Red Hat Certified Engineer

What Does Red Hat Certified Engineer Mean?

A Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) is an individual with demonstrated Red Hat Enterprise Linux system proficiency. The Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) is a prerequisite for the RHCE qualification. The RHCE includes a wide range of tasks like setting kernel runtime parameters, handling various types of system logging and providing certain kinds of network operability.

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Techopedia Explains Red Hat Certified Engineer

The RHCSA certification prerequisite provides a foundation for the work required to attain the RHCE qualification. This advanced certification is meant for experienced Linux users wanting to take the next step toward recognition for higher proficiency. The RCHE test is task, rather than question, based, meaning that test takers must actually complete a series of actions as opposed to only demonstrating knowledge through a multiple choice exam. Those who pass the test receive RHCE certification, which remains valid for three years.

Linux affiliates offer various types of training to prepare students for the RHCE, which provides a range of professional benefits. Qualified RHCEs are eligible for the distinguished Red Hat Certified Professional of the Year. Many RHCEs also have reported that the certification as a useful resume buffer.

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