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Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) Crash Course, Part 2

Get Ready to Crush the Red Hat RHCE Exam

Sander van Vugt

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

  • Managing CIFS File Shares
  • Configuring Advanced Networking
  • Administering MariaDB databases
  • Advanced Apache configuration
  • Setting up a Caching-only DNS Server
  • Configuring Postfix for email forwarding
  • Analyzing and Optimizing Performance

This training course is for you because...

  • You want insights into topics that are essential for passing the RHCE exam


  • 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

Segment 4: Managing Advanced Apache Features (2 hours with 10 min break in middle)

  • Instructor will demonstrate how to configure Apache to work with SSL Certificates, authentication and hosts restrictions
  • Lab Exercises

10-minute break

Segment 5: Setting up a Caching-only DNS Server (20 mins)

  • Instructor will explain setting up a Caching-only DNS server
  • Lab Exercises

Segment 6: Configuring Postfix for e-mail Forwarding (20 mins)

  • Instructor will explain configuring Postfix for e-mail forwarding
  • Lab Exercises

Segment 7: Analyzing and Optimizing Performance (40 mins)

  • Instructor will explain performance analysis and optimization through sysctl
  • Lab Exercises