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Red Hat offers a typical administrator → engineer → architect certification ladder, which is unique style unlike many other such programs, however, it offers highly-regarded and valued credentials at each rung, along with demanding and hands-on oriented exams and an excellent training curriculum to match. All exams for the following Red Hat certifications are performance based and last two hours or longer.

“If there’s one major star in the vendor-specific Linux certification firmament, it’s got to be Red Hat”


The cornerstone Red Hat certification, Redhat Certified Engineer(RHCE) certification is designed to test and validate the skills and knowledge necessary to work as a senior-level Linux system administrator.

The RHCE is hands-on, performance based exam which requires both a broader range of knowledge and a deeper understanding of both systems administration and configuration activities, along with a wide range of network-related activities, such as the configuration and troubleshooting of protocols like HTTP/HTTPS, DNS, FTP, NFS, SMTP and NTP, to name a few.

The RHCE is a challenging exam, and like most exams at this level, it’s almost required that you have significant hands-on experience to go with the knowledge you’ve acquired via study. Because of the nature of the test, and the breadth and depth of knowledge that you’re expected to have in order to successfully complete it, you won’t have time to puzzle your way through every step of every task you’re given, and you’ll need to know how to perform many of the steps automatically, without needing to think about them.


It’s no secret that Linux has made huge inroads into the corporate enterprise over the last decade, and continues to establish itself in corporate IT environments all over the world. And the really exciting part is that it’s just getting started

There are numerous types of Linux out there, such as Fedora, Ubuntu, Debian and SuSE, but the clear favourite to emerge in corporate America is Red Hat Linux. Red Hat established an early dominance in the corporate world partly because of its stability and performance, and partly because of the Red Hat support model, which made it easier for corporations to implement and support their Linux-based systems. And as Red Hat has grown they’ve continued to innovate, adding features and improvements at a fairly rapid clip, and further cementing their place as the go-to ‘flavor’ of Linux in the enterprise.

All of this points to increasing Red Hat adoption over the coming years. And that, in turn, means that the skills required to support Red Hat are likewise very much in demand. That makes certifications like the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) a very hot commodity in the IT marketplace, with recent surveys indicating that Linux skills in general, and Red Hat knowledge in particular, are among the most in-demand skills for 2014 and beyond, with RHCE certification holders among the best-paid IT professionals in the industry.


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Before you can even sit for the RHCE exam, you need to complete the pre-requisites training modules and certifications

Step One: Get Trained in Linux Essentials

This foundation Red Hat training modules covers essential skills required in handling files, working at the command line, and using system documentation, along with managing systems (boot-up, identifying processes, start/stop virtual machines, controlling systems), configuring storage partitions and logical volumes, and more.

Redhat Provides RH124 & RH134, two training modules to get trained in Linux essentials
Check the links to know more about it :


Step Two: The RHCSA Exam

The RHCSA exam is 2.5 hours long, and it’s different from many exams in that you don’t simply sit down and answer a bunch of multiple-choice questions. Rather, the test challenges you to complete a series of tasks in a live Red Hat environment, just like you will when you’re actually on the job.

The RHCSA covers a range of Red Hat systems administration skills, including installation and configuration of the Red Hat operating system, maintaining different user account levels, stopping and starting virtual machines, setting up file storage and filesystem parameters, and managing security within the operating system.

Check the link to know more about RHCSAexam :


Once you pass the RHCSA test, the certification is good for three years, and you have the option to extend the certification period by either re-taking and passing the RHCSA exam, or by earning your RHCE.

Step Three: Achieving the RHCE

Once you’ve successfully completed the RHCSA and are holding a valid certification, you’re eligible to sit for the RHCE exam

The RHCE exam is similar to the RHCSA in that it’s a practice-based test, meaning that you’re given a set of tasks to complete via a live system, rather than a by answering a series of multiple-choice questions. And, like the RHCSA, you’re scored on how well you complete those tasks and meet certain key objectives within each task.

Before sitting for the RHCE Exam, candidates should complete a mandatory training module to learn and get use to the practical production of Linux servers. The links provided below describe in-depth the training module and RHCE Exam :


Hope this clarifies what it takes to become Redhat Certified Engineer.


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