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Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)

Overview

The Red Hat Certification Program is Red Hat's professional certification program for Red Hat and general Linux related skills such as system administration on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) is earned by a Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) who has demonstrated the knowledge, skill and ability required of senior system administrators responsible for Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems.

Launched in 1999, the RHCE certification is one of the most respected IT certification programs worldwide. Its success and longevity stem from a solid track record of benchmarking the skills of Linux professionals through Red Hat's unique, pioneering approach to hands-on assessment of skills. Professionals holding this certification have continually helped their companies with successful deployments and migrations.

About the RHCE exam

Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) is earned by a Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) who has demonstrated the knowledge, skill and ability required of senior system administrators for Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems. The RHCE Exam (EX300) is a hands-on, performance-based, two-hour exam. Red Hat recommends that participants augment their skills and build on their expertise by reading the RHCE exam objectives guide. In addition, Red Hat offers clear training paths for candidates to learn the required skills.

RHCE Exam Overview

Overview

This guide provides information candidates may use in preparing to take the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) exam on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. Candidates taking the exam on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 should consult the past RHCE Exam objectives linked above. Red Hat is not responsible for the content or accuracy of other guides, books, online resources, or any other information provided by organizations or individuals other than Red Hat Training and Certification. Red Hat reserves the right to change this guide when appropriate. Candidates who have enrolled in forthcoming classes or exams are advised to check this guide periodically for changes.

Prospective employers of RHCEs should verify any and all claims by people claiming to hold this certification by requesting their certificate number and verifying it here.

In order to earn RHCE, one must also pass the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) exam. Someone can enroll in and take the RHCE exam without first having passed the RHCSA exam, but RHCE certification will not be issued until both credentials are earned by a candidate. In the event that a candidate has not yet earned RHCSA, Red Hat will retain the candidate's RHCE exam record and will attach that record to a candidates' RHCSA record once it is earned at a later date.

Performance-based Exams

The RHCE exam is a performance-based evaluation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administration skills and knowledge. Candidates perform a number of routine system administration tasks and are evaluated on whether they have met specific objective criteria. Performance-based testing means that candidates must perform tasks similar to what they must perform on the job.

Authorized Training Partners

Only Red Hat and Red Hat Certified Training Partners administer the RHCE exam. Prospective candidates should exercise due diligence when purchasing a seat in an RHCE exam from a provider other than Red Hat itself. They should verify that the provider is, in fact, an authorized training partner or reseller in good standing. Please notifygreymarket@redhat.com about organizations that purport to offer the RHCE exam but are not Red Hat Certified Training Partners.

Format of the RHCE Exam

The RHCE exam is a hands-on, practical exam that lasts 2.0 hours. Internet access is not provided during the exam. Outside materials are not permitted. Documentation that ships with Red Hat Enterprise Linux is available during the exam. Red Hat reserves the right to make changes to format, including timing and the policies above. Such changes will be made public in advance through revisions to this document.

Preparation for the RHCE Exam

Red Hat encourages all candidates for RHCE to consider taking one or more of its official training courses to help prepare. Attendance in these classes is not required, and one can choose to take just an exam. Many successful candidates who have come to class already possessing substantial skills and knowledge report that the class made a positive difference for them.

To help you determine the best courses to take, Red Hat provides online skills assessment.

While attending Red Hat's classes can be an important part of one's preparation, attending class does not guarantee success on the exam. Previous experience, practice, and native aptitude are also important determinants of success.

Many books and other resources on system administration for Red Hat's products are available. Red Hat does not endorse any as preparation guides for any exams. Nevertheless, candidates may find additional reading deepens understanding and can prove helpful.

Exam Objectives

RHCE exam candidates should consult the RHCSA Exam Objectives document and be capable of RHCSA-level tasks, as some of these skills may be required in order to meet RHCE exam objectives. Red Hat reserves the right to add, modify and remove objectives. Such changes will be made public in advance through revisions to this document.

 

 


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