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Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)


Credential: Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)  In-Demand resource  GI Bill resource CA Eligible
Credentialing Agency: Red Hat, Inc.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Red Hat Inc., Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) credential is a foundation for system administration across many Red Hat products. RHCEs demonstrate knowledge and skill using Red Hat Ansible Engine to execute various system administration tasks across several systems. Candidates, who must currently hold the RHCSA certification, are tested in their understanding of network services, and system configuration and management. Candidates must pass a practical exam.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Attainability:    medium

Eligibility Requirements (View Details)

  • Credential Prerequisite: RHCSA
  • Experience
  • Education
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Note: This credential may have multiple options for a Service member to meet eligibility requirements. Requirements listed here are based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

Exam Requirements (View Details)

  • Exam
  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

Exam Administration (View Details)

  • In-person exam
  • Remote proctored on-line exam
  • Third-party test vendor

RECERTIFICATION SUMMARY

Renewal Period: 3 years

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

AGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

Red Hat, Inc.

100 E. Davie Street
Raleigh, NC  27601

Phone: (888) 733-4281

Fax: (919) 546-9924
Email: rhcecert@redhat.com

Credential Pre-requisite REQUIREMENTS

Candidate for the RHCE must first hold the RHCSA certification.

Practical Exam

  • Be able to perform all tasks  expected of a Red Hat Certified System Administrator
    • Understand and use essential tools
    • Operate running systems
    • Configure local storage
    • Create and configure file systems
    • Deploy, configure, and maintain systems
    • Manage users and groups
    • Manage security
  • Understand core components of Ansible
    • Inventories
    • Modules
    • Variables
    • Facts
    • Plays
    • Playbooks
    • Configuration files
    • Use provided documentation to look up specific information about Ansible modules and commands
  • Install and configure an Ansible control node
    • Install required packages
    • Create a static host inventory file
    • Create a configuration file
    • Create and use static inventories to define groups of hosts
    • Manage parallelism
  • Configure Ansible managed nodes
    • Create and distribute SSH keys to managed nodes
    • Configure privilege escalation on managed nodes
    • Validate a working configuration using ad hoc Ansible commands
  • Script administration tasks
    • Create simple shell scripts
    • Create simple shell scripts that run ad hoc Ansible commands
  • Create Ansible plays and playbooks
    • Know how to work with commonly used Ansible modules
    • Use variables to retrieve the results of running a command
    • Use conditionals to control play execution
    • Configure error handling
    • Create playbooks to configure systems to a specified state
  • Use Ansible modules for system administration tasks that work with:
    • Software packages and repositories
    • Services
    • Firewall rules
    • File systems
    • Storage devices
    • Archiving
    • Scheduled tasks
    • Security
    • Users and groups
  • Work with roles
    • Create roles
    • Download roles from an Ansible Galaxy and use them
  • Use advanced Ansible features
    • Use Ansible Vault in playbooks to protect sensitive data
    • Create and use templates to create customized configuration files
  • Create and use templates to create customized configuration files Work with Ansible variables and facts Create and work with roles Download roles from an Ansible Galaxy and use them Manage parallelism Use Ansible Vault in playbooks to protect sensitive data Use provided documentation to look up specific information about Ansible modules and commands

    As with all Red Hat performance-based exams, configurations must persist after reboot without intervention.

Exam Preparation Resources

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) examination:

An additional resource is O'Reilly Learning Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources section on the Related Sites page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

Testing Information

  • Exam Administration

    Credential exams may be administered in-person at a testing site, proctored on-line remotely, or have options for both. If an exam is administered through a test vendor, the third-party test vendor box will be checked. The following test administration options apply to the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) credential where checked:

    • In-person exam
    • Remote proctored on-line exam
    • Third-party test vendor
  • For more information on the Red Hat, Inc. testing process, visit the agency website.

RECERTIFICATION

Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) credential has the following recertification information:

Red Hat certifications are current for three years. They do not expire or become terminated, but can become "non-current." Certification holders have two ways to recertify:
  1. Pass the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 version of the RHCE exam (EX294) as a current RHCSA.
  2. Become a Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA) in Infrastructure while still a current RHCE.

Additional information regarding recertification can be found on the Red Hat webpage.

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