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Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) Crash Course, Part 1

Get Ready to Crush the Red Hat RHCE Exam

Sander van Vugt

The Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) exam is the most popular senior Linux qualification in IT. This 2-part training course is designed to walk you through the topics covered on the exams. It also provides real-time CLI demos to give you the edge you need to understand not only the exam topics, but insights into how to approach the performance-based test itself. Sander van Vugt will share his extensive knowledge of Red Hat, the RHCE exam and test-taking strategies so you are fully prepared and confident on test day.

What you'll learn-and how you can apply it

  • Set up a lab environment
  • Configure Remote Authentication
  • Configure Keberized NFS
  • Set up an iSCSI Target and Initiator
  • Shell scripting

This training course is for you because...

  • This training provides insight into topics that are essential for passing the RHCE exam
  • This training gives insight into the Kerberized items that are used on the RHCE exam, scripting as well as iSCSI configuration


  • Attendees of this course should be RHCSA certified, or have knowledge at an equivalent level

Materials, downloads, or Supplemental Content needed in advance:

To work through the labs in this course, the course participant needs to install and configure his own lab environment. This can be a Linux virtual machine that runs in virtualization software on the participants own computer, using software like VMware Workstation or Oracle VirtualBox, or on a dedicated computer. Instructions on how to set up a lab environment can be found on Safari at https://www.safaribooksonline.com/library/view/red-hat-certified/9780134723990/RHCA_00_Intro_III-01.html


In addition to the contents covered in this live course, participants are encouraged to watch the "Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) Complete Video Course with Virtual Machines, 2/e"

If you need to brush up on your RHCSA skills you can watch the "Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) with Virtual Machines, Second Edition"

About your instructor

  • Sander van Vugt started working with Linux in 1992. He wrote his first book about Linux in 1999, and up to date has completed 62 different books on Linux related topics, including the best selling RHCSA/RHCE 7 Cert Guide. Sander is the author of over 20 Linux related video courses. He also works as a Linux instructor, teaching on-site and on-line classes for customers around the world.


The timeframes are only estimates and may vary according to how the class is progressing

Day 1:

Segment 1: Setting up a Lab Environment (1 hour)

  • Instructor will show how to set up a lab environment that allows participants to practice the acquired skills in their own environment.
  • Attendees will follow along while the instructor demonstrates.

Break: 10 minutes

Segment 2: Configuring Remote Authentication (1 hour)

  • Instructor will explain setting up remote authentication
  • Students will learn the different authentication options offered in RHEL 7

Break: 10 minutes

Segment 3: Managing Kerberized NFS (2 hour) with a 10-minute break in the middle

  • Instructor will explain steps for setting up Kerberized NFS
  • Lab Exercises