Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Server Hardening

Secure a Red Hat Enterprise Linux System to comply with security policy requirements

A Red Hat® Certified Engineer (RHCE®) who has earned the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Server Hardening has demonstrated the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to understand and apply standards-based best practices to secure Red Hat Enterprise Linux® systems against unauthorized access.

An RHCE who has earned the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Server Hardening is capable of:

  • Configuring file systems and volumes for more restrictive security policies.
  • Implementing additional user account security and identity management.
  • Configuring enhanced, secure logging and audit capabilities.
  • Identifying and performing appropriate package updates in response to Common Vulnerabilities and Exposure (CVE) and Red Hat Security Advisory (RHSA) reports.
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Certification program requirements:

  • Certification status must be current in order to be eligible to take the exam.

  • All Red Hat Certificate of Expertise exams are performance-based, meaning that candidates must perform tasks on a live system, rather than answering questions about how someone might perform those tasks.

  • The hands-on nature of this exam makes real-world experience valuable preparation for it.

AUDIENCE

The following audiences may be interested in earning the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Server Hardening:

  • System administrators responsible for standards-compliant security on Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems

  • System administrators responsible for security on Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems or who wish to harden systems beyond default configurations

  • RHCEs who wish to earn Red Hat Certified Security Specialist (RHCSS) or Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)

BENEFITS

Earning a Red Hat certification gives you:

  • Recognition in the industry.

  • Increased customer confidence.

  • Proof of knowledge and skills.

  • Certification verification tool for employers.

  • Use of the certification logo on business cards.

  • Ability to access multiple Red Hat Certificated Professional online communities (like Facebook and LinkedIn).

  • Access to Red Hat Certification Central website.

    • Download the certification logo.

    • Purchase Red Hat certification gear.

    • Red Hat Certified Professionals forum.

    • Online profile listed under your certification number.

    • Red Hat Certified Professional job search.

  • Special offers on training and events.

RECOMMENDED TRAINING

Red Hat recommends the following to help you prepare for the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Server Hardening exam:

Training:

Exam preparation

[To achieve certification, students must pass these Exams]

An RHCE who passes this exam earns a Red Hat Certificate of Expertise that also counts towards earning Red Hat Certified Datacenter Specialist (RHCDS), Red Hat Certified Security Specialist (RHCSS), and Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA) certifications.