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Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) Fast Track (Incl Exams)

Experienced Senior Linux system administrators with a minimum of 3 years of Linux experience who want a fast track solution to earn an RHCE certification.

Experienced Solaris System administrators that have completed the Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Solaris Administrators (RH290) course

This course is not recommended for students who have successfully completed the RHCSA Rapid Track Course (RH200). For those students, the Red Hat System Administration III (RH254) course is recommended

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Learning Objectives

Building on the students extensive knowledge of command line based Linux Administration, the course moves very quickly through the intermediate and advanced tasks covered by lab based knowledge checks and facilitative discussions.

By the end of this course, the senior Linux administrator students will have been exposed to all the intermediate and advanced competencies tested by the RHCSA and RHCE exams. The RHCSA and RHCE exams are included with this course.


Students must meet the requirements for attending Red Hat System Administration I, II and III courses

Students must have the same skill set as an RHCT / RHCSA

Confirmation of the correct skill-set required for this course can be obtained by passing the online pre-assessment quiz – redhat.com/explore/pre-assessment

Course Content

The RHCE Fast Track Course with RHCSA and RHCE Exams (RH300) is designed for Senior Linux system administrators who want to validate their competency by earning the RHCSA and RHCE credentials.

This is a fast-paced preparation course that combines the RHCSA Fast Track Course (RH199) and System Administration III (RH254) courses, normally eight days of training, into a single four-day course.

Course Outline

The following is an outline of the skills and knowledge represented in the training elements of the RHCE Rapid Track Course (RH300) course.

Unit 1 – Software Management

    Objective: Manage packages with yum, rpm, and RHN; build an RPM package and place it in a repository

Unit 2 – Network Management

    Objective: Configure and troubleshoot network settings; configure network bonding

Unit 3 – Storage Management

    Objective: Manage partitioning, filesystems and swap space; configure encrypted partitions and iSCSI initiator

Unit 4 – Logical Volume Management (LVM)

    Objective: Manage physical volumes, volume groups and logical volumes with their filesystems

Unit 5 – Account Management

    Objective: Provide password aging for accounts; use ACLs and SGID directories for collaborative directories

Unit 6 – Authentication Management

    Objective: Configure an LDAP and Kerberos client; configure autofs to support authentication client

Unit 7 – Installation, Kickstart, and Virtualization

    Objective: Install a system and manage kickstart and firstboot; use virtualization tools to manage virtual machines

Unit 8 – Boot Management

    Objective: Configure runlevels and sysctl; reset the root password; understand the boot process

Unit 9 – Scheduling Commands (at and cron)

    Objective: Schedule commands using at and cron

Unit 10 – Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux) Management

    Objective: Understand, troubleshoot, and manage SELinux

Unit 11 – Firewall Management

    Objective: Manage the firewall

Unit 12 – Network Time Protocol (NTP) Service

    Objective: Configure an NTP server and provide that service to clients

Unit 13 – System Logging (rsyslog) Service

    Objective: Troubleshoot by finding and analyzing logs; configure remote logging

Unit 14 – Web (HTTP/HTTPS) Service

    Objective: Manage a web server with virtual hosts and using file/directory access controls

Unit 15 – Email (SMTP) Service

    Objective: Null client; outbound smarthost relay; accept inbound connections

Unit 16 – Domain Name System (DNS) Service

    Objective: Configure a caching nameserver and DNS forwarder

Unit 17 – Network File System (NFS) Service

    Objective: Manage the NFS service; use autofs to access the NFS server

Unit 18 – Common Internet File System (CIFS) Service

    Objective: Configure a CIFS server; use autofs to access the CIFS server

Unit 19 – File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Service

    Objective: Provide anonymous-only download service; provide drop-box upload service

Unit 20 – Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS) Service

    Objective: Configure local and remote printers

Unit 21 – Secure Shell (SSH) Service

    Objective: Configure and implement SSH keys; use SSH for port forwarding; transfer data using rsync

Unit 22 – Virtual Network Computing (VNC) Service

    Objective: Configure remote desktops and connect to them securely

Unit 23 – Comprehensive Review

    Objective: Review tasks previously taught in class

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