Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) certification

Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) certification is considered as the top respected Linux certification program. It was named the Hottest Certification for 2006 by It proves your ability to configure networking services and security, on servers running Red Hat Enterprise Linux.


  • Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) certification is required to earn RHCE certification.
  • Current RHCSAs will obtain RHCE certification upon successfully passing two expertise exams.
  • All the exams are performance-based.

RHCE exam candidates should be able to accomplish the following without assistance:

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 private directories
  • Deploy a basic CGI application
  • Configure group-managed content
  • Configure TLS security
  • Configure a caching-only name server
  • Troubleshoot DNS client issues
  • Introducing SQLite
  • SQLiteOpenHelper
  • Working with cursors Inserts, updates, and deletes
  • 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

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