Red Hat Enterprise Linux Kernel Device Drivers (RHD362)

Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® Kernel Device Drivers (RHD362) teaches experienced C programmers already familiar with the Linux kernel architecture the skills and strategies they need to develop device drivers.

The course covers device driver models (including character, block, and network device drivers); device interaction (including port I/O, memory mapped I/O, interrupt handling, and DMA transfers); managing PCI and USB devices; strategies for deferring activity using tasklets and work queues; device registration using the Unified Device model and the sysfs filesystem; and process interaction, including basic file operations, polling, and wait queues.

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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 , Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Training units: 14



  • Experienced C programmers with a good understanding of the Linux kernel who want to learn how to develop device drivers for Linux systems


  • Experience in C programming

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Kernel Internals (RHD361) or equivalent experience


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.

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.