Server Infrastructure Red Hat System Administrator III – Red Hat Certified Engineer RHCE (RH254)

Red Hat System Administrator III – Red Hat Certified Engineer RHCE (RH254)


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  • Course Delivery: Virtual Classroom
  • Duration: 4
  • Language: English
  • Audience: Linux system administrators and Linux IT Professionals

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Red Hat System Administration III (RH254) is designed for experienced Linux administrators who require networking and security administration skills. With a heavy emphasis on practical, hands-on labs, this course is tightly aligned with experienced Linux administrators' job tasks and the skills required for advancement.

Focus is placed on enhancing the students' automation skills to securely configure, deploy and manage network services including DNS, Apache, SMTP, and network file sharing. In addition, this course emphasizes security, including monitoring, packet filtering, access controls, and SELinux. At the completion of this course, students already familiar with the RHCT/RHCSA administration skills will have exposure to all competencies tested by the RHCSA and RHCE exams.


  • Senior Linux system administrators who require networking and security administration skills
  • Linux IT professionals who currently have RHCT/RHCSA certification, and are interested in earning an RHCE certification
  • Linux IT professionals that can demonstrate the competencies needed to earn an RHCT/RHCSA, but have not passed the RHCSA exam provided with the Red Hat System Administration II course

Course Objectives

  • Enhancing user security
  • Disk management with iSCSI
  • System and network activity monitoring
  • Network management and packet filtering
  • Software management
  • Web service management
  • File sharing across platforms
  • Basic SMTP management

Topics Covered

Unit 1: Getting Started with the Classroom Environment
  • Objective: Given a virtualized environment, begin to administrate multiple systems using prerequisite skills

Unit 2: Enhance User Security
  • Objective: Configure system to use Kerberos to verify credentials and grant privileges via sudo

Unit 3: Bash Scripting and Tools
  • Objective: Automate system administration tasks utilizing Bash scripts and text-based tools

Unit 4: File Security with GnuPG
  • Objective: Secure files with GnuPG

Unit 5: Software Management
  • Objective: Use yum plugins to manage packages; understand the design of packages; build a simple package

Unit 6: Network Monitoring
  • Objective: Profile running services, then capture and analyze network traffic

Unit 7: Route Network Traffic
  • Objective: Configure system to route traffic and customize network parameters with sysctl

Unit 8: Secure Network Traffic
  • Objective: Secure network traffic through SSH port forwarding and iptables filtering/network address translation (NAT)

Unit 9: NTP Server Configuration
  • Objective: Configure an NTP server

Unit 10: System Monitoring and Logs
  • Objective: Manage local filesystem integrity; monitor systems over time and system logging

Unit 11: Centralized and Secure Storage
  • Objective: Access centralized storage (iSCSI) and encrypt filesystems

Unit 12: SSL-encapsulated Web Services
  • Objective: Understand SSL certificates and deploy an SSL-encapsulated web service

Unit 13: Web Server Additional Configuration
  • Objective: Configure a web server with virtual hosts, dynamic content, and authenticated directories

Unit 14: Basic SMTP Configuration
  • Objective: Configure an SMTP server for basic operation (null client, receiving mail, smarthost relay)

Unit 15: Caching-Only DNS Server
  • Objective: Understand DNS resource records and configure a caching-only name server

Unit 16: File Sharing with NFS
  • Objective: Configure file sharing between hosts with NFS

Unit 17: File Sharing with CIFS
  • Objective: Configure file and print sharing between hosts with CIFS

Unit 18: File Sharing with FTP
  • Objective: Configure file sharing with anonymous FTP

Unit 19: Troubleshooting Boot Process
  • Objective: Understand the boot process and recover unbootable systems with rescue mode


  • RHCSA Rapid Track Course (RH200) or Red Hat System Administration I & II
  • Equivalent experience to the RHCSA Rapid Track Course
  • Skills required to earn an RHCT/RHCSA certification

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