Class Details

Price: $3,190

This course is geared towards Linux administrators with established experience who are interested in building upon their fundamental skills. Students who already achieved their RHCSA certification will gain further preparation for the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) certification exam (EX300). If individuals do not have their RHCSA certification, they may want to invest in the RHCSA Rapid Track course (RH199) to refresh and validate their skills necessary for earning the RHCE. 

RH254 Course Includes:

  • Class exercises in addition to training instruction
  • Courseware books, notepads, pens, highlighters and other materials
  • Full breakfast with variety of bagels, fruits, yogurt, doughnuts and juice*
  • Tea, coffee, and soda available throughout the day*
  • Freshly baked cookies every afternoon*
    •  *only at participating locations

Course Outline

Controlling Services and Daemons

  • Managing services and boot processes with systemctl

Managing IPv6 Networking

  • Configuring and troubleshooting IPv6 netwokring on RHEL systems

Configuring Link Aggregation and Bridging

  • Configuring and troubleshooting advanced network interface functionality
    • bonding, teaming and local software bridges

Controlling Network Port Security

  • Allowing and rejecting access to network services with SELinux and firewalld

Managing DNS for Servers

  • Establishing and verifying DNS records for systems
  • Configuring secure DNS caching

Configuring Email Delivery

  • Relaying email by to systems to SMTP gateways for central delivery

Block-Based Storage

  • Networked iSCSI block devices for remote disks

File-Based Storage

  • Send NFS exports and SMB file shares to systems and users

Configuring MariaDB Databases

  • MariaDB SQL database for programs and database administrators

Supplying ApacheHTTPD Web Service

  • Configuring Apache HTTPD for supplying Transport Layer Security (TLS) websites and virtual hosts

Writing Bash Scripts

  • Basic shell scripts in Bash

Understanding and Using Bash Conditionals and Control Structures

  • Bash conditionals and control structures for writing sophisticated shell commands and scripts

Configuring Shell Environments

  • Customizing Bash startup
  • Utilizing environment variables, Bash aliases and functions

Linux Containers

  • Intro/Preview to Linux containers, Docker and technologies in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7



RH254 Training Course Objectives:

  • Deploy and Manage Network Servers 
  • Domain Name Service (DNS)
  • MariaDB
  • Apache HTTPD
  • Postfix SMTP nullclients
  • Network File Sharing and Network File System (NFS)
  • Server Message Block (SMB)
  • iSCSI Initiators and Targets
  • Advanced Networking and firewalld Configuration
  • Bash Shell Scripting for Automatically, Configuring and Troubleshooting Systems

Class Exam

Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) Exam (EX300)

Once done the training, students can take the RHCE certification exam. This is a performance based exam that tests an individual's skills and knowledge that aligns with a Senior System Administrator for Red Hat Enterprise Linux environments.

Individuals must have their Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) to achieve the RHCE.

RHCE EX300 Objectives:

  • System Configurations and Management
  • Network Services 
  • DNS
  • NFS
  • SMB
  • SMTP
  • SSH
  • NTP
  • Database Services