• Students should have already completed Red Hat System Administration I, II, and III or equivalent training.
  • Extensive UNIX administration experience by itself is not adequate for most students.

Skills Gained

  • Managing and troubleshooting systemd services during the boot process
  • Network configuration and basic troubleshooting
  • Managing local storage, creating and using file systems
  • Firewall management with firewalld
  • Automating installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux® using kickstart
  • Manage SELinux settings
  • Using NFS and Samba shared filesystems
  • Network port security and link aggregation
  • iSCSI initiator and target configuration
  • Domain Name System (DNS) troubleshooting and caching name server
  • Providing Network File System (NFS) and Server Message Block (SMB) file servers
  • Apache HTTPD web server management
  • MariaDB SQL database configuration
  • Postfix Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) null client for servers
  • Bash scripting for automation

Who Can Benefit?

  • RHCEs on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 or earlier who wish to recertify on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Students who previously attempted the RHCE exam, did not pass, and wish to retake the exam
  • Students who have completed the RHCE track courses (Red Hat System Administration I, II, and III or equivalent) and would like additional hands-on practice prior to taking the RHCE exam

Outline for RHCE Certification Lab (Online) Training

Local and remote logins

Review methods for accessing the system and engaging Red Hat Support.

    File system navigation

    Copy, move, create, delete, link, and organize files while working from the Bash shell prompt.

      Users and groups

      Manage Linux users and groups and administer local password policies.

        File permissions

        Control access to files and directories using permissions and access control lists (ACLs).

          SELinux permissions

          Manage the SELinux behavior of a system to keep it secure in case of a network service compromise.

            Process management

            Evaluate and control processes running on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux system.

              Updating software packages

              Download, install, update, and manage software packages from Red Hat and yum package repositories.

                Creating and mounting file systems

                Create and manage disks, partitions, and filesystems from the command line.

                  Service management and boot troubleshooting

                  Control and monitor system daemons and troubleshoot the Red Hat Enterprise Linux boot process.

                    Network configuration

                    Configure basic IPv4 networking on Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems.

                      System logging and ntp

                      Locate and accurately interpret relevant system log files for troubleshooting purposes.

                        Logical volume management

                        Create and manage logical volumes from the command line.

                          Scheduled processes

                          Schedule tasks to automatically execute in the future.

                            Mounting network file systems

                            Use autofs and the command line to mount and unmount network storage with NFS and SMB.

                              Firewall configuration

                              Configure a basic firewall.

                                Virtualization and kickstart

                                Automate the installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux on virtual machines with Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) and libvirt.

                                  Managing IPv6 networking

                                  Configure and troubleshoot basic IPv6 networking on Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems.

                                    Configuring link aggregation and bridging

                                    Configure and troubleshoot advanced network interface functionality including bonding, teaming, and local software bridges.

                                      Controlling network port security

                                      Permit and reject access to network services using advanced SELinux and firewalld filtering techniques.

                                        Managing DNS for Servers

                                        Set and verify correct DNS records for systems and configure secure-caching DNS.

                                          Configuring E-mail Delivery

                                          Relay all e-mail sent by the system to a SMTP gateway for central delivery.

                                            Providing block-based storage

                                            Provide and use networked iSCSI block devices as remote disks.

                                              Providing file-based storage

                                              Provide NFS exports and SMB file shares to specific systems and users.

                                                Configuring MariaDB databases

                                                Provide a MariaDB SQL database for use by programs and database administrators.

                                                  Providing Apache HTTPD Web Service

                                                  Configure Apache HTTPD to provide Transport Layer Security (TLS)-enabled websites and virtual hosts.

                                                    Writing Bash scripts

                                                    Write simple shell scripts using Bash.

                                                      Bash conditionals and control structures

                                                      Use Bash conditionals and other control structures to write more sophisticated shell commands and scripts.

                                                        Configuring the shell environment

                                                        Customize Bash startup and use environment variables, Bash aliases, and Bash functions.

                                                          Recommended next exam or course:

                                                          • Red Hat Certified Engineer Exam (EX300)
                                                          • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RH318)
                                                          • Red Hat Enterprise Deployment and Systems Management (RH401)
                                                          • Red Hat Enterprise Clustering and Storage Management (RH436)
                                                          • Red Hat Enterprise System Monitoring and Performance Tuning (RH442)
                                                          • Red Hat Server Hardening (RH413)
                                                          • Red Hat OpenStack® Administration (CL210)
                                                          • Red Hat OpenShift Administration (CL280)