Red Hat Enterprise Performance Tuning (RH442)

Performance tuning and capacity planning for Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Red Hat® Enterprise Performance Tuning is designed to teach senior Linux® system administrators the methodology of performance tuning for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. This course discusses system architecture with an emphasis on understanding the implications of system architecture on system performance, methods for testing the effects of performance adjustments, open source benchmarking utilities, methods for analyzing system and networking performance, and tuning configurations for specific application loads.

A Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE®) who successfully completes this course is prepared to take the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Performance Tuning Exam (EX442).

Course content summary

  • Tuning for use-case scenarios (for example, HPC, large memory, database, and file server)
  • Tuning for power consumption
  • Tuning virtual machines (host and guest)
  • Tuning memory and caches
  • Tuning CPU and memory utilization using cgroups
  • Gathering performance metrics and other data for tuning purposes

Read the entire course outline for more details.

What is a Certificate of Expertise credential?

Certificates of Expertise are upper-level credentials available to RHCEs who pass upper-level performance-based exams. The certificates are incremental credentials, attached to an RHCE certification, that demonstrate skills and knowledge in specialized areas.


Classroom training

Red Hat offers a robust 6-month schedule of classroom training in more then 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:4 days , Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Training units: 11



  • RHCE certification or equivalent experience

For candidates who have not earned the RHCE certification, confirmation of the correct skill-set knowledge can be obtained by passing the online skills assessment.


In addition to classroom training, this course is also offered in the following training methods: 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.

Virtual training Red Hat virtual training is real-time training conducted by instructors through an online environment. Featuring the same industry-respected content as the corresponding classroom-based courses, virtual training provides an ideal combination of flexibility and knowledge transfer in the convenience of your offices or home.

Recommended next exam or course:

Hands-on, performance-based, 4-hour exam.
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This course prepares you for these credentials:

RHCA certification incorporates the skills and knowledge of RHCDS plus advanced networking services security, system monitoring, and performance tuning.
Certificates of Expertise are incremental credentials attached to an RHCE certification that demonstrate skills and knowledge in specialized areas.