Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) Certification Details


Course Name: Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)

Course Exam Code: EX300

Exam Details:

Test Duration: 2 hours

Test Format: The certification exam is performance-based, meaning that candidates must perform

tasks on a live system, rather than answering questions about how one might

perform those tasks.

Result: Exam results are emailed within 3 business days following the exam.

Validity: An RHCE, who is certified on Red Hat Enterprise 6, will have a ‘current’ status for 3 calendar years. This ‘current’ window can be extended by earning additional Red Hat credentials. See recertification policies for more information

Price: 10,000 INR

Course Contents:

RHCE exam candidates should be able to accomplish the following without assistance. These have been grouped into several categories.

  1. System configuration and management
  2. Network services
  • Route IP traffic and create static routes.
  • Use iptables 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 an iSCSI 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.
  • Configure a system to log to a remote system.
  • Configure a system to accept logging from a remote system.

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.
  • 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.
  2. DNS
  3. FTP
  4. NFS
  5. SMB
  6. SMTP
  7. SSH
  8. NTP
  • Configure a virtual host.
  • Configure private directories.
  • Deploy a basic CGI application.
  • Configure group-managed content.
  • Configure a caching-only name server.
  • Configure a caching-only name server to forward DNS queries.
  • Note: Candidates are not expected to configure master or slave name servers.
  • Configure anonymous-only download.
  • Provide network shares to specific clients.
  • Provide network shares suitable for group collaboration.
  • Provide network shares to specific clients.
  • Provide network shares suitable for group collaboration.
  • Configure a mail transfer agent (MTA) to accept inbound email from other systems.
  • Configure an MTA to forward (relay) email through a smart host.
  • Configure key-based authentication.
  • Configure additional options described in documentation.
  • Synchronize time using other NTP peers.

Who Should Attend?

  • 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 III, and IIIcourses or the RHCE Rapid Track course
  • 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


  • Candidates must have earned their RHCSA certification to be eligible to become an RHCE.
  • RHCE Rapid Track Course, System Administration I, II, or III or equivalent experience
  • Real-world system administration experience

Not sure if you have the correct skill-set knowledge? Find out by passing the online skills assessment. Read the RHCE Exam objectives for more information on skills requirements.


  • Recognition in the industry.
  • Increased customer confidence.
  • Proof of knowledge and skills.
  • Certification verification tool for employers.
  • Use of the certification logo on business cards.
  • Ability to access multiple Red Hat Certificated Professional online communities (like Facebook and LinkedIn).
  • Special offers on training and events.




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