Evolution of the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) Path

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We are proud to announce the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) certification path will be updated to reflect the changes in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 (RHEL8) release along with a focus on Ansible automation.  Linux automation is key for system administrators in today’s IT market. With the changing IT landscape, system administrators need to understand automation fundamentals as well as know how to deploy, configure, and manage an operating system.

The new RHCE certification path will now focus on the automation of Linux system administration tasks using RHEL8, Ansible, and shell scripting, which will be supplemented by a new course and exam. By shifting the focus of RHCE to the automation of system administration we are reflecting the current reality for organizations that have begun their digital transformation journey and the coming reality for all IT organizations. We have curated resources to answer any questions you may have regarding the new RHCE program changes:

  • Find out more about these changes by reading the Red Hat blog post
  • Have questions? View the RHCE FAQ
  • Ask questions and join the RHCE discussion in the Red Hat Learning Community.


Randy Russell

Director of Red Hat Certification

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This is great news, I am looking forward to the new changes.

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That is exciting news! i'm glad you are leaving the existing track alone for a while too, as I'm currently studying for and about to the take the RCHE exam!


Hi Randy,

This is great news, we are updating our website as we speak in order to promote RHEL8 training. Could you share the (beta) content of the RH294 course please, we need this in order to publish this new course on our website... 


Bruno Neesen

Sales Director - Business Training BeLux

I am registered for EX294 and want to walk through our RH294 training in preperation but can't seem to find this. outside of a CEE virtual class. We are the class training resources for this exam located? Thanks, -Allen

Hi Allen,

we organize two sessions in Brussels until the end of this year :

August 20

November 7

Would this work out for you?

Best regards,


Thanks for your response.

My bench time has vanished so I'm going to have to do this outside of a
class environment. I did find the ROLE course for RH294 and am working
through that.