Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Exam objectives

RHCE exam candidates should consult the RHCSA exam objectives and be capable of RHCSA-level tasks, as some of these skills may be required in order to meet RHCE exam objectives. Red Hat reserves the right to add, modify, and remove objectives. Such changes will be made public in advance through revisions to this document.

RHCE exam candidates should be able to accomplish the following without assistance. These have been grouped into several categories.

System configuration and management
    Route IP traffic and create static routes.
    Use iptables to implement packet filtering and configure network address translation (NAT).
    Use /proc/sys and sysctl to modify and set kernel runtime parameters.
    Configure a system to authenticate using Kerberos.
    Build a simple RPM that packages a single file.
    Configure a system as an iSCSI initiator that persistently mounts an iSCSI target.
    Produce and deliver reports on system utilization (processor, memory, disk, and network).
    Use shell scripting to automate system maintenance tasks.
    Configure a system to log to a remote system.
    Configure a system to accept logging from a remote system.

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:
    Install the packages needed to provide the service.
    Configure SELinux to support the service.
    Configure the service to start when the system is booted.
    Configure the service for basic operation.
    Configure host-based and user-based security for the service.

    Configure a virtual host.
    Configure private directories.
    Deploy a basic CGI application.
    Configure group-managed content.

    Configure a caching-only name server.
    Configure a caching-only name server to forward DNS queries.
    Note: Candidates are not expected to configure master or slave name servers.

    Configure anonymous-only download.

    Provide network shares to specific clients.
    Provide network shares suitable for group collaboration.

    Provide network shares to specific clients.
    Provide network shares suitable for group collaboration.

    Configure a mail transfer agent (MTA) to accept inbound email from other systems.
    Configure an MTA to forward (relay) email through a smart host.

    Configure key-based authentication.
    Configure additional options described in documentation.

    Synchronize time using other NTP peers.