RHCE Certification lab

4 days


The RHCE Rapid Track Course (RH299) is designed for senior Linux system administrators who want to validate their competencies by earning the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) and Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) credentials. This is a fast-paced review course that combines the RHCSA Rapid Track Course (RH199) and System Administration III (RH254) courses-normally 8 days of training-into a single 4-day course. 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 student will have been exposed to all the intermediate and advanced competencies tested by the RHCSA and RHCE exams. Exams sold separately.

To qualify for this course, students must:

  • Meet the requirements for attending Red Hat System Administration I, II, and III courses.
  • Have the same skill set as an RHCT/RHCSA.


This course is recommended for:

  • An experienced Linux system administrator with at least 3 years of Linux experience who wants a fast-track solution to earn an RHCE certification.
  • An experienced Solaris system administrator who's 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, we recommend the Red Hat System Administration III (RH254) course.

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
  • 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
  • Postfix Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) nullclient for servers
  • Bash scripting for automation


  • Students should have already completed Red Hat System Administration I, II, and III or equivalent training.
  • It is highly recommended students take our online skills assessment prior to enrolling in this course.
  • Extensive UNIX administration experience by itself is not adequate for most students.

Course Outline

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 and IP aliases.

Unit 3: Storage Management

  • Objective: Manage partitioning, file systems, 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 file systems.

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 an authentication client; configure sudo and SSD.

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 : Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux) Management

  • Objective: Understand, troubleshoot, and manage SELinux.

Unit 10: Firewall Management

  • Objective: Manage the firewall.

Unit 11: Network Time Protocol (NTP) Service

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

Unit 12: System Logging Service

  • Objective: Create disk, I/O, and memory usage reports; configure remote logging.

Unit 13: Web (HTTP/HTTPS) Service

  • Objective: Manage a web server with virtual hosts, CGI scripts, and user-based file/directory access controls.

Unit 14: SMTP Service

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

Unit 15: Caching-only (DNS) Service

  • Objective: Configure a caching nameserver and DNS forwarder.

Unit 16: File Sharing with NFS

  • Objective: Manage and secure the NFS service using NFSv3 and NFSv4.

Unit 17: File Sharing with CIFS

  • Objective: Configure the CIFS to provide home directories, file sharing, and printer service; use a client to access the CIFS shares.

Unit 18: File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Service

  • Objective: Provide FTP drop-box upload service.

Unit 19: Secure Shell (SSH) Service

  • Objective: Configure and implement SSH keys.

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

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Course Location Days Cost Date
Onsite4 2000 £2000 2019-06-16
Onsite5 2500 £2500 2019-06-16