Red Hat RHCE Rapid Track Course (RH299)

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This course provides material for:
Red Hat Exam code: EX300
Certificate: Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)


This course is designed for senior Linux system administrators who want to validate their competencies by earning the RHCSA and RHCE credentials.


By the end of this course, the senior Linux administrator students should have been exposed to all the intermediate and advanced competencies tested by the RHCSA and RHCE exams.


  • Experienced Linux system administrators with a minimum of three years of Linux experience who want a fast
  • track solution to earn an RHCE certification.
  • Experienced Solaris system administrators who have completed the Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Solaris Administrators (RH290) course.
  • This course is not recommended for students who have successfully completed the RHCSA Rapid Track Course (RH200). For those students, the Red Hat System Administration III (RH254) course is recommended.


Software Management

  • Manage packages with yum, rpm, and RHN; build an RPM package and place it in a repository

Network Management

  • Configure and troubleshoot network settings; configure network bonding

Storage Management

  • Manage partitioning, filesystems and swap space; configure encrypted partitions and iSCSI initiator

Logical Volume Management (LVM)

  • Manage physical volumes, volume groups and logical volumes with their filesystems

Account Management

  • Provide password aging for accounts; use ACLs and SGID directories for collaborative directories

Authentication Management

  • Configure an LDAP and Kerberos client; configure autofs to support authentication client

Installation, Kickstart, and Virtualization

  • Install a system and manage kickstart and firstboot; use virtualization tools to manage virtual machines

Boot Management

  • Configure runlevels and sysctl; reset the root password; understand the boot process

Scheduling Commands (at and cron)

  • Schedule commands using at and cron

Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux) Management

  • Understand, troubleshoot, and manage SELinux

Firewall Management

  • Manage the firewall

Network Time Protocol (NTP) Service

  • Configure an NTP server and provide that service to clients

System Logging (rsyslog) Service

  • Troubleshoot by finding and analyzing logs; configure remote logging

Web (HTTP/HTTPS) Service

  • Manage a web server with virtual hosts and using file/directory access controls

Email (SMTP) Service

  • Null client; outbound smarthost relay; accept inbound connections

Domain Name System (DNS) Service

  • Configure a caching nameserver and DNS forwarder

Network File System (NFS) Service

  • Manage the NFS service; use autofs to access the NFS server

Common Internet File System (CIFS) Service

  • Configure a CIFS server; use autofs to access the CIFS server

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Service

  • Provide anonymous-only download service; provide drop-box upload service

Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS) Service

  • Configure local and remote printers

Secure Shell (SSH) Service

  • Configure and implement SSH keys; use SSH for port forwarding; transfer data using rsync

Virtual Network Computing (VNC) Service

  • Configure remote desktops and connect to them securely

Comprehensive Review

  • Review tasks previously taught in class

Training provider

Teaching mode:
Classroom - Instructor Led
Online - Instructor Led
Duration: 4 days
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