Red Hat Server Hardening with Expertise Exam (RH414)

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

Red Hat® Server Hardening  builds on a student's Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE®) certification or equivalent experience to teach how to secure a Red Hat Enterprise Linux® system to comply with security policy requirements. Many security policies and standards require systems administrators to address specific user authentication concerns, application of updates, system auditing and logging, file system integrity, and more. Red Hat Server Hardening provides strategies for addressing specific policy and configuration concerns.

This version of the course also includes the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Server Hardening Exam.

Course content summary

  • Review errata and apply them to Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
  • Use special permissions and file system access control lists.
  • Manage users and password-aging policy requirements.
  • Install and configure Red Hat Identity Management tools.
  • Understand system auditing.

Read the entire course outline for more details.


Classroom training

Red Hat offers a robust 6-month schedule of classroom training in more than 40 locations across North America. Classes are taught by Red Hat-certified instructors who actively engage students in task-focused activities, lab-based knowledge checks, and facilitative discussions.

Length:5 Days ,  


Training units: 13



  • Needs technical guidance on how to enhance the security of Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems

  • Responsible for implementing security policy requirements on Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems consistently and in a reproducible, scalable way

  • Must be able to demonstrate that systems meet security policy requirements

  • Maintains continued adherence to security requirements, including management of security-critical operating system/software updates

  • An IT professional preparing for the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Server Hardening Exam (EX413)


  • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) certification, Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator (RHCSA) certification, or equivalent experience required.


This course is offered in the following training methods:

Classroom training

Industry-leading instruction in a traditional classroom environment

Virtual classroom training

Instructor-led, real-time training in a virtual environment

Online learning

Self-paced training conducted online

On-site team training

Private, team training at your location of choice

This course prepares you for these credentials:

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