There's growing demand for technicians with the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) credential, and RHCE: Red Hat Certified Engineer Linux Study Guide
can help you earn your ticket.
This book patiently explains the material that appears on the RHCE exam with a practical eye--it's clear that the authors have spent time working and experimenting with Red Hat systems and know their subject well. At one point, for example, they advocate creating an account with a username root, giving that account no access privileges at all, and assigning real administrative rights to another account. The idea is that a bad guy could spend all night trying to break into the root account, only to find it useless. This is no mere rehash of company exam specifications.
The book is forthright with the facts and procedures you're expected to know cold on the exam, presenting how-to information (such as disk partitioning strategies for Linux boxes that will play various roles) as recipes ready for you to try. You also get file-system mount options and other detail sets in tabular form. Each chapter concludes with a "Two-Minute Drill" that recounts key facts and important features of the operating system, plus practice questions with answers neatly listed (and discussions) in an appendix. Altogether, this one's a winner--it's a fine choice for RHCE candidates and all Red Hat administrators. --David Wall
Topics covered: The contents of the RHCE exam, including open-source legal issues, hardware compatibility, installation, file management, user management, kernel compilation, X Windows, Internet services, and troubleshooting. Linux 6.1 is used in the examples.
From the Back Cover
Don't let the real test be your first test! Prepare to pass the Red Hat Certified Engineer exam--while gaining practical knowledge of Red Hat Linux for on-the-job success. Built on the proven training methodology of Red Hat Certified Training Partner Global Knowledge, this complete study guide and CD-ROM package offers classroom techniques used by more than 200,000 IT professionals each year. The Red Hat Certified Engineer Linux Study Guide covers the topics you need to review for the exam, including how to: partition your server to achieve optimal performance of your Red Hat Linux installation; identify the key differences between the three installation options: workstation, server, and custom; add, delete, and modify user accounts; configure your system for dual boots between Windows NT and Red Hat Linux; use quotas to limit a user's or group of users' ability to consume disk space; configure and troubleshoot the X-Windows interface; use the Apache Web Server to provide both normal and secure Web services using the HTTP and HTTPS protocols; reduce bandwidth utilization with Squid Proxy Server; use your Red Hat Linux system equipped with multiple NICs as a router between two physical subnets; implement emergency boot procedures on a Red Hat Linux system.