Red Hat Linux Certifications and Exam Detail’s

Red Hat Linux Certifications and Exam Detail’s


RHCE Courses and Exam:


As part of its RHCE program, Red Hat offer several courses designed to prepare candidates for the RHCE exam. Candidates must take course RH302, which is the exam itself. However, candidates can take none, some. or all of the other courses. This section describes the RHCE courses offered by Red Hat, as well as the RH302 exam.


RH033: Introduction to red Hat Linux I,II


RH033 is a dour day course intended for users who have no previous Unix or Linux experience, students should, however, have previous experience with a computer, including use of a mouse and graphical user interface. Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to use and customize the GNOME desktop and be able to use the Linux command shell.


RH133: Red Hat Linux system Admin I, II


RH133 is a four-day course intended for users who are familiar with Red hat Linux. Before taking this course, students should complete RH033 or possess equivalent experience. Upon completion of the course, student should be able to install and configure Red Hat Linux, X, and various network services and clients, such as DHCP, NIS, NFS, and Samba. Student should also be able to perform basic troubleshooting and rebuild the Linux kernel from source code.


RH253: Red Hat Linux Networking and Security Admin


RH253 is four-day course intended for Unix or Linux system administrators. Before taking this course, student should complete RH133 or possess equivalent experience. Upon completion of the course, student should be able to install and configure network services such as Apache, DHCP, DNS, FTP, Samba, NFS, send mail, and IMAP4/ POP3 mail. Student should also be able to establish and administrator a security policy that includes such elements as password security kernel security, public / private key encryption, kerberos, secure shell, and firewalls.


RH300: RHCE (Red Hat Certified Engineer)


  1. RH300 is five-day course that include RH302, the RHCE exam, as an integral part of the course. Before taking this course, students should complete RH253 or possess equivatent experience and have experience as a Unix or Linux system or network administrator. The course consists of four days of instruction, and the fifth day is devoted to the RHCE exam. Upon completion of the course, student should be prepared to manage a Red Hat Linux system that offers common TCP / IP service, such as FTP and HTTP. The course include eight units of instruction, each of which has one or more hands-on labs associated with the following topics:


  1. Hardware and Installation (x86 Architecture)
  2. configuration and administration
  3. Alternate installation Methods
  4. Kernel Services and Configuration
  5. Standard Networking Services
  6. X Windows System
  7. User and Host Security
  8. Routers, Firewalls, Clusters, and Troubleshooting


RH302: RHCE (Red Hat Certified Engineer) Exam

Though styled by Red Hat as a course, RH302 is not a course in the ordinary sense of the word. Instead, RH302 is the RHCE exam, which has duration of one day. RH302 is the only course that RHCE candidates must take. The exam consists of the following three closed-book components:


    Diagnosis and troubleshooting lab (2 1/ 2 hours)

    Installation and configuration lab ( 2 1/ 2 hours)

    Multiple choice exam (1 hour)

Effective May 1, 2009, the RECE exam is a single section lasting 3.5 hours,. Previously, it had been two section lasting a combined 5.5 hours. The content has been consolidated and reorganized into a single section in which time is used more efficiently. The RHCE exam consists of RHCE components (essentially the RHCE exam) plus RHCE-specific components. It is possible to earn RHCT in an RHCE exam if one has met the RHCT requirements but not the RHCE ones.

The components are not always presented in the same sequence. The course instructor, who acts as the exam proctor, will determine the sequence and announce it early in the day. The three components are equally weighted at 100 points each. The minimum passing score is 240 points, or 80 percent. However, the candidate must score at least 50 Points (50 %) on each exam component to pass the exam.

Study point for the RHCE Exam use standerd command line tool (e.g. ls, cp, mv, rm, tail, cat, etc.) to create, remove, view and investigate files and directories use grep, sed and awk to process text streams and files use a terminal-based text editor, such a vim or nano to modify text files. Use input ooutput redirection understand basic principles of TCP/IP networking, including IP addresses, net mask and getways for Ipv4 and Ipv6 use su to switch user accounts use passwd to set passwords.

Use tar, gzip and bzip2 configure and email client on RED HAT Enterprises Linux use text and/or graphical browser to access HTTP/HTTPS URL’s use lftp to access FTP URL’s.


-P. M. Sagavekar

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