Red Hat Linux

RHCE Rapid Track (RH299)

This training is designed to supply students with a fast track to earning their RHCSA and RHCE certifications to further their careers as Linux systems administrators.

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Course Overview

This Rapid Track course combines the RHCSA Rapid Track Course (RH199) and Red Hat System Administration III (RH254) into one four day training experience. 

The accelerated track expands on fundamental command line based Linux Administration in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL) environments. The course prepares students to earn their RHCSA and RHCE certifications.


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Course Objectives

  • Managing Packages
  • Managing Networks
  • Managing Storage
  • Managing Accounts and Authentication
  • RHEL Installation, Using Kickstart and Virtualization
  • Managing SELinux and Firewalls (firewalld)
  • Managing Web Services
  • Managing Email Services
  • Using Network File Sharing Services

Program Level


Training Delivery Methods

Group Live


5 Days / 32 hours Training

CPE credits

26 NASBA CPE Credits

Field of Study

Information Technology

Advanced Prep


Course Registration

Candidates can choose to register for the course by via any of the below methods:

Upon registration completion candidates are sent an automated course registration email that includes attachments with specific information on the class and location as well as pre-course study and test preparation material approved by the course vendor. The text of the email contains a registration confirmation as well as the location, date, time and contact person of the class.

Online enrolment closes three days before course start date.

On the first day of class, candidates are provided with instructions to register with the exam provider before the exam date.

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Course Outline

Managing Software 

  • Software package management with yum, rpm, and RHN
  • Building RPM packages and moving them to repositories

Managing Networks

  • Configuring and troubleshooting network settings
  • Configuring network bonding and IP aliases

Managing Storage

  • Partitioning, filesystems,  and swap
  • Configuring encrypted partitions and iSCSI initiator

Logical Volume Management (LVM)

  • Managing physical volumes, volume groups and logical volumes with filesystems

Managing Accounts

  • Account password aging
  • ACLs and SGID directories relating to collaborative directories

Managing Authentication

  • Configuring LDAP and Kerberos
  • Configuring autofs for supporting authentication client
  • Configuring sudo and SSD

System Installation, Kickstart and Virtualization

  • Installing systems
  • Managing Kickstart and firstboot
  • Virtualization tools for managing virtual machines

Boot Management

  • Configuring runlevels and sysctl
  • Resetting root password
  • Grasping the boot process

Managing Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux)

  • Comprehending, managing and troubleshooting SELinux

Managing Firewalls

  • Configuring and managing firewalls

Managing Network Time Protocol (NTP) Service

  • Configuring NTP server and using service on clients

Using the System Logging Service

  • Creating disk, I/O and memory utilization reports and documentation
  • Configuring remote logging

Managing Web (HTTP/HTTPS) Service

  • Managing web server through
    • virtual hosts
    • CGI scripts
    • user-based file/directory access controls

Using SMTP Service

  • Null client
  • Outbound smarthost relay
  • Inbound connections

Caching-Only DNS Service

  • Configuring caching nameserver
  • Configuring DNS forwarder

NFS and File Sharing

  • Managing and securing NFS service with NFSv3 and NFSv4

CIFS and File Sharing

  • Configuring CIFS for:
    • home directories
    • file sharing
    • printer service
  • Using clients for accessing CIFS shares

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Service

  • FTP drop-box upload service

Secure Shell (SSH) Service

  • Configuring and implementing SSH keys

Course Review

RHCE EX300 Certification Exam

Exam Details:

  • All exam questions are performance-based 
  • The exam is 2.5 hours in duration

Exam Objectives:

System Configurations and Management

  • Network teaming or bonding for configuring aggregated network links between RHEL systems
  • Configuring and troubleshooting IPv6 addresses
  • Routing IP traffic and setting up static routes
  • firewalld and related tools (rich ricles, zones and custom rules) for implementing packet filtering and configuring network address translation (NAT)
  • /proc/sys and sysctl for adjusting and establishing kernel runtime parameters
  • Configuring systems for authetication with Kerberos
  • Configuring systems as iSCSI targets or initiators that mount on iSCSI targets
  • Creating and deliverying reports on system use
    proccessor, memory, disk and network utilization
  • Shell scripting for automating system maintenance

Network Services – Students should be capable of applying these skills for the network services listed below

  • Installing packages required for providing specific network services
  • Configuring SELinux for supporting services
  • SELinux port labeling for services to utilize non-standard ports
  • Configuring services to start at system boot
  • Configuring service operation
  • Configuring host-based and user-based security for services


  • Configuring virtual hosts
  • Configuring private directories
  • Deploying basic CGI applications
  • Configuring group-managed content
  • Configuring Transport Layer Security(TLS)


  • Configuring caching-only name servers
  • Troubleshooting DNS client problems


  • Supplying network shares to clients
  • Supplying network shares for groups
  • Kerberos for access control for NFS network shares


  • Supplying network shares to clients
  • Supplying network shares for groups
  • Kerberos for authenticating access for shared directories


  • Configuring systems for forwarding emails to central mail servers


  • Configuring key-based authentication
  • Configuring options detailed in documentation


  • NTP peers for synchronizing time

Database Services

  • Installing and configuring MariaDB
  • Backing up and restoring databases
  • Creating database schemas
  • Executing SQL queries against databases

FAQs for RH299 Training

Who should take this training?

This course is intended for Linux System Administrators with at least three years of experience who are pursuing the RHCE certification,
Solaris System Administrators who finished Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Solaris Administrators (RH290), RHCE professionals who aim to verify their skills for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, or individuals who completed the RHCSA Rapid Track Course (RH200) should take Red Hat System Administration III (RH254).

What is the recommended experience for this training?

Candidates should have completed Red Hat System Administration I (RH124), II (Rh134), and III (RH254); and hold experience and skills required by RHCT/RHCSA certified professionals.

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