Siva Priya
Fast Track
Duration Time
75 Hours (19 Days)


The RHCT is the most senior system administration credential and is designed for technical leaders working in demanding enterprise environments.A Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) who earns an RHCT certification brings an exceptional breadth and depth of knowledge to the biggest IT challenges. RHCT certification incorporates the skills and knowledge of a Red Hat Certified Datacenter Specialist (RHCDS) plus advanced networking services security, system monitoring, and performance tuning. To become certified, an RHCT will have demonstrated knowledge and skills in a number of areas beyond RHCE, such as those related to systems deployment, systems management, clustering, and storage management. However, the RHCT certification offers the flexibility to demonstrate additional skills in either directory services and authentication or in managing virtualized systems. Consequently, an RHCT will have many, but not necessarily all, of the following skills:

Installing and configuring a Red Hat Network Satellite server
Configuring users, groups, administrators, and activation keys on a Satellite

Creating base and child channels on a Satellite

Using Cobbler and Satellite to install, configure, and manage systems

Managing data using logical volumes and snapshots

Configuring high-availability clusters using physical or virtual systems

Configuring a GFS file system to meet performance, size, and quota objectives

Configuring iSCSI targets and initiators

Configuring a Kerberos realm

Configuring Red Hat Directory Server to provide a centralized directory with access control

Configuring Red Hat Enterprise Linux clients to authenticate using various mechanisms, including Kerberos, LDAP, and Microsoft Active Directory

Configuring and managing hypervisors and virtual hosts using Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

Analyzing system performance and behavior using tools such as vmstat, iostat, mpstat, and sar

Configuring systems to provide information using SNMP

Configuring runtime kernel parameters

Analyzing system and application behavior using ps, strace, top, Oprofile, and Valgrind

Configuring disk subsystems and scheduling algorithms and network buffers for optimal performance for specific requirements

The duration for Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE):

Regular Track: 120 Hours (60 Days)
Fast Track: 120 Hours (30 Days)
Exam Duration: 4 and 1/2 Hours


Only a current RHCE is eligible to earn an RHCA credential.
To be awarded an RHCA credential, a current RHCE must pass the following expertise exams:
Red Hat Enterprise Security: Network Services Expertise Exam (EX333)
Red Hat Enterprise Deployment and Systems Management Expertise Exam (EX401)
Red Hat Enterprise Clustering and Storage Management Expertise Exam (EX436)
Red Hat Enterprise System Monitoring and Performance Tuning Expertise Exam (EX442)
Red Hat Enterprise Directory Services and Authentication Expertise Exam (EX423) or Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHCVA) Exam (EX318)

topics covered

Module 01: Mastering basic service security
Module 02: Understanding cryptography
Module 03: Securing BIND and DNS
Module 04: Hardening remote procedure call (RPC) services
Module 05: Using Kerberos for centrally managed user authentication
Module 06: Improving Network File System (NFS) security with Kerberos and NFSv4
Module 07: Advanced uses of Secure Shell
Module 08: Building a secure email infrastructure
Module 09: Securing FTP and Apache HTTPD services
Module 10: Basics of intrusion detection and response

Red Hat Enterprise Deployment and Systems Management (RH401):

Module 01: Efficient team-based management of large-scale systems--before, during, and after deployment/td>
Module 02: Installation and administration of Red Hat Network Satellite
Module 03: Building custom RPM packages
Module 04: Using Subversion to make changes to scripts
Module 05: RHN Satellite organizations, users, and roles
Module 06: Managing changes with revision control software
Module 07: Managing software with Red Hat Network, including software channels and errata
Module 08: Construction of custom RPM packages
Module 07: Reporting and automation with Red Hat Network programming API
Module 07: Deploying configuration files using Red Hat Network
Module 07: Bare-metal provisioning with PXE

Red Hat Enterprise Clustering and Storage Management (RH436):

Module 01: Install and configure the Red Hat High Availability Add-On
Module 02: Create and manage highly available services.
Module 03: Work with shared storage (iSCSI) and configure multipathing.
Module 04: Configure GFS2 file systems.
Module 05: Configure XFS file systems.
Module 06: Work with the Red Hat Storage Server.

Red Hat Enterprise System Monitoring and Performance Tuning (RH442)

Module 01: Tuning for use-case scenarios (for example, HPC, large memory, database, and file server)
Module 02: Tuning for power consumption
Module 03: Tuning virtual machines (host and guest)
Module 04: Tuning memory and caches
Module 05: Tuning CPU and memory utilization using cgroups
Module 06: Gathering performance metrics and other data for tuning purposes

Red Hat Enterprise Directory Services and Authentication (RH423)

Module 01: Understanding basic LDAP concepts
Module 02: Configuring and managing Red Hat Directory Server
Module 03: Managing user authentication with PAM and glibc NSS
Module 04: Using Kerberos and LDAP to centrally manage user authentication
Module 05: Using LDAP referrals and replication for distributed, highly available directory server performance
Module 06: Exploring options for integration with Microsoft Active Directory authentication

or Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RH318):

Module 01: Deploy Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization platform.
Module 02: Configure Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization environment (datacenters, clusters, and storage domains)..
Module 03: Install, manage, and troubleshoot virtual machines (servers and desktops)..
Module 04: Create virtual machine snapshots and explore high-availability options.
Module 05: Use templates for rapid virtual machine deployment.
Module 06: Secure Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization environment with multilevel administrative roles..
Module 07: Monitor and create custom reports..