Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) EX294 RHEL 8 Training Course

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Overview

Accelerate on your path to becoming a Red Hat Certified Engineer with this video-based online training course. In this expert-led course you'll get hands-on experience managing multiple systems using Red Hat® Ansible® Engine, in addition to executing common system administration tasks across a variety of systems with Ansible. This course also includes exclusive access to Pearson Test Prep practice exams to fully prepare you for the Red Hat Certified Engineer RHCE EX294 exam.

With the lab-based, real-world projects included in this course, you’ll learn how to automate Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® tasks, integrate Red Hat emerging technologies, and apply automation for efficiency and innovation, among other sought-after skills.

Who should take this course

Skill level | Intermediate to advanced

  • Anyone planning to take the RHCE EX294 exam to become a Red Hat Certified Engineer or who is about to become noncurrent and wishes to recertify
  • Experienced Linux IT professionals who currently have RHCSA certification and are interested in earning an RHCE certification
  • Anyone on the path to becoming a Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA), Red Hat's highest level of certification
  • Systems administrators who want to demonstrate competency in managing multiple systems, as well as IT professionals who work in a DevOps environment and want to demonstrate competency in automating their workload

Red Hat recommends that candidates preparing for the RHCE EX294 exam have either taken both Red Hat System Administration I (RH124) and Red Hat System Administration II (RH134) or the RHCSA Rapid Track Course (RH199). Any candidate who has acquired work experience as a system administrator on Red Hat Enterprise Linux that is comparable with the above certifications is also encouraged to take the exam.

IT Professionals who have taken Red Hat System Administration III: Linux Automation with Ansible (RH294) or have comparable work experience are also candidates for this certification exam.

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Course includes

  • 10+ hours of video-based lessons led by industry experts
  • Hands-on labs to simulate real-world experience (e.g., installing and configuring an Ansible control and managed nodes)
  • Self-study tools, such as flashcards to study key terms and quizzes to self-asses your progress
  • Exclusive Pearson Test Prep practice exams to fully prepare for the RHCE EX294 exam
  • Details on how to solve for exam objectives, so you can take the RHCE EX294 exam with confidence
  • 1 year of access*

What you'll learn

This Pearson IT Training Course covers the full range of topics tested on the RHCE EX294 exam, including:

  • Deploying, configuring, and managing all required systems
  • Managing users, groups, and security
  • Understanding and working with core components of Ansible, including inventories, modules, variables, plays, configuration files, facts, and more
  • Completing all steps required to install and configure an Ansible control node
  • Configuring Ansible managed nodes
  • Creating Ansible plays and playbooks, using Ansible Vault to protect sensitive data
  • Managing RHEL 8 with Ansible
  • Setting up a Managed IT Environment
  • Using Ad Hoc Commands and Playbooks to manage RHEL 8 Servers
  • Managing software configurations with Ansible

*Retake guarantee

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Course experts

  • Sander van Vugt - Author, technical trainer, and speaker

    Sander van Vugt

    Sander van Vugt has been teaching Linux since 1995 and has written more than 60 books about different Linux related topics. Sander is the author of the best-selling previous editions of the RHCSA Complete Video Course, as well as many other Red Hat-related video courses. He is also a regular speaker at major Linux conferences all over the world.

Course outline

  1. Overview
  1. Module 1: Introduction
  2. Lesson 1: Installing Ansible
    1. Lesson 1 Learning Objectives
    2. 1.1 Understanding Ansible
    3. 1.2 Host Requirements
    4. 1.3 Installing Ansible on the Control Node
    5. 1.4 Preparing Managed Nodes
    6. 1.5 Verifying Ansible Installation
    7. 1.6.1 Installing Ansible (Lab)
    8. 1.6.2 Installing Ansible (Lab Solution)
  3. Lesson 1: Review
    1. Lesson 1 Flashcards
    2. Lesson 1 Quiz
  4. Lesson 1: Interactive Labs
  5. Lesson 2: Setting up a Managed Environment
    1. Lesson 2 Learning Objectives
    2. 2.1 Setting up Static Inventory
    3. 2.2 Understanding Dynamic Inventory
    4. 2.3 Understanding Ansible Configuration Files
    5. 2.4 Managing Ansible Configuration Files
    6. 2.5.1 Setting up an Ansible Managed Environment (Lab)
    7. 2.5.2 Setting up an Ansible Managed Environment (Lab Solution)
  6. Lesson 2: Review
    1. Lesson 2 Flashcards
    2. Lesson 2 Quiz
  7. Lesson 2: Interactive Labs
  8. Lesson 3: Using Ad Hoc Commands
    1. Lesson 3 Learning Objectives
    2. 3.1 Using Ad Hoc Commands
    3. 3.2 Understanding Ansible Modules
    4. 3.3 Using ansible-doc to get Module Documentation
    5. 3.4 Introducing Essential Ansible Modules
    6. 3.5.1 Using Ad Hoc Commands (Lab)
    7. 3.5.2 Using Ad Hoc Commands (Lab Solution)
  9. Lesson 3: Review
    1. Lesson 3 Flashcards
    2. Lesson 3 Quiz
  10. Lesson 3: Interactive Labs
  11. Lesson 4: Getting Started with Playbooks
    1. Lesson 4 Learning Objectives
    2. 4.1 Using YAML to Write Playbooks
    3. 4.2 Verifying Playbook Syntax
    4. 4.3 Writing Multiple-Play Playbooks
    5. 4.4.1 Getting Started with Playbooks (Lab)
    6. 4.4.2 Getting Started with Playbooks (Lab Solution)
  12. Lesson 4: Review
    1. Lesson 4 Flashcards
    2. Lesson 4 Quiz
  13. Lesson 4: Interactive Labs
  14. Lesson 5: Working with Variables and Facts
    1. Lesson 5 Learning Objectives
    2. 5.1 Understanding Variables
    3. 5.2 Using Variables
    4. 5.3 Understanding Variable Precedence
    5. 5.4 Managing Host Variables
    6. 5.5 Using Multi-valued Variables
    7. 5.6 Using Ansible Vault
    8. 5.7 Working with Facts
    9. 5.8 Creating Custom Facts
    10. 5.9.1 Working with Variables and Facts (Lab)
    11. 5.9.2 Working with Variables and Facts (Lab Solution)
  15. Lesson 5: Review
    1. Lesson 5 Flashcards
    2. Lesson 5 Quiz
  16. Lesson 5: Interactive Labs
  17. Module 1: Review
    1. Module 1 Quiz
  1. Module 2: Introduction
  2. Lesson 6: Using Task Control
    1. Lesson 6 Learning Objectives
    2. 6.1 Using Loops and Items
    3. 6.2 Using Register Variables with Loops
    4. 6.3 Using when to Run Tasks Conditionally
    5. 6.4 Testing Multiple Conditions
    6. 6.5 Using Handlers
    7. 6.6 Using Blocks
    8. 6.7 Dealing with Failures
    9. 6.8 Managing Changed Status
    10. 6.9.1 Using Task Control (Lab)
    11. 6.9.2 Using Task Control (Lab Solution)
  3. Lesson 6: Review
    1. Lesson 6 Flashcards
    2. Lesson 6 Quiz
  4. Lesson 6: Interactive Labs
  5. Lesson 7: Deploying Files
    1. Lesson 7 Learning Objectives
    2. 7.1 Using Modules to Manipulate Files
    3. 7.2 Managing SELinux File Context
    4. 7.3 Using Jinja2 Templates
    5. 7.4 Using Control Structures in Jinja2
    6. 7.5.1 Deploying Files with Templates (Lab)
    7. 7.5.2 Deploying Files with Templates (Lab Solution)
  6. Lesson 7: Review
    1. Lesson 7 Flashcards
    2. Lesson 7 Quiz
  7. Lesson 7: Interactive Labs
  8. Lesson 8: Using Ansible Roles
    1. Lesson 8 Learning Objectives
    2. 8.1 Understanding Directory Structure Best Practices
    3. 8.2 Understanding Ansible Roles
    4. 8.3 Using Ansible Galaxy for Standard Roles
    5. 8.4 Using the Ansible Galaxy Command Line Tool
    6. 8.5 Creating Custom Roles
    7. 8.6 Managing Order of Execution
    8. 8.7 Understanding RHEL System Roles
    9. 8.8.1 Using Ansible Roles (Lab)
    10. 8.8.2 Using Ansible Roles (Lab Solution)
  9. Lesson 8: Review
    1. Lesson 8 Flashcards
    2. Lesson 8 Quiz
  10. Lesson 8: Interactive Labs
  11. Lesson 9: Using RHEL System Roles
    1. Lesson 9 Learning Objectives
    2. 9.1 Understanding RHEL System Roles
    3. 9.2 Installing RHEL System Roles
    4. 9.3 Using the RHEL SELinux System Role
    5. 9.4 Using the RHEL TimeSync System Role
    6. 9.5.1 Using RHEL System Roles (Lab)
    7. 9.5.2 Using RHEL System Roles (Lab Solution)
  12. Lesson 9: Review
    1. Lesson 9 Flashcards
    2. Lesson 9 Quiz
  13. Lesson 9: Interactive Labs
  14. Lesson 10: Using Ansible in Large Environments
    1. Lesson 10 Learning Objectives
    2. 10.1 Managing Inventory
    3. 10.2 Addressing Host Patterns
    4. 10.3 Configuring Parallelism
    5. 10.4 Organizing Directory Structure
    6. 10.5.1 Using Ansible in Large Environments (Lab)
    7. 10.5.2 Using Ansible in Large Environments (Lab Solution)
  15. Lesson 10: Review
    1. Lesson 10 Flashcards
    2. Lesson 10 Quiz
  16. Lesson 10: Interactive Labs
  17. Lesson 11: Troubleshooting Ansible
    1. Lesson 11 Learning Objectives
    2. 11.1 Managing Ansible Logs
    3. 11.2 Using the Debug Module
    4. 11.3 Using Check Mode
    5. 11.4 Using Modules for Troubleshooting and Testing
    6. 11.5 Troubleshooting Connection Issues
    7. 11.6 Analyzing Playbook Errors
    8. 11.7 Avoiding Errors in Playbook Best Practices
    9. 11.8.1 Troubleshooting Ansible (Lab)
    10. 11.8.2 Troubleshooting Ansible (Lab Solution)
  18. Lesson 11: Review
    1. Lesson 11 Flashcards
    2. Lesson 11 Quiz
  19. Lesson 11: Interactive Labs
  20. Module 2: Review
    1. Module 2 Quiz
  1. Module 3: Introduction
  2. Lesson 12: Managing Software with Ansible
    1. Lesson 12 Learning Objectives
    2. 12.1 Understanding Modules Related to Software Management
    3. 12.2 Implementing a Playbook to Manage Software
    4. 12.3.1 Managing Software (Lab)
    5. 12.3.2 Managing Software (Lab Solution)
  3. Lesson 12: Review
    1. Lesson 12 Flashcards
    2. Lesson 12 Quiz
  4. Lesson 12: Interactive Labs
  5. Lesson 13: Managing Users
    1. Lesson 13 Learning Objectives
    2. 13.1 Understanding Modules Related to User Management
    3. 13.2 Implementing a Playbook to Manage Users
    4. 13.3 Managing Encrypted Passwords
    5. 13.4.1 Managing Users (Lab)
    6. 13.4.2 Managing Users (Lab Solution)
  6. Lesson 13: Review
    1. Lesson 13 Flashcards
    2. Lesson 13 Quiz
  7. Lesson 13: Interactive Labs
  8. Lesson 14: Managing Processes and Tasks
    1. Lesson 14 Learning Objectives
    2. 14.1 Understanding Modules for Managing Processes and Tasks
    3. 14.2 Implementing a Playbook to Manage Processes and Tasks
    4. 14.3.1 Managing Processes and Tasks (Lab)
    5. 14.3.2 Managing Processes and Tasks (Lab Solution)
  9. Lesson 14: Review
    1. Lesson 14 Flashcards
    2. Lesson 14 Quiz
  10. Lesson 14: Interactive Labs
  11. Lesson 15: Managing Storage
    1. Lesson 15 Learning Objectives
    2. 15.1 Understanding Modules for Managing Storage
    3. 15.2 Implementing a Playbook to Manage Storage
    4. 15.3.1 Managing Storage (Lab)
    5. 15.3.2 Managing Storage (Lab Solution)
  12. Lesson 15: Review
    1. Lesson 15 Flashcards
    2. Lesson 15 Quiz
  13. Lesson 15: Interactive Labs
  14. Lesson 16: Managing Networking
    1. Lesson 16 Learning Objectives
    2. 16.1 Using Network Roles for Network Management
    3. 16.2 Understanding Modules for Network Management
    4. 16.3 Using Ansible to Manage IPv6
    5. 16.4.1 Managing Networking (Lab)
    6. 16.4.2 Managing Networking (Lab Solution)
  15. Module 3: Review
    1. Module 3 Quiz
  1. Module 4: Introduction
  2. Lesson 17: Sample Exam
    1. Lesson 17 Learning Objectives
    2. 17.1 Exam Information
    3. 17.2 Configuring the Basic Setup
    4. 17.3 RHCE Sample Exam Assignments
    5. 17.4 Setting up Ansible Solution
    6. 17.5 Managing File Content Solution
    7. 17.6 Working with Roles Solution
    8. 17.7 Creating Playbooks Solution
    9. 17.8 Installing Ansible Galaxy Roles Solution
    10. 17.9 Generating a File Solution
    11. 17.1 Creating a User with an Encrypted Password Solution
    12. 17.11 Managing Storage Solution
  1. Final Preparation
  2. RHCE Practice Exam 1
  3. RHCE Practice Exam 2
  4. RHCE Practice Exam A
  5. RHCE Practice Exam B
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  • Video-based lessons (10+ hours)
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Course experts

  • Sander van Vugt

    Best-selling author, world-renowned Linux expert and trainer

    Sander van Vugt

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