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Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) Exam (EX300)

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  • Overview

    This exam and the exam objectives provided here are based on the Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 7 version of the exam. We are offering Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE®) Exam (EX300) on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 via Individual Exam Sessions and scheduled exam sessions.

    The performance-based Red Hat Certified Engineer exam (EX300) tests to determine if your knowledge, skill, and ability meet those required of a senior system administrator responsible for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) systems. Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) certification is required to earn RHCE certification.

    An RHCE certification is earned by a Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) who has demonstrated the knowledge, skill, and ability required of a senior system administrator responsible for Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems.

  • Who Should Take This Course


    • Experienced Linux IT professionals who currently have RHCSA certification and are interested in earning an RHCE certification
    • Experienced Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administrators seeking validation of their skills
    • Students who have attended the Red Hat System Administration I, II, and III courses or the RHCE Certification lab
    • Experienced Linux system administrators who require a certification either by their organization or based on a mandate (DOD 8570 directive)
    • An RHCE who is noncurrent and has passed the RHCSA exam


    • RHCE Rapid Track Course, System Administration I, II, or III or equivalent experience
    • Real-world system administration experience
  • Why You Should Take This Course

    RHCE exam candidates should consult the RHCSA exam objectives and be capable of RHCSA-level tasks, as some of these skills may be required in order to meet RHCE exam objectives. Red Hat reserves the right to add, modify, and remove objectives. Such changes will be made public in advance through revisions to this document.

  • Schedule
  • Course Outline

    System configuration and management

    • Use network teaming or bonding to configure aggregated network links between two Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems
    • Configure IPv6 addresses and perform basic IPv6 troubleshooting
    • Route IP traffic and create static routes
    • Use firewalld and associated mechanisms such as rich rules, zones and custom rules, to implement packet filtering and configure network address translation (NAT)
    • Use /proc/sys and sysctl to modify and set kernel runtime parameters
    • Configure a system to authenticate using Kerberos
    • Configure a system as either an iSCSI target or initiator that persistently mounts an iSCSI target
    • Produce and deliver reports on system utilization (processor, memory, disk, and network)
    • Use shell scripting to automate system maintenance tasks

    Network services

    Network services are an important subset of the exam objectives. RHCE candidates should be capable of meeting the following objectives for each of the network services listed below:

    • Install the packages needed to provide the service
    • Configure SELinux to support the service
    • Use SELinux port labeling to allow services to use non-standard ports
    • Configure the service to start when the system is booted
    • Configure the service for basic operation
    • Configure host-based and user-based security for the service


    • Configure a virtual host
    • Configure private directories
    • Deploy a basic CGI application
    • Configure group-managed content
    • Configure TLS security


    • Configure a caching-only name server
    • Troubleshoot DNS client issues


    • Provide network shares to specific clients
    • Provide network shares suitable for group collaboration
    • Use Kerberos to control access to NFS network shares


    • Provide network shares to specific clients
    • Provide network shares suitable for group collaboration


    • Configure a system to forward all email to a central mail server


    • Configure key-based authentication
    • Configure additional options described in documentation


    • Synchronize time using other NTP peers

    Database services

    • Install and configure MariaDB
    • Backup and restore a database
    • Create a simple database schema
    • Perform simple SQL queries against a database
  • FAQs
    Is there a discount available for current students?

    UMBC students and alumni, as well as students who have previously taken a public training course with UMBC Training Centers are eligible for a 10% discount, capped at $250. Please provide a copy of your UMBC student ID or an unofficial transcript or the name of the UMBC Training Centers course you have completed. Online courses are excluded from this offer.

    What is the cancellation and refund policy?

    Student will receive a refund of paid registration fees only if UMBC Training Centers receives a notice of cancellation at least 10 business days prior to the class start date for classes or the exam date for exams.

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