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RHCE Certification Lab (RH299)

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  • Overview

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


    Classroom Training

    Experience Red Hat courses in person at our Columbia, MD facility.

    Live Online Virtual Training (VT)

    Red Hat’s live online virtual training is real-time training conducted remotely featuring Red Hat instructors. Learn more about Virtual Training (VT) here.

    Self-Paced ROLE (R)?

    Red Hat Online Learning features the same high-quality course content found in their interactive classroom environments and is supplemented with 90-days of unlimited access to course content, 80 hours of cloud-based labs, and webinars from Red Hat experts – all of which is optimized for self-study, giving you the practical and applied knowledge you need to advance your skills, prepare for hands-on certification exams, and to further your career. Learn more about Red Hat Online Learning (R) hereCourse must be completed within 90 days after purchase.

  • Who Should Take This Course

    This course is for:

    • RHCEs on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 or earlier who wish to recertify on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
    • Students who previously attempted the RHCE exam, did not pass, and wish to retake the exam
    • Students who have completed the RHCE track courses (Red Hat System Administration I, II, and III or equivalent) and would like additional hands-on practice prior to taking the RHCE exam


    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.

  • Why You Should Take This Course

    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

    • Manage and troubleshoot systemd services during the boot process
    • Provide network configuration and basic troubleshooting
    • Manage local storage, creating and using file systems
    • Perform firewall management with firewalld
    • Automate installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux® using kickstart
    • Manage SELinux settings
    • Use NFS and Samba shared filesystems
    • Understand iSCSI initiator and target configuration
    • Perform domain Name System (DNS) troubleshooting and caching name server
    • Provide Network File System (NFS) and Server Message Block (SMB) file servers
    • Perform Apache HTTPD web server management
    • Configure MariaDB SQL database
    • Understand Postfix Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) nullclient for servers
    • Perform Bash scripting for automation
  • Schedule
  • Course Outline

    Local and remote logins

    1. Review methods for accessing the system and engaging Red Hat Support.

    File system navigation

    1. Copy, move, create, delete, link, and organize files while working from the Bash shell prompt.

    Users and groups

    1. Manage Linux users and groups and administer local password policies.

    File permissions

    1. Control access to files and directories using permissions and access control lists (ACLs).

    SELinux permissions

    1. Manage the SELinux behavior of a system to keep it secure in case of a network service compromise.

    Process management

    1. Evaluate and control processes running on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux system.

    Updating software packages

    1. Download, install, update, and manage software packages from Red Hat and yum package repositories.

    Creating and mounting file systems

    1. Create and manage disks, partitions, and filesystems from the command line.

    Service management and boot troubleshooting

    1. Control and monitor system daemons and troubleshoot the Red Hat Enterprise Linux boot process.

    Network configuration

    1. Configure basic IPv4 networking on Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems.

    System logging and ntp

    1. Locate and accurately interpret relevant system log files for troubleshooting purposes.

    Logical volume management

    1. Create and manage logical volumes from the command line.

    Scheduled processes

    1. Schedule tasks to automatically execute in the future.

    Mounting network file systems

    1. Use autofs and the command line to mount and unmount network storage with NFS and SMB.

    Firewall configuration

    1. Configure a basic firewall.

    Virtualization and kickstart

    1. Automate the installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux on virtual machines with kernel-based virtual machine (KVM) and libvirt.

    Managing IPv6 networking

    1. Configure and troubleshoot basic IPv6 networking on Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems.

    Configuring link aggregation and bridging

    1. Configure and troubleshoot advanced network interface functionality including bonding, teaming, and local software bridges.

    Controlling network port security

    1. Permit and reject access to network services using advanced SELinux and firewalld filtering techniques.

    Managing DNS for Servers

    1. Set and verify correct DNS records for systems and configure secure-caching DNS.

    Configuring E-mail Delivery

    1. Relay all e-mail sent by the system to a SMTP gateway for central delivery.

    Providing block-based storage

    1. Provide and use networked iSCSI block devices as remote disks.

    Providing file-based storage

    1. Provide NFS exports and SMB file shares to specific systems and users.

    Configuring MariaDB databases

    1. Provide a MariaDB SQL database for use by programs and database administrators.

    Providing Apache HTTPD Web Service

    1. Configure Apache HTTPD to provide Transport Layer Security (TLS)-enabled websites and virtual hosts.

    Writing Bash scripts

    1. Write simple shell scripts using Bash.

    Bash conditionals and control structures

    1. Use Bash conditionals and other control structures to write more sophisticated shell commands and scripts.

    Configuring the shell environment

    1. Customize Bash startup and use environment variables, Bash aliases, and Bash functions.
  • 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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