This exam and the exam objectives provided here are based on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 version of the exam.
The performance-based Red Hat® Certified Engineer Exam (EX300) tests to determine if your knowledge, skill, and ability meet those required of a senior system administrator responsible for Red Hat Enterprise Linux® (RHEL) systems. Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) certification is required to earn Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE®) certification.
An RHCE certification is earned by a Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) who has demonstrated the knowledge, skill, and ability required of a senior system administrator responsible for Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems.
- Review exam objectives for the RHCE Exam.
- Candidates must have earned their RHCSA certification on the same Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) version to be eligible to become an RHCE.
- The certification exam is performance-based, meaning that candidates must perform tasks on a live system, rather than answering questions about how one might perform those tasks.
- The hands-on nature of this exam makes real-world experience a critical facet of preparation.
- Exam results are emailed within 3 business days following the exam.
- A RHCE who is certified on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 will be recognized as a RHCE for 3 calendar years. This certification window can be extended by earning additional Red Hat credentials. See recertification policies for more information.
- Experienced Linux IT professionals who currently have RHCSA certification and are interested in earning an RHCE certification
- Experienced Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administrators seeking validation of their skills
- Students who have attended the Red Hat System Administration I, II, and III courses or the RHCE Rapid Track course
- Experienced Linux system administrators who require a certification either by their organization or based on a mandate (DOD 8570 directive)
- An RHCE who is noncurrent and has passed the RHCSA exam
- RHCE Rapid Track Course, System Administration I, II, or III or equivalent experience
- Real-world system administration experience