What You Need to Know about the Difference between RHCSA and RHCE?

Red Hat Certification is considered one of the best IT certification as it is completely based on hands-on lab exam. It is valued most by the IT industry and holding a Red Hat Certification definitely validates your skills in handling Red hat products and also Linux. You can be a proud holder of the Red Hat Certification when you prove your efficiency in executing practical world tasks and this is judged not through mere theoretical questions.

You need to take up the practical exams where your practical skills are judged. Thus the certification not only gives you a start in your Linux Career but also increases your market value. There are many certifications under Red Hat which makes you a qualified professional. Among all, the most valued ones are RHCSA and RHCE. Both the certifications have their base on RHEL. RHCSA and RHCE training in Hyderabad will give you the confidence to take up the exams.

Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)

It is a very recent certification as it started in the year 2010 by replacing the original Red Hat Certified Technician (RHCT) certification. Although it is very new but has become very important. It has become the prerequisite for any other middle or higher level Red Hat certifications.

It is basically an entry level certification which requires no additional qualification. You have to appear for the EX 200 which is half day hands-on lab exam. The certification or the exam focuses on your ability of system administration. This includes installation and configuration of Red Hat Linux operating system.

Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)

RHCE is an advanced level certification as it covers a wider syllabus. It gives you the ability to move from mid to advance level. The prerequisite for RHCE is RHCSA. Once you fulfill the condition you have to take up EX 300, which is again a hands-on lab oriented exam of two hours.

This exam focuses on topics like installation along with the security of the network. Being an RHCE, you are capable of all RHCSA tasks and also the following:

  • Setting the kernel
  • Configuration, network translation and packet filtering
  • Interface initiator
  • Shell scripting
  • Maintenance

To be successful in these two exams nothing but hard work and dedication are the key. It is advisable to enrol for RHCE training in Hyderabad or any authentic provider of the course.

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