RHCE Rapid Track Course Virtual (RH299VT)

Fast track to RHCE certification for senior Linux system administrators

The RHCE® Rapid Track Virtual Course (RH299VT) is designed for senior Linux® system administrators who want to validate their competencies by earning the Red Hat® Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) and Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) credentials. This is a fast-paced review course that combines the RHCSA Rapid Track Course (RH199) and System Administration III (RH254) courses—normally 8 days of training—into a single 4-day course. Building on the students' extensive knowledge of command-line-based Linux administration, the course moves very quickly through the intermediate and advanced tasks covered by lab-based knowledge checks and facilitative discussions.

By the end of this course, the senior Linux administrator student will have been exposed to all the intermediate and advanced competencies tested by the RHCSA and RHCE exams. Exams sold separately.

Course content summary

  • Package management
  • Network management
  • Storage management
  • Account and authentication management
  • Installation, Kickstart, and virtualization
  • SELinux and firewall management
  • Web service
  • Email service
  • Network file-sharing services

Read the entire course outline for more details.

What is a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)?

An RHCE certification is earned by a Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) who has demonstrated the knowledge, skill, and ability required of senior system administrators for Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems.


Virtual Training

The flexibility of our virtual training courses allows IT professionals to experience the same industry-recognized classroom training while maintaining a partial work schedule and achieving cost savings objectives. This is live, instructor lead training, taken from your office or home.

Length:5 Days , Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST (27.5 hours)


Training units: 11

Watch a video preview of instructor Bowe Strickland as he talks about the Red Hat way and prepares senior Linux administrators for the RHCE exam.


This course is recommended for:

  • An experienced Linux system administrator with at least 3 years of Linux experience who wants a fast-track solution to earn an RHCE certification.

  • An experienced Solaris system administrator who’s completed the Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Solaris Administrators (RH290) course.

This course is not recommended for students who have successfully completed the RHCSA Rapid Track Course (RH200). For those students, we recommend the Red Hat System Administration III (RH254) course.


To qualify for this course, students must:

  • Meet the requirements for attending Red Hat System Administration I, II, and III courses.

  • Have the same skill set as an RHCT/RHCSA.

Confirmation of the correct skill set knowledge can be obtained by passing the online skills assessment.


In addition to virtual training, this course is also offered in the following training methods: Classroom training Red Hat offers a complete 6-month schedule for all our classroom training in locations across North America. This, combined with our high-quality classroom experience and instructors' expertise, helps ensure individuals and companies alike will achieve their training goals.

  • Learn more about classroom training On-site team training Training teams together is a proven way for IT staffs to maximize performance and savings, and optimize Red Hat Technologies. Available for the entire JBoss and Red Hat curriculum, on-site training solutions offer flexibility and cost-effective training options whether at your offices, at our training venues, or hosted in a virtual environment.

  • Learn more about on-site team training Remote classroom training High-definition training experience without the travel. Our Red Hat remote classroom course provides the same instruction, materials, labs, and interaction with a live instructor through a two-way video and virtual lab environment.

  • Learn more about remote classroom training

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