Red Hat Certified Engineer 7(RHCE7)

Red Hat Certified Engineer 7(RHCE7)

Launched in 1999, the RHCE certification is one of the most respected IT certification programs worldwide. Its success and longevity stem from a solid track record of benchmarking the skills of Linux professionals through Red Hat's unique, pioneering approach to hands-on assessment of skills. Professionals holding this certification have continually helped their companies with successful deployments and migrations.

Scope of certification

Hiring RHCEs allows many organizations to increase their ratio of servers to administrators, enabling them to be more cost effective in building out their infrastructure without needing to bring on additional resources. With the launch of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL7), Red Hat has released a refresh of the RHCE exam to ensure the skills match those required in today's marketplace.

About the RHCE exam

Red Hat Certified Engineer 7 (RHCE 7) is earned by a Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) who has demonstrated the knowledge, skill and ability required of senior system administrators for Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems. The RHCE Exam (EX300) is a hands-on, performance-based, two-hour exam. Red Hat recommends that participants augment their skills and build on their expertise by reading the RHCE exam objectives guide. In addition, Red Hat offers clear training paths for candidates to learn the required skills.

Exam overview

The RHCE exam is a hands-on, practical exam that lasts 2.0 hours. Candidates are eligible to take the RHCE exam without first having passed the RHCSA exam, but RHCE will not be issued until both credentials are earned by a candidate.

Exam requirements

The RHCE exam objectives provide authoritative guidance on the knowledge and skills candidates will need to demonstrate in the RHCE exam. They also provide more specific information on the exam format and coverage. All candidates are urged to use this information to evaluate their readiness for the exam.Candidates will be emailed exam results within three US business days following the exam.

Red Hat System Administration I (RH124)

Course overview

Red Hat System Administration I provides a foundation for students wishing to become full-time Linux system administrators by introducing key command line concepts and other enterprise-level tools. These concepts are further developed in the follow-on course, Red Hat System Administration II (RH134).

Course content summary

  • Introduction to the command line
  • Managing physical storage
  • Learning how to install and configure software components and services
  • Establishing network connections and firewall access
  • Monitoring and managing processes
  • Managing and securing files
  • Administrating users and groups
  • Accessing Linux file systems
  • Installing and using virtualized systems
  • Reviewing the system log files and journal

Outline for this course

  • 1. Access the command line
    Log in to a Linux system and run simple commands using the shell.
  • 2. Manage files from the command line Copy, move, create, delete, and organize files from the bash shell prompt.
  • 3. Get help in Red Hat Enterprise Linux
    Resolve problems by using online help systems and RedHat support utilities.
  • 4. Create, view, and edit text files Create, view, and edit text files from command output or in an editor.
  • 5. Manage local Linux users and groups , Manage local Linux users and groups, and administer local password policies.
  • 6. Control access to files with Linux file system permissions Set Linux file system permissions on files and interpret the security effects of different permission settings.
  • 7. Monitor and manage Linux processes Obtain information about the system, and control processes running on it.
  • 8. Control services and daemons Control and monitor network services and system daemons using systems.
  • 9. Configure and secure Open SSH service, Access and provide access to the command line on remote systems securely using OpenSSH.
  • 10. Analyse and store logs Locate and accurately interpret relevant system log files for troubleshooting purposes.
  • 11. Manage Red Hat Enterprise Linux networking Configure basic IPv4 networking on Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems.
  • 12. Archive and copy files between systems, Archive files and copy them from one system to another.
  • 13. Install and update software packages Download, install, update, and manage software packages from Red Hat and yum package repositories.
  • 14. Access Linux file systems access and inspect existing file systems on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux system.
  • 15. Use virtualized systems, Create and use Red Hat Enterprise Linux virtual machines with KVM and libvirt.
  • 16. Comprehensive review, Practice and demonstrate the knowledge and skills learned in this course.

Red Hat System Administration II (RH134)

Course overview

This course goes deeper into enterprise Linux administration including file systems and partitioning, logical volumes, SELinux, firewalling, and troubleshooting. Attending both Red Hat System

Administration I and Red Hat System Administration II can help you in your preparation for the Red Hat Certified System Administrator exam (EX200).

Course content summary

  • Introduction to the command line
  • Managing physical storage
  • Learning how to install and configure software components and services
  • Establishing network connections and firewall access
  • Monitoring and managing processes
  • Managing and securing files
  • Administrating users and groups
  • Accessing Linux file systems
  • Installing and using virtualized systems
  • Reviewing the system log files and journal

Outline for this course

  • 1. Automate installation with Kickstart. Automate the installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems with Kickstart.
  • 2. Use regular expressions with grep , Write regular expressions that, when partnered with grep, will allow you to quickly isolate or locate content within text files.
  • 3. Create and Edit text files with vim, Introduce the vim text editor, with which you can open, edit, and save text files.
  • 4. Schedule future Linux tasks, Schedule tasks to automatically execute in the future.
  • 5. Manage priority of Linux processes, Influence the relative priorities at which Linux processes run.
  • 6. Control access to files with access control lists (ACL) ,Manage file security using POSIX access control lists.
  • 7. Manage SELinux security,Manage the Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux) behavior of a system to keep it secure in case of a network service compromise.
  • 8. Connect to network-defined users and groups,Configure systems to use central identity management services.
  • 9. Add disks, partitions, and file systems to a Linux system,Manage simple partitions and file systems.
  • 10. Manage logical volume management (LVM) storage, Manage logical volumes from the command line.
  • 11. Access networked attached storage with network file system (NFS)Access (secure) NFS shares.
  • 12. Access networked storage with SMB,Use autofs and the command line to mount and unmount SMB file systems.
  • 13. Control and troubleshoot the Red Hat Enterprise Linux boot process
  • 14. Limit network communication with firewall, Configure a basic firewall.
  • 15. Comprehensive review, Practice and demonstrate knowledge and skills learned in this course.

Red Hat System Administration III (RH254)

Course overview

The course is focused on deploying and managing network servers running caching Domain Name Service (DNS), MariaDB, Apache HTTPD, Postfix SMTP nullclients, network file sharing with Network File System (NFS) and Server Message Block (SMB), iSCSI initiators and targets, advanced networking and firewalld configurations, and the use of Bash shell scripting to help automate, configure, and troubleshoot the system. Through lectures and hands-on labs, students who have already earned the RHCSA certification will be exposed to all competencies covered by the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) exam (EX300).

Outline for this course

  • 1. Control services and daemons, Review how to manage services and the boot-up process using systemctl
  • 2. Manage IPv6 networking, Configure and troubleshoot basic IPv6 networking on Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems
  • 3. Configure link aggregation and bridging,Configure and troubleshoot advanced network interface functionality including bonding,teaming, and local software bridges
  • 4. Control network port security,Permit and reject access to network services using advanced SELinux and firewalld filtering techniques
  • 5. Manage DNS for servers, Set and verify correct DNS records for systems and configure secure DNS caching
  • 6. Configure email delivery, Relay all email sent by the system to an SMTP gateway for central delivery
  • 7. Provide block-based storage, Provide and use networked iSCSI block devices as remote disks
  • 8. Provide file-based storage, Provide NFS exports and SMB file shares to specific systems and users
  • 9. Configure MariaDB databases,Provide a MariaDB SQL database for use by programs and database administrators
  • 10. Provide Apache HTTPD web service, Configure Apache HTTPD to provide Transport Layer Security (TLS)-enabled websites and virtual hosts
  • 11. Write Bash scripts, Write simple shell scripts using Bash
  • 12. Bash conditionals and control structures,Use Bash conditionals and other control structures to write more sophisticated shell commands and scripts
  • 13. Configure the shell environment, Customize Bash startup and use environment variables, Bash aliases, and Bash functions
  • 14. Linux containers preview, Preview the capabilities of Linux containers, Docker, and other related technologies in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • 15. Comprehensive review, Practice and demonstrate knowledge and skills learned in Red Hat System Administration III
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