UPDATED COURSE: RH442 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

9. 9. 2019

Red Hat Training and Certification is pleased to announce a major update of the Red Hat Performance Tuning: Linux in Physical, Virtual and Cloud (RH442) course and the Red Hat Performance Tuning (EX442) exam for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8. This course has been completely rebuilt using new narratives, new graphics, and newly designed hands-on exercises. Students completing this course will develop skills needed to locate and mitigate bottlenecks, develop root cause analysis techniques, and master a variety of advanced, modern utilities engineered for a modern IT organization of any size.

This RH442 course is the first Red Hat Certified Architect level course released for RHEL 8, designed and constructed through direct collaboration with the Red Hat Kernel Performance engineering team. This course is designed to meet the expectations of today’s hybrid cloud and enterprise administrators, DevOps experts and performance tuning engineers.


Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0


  • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) certification or equivalent Red Hat Enterprise Linux knowledge and experience.
  • An RHCE is obtained by passing the EX200 RHCSA exam on RHEL 7 or 8, and passing the EX300 RHEL 7 exam or the EX294 RHEL 8 exam to complete the certification.


RHEL 8 RHCA-level courses:

RH342 Red Hat Enterprise Linux Diagnostics & Troubleshooting

RH362 Red Hat Security: Identity Management and Active Directory Integration

RH403 Red Hat Satellite 6 Administration

RH415 Red Hat Security: Linux in Physical, Virtual, and Cloud

RH436 Red Hat High Availability Clustering


Red Hat Certified Specialist in Linux Performance Tuning exam (EX442)


Learning Path 

Release Notes

The updated material addresses the performance analysis challenges across hybrid enterprise, virtualization and cloud environments.  This course builds upon advanced RHEL 8 features by including:

  • Expanded tuned coverage and new use-case focused profiles,
  • Improved cgroup coverage and architecture,
  • Expanded techniques for managing guests in virtualized and cloud environments,
  • New and powerful tracing tools using the advanced eBPF kernel access functionality,
  • Wider coverage of powerful Performance Co-Pilot command line tools,
  • Updated information for new and faster CPU and I/O schedulers,
  • Adjusted for the shift from legacy storage to faster digital storage (SSDs), 
  • A new section on monitoring and reporting in virtualized environments. 

EDU Trainings offers you a virtual course RH442.

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