Course Description

The RHCE® Certification lab (RH299) is a facilitated lab environment for students to work at their own pace through a hands-on review prior to taking the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) exam (EX300).

Students attending this lab should have already completed their classroom training and simply be preparing to take or retake the exam. The delivery is focused primarily on lab time.

During the 4-day lab, students will work on their own through the complete set of labs from both the RHCSA (Red Hat Certified System Administrator) Rapid Track (RH199) and Red Hat System Administration III (RH254). The RHCE Certification Lab includes a few lectures designed to review key technologies such as systemd, firewalld, and IPv6. For the classroom and virtual classroom versions of this lab, a facilitator will be available throughout the week to assist students as they work through the exercises.

The duration of training

4 days


To qualify for this course, students must:

Course outline

Subjects covered this outline are from Red Hat System Administration I (RH124), Red Hat System Administration II (RH134), and Red Hat System Administration III (RH254), but all may not be covered in your lab session.

  • 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.

NOTE: Course outline is subject to change as technology changes and as the nature of the underlying job evolves. For questions or confirmation on a specific objective or topic, please contact us.

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