Red Hat strongly recommends that taking one or more of Red Hat's RHCE courses in preparation for the exam, but these courses are not required. Candidates are also advised that real-world system administration experience is an important aspect of preparation for the exam, and that study without such experience is unlikely to result in success.
Under Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, the certification exam consists of two parts conducted in a single day. The 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 two parts of the RHCE Exam consist of:
Section I: Troubleshooting and System Maintenance (2.5 hours)
Section II: Installation and Configuration (3 hours)
In order to pass the Red Hat Certified Engineer exam under Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, you must meet all of the following requirements:
a score of 80 or higher on Section I, consisting of five compulsory and five optional problems;
Successful completion of the five Sections I compulsory troubleshooting problems within one hour of that section's start time;
70 percent or more on the RHCT-level skills in Section II;
70 percent or more on the RHCE-level skills in Section II;
These last two requirements enable RHCEs to demonstrate that they possess both RHCT-level and RHCE-level skills, as well as enabling a person who only has RHCT level skills to earn RHCT if they pass the required competencies.
Candidates will be emailed exam results within three business days following the exam.
People who have taken the exam before but have not passed it
People who have taken the Standard Track (i.e.RH033, RH133, RH253), as preparation for the exam
People who have taken the RH301 Red Hat Linux Rapid Track course or People who have taken the exam under an earlier version of Red Hat Linux, but are conversant in the current version and wish to update their certification
People with extensive system administration experience on the current version of Red Hat Linux, or with extensive experience on a recent version who are also familiar with changes between that version and the current version who have prepared for the exam on their own
Red Hat strongly recommends that experienced UNIX system administrators new to Red Hat Linux take RH300 , as it will provide the most direct migration of their existing skills and the most concise preparation for the exam.
System administrators with experience on operating systems such as Windows NTTM, Windows 2000TM, and NetWare TM who are not familiar with Linux or Unix should take the Standard Track of RH033, RH133, and RH253 before sitting for the exam.
Exam Start Time:
Exam End Time:
5:00-5:30 p.m. (depending on individual progress)
RHCT: Tk. 11,000
RHCE: Tk. 20,000