Responsibilities of a Red Hat Certified Engineers

Be it a step towards differentiating yourself or enhancing your existing skills or knowledge base, a certification is a great way to stay a step ahead in competition and stand out amidst the crowd of commoners.  The Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) certifications is one that helps Linux System Administrators hone their skills and increase their knowledge base to handle more servers and add value to their organizations. Are you up for it?

The Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) Certification is an mid level certification from the reputed software developer, Red Hat. This certification is a great way to enhance your knowledge on Linux systems management along with a career and remuneration boost which most Red Hat Certified System Administrators (RHCSEs) look for.

About (RHCE) Certification

The RHCE certification attests or confirms a Linux System Administrator’s knowledge, skills and ability to manage Red Hat Enterprise run Linux systems. The RGCE certification is called the “crown jewel of Linux systems” and is a pre-requisite for the Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA) certification.

Who is it meant for?

The Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) Certification is ideal for senior level Linux system administrators whose job role demands them to add more servers to their organization’s network without hiring more administrators. Therefore this certification benefits both the employee and the employer.

How to get the certification?

To be eligible for the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) Certification, candidates need to first have a Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSE) certification. The Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) certification entails passing a compulsory hands-on, performance based examination. And even before becoming a RHCSE, these IT professionals need to be proficient in working with Linux systems, including its configuration, maintenance and tools.

A Linux RHCE training course or boot camp can be very helpful in preparing for the RHCE certification.

Job Responsibilities of an RCHE

After obtaining the RHCE certification, the Red Hat Certified Engineers continue to act as administrators for Linux systems networks that run on the Red Hat Enterprise. Only, they need to configure, manage and maintain more systems now. They’ll be required to install and design an employer’s overall computer network. They will also be required to maintain network to ensure they they’re running efficiently and smoothly.

Additionally, RHCEs may be required to work with Wide Area Network (WANs), Local Area Networks (LANs) and other similar networks. If the organization’s employees are faced with any system issues, they may have to help them with troubleshooting to fix it. Ensuring system security is also part of a RHCE’s job role.

Most RHCEs dedicatedly work in an office environment under a particular brand. However, they may have to serve multiple clients if they are hired by a consultancy form. Working hours of a RGCE are the same as any other employee of a firm. The salary that a RHCE draws can range from anywhere between INR 3, 00,000 to INR 10, 00,000.

If you’re meeting the prerequisites and are looking for an upgrade in your organization, RHCE has great rewards in store. So don’t hesitate to take the plunge. Good Luck!

Are you a RHCE certified professional? Did you find taking the certification beneficial? Share your thoughts and experiences with me. 

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