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RH299 RHCE Rapid Track Course (no exam)


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  • Course Delivery: Virtual Classroom
  • Language: English

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The RHCE Fast Track Course (RH299) is designed for senior Linux system administrators who want to validate their competencies by earning the RHCSA and RHCE credentials.

This is a fast-paced preparation course that combines the RHCSA Fast Track Course (RH199) and System Administration III (RH254) courses, normally eight days of training, into a single four-day course.

Building on the students' extensive knowledge of command line based Linux administration, the course moves very quickly through the intermediate and advanced tasks covered by lab-based knowledge checks and facilitative discussions. By the end of this course, the senior Linux administrator students will have been exposed to all the intermediate and advanced competencies tested by the RHCSA and RHCE exams.


  • Experienced Linux system administrators with a minimum of three years of Linux experience who want a fast-track solution to earn an RHCE certification.
  • Experienced Solaris system administrators who have completed the Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Solaris Administrators (RH290) course.
  • This course is not recommended for students who have successfully completed the RHCSA Rapid Track Course (RH200). For those students, the Red Hat System Administration III (RH254) course is recommended.

Course Objectives

  • Package management
  • Network management
  • Storage management
  • Account and authentication management
  • Installation, Kickstart, and virtualization
  • SELinux and firewall management
  • Web service
  • Email service
  • Network file sharing services
  • SSH and VNC services

Topics Covered

Unit 1: Software Management
  • Objective: Manage packages with yum, rpm, and RHN; build an RPM package and place it in a repository

Unit 2: Network Management
  • Objective: Configure and troubleshoot network settings; configure network bonding and IP aliases

Unit 3: Storage Management
Objective: Manage partitioning, filesystems, and swap space; configure encrypted partitions and iSCSI initiator

Unit 4: Logical Volume Management (LVM)
  • Objective: Manage physical volumes, volume groups, and logical volumes with their filesystems

Unit 5: Account Management
  • Objective: Provide password aging for accounts; use ACLs and SGID directories for collaborative directories

Unit 6: Authentication Management
Objective: Configure an LDAP and Kerberos client; configure autofs to support an authentication client; Configure sudo and SSD

Unit 7: Installation, Kickstart, and Virtualization
  • Objective: Install a system and manage kickstart and firstboot; use virtualization tools to manage virtual machines

Unit 8: Boot Management
  • Objective: Configure runlevels and sysctl; reset the root password; understand the boot process

Unit 9 : Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux) Management
Objective: Understand, troubleshoot, and manage SELinux

Unit 10: Firewall Management
  • Objective: Manage the firewall

Unit 11: Network Time Protocol (NTP) Service
  • Objective: Configure an NTP server and provide that service to clients

Unit 12: System Logging Service
Objective: Create disk, I/O, and memory usage reports; configure remote logging

Unit 13: Web (HTTP/HTTPS) Service
  • Objective: Manage a web server with virtual hosts, CGI scripts, and user-based file/directory access controls

Unit 14: SMTP Service
  • Objective: Null client; outbound smarthost relay; accept inbound connections

Unit 15: Caching-only (DNS) Service
  • Objective: Configure a caching nameserver and DNS forwarder

Unit 16: File Sharing with NFS
  • Objective: Manage and secure the NFS service using NFSv3 and NFSv4

Unit 17: C File Sharing with CIFS
  • Objective: Configure the CIFS to provide home directories, file sharing, and printer service; use a client to access the CIFS shares

Unit 18: File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Service
  • Objective: Provide anonymous-only download service; provide drop-box upload service

Unit 19: Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS) Service
  • Objective: Configure and manage local and remote printers

Unit 20: Secure Shell (SSH) Service
  • Objective: Configure and implement SSH keys

Unit 21: Virtual Network Computing (VNC) Service
  • Objective: Configure remote desktops and connect to them securely

Unit 22: Comprehensive Review
  • Objective: Review tasks previously taught in class


  • Students must meet the requirements for attending Red
  • Hat System Administration I, II, and III courses
  • Students must have the same skill set as an RHCT/RHCSA

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