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Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Server Hardening

Understand and use essential tools
The following audiences may be interested in earning the 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).
Identify Red Hat Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) and Red Hat Security Advisories (RHSAs) and selectively update systems based on this information
Verify package security and validity
Identify and employ standards-based practices for configuring file system security, create and use encrypted file systems, tune file system features, and use specific
mount options to restrict access to file system volumes
Configure default permissions for users and use special file permissions, attributes, and access control lists (ACLs) to control access to files
Install and use intrusion detection capabilities in Red Hat Enterprise Linux to monitor critical system files
Manage user account security and user password security
Manage system login security using pluggable authentication modules (PAM)
Configure console security by disabling features that allow systems to be rebooted or powered off using bootloader passwords
Configure system-wide acceptable use notifications
Install, configure, and manage identity management services and configure identity management clients
Configure remote system logging services, configure system logging, and manage system log files using mechanisms such as log rotation and compression
Configure system auditing services and review audit reports
Use network scanning tools to identify open network service ports and configure and troubleshoot system firewalling

Red Hat reserves the right to add, modify, and remove objectives. Such changes will be made public in advance through revisions to this document.

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