Kernel Parameters

    10:56

    Managing and Optimizing Kernel Behavior Through Modules

    11:14

    Enable Kernel Modules and Modify Parameters

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 3 18 Lessons Analyzing System and Application Performance 2:40:39

    Analyzing System and Application Performance Section Overview

    3:57

    Choosing an Application Version Based on Observed Performance

    7:03

    Analyzing System and Application Behavior Using Common Utilities

    14:57

    Analyzing System and Application Behavior Using Specialized Tools: Part 1

    10:32

    Analyzing System and Application Behavior Using Specialized Tools: Part 2

    15:10

    Analyzing Application Behavior Using Valgrind: Part 1

    11:28

    Analyzing Application Behavior Using Valgrind: Part 2

    11:49

    Configuring Systems to Run SystemTap Scripts: Part 1

    11:05

    Configuring Systems to Run SystemTap Scripts: Part 2

    9:52

    Using eBPF Tools to Diagnose System and Application Behavior: Part 1

    10:47

    Using eBPF Tools to Diagnose System and Application Behavior: Part 2

    9:35

    Collecting Data and Metrics With Performance Co-Pilot

    12:56

    Reviewing Metrics and Logging Data Using Performance Co-Pilot: Part 1

    13:22

    Reviewing Metrics and Logging Data Using Performance Co-Pilot: Part 2

    14:38

    Analyzing System and Application Performance Section Review

    3:28

    Monitor System Performance Using Multiple Tools

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Test an Application for Memory Leaks Using Valgrind

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Use Performance Co-Pilot to Collect and View System Performance Data

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 4 10 Lessons Tuning a Running System 58:48

    Tuning a Running System Section Overview

    2:34

    Altering Process Priorities

    7:25

    Selecting and Configuring Tuned Profiles

    6:21

    Customizing Tuned Profiles

    6:24

    Managing System Resources Using PIDs and Cgroups

    9:41

    Managing System Resources Using Systemd and Cgroups

    11:54

    Managing Power Consumption Using PowerTOP

    11:56

    Tuning a Running System Section Review

    2:33

    Tune a System With Tuned

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Manage System Resources Using Control Groups

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 5 4 Lessons Profiling and Tuning System Hardware and Performance 31:48

    Profiling System Hardware Configurations

    12:26

    Tuning CPUs Using Tuna

    9:31

    Configuring Hugepages

    9:51

    Tuning CPUs and Hugepages on a Linux System

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 6 5 Lessons Configuring Disk and File Subsystems 27:18

    Selecting the Proper I/O Scheduling Algorithm

    4:49

    Configuring the Disk Scheduler Using Tuned

    6:05

    Configuring the Disk Scheduler Using Udev Rules

    4:56

    Tuning a File System Layout for a Specific Use

    11:28

    Configuring a Disk Schedule Using Udev Rules

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 7 3 Lessons Course Conclusion 6:52

    Registering and Taking the Exam

    2:45

    Course Conclusion and What’s Next

    4:07

    EX442 Practice Exam Lab

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

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What are Hands-on Labs

What's the difference between theoretical knowledge and real skills? Practical real-world experience. That's where Hands-on Labs come in! Hands-on Labs are guided, interactive experiences that help you learn and practice real-world scenarios in real cloud environments. Hands-on Labs are seamlessly integrated in courses, so you can learn by doing.

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