Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Server Hardening

An IT professional has ability to demonstrated the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to understand and apply standards-based best practices to secure Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems against unauthorized access after getting Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Server Hardening.


  • System administrators responsible for standards-compliant security on Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems
  • System administrators responsible for security on Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems or who wish to harden systems beyond default configurations
  • RHCEs who wish to earn Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)


  • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) certification, Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator (RHCSA) certification, or equivalent experience required
  • For candidates who have not earned their RHCSA or RHCE certifications, confirmation of the required knowledge can be obtained by passing the online skills assessment

Your abilities after the course:

  • Configuring file systems and volumes for more restrictive security policies
  • Implementing additional user account security and identity management
  • Configuring enhanced, secure logging and audit capabilities
  • Identifying and performing appropriate package updates in response to Common Vulnerabilities and Exposure (CVE) and Red Hat Security Advisory (RHSA) report.

Course duration & Exam:

4days of classroom training
Recommended training: Red Hat Server Hardening
A candidate must pass the following exams to earn this credential:
EX413 – Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Server Hardening exam

COURSE CONTENT :Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Server Hardening

Course Content : EX413 :Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Server Hardening exam

Track security updates

Understand how Red Hat Enterprise Linux produces updates and how to use yum to perform queries to identify what errata are available.

Manage software updates

Develop a process for applying updates to systems including verifying properties of the update.

Create file systems

Allocate an advanced file system layout and use file system encryption.

Manage file systems

Adjust file system properties through security related options and file system attributes.

Manage special permissions

Work with set user ID (SUID), set group ID (SGID), and sticky (SVTX) permissions and locate files with these permissions enabled.

Manage additional file access controls

Modify default permissions applied to files and directories; work with file access control lists.

Monitor for file system changes

Configure software to monitor the files on your machine for changes.

Manage user accounts

Set password-aging properties for users; audit user accounts.

Manage pluggable authentication modules (PAMs)

Apply changes to PAMs to enforce different types of rules on users.

Secure console access

Adjust properties for various console services to enable or disable settings based on security.

Install central authentication

Install and configure a Red Hat Identity Management server and client.

Manage central authentication

Configure Red Hat Identity Management rules to control both user access to client systems and additional privileges granted to users on those systems.

Configure system logging

Configure remote logging to use transport layer encryption and manage additional logs generated by remote systems.

Configure system auditing

Enable and configure system auditing.

Control access to network services

Manage firewall rules to limit connectivity to network services.


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