Red Hat Certified Engineer

Course code:LXRH03

Duration: 5 Days / 40 Hours

This course relates to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. This course imparts knowledge that is needed to appear for Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE), exam EX300. 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. Linux having become most widely deployed in today’s emerging technologies, this course will help to understand the various administration tasks of Linux operating system and be able to apply that knowledge in a practical and useful manner.

Demand for Linux professionals is consistently increasing due to its dominance in cloud computing and data centre installations and those with professional certifications are more likely to be hired.*


Redhad Certified Engineer course is intended for experienced Linux administrators wishing to learn enterprise-level automation techniques through scripting, how to deploy and secure network services, and how to manage other key security features of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Students in this course should have earned their RHCSA or have equivalent skills.


RHCSA certification or equivalent experience


The skills developed in this course could lead to improved infrastructure performance, increased system utilization, and responsiveness to system failures. The result should be improved infrastructure security, lower costs of infrastructure, faster deployment of open source technologies, and improved quality of infrastructure services and products.

Participants should be able to perform:

  • Control services and daemons.
  • Manage networking.
  • Configure link aggregation, bridging, teaming, and bonding.
  • Configure filters with firewalls.
  • Permit and reject access to network services using SELinux.
  • Manage DNS servers.
  • Configure SMTP email delivery.
  • Provide iSCSI block storage.
  • Configure NFS and SAMBA file-based storage.
  • Configure MariaDB SQL database.
  • AConfigure Apache HTTPD with TLS-enabled virtual hosts.
  • Write simple bash automation scripts.
  • Education Criteria

    No specific education criteria are applicable

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    Course overview

    1. Introduction to Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) exam

    2. Course breakup

    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

    Course review

    Exam preparation

    Practice exam