Red Hat RHCE Training Boot Camp

You’ll leave the RHCE boot camp with the knowledge and expertise needed to successfully pass the RHCE exam the first time you take it. We have a ‘best-in-the-industry’ 93% pass-rate.

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RHCE Boot Camp

InfoSec Institute’s 5-day RHCE Boot Camp is a hands-on course covering all important facets of the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform This RHCE Boot Camp includes:

  • Comprehensive RHCE Test Preparation Courseware
  • Highly Skilled Red Hat Linux Instructors
  • Dozens of Hands-on Labs
  • Hundreds of Review Questions and a Practice Exam

Throughout this course, you gain the essential knowledge and hands-on skills to leverage Linux for your organizational advantage. You learn to create, edit and search Linux files, control permissions and ownership, process and format text data, and use shell scripts to perform multiple tasks.

Course Objectives

During our RHCE Boot Camp, you’ll learn hands-on skills that are relevant for passing the RHCE exam. The RHCE is Red Hat’s core system administration certification and represents the common core of skills every Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administrator should have. An IT professional that has earned an RHCE certification has demonstrated skills in areas of system administration common across a wide range of environments and deployment scenarios.

An RHCE is able to perform the following tasks:

  • Understand and use essential tools for handling files, directories, command-line environments, and documentation.
  • Operate running systems, including booting into different run levels, identifying processes, starting and stopping virtual machines, and controlling services.
  • Configure local storage using partitions and logical volumes.
  • Create and configure file systems and file system attributes, such as permissions, encryption, access control lists, and network file systems.
  • Deploy, configure, and maintain systems, including software installation, update, and core services.
  • Manage users and groups, including use of a centralized directory for authentication.
  • Manage security, including basic firewall and SELinux configuration.
  • Configuration of static routes, packet filtering, and network address translation
  • Setting kernel runtime parameters
  • Building simple RPMs
  • Configuring an iSCSI initiator
  • Producing and delivering reports on system utilization
  • Using shell scripting to automate system maintenance tasks
  • Configuring system logging, including remote logging
  • Configuring a system to provide networking services, including HTTP/HTTPS, FTP, NFS, SMB, SMTP, SSH, and NTP

The proprietary InfoSec Institute course material is designed to provide an extensive hands-on experience for you. Topics include: installation and configuration; the boot process; user and group administration; filesystem administration, including quotas, FACLs, RAID and LVM; task automation; client networking; SELinux; software management; log files; troubleshooting; and more.

RHCE Boot Camp

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Course Outline


Writing Shell Scripts

  • Understanding Shell Scripts
  • Writing, Executing, and Debugging Scripts
  • Using Logical Statements
  • Using Looping Statements

Interface Bonding and Teaming, IPv6 and Routing

  • Link Aggregation
  • Configuring Interface Bonding
  • Configuring Interface Teaming
  • Understanding IPv6
  • Configuring and Testing IPv6 Addresses
  • Routing and Routing Table

Network Time Protocol

  • Understanding Network Time Protocol Service
  • Using and Configuring NTP Client, Server, and Peer
  • Updating System Clock and Querying NTP Servers

Managing Firewalld and Kerberos

  • Network Zones
  • Services, Ports, Direct Interface and Rich Language
  • NAT, IP Masquerading ,and Port Forwarding
  • Managing Firewalld
  • Understanding Kerberos
  • Kerberos Packages and Administration Commands

Modifying Kernel Parameters, System Resource Usage Reporting, and Remote System Logging

  • Understanding Kernel Parameters
  • Modifying Run-time and Boot-time Parameters
  • Using sysstat and dstat for System Resource Usage Reports
  • Remote System Logging (loghost client/server)

Sharing Block Storage with iSCSI

  • Understanding the iSCSI Protocol
  • Configuring a System as iSCSI Target Server or Initiator

Network File System

  • Understanding Network File System
  • SELinux Requirements for NFS
  • Configuring NFS Server and Client
  • Exporting and Mounting Shares
  • Monitoring NFS Activities

Using Samba for Sharing File Storage

  • Samba Features and Benefits
  • SELinux Requirements for Samba
  • Configuring Samba Server and Client

Apache Web Server

  • Understanding HTTP Protocol and Apache Web Service
  • Configuring and Testing Apache Web Servers
  • Apache Virtual Hosts
  • Apache Web Servers over SSL/TLS
  • Configuring Secure Virtual Hosts
  • Understanding CGI Scripts

Configuring and Managing Email

  • Understanding SMTP and the Email System
  • Understanding Postfix
  • Configuring and Testing Postfix as a Central Mail Server
  • Configuring Postfix as a Relay Host

DNS Configuration and Troubleshooting

  • Domain Name System and Name Resolution
  • Configuring BIND Server
  • DNS Components
  • Understanding, Configuring, and Troubleshooting DNS Client

Managing MariaDB

  • Databases and Database Management Systems
  • Understanding MariaDB
  • Managing MariaDB
  • Physical and Logical Backups

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Additional Information

What’s Included?

  • RHCE boot camp – 5 days
  • RHCE pre-study textbook
  • Pre-shipment of textbook
  • Dozens of hands-on labs
  • Hundreds of review questions and two full practice exams
  • InfoSec Institute exam simulator RHCE cheat sheet
  • Massive exam review, in-class mentoring
  • EX300 RHCE exam voucher
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Exam Pass Guarantee (Flex Pro)
  • InfoSec Flex video archive of course you attend (Flex Pro)
  • InfoSec Flex detailed reporting on exam readiness (Flex Pro)


This Linux boot camp is designed for students who have minimum of one year of experience in the Linux computer industry, those that have extensive experience with at least one other operating system and have working knowledge of a UNIX style editor. Students must also have the RHCSA certification.

Certification Exam

The performance-based Red Hat Certified Engineer exam (EX300) tests to determine if your knowledge, skill, and ability meet those required of a senior system administrator responsible for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) systems. Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) certification is required to earn RHCE certification.

  • Time Limit: 3 hours 30 minutes

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