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Red Hat® Certified Specialist in Business Rules Exam

The Red Hat® Certified Specialist in Business Rules exam (EX465) is a performance-based validation of Red Hat® Decision Manager skills. A Red Hat® Certified Specialist in Business Rules has demonstrated the skills and knowledge to implement and manage business logic using Red Hat® Decision Manager.

IT professionals taking this exam will be asked to perform a number of tasks, ranging in complexity from implementing very simple business rules using decision tables, to creating relatively complex business logic flows that require the use of conflict resolution techniques to ensure that the various rules fire in the correct order. Candidates are then evaluated on how well their implementations meet objective criteria such as producing a specific output given a specific set of inputs.

Familiarize yourself with the tools, environment, and requirements of the Red Hat® Certified Specialist in Business Rules exam.

This exam is based on Red Hat® Decision Manager 7.1.

What you need to know

There are no prerequisites to take this exam but it is recommended that an individual take the Implementing Red Hat® JBoss® BRMS (JB465), Red Hat® Decision Manager and Red Hat® Process Automation Manager 7.0 for Business Users (JB371) and Red Hat® Decision Manager and Red Hat® Process Automation Manager 7.0 for Developers (JB373) courses.

Please note that these courses provide a good introduction to Decision Manager and Process Automation Manager, but they do not offer the level of in-depth, hands-on experience with Decision Manager required for this exam. We strongly recommend that all exam candidates take the time to practice using Decision Manager before attempting the exam. Additional tutorials, videos, and practice material can be found on the web, including at Eric D. Schabell''s site and the Drools project site and documentation repository.

Attendance in the class is not required, so one can choose to take just the exam. Many successful candidates who have come to class already possessing substantial skills and knowledge have reported that the class made a positive difference for them.

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 for Red Hat®''s products are available. Red Hat® does not officially endorse any as preparation guides for its exam. Nevertheless, you may find additional reading deepens understanding and can prove helpful.

Exam Format

This exam is a performance-based evaluation of implementation and management skills and knowledge of Red Hat® JBoss® BRMS. Candidates perform a number of tasks and 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.

Prospective employers of people with the Red Hat® Certified Specialist in Business Rules should verify any and all claims by people claiming to hold this credential by requesting their certification ID and verifying it using the Red Hat® certification verification tool.

The exam is organized as follows:

  • Business Rules: 4.0 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 section scores. Red Hat® does not report performance on individual items, nor will it provide additional information upon request.