Course Duration : 4 Days



Red Hat Server Hardening


Many security policies and standards require systems administrators to address specific user authentication concerns, application of updates, system auditing and logging, file system integrity, and more. Red Hat Server Hardening provides strategies for addressing specific policy and configuration concerns.



Students in this course will acquire knowledge in the following areas:

  • Review errata and apply them to Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Use special permissions and file system access control lists
  • Manage users and password-aging policy requirements
  • Install and configure Red Hat Identity Management tools
  • Understand system auditing


  • Needs technical guidance on how to enhance the security of Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems
  • Responsible for implementing security policy requirements on Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems consistently and in a reproducible, scalable way
  • Must be able to demonstrate that systems meet security policy requirements
  • Maintains continued adherence to security requirements, including management of security-critical operating system/software updates
  • RHCE-level skills highly recommended



  1. Track security updates
  2. Manage software updates
  3. Create file systems
  4. Manage file systems
  5. Manage special permissions
  6. Manage additional file access controls
  7. Monitor for file system changes
  8. Manage user accounts
  9. Manage pluggable authentication modules (PAMs)
  10. Secure console access
  11. Install central authentication
  12. Manage central authentication
  13. Configure system logging
  14. Configure system auditing
  15. Control access to network services



  1. Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Server Hardening Exam (EX413)
  2. Red Hat Enterprise Performance Tuning (RH442)