RHCE Info & Resources

The following is a list of links to information and resources for the RedHat Certificied Engineer (RHCE) certication. I hope it will be useful to those interested in or currently preparing for the exams.

RHCE Info and Resources

icon_arrow.gifMain information page at RedHat

icon_arrow.gifRHCE FAQ at RedHat

icon_arrow.gifRHCE and RHCT Exam Preparation Guide

An interesting note: RedHat does not issue hardcopy certificates. Instead, you receive an electronic certificate, which you can print or send by email. Additionally, potential employers can verify the certification status online.

RHCE Articles & Reviews

icon_arrow.gifRHCE Essential (and older but still useful article at CertCities.com)

icon_arrow.gifPreparing for the RHCE Exam (and article at CertMag.com)

icon_arrow.gifAnother older RHCE exam review at UNIXReview.com

icon_arrow.gif An interesting article about a comparison with LPIC certs from TechRepublic

icon_arrow.gifAnother good RHCE exam review

icon_arrow.gifTop 31 Things to Know for the Red Hat RHCE Exam

icon_arrow.gifThe RHCE Experience

Study Resources

icon_arrow.gif An RHCE study guide by Steve Bremer

icon_arrow.gifCramsession’s RHCE guide

icon_arrow.gifRed Hat Training Pre-assessment Questionnaires

icon_arrow.gif110 Practice Questions at MCMCSE.com

icon_arrow.gifBoson RHCE Demo

Note: There seem to be educational RPMs available for messing up an RHEL installation to practice troubleshooting.

RedHat released a new certification new certification in October, the Red Hat Certified Security Specialist (RHCSS). Click here for more information.

Feel free to add to the list...


  • vegetaholicvegetaholic Member Posts: 38 ■■□□□□□□□□
    you did great work and no one thanked you. I would

    Thanks :D
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  • watcher69bwatcher69b Member Posts: 12 ■□□□□□□□□□
    mmmm i checked out a few of the links they seem kind of out-dated.... some are as old as 2001
    B.S. in Computer Science

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  • Solaris_UNIXSolaris_UNIX Member Posts: 93 ■■□□□□□□□□
    IMO the best resource to use to study for the RHCE is this book by Michael Jang:

    Amazon.com: RHCE Red Hat Certified Engineer Linux Study Guide (Exam RH302) (Certification Press) (978007226454icon_cool.gif: Michael Jang: Books

    Mr. Jang is usually pretty good at keeping the book up to date and it has quite a large number of lab exercises in it that you can work through with two computers that have CentOS installed on them that are plugged in to an ethernet switch. If you work through all the labs the way Michael Jang tells you to in the book, and you get at least one year of hands on experience using CentOS or Red Hat Linux in production (you can build your own web server and co-locate it in a datacenter for $80 a month) then you should definitely be able to pass the RHCT and you might do surprisingly well on the RHCE as well! A friend of mine didn't prepare properly and failed the RHCE exam but they still gave him the RHCT as a consolation prize, and the RHCT got him a pretty decent job, so even failing the RHCE can lead to a "happy ending" of sorts. Also, if you don't have spare computers lying around you might be able to install CentOS into a virtual machine using Virtual Box, and practice running a "virtual" server on it that way.

    You can download a free version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux called "CentOS" (for "Community Enterprise Operating System") here:

    www.centos.org - The Community ENTerprise Operating System

    and you can download VirtualBox here:


    and you can use it as a free and open-source operating system virtualization tool that will run well on most popular operating systems (Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris, etc.)

    CentOS is basically the Red Hat Enterprise Linux source code built into an operating system that's exactly like Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Oracle Unbreakable Linux with the major differences being that CentOS doesn't have the trade marked Red Hat logos in it (i.e. there are no pictures of "red hats" anywhere in the OS) and you can get the full version of CentOS free of charge and you also don't have to register with RHN to do "yum updates".

    ps -e -o pid | xargs -t -n1 pfiles | grep "port: $PORT"

    dtrace -n 'syscall::write:entry { @num[zonename] = count(); }'


  • senghorsenghor Member Posts: 38 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Many people have relied only or mostly on Jang's book. DON'T!!!
    Even though is a good source, do test everything is in it!...there are several typos and incorrect information!.
    cross ref everything with other sources like:
    Red Hat Deployment Guide
    RHCE prep Guide
    Man pages
    blogs, forums.
    grab a friend to mess up your system for the Troubleshooting section.
  • versdversd Member Posts: 6 ■□□□□□□□□□
    IMO the best resource to use to study for the RHCE is this book by Michael Jang:

    agree i prepared to rhce using this book, very good practice. the only section that should be studied - bash scripting.
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