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Red Hat Certified Engineer Rapid Track Course with RHCSA and RHCE Exams
[ Course No. RH300 - 5 Days


The RHCE Fast Track Course with RHCSA and RHCE Exams (RH300) is designed for senior Linux system administrators who want to validate their competencies 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. 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.

  • Audience Profile

  • Experienced Linux system administrators with a minimum of three years of Linux experience who want a fast-track solution to earn an RHCE certification.
  • Experienced Solaris system administrators who 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.
  • At Course Completion

  • Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • 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.
  • Related Certification Exam(s)


  • Next Class(es)

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Troubleshooting (RH242)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RH318)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Security: Network Services (RHS333)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Deployment, Virtualization and Systems Management (RH401)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Directory Services and Authentication (RH423)
  • Red Hat Enterprise SE Linux Policy Administration (RHS429)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Clustering and Storage Management (RH436)
  • Red Hat Enterprise System Monitoring and Performance Tuning (RH442)

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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