Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
A Red Hat® Certified Engineer (RHCE®) is a Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) who is ready to automate Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® tasks, integrate Red Hat emerging technologies, and apply automation for efficiency and innovation.
As teams and organizations pursue digital transformation, the Red Hat Certified Engineer credential is changing to match new needs and fill skills gaps. We have updated our exam and certification to reflect the need for the automation knowledge required to deploy, manage, and support a container-based architecture—making your credential even more valuable and relevant.
The performance-based Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) exam for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (EX300) tests to determine if your knowledge, skill, and ability meet those required of a senior system administrator responsible for Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® systems. Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA®) certification is required to earn RHCE® certification.
This exam and the exam objectives provided here are based on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 version of the exam.
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.
Audience for this exam
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 Certification lab
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