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Linux Academy Introduces Red Hat Certified Engineer Exam Preparation

Posted on May 20, 2016 by TerryCoxTerryCox

Following on the heels of our popular Red Hat Certified System Administrator Certification Preparation course at Linux Academy, we are making available a new course covering the Red Hat Certified Engineer. Let’s talk a bit about some of what this covers.

Domains and Competencies

There are a large number of topics that you have to be able to complete without assistance (or at least outside assistance from the internet — man, info, and local documentation can be accessed from the system you are testing on). The topics that the course here on Linux Academy covers will match those listed on Red Hat’s site exactly and are as follows:

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

  • 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 access restrictions on 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

How Linux Academy Helps You Prepare

In addition to comprehensive video tutorials on ALL of the topics listed above, we have all of the features you have come to know and expect from Linux Academy: You will see exercises designed to allow you to “get your hands dirty” and practice the concepts you have reviewed. We have a number of labs that present the full scenario in a controlled environment. You get to dive into configuring a Kerberos KDC server and client and learn how to protect NFS shares with Kerberos as a result. Our lab environments let you configure a mail server to forward email. You can use a study guide and our newly added “Instructor Deck” flash cards for studying. Finally, we give you advice on not only how to prepare to take the exam, but how to approach the performance-based exam itself!


The Red Hat Certified Engineer is the next step in your System Administration career when you live in the Red Hat environments. It’s recognition and importance in the industry cannot be overstated and it will demonstrate to your current (and prospective) employers that you are a recognized expert in this enterprise Linux distribution. Take a look at our course and as usual, provide any thoughts or feedback here or in the Linux Academy community and we will be happy to respond.


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Aara Kapur
3 years ago

I have gone through your content. This is the very informative post. You have shared lots of important factors. Yes, I totally agree with your “The Red Hat Certified Engineer is the next step in your System Administration career when you live in the Red Hat environments”
I am Red Hat Certified and I have done this course from Koenig Solutions.
Institute can guide but everything depends on your capability.

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iptv design
3 years ago

Youre so cool! I dont suppose Ive learn anything like this before. So good to search out somebody with some authentic thoughts on this subject. realy thanks for beginning this up. this web site is something that’s needed on the internet, somebody with just a little originality. useful job for bringing one thing new to the web!

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Munir Olorunoje
3 years ago

When will linux academy start the RHCE course

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