RHEL7 RHCE Exam objectives

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System configuration and management

Network Services

Network services are an important subset of the exam objectives. RHCE candidates should be capable of meeting the following objectives for each of the network services listed below:

HTTP/HTTPS

DNS

NFS

SMB

SMTP

SSH

NTP

Database Services

Source: Red Hat website.

Additional Resources

Tomas at Lisenet offers good RHCE materials.
Jarrod at Rootusers also provides useful RHCE tutorials.

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SkoolofManoovah
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SkoolofManoovah

Great resource, it’s appreciated. Keep up the good work!

lukas
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lukas

I am using certdepot.net as main source to study and practice for my RHCE exam (Rhel7). Checking updates every day. Great job! Its very helpful, I wish you all the best! Cant wait for the rest of RHCE objectives (manuals) 🙂 many thx

FredSim
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FredSim

Hi,

It is possible to provide guides on the bash script creation and bash profile setup? It is included in the RHCE exam as well. Thanks

jerky_rs
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jerky_rs
Apologies, there is no page for SMB kerberos yet. I have setup a SMB kerberos environment as a Kerberos only Realm (without AD/LDAP as neither are part of objectives). However, I believe there is currently a bug in RHEL > 7.1 as per below (seems upstream fix was never incorporated into RHEL 4.1.x build) https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9581 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1179787 Example config [global] workgroup = WORKGROUP realm = EXAMPLE.COM netbios name = PDC server string = Samba Server Version %v security = ADS username map = /etc/samba/smbusers dedicated keytab file = /etc/krb5.keytab kerberos method = dedicated keytab passdb backend = tdbsam domain master =… Read more »
jerky_rs
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jerky_rs

I pulled the latest build out Centos GIT repo for samba (samba-4.1.12-21.el7). This was just made available today and a couple of other libraries were necessary to build the rpm from source/specs.

I can now successfully run the following from a client on the kerberized network against the kerberized samba server.

# kinit user01
# mount -t cifs -o sec=krb5 //centos7-test1.example.com/public /mnt/user01/

abu3lia
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abu3lia

Hello,
I want to thank you for all you work here, it is very helpful for me.

I have a question: Are you going to add the following subjects soon?

– Use network teaming or bonding to configure aggregated network links between two Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems,
– Configure IPv6 addresses and perform basic IPv6 troubleshooting.

abu3lia
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abu3lia

Is that soon? sorry if I’m bothering you, but I am preparing for the RHCE exam soon, and I am reviewing all the objectives from you blog.

keshara dorakumbura
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keshara dorakumbura

For ‘mounting’ there may have many options. For RHCSA.v6 we used ‘autofs’ daemon. However, as with systemD introduced we have the luxury to do automounting with systemD by appending some options to /etc/fstab.

My Question is, is it allowed to do automounting with systemD options rather relying on ‘autofs’ daemon for RHCSA.v7?

peterjuma
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peterjuma

Great work CertDepot, back here for RHCE tutorials after completing my RHCSA exam successfully while using this site as my main guide.

langtu1511
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langtu1511
Hi, I passed RHCE recently, I have used this website as a main resource. Thank you so so much! I also read Asghar Ghori’s book. It’s a good book too. My advice for exam is practice and understand each objective deeply. The exam was harder than I expected. I finished only 75%. It was the first time I take RedHat exam, so there was a lot of additional information to read and get familiar with. I don’t have much time to troubleshoot and verify. Just did as habit. Anyway it’s a great experience. It would be great if Certdepot has… Read more »
amencke
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amencke

Hi there,
Is kerberized samba an objective of the RHCE? It is covered in Sander’s book, and it is listed as an objective here; but I do not see it listed objectives page:

https://www.redhat.com/en/services/training/ex300-red-hat-certified-engineer-rhce-exam

Cheers, Arthur

redsu
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redsu

Hi, do you know which version of Red Hat 7 is on the EX300, 7.1 or 7.2?

KP
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I took EX300 today and it’s was on 7.0

muhib
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muhib

hi… I am new here..
Can you solve this question regarding scripting…?
a. Create a script on serverX called /root/createusers
i. When this script is called with the testfile argument, it should add all the users from a saved file
ii. All users should have the login shell as /bin/false, password not required.
iii. When this script is called with any other arguments, it should print the message as “Input File Not Found”
iv. When this script is run without any arguments, it should display “Usage: /root/createusers”

Sam
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Sam

I would suggest you work through the examples at tldp.org The Advanced Bash programming.

I know it says Advanced but you have to start some where

Do the Examples. It is a good basic’s for learning
http://www.tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/

The info file can sometimes be useful, but is very complicated. Handy for trying to work out what some random Function means.

ahmedsami2015
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ahmedsami2015

I passed last week the RHCE exam, using this website, thanks a lot.

Dear Ahmed Samy Aly Ibrahim:

The results of your EX300 Exam
are reported below.

Exam Domain Number: 2
Passing score for the exam: 210
Your score: 262

Result: PASS

David_V
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David_V

I wrote to RedHat and asked if bonding was part of the RHCE exam objectives and they said yes. Please add bonding to your network examples.

David_V
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David_V

Sorry I meant bridging.. RedHat training verified for me that bridging is an exam requirement for RHCE 7

Lisenet
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Do you have any link to some official RedHat source?

According to my knowledge, network bridging is not listed under the official EX300 requirements, nor is it a part of RH300 training course.

Jaz
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Jaz

You can learn to know how bridging works but this subject won’t come in exam because it is not listed in objective.

pinguin7
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pinguin7

Hi!! Please, do you know if PAM and GPG is required on EX300 RHCE? Thanks a lot for your help

umesh
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umesh

Thanks CertDepot for posting the necessary details. I Passed the exam. It was little tough but good practice should make it easier to get the tasks done on time…scored 234…

Lisenet
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I’ve passed the exam with a score of 281/300. I’m sure I completed all the tasks that were required, but somehow managed to lose 19 points, madness. The RHCE exam was fairly easy (not because I passed it, but because there was nothing particularly hard in it). 3.5 hours is plenty of time if you know the drill. I spent 2 hours configuring stuff, then half an hour for reboots and verification. Finished the exam with an hour to spare. I would like to thank CertDepot for putting effort and sharing knowledge, it helped me a lot. Also, thanks everyone… Read more »
chamambom
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chamambom
Managed to book the exam last friday 23rd september and unfortunately failed… The exam is still on RHEL v7.0 and the version wasn’t an issue for me. What affected me the most is time, I took most of my time on the easy parts and when I moved to some questions like apache and samba, stuff didn’t go down well for me and I think for the first time in my life, I had a brain freeze seeing how time was moving when I had attended half the questions…………………. The exam is not difficult but tricky and time is supposed… Read more »
Lisenet
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Practice is the key here. Once you see a question, you need to know how to do it. If you start looking for information, then things usually don’t work well and time runs out quickly. I’m sure you will pass it the next time. Try harder! 🙂

icehac
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icehac

Took the test…and VM2 (the one responsible for mounting) completely went blank after reboot. (I believe samba mounting was the culprit, but couldn’t verify). The only thing I can think of is the fact that I didn’t use _netdev on samba or nfs, only scsi. The fact that there wasn’t a lot to do on VM2 had me a bit stumped. Any suggestions / has anyone ran into this?

Lisenet
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Have you tried resetting the VM? It usually helps on KVM and it goes back to normal.

icehac
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icehac

I ended up having to blow away the VM about 4-5 times during the test, and after the 2nd reboot, each time the VM went blank. Stuck at dracut…it was making no sense to me. I just didn’t know if _netdev could cause this kind of issue or not on 7.0

Lisenet
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The _netdev option doesn’t cause this kind of issue in my test lab on RHEL 7.0.

power
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power

Hi guys,
I want to enroll for RHCE but, I am not too sure which one is better: Class room or Individual ? I took the RHCSA on individual (Kiosk), but I don’t have any idea about class room !!! Please help me to choose the best choice.
Thanks,
Abe

power
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power

Hi Guys,
I have doubts about the below question’s answer. Any idea?
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Create a script named /usr/local/bin/backup.sh that takes a directory as an argument and backs up all files in that directory in a tar-gzipped archive in the current directory. If no argument is specified, the script should display the following error message:
Usage: backup.sh
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Thanks,

power
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power

Hi Guys,
I need urgent answer. I had schedule for RHCE exam on middle of November in Dallas. I received an email from Redhat training regarding to exam cancellation. They offer me Kiosk or reschedule to other time. I have heard from some of you that saying Kiosk has some bugs. I guess that is my only choice. What should I do ? I need to get back to them so please answer me ASAP.

Thank you,
Abe

Lisenet
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I never took a Kiosk exam, so cannot tell much, but I’d reschedule to other time.

Sam
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Sam

This happened me, I booked but didnt pay.

I re-booked a different location and Different Date.

However I could not cancel there was a bug in the software. the system was eventually canced.

I stayed away from the Kiosk as I didnt know or understand a lot about it as I was spending my own cash.

Lisenet
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I think it’s extremelly important to pick a reputable training provider to book your exam (if at all possible, depends on where you live in really).

We have a company called “QA Limited” in the UK (no advertisement intended), they allow you to reschedule exams free of charge (some advance notice is required) and are quite helpful in general. I used their services to book all my RedHat exams (not training).

jeromeza
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jeromeza

For the DNS questions do I HAVE to use BIND or can I use something like PowerDNS?

KP
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Very great resource. I’ve been on this site so many times. Not sure how I missed this. Thanks you for the effort.

KP
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Does anyone know the current RHEL version the exam is running on? 7.0 / 7.1 / 7.2 ?

devops
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devops

I asked the same question to Redhat certification team; following is the reply, but better prepared for 7.0 as well….just in case.

“The major version of OS is important in terms of certification prospective.
Based on the better hardware support and updates, we may use latest version.
To be very specific, we started using RHEL 7.2 in exams.”

bsteiner36
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bsteiner36

I took the exam 3 days ago April 28th 2017 and it was over 7.0. I am in the United States for your information.

samuel.sappa
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samuel.sappa

Hi CertDepot,
In KVM docs site they state RHEL it’s seems not supported
http://www.linux-kvm.org/page/Guest_Support_Status#RedHat_Enterprise_Linux

but in exam it’s seems Redhat using KVM (Maybe I’m wrong) All this time for preparing for exam I’m using VirtualBox but some command behave differently.

can you share for the rest of us what kind of “lab environment” your using when creating tutorial for this website

Thank you for your info

Lisenet
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The weblink that you posted was last updated on the 28 August 2015‎. I wouldn’t trust it much.

I do use KVM (Debian host, RHEL7 guests), therefore I’m confident RHEL is supported.

samuel.sappa
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samuel.sappa

thank you for the info mate I didn’t notice about this

popo
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popo

Thanks for the site. I passed RHCE exam with score of 281. It took me around 3 hours and the exam version was 7.2. It’s better to be prepared for all versions. I studied from Sander Van Vugt’s guide and his videos along with some extra lessons from this site. Thanks again!

KP
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Nailed the RHCE in part thanks to the materials on this site.
Awesome!!!!!

Anyone have any links to Ansible books/materials? 🙂

Lisenet
Member

Congrats.

In terms of Ansible, the obvious comes to mind:

http://docs.ansible.com/ansible/index.html

Have you checked these?

KP
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Thanks.

hallo
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hallo

How big of a jump is the RHCE from the RHCSA? I have heard the LFCE is easier than the RHCE?
Seems like RHCSA is more naturally memorable, simply due to it being based more on linux fundamentals, so all the commands have been used far more frequently, by everyone.
Various of these RHCE objectives I have already done, but nowhere near enough times to memorize them quickly.

fdvalero
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Hello my friends As many of you know, I’ve doing a few videos about RHCE general objectives and one practice exam in order to help you in the preparation for this exam. All this videos are in my youtube channel. Today (March 28th), I did the exam. My first impression of the exam was it is hard, but after you read all the instructions you will notice that you are right, is very hard. The key is practice all the topics from the red had website. https://www.redhat.com/en/services/training/ex300-red-hat-certified-engineer-rhce-exam After a few minutes I realized all that need to do in order… Read more »
Lisenet
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I think that labelling the exam as “hard” or “easy” is subject to your personal experience. All that you said is generally true, but I’m sure you’ll find people who thought the exam wasn’t hard (myself included). I wouldn’t call “reading man pages” a waste of time. I read man pages several times while taking the exam. The key thing here is to know what you are looking for, and where to find it. For example, the whole network teaming config is provided in a man page, all you need to do is to open it, copy and paste. As… Read more »
slavonic
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slavonic

Please could you provide the link for the life meetings? What kind of live meeting is it? Thanks

jeromeza
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jeromeza

I passed my RHCE on Friday (after the 2nd attempt) thanks to a mix of Certdepot / Lisenet training materials.

I’d just like to once again thank you guys for all the hard work.

sasaman344
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sasaman344

Hi all,

Any idea which version is being used at the exam? (not kiosk)

martingarvin
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martingarvin

Huge thanks for amazing materials, I just passed my RHCE today.

Sultan
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Sultan

Hi CertDepot
I have noticed that ftp server is neither included in RHCSA objectives not in RHCE objectives and also I have not seen it here.
However, on Red Hate website under “Skills” required for RHCE (https://www.redhat.com/en/services/certification/rhce), configuration of FTP server is mentioned along with others as below.

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Configuring a system to provide networking services, including HTTP/HTTPS, File Transfer Protocol (FTP), network file system (NFS), server message block (SMB), Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), secure shell (SSH) and Network Time Protocol (NTP).
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Can you please let me know whether it is required for RHCE exam or not?

scruff
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scruff

Hi everybody.
Does anyone have some information regarding the servers LAN connections (network scheme or diagram) on the RHCE exam?

Sam
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Sam

I believe that comes under a Non-Disclosure Agreements(NDA). As well the Exam structure will change from time to time.

Lisenet
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This is a tricky one, I don’t think that RedHat have such information published, and it’s hard to tell even if you take the exam because you have no access to network switches etc.

scruff
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scruff

Hello everybody. Several months ago I passed my EX200 (RHCSA) exam. I’ve got a confirmation on my e-mail. Therefore I have a question regarding EX300 (RHCE) pre-exam issue. What data should I provide to proctor before passing RHCE exam? Is it enough to give him my Name/Surname and e-mail address, that I provided at EX200 earlier?

Sultan
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Sultan

As per my understanding, RHCE certificate will only be issued if you have passed both RHCE and RHCSA exams. You can take RHCE exam without passing RHCSA but certificate will not be issued until you show that you have RHCSA passed. Therefore, before the exam you will be asked to provide your certificate number of RHCSA and photo ID.

Lisenet
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You must be registered with Red Hat in order to take an exam nowadays. To sit EX300 you will be asked to provide your Red Hat ID, which will show that you have already passed EX200.

scruff
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scruff

Thank you Lisenet. Can you give me a small clue, how to obtain Red Hat ID and map my RHCSA certificate to it?

Lisenet
Member

To be honest, a quick google search didn’t bring any results saying that you must have a Red Hat ID to take an exam. I am therefore not sure if this is the case in general, but when I booked my exams last year, I was asked to supply my Red Hat Network ID which enabled to fully confirm my booking with Red Hat.

If you haven’t already registered with Red Hat, you can do so here: https://www.redhat.com/wapps/ugc/register.html?_flowId=register-flow&_flowExecutionKey=e1s1

I took the exams in the UK, and I wouldn’t be surprised if the process is different in other countries.

ehuizar1028
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ehuizar1028

I took this exam back in May, but i failed. Does anyone know how much more different the questions will be?

Sam
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Sam

Sorry to hear you failed. Unfortunately this comes under the non disclosure agreement (NDA) in my opinion.

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