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RHCSA (RH124 & RH134)

1. Course RH124:


Part 1 of the core system administration tasks needed for Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®. Red Hat System Administration I (RH124) relates to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and is designed for IT professionals without previous Linux administration experience. The course focuses on providing delegates with Linux administration 'survival skills' by focusing on core administration tasks. System Admin I also provides a foundation for delegates wishing to become full time Linux system administrators by introducing key command line concepts and other enterprise level tools

Who Should Attend:

IT professionals across a broad range of disciplines who need to perform essential Linux administration tasks including installation, establishing network connectivity, managing physical storage, and basic security administration.

At Course Completion: Delegates will learn how to

•Introduction to the command line
•Managing physical storage
•Learning how to install and configure software components and services
•Establishing network connections and firewall access
•Monitoring and managing processes
•Managing and securing files
•Administrating users and groups
•Accessing Linux file systems
•Installing and using virtualized systems
•Reviewing the system log files and journal


Module 1: Access the command line

•Accessing  the command line using the local Console
•Accessing  the command line using the desktop
•Executing Commands Using the Bash Shell
•Lab: Access the command line

Module2: Manage files from the command line

•The Linux File System Hierarchy
•Locating Files by Name
•Managing Files Using Command-Line Tools
•Matching Files Names Using Path Name Expansion
•Lab: Managing Files with shell expansion

Module3: Getting help in Red Hat Enterprise Linux

•Reading Documentation Using man Command
•Reading Documentation Using pinfo Command
•Reading Documentation in /usr/share/doc
•Getting Help from Red Hat
•Lab: Viewing and Printing help Documentation

Module 4:  Create, view, and edit text files

•Redirecting  Output to a file or program
•Editing Text Files from the Shell Prompt
•Editing Text Files with a graphical editor
•Lab: Viewing and printing help documentation

Module 5: Manage local Linux users and groups

•Users and Groups
•Gaining super user Access
•Managing Local User Account
•Managing Local Group Accounts
•Managing User Passwords
•Lab: Managing Local Linux users and Groups

Module 6: Control access to files with Linux file system permissions

•Linux File System Permissions
•Managing file system permissions from the Command Line
•Managing Default permissions and file access
•Lab: Controlling access to files with Linux file system permissions

Module7: Monitor and manage Linux processes

•Controlling Jobs
•Killing Processes
•Monitoring Process Activity
•Lab: Monitoring and Managing Linux Processes

Module 8: Controlling Services and Daemons

•Identifying Automatically Started System Processes
•Controlling System Services
•Lab: Controlling Services and Daemons

Module 9: Configure and secure OpenSSH service

•Accessing the Remote Command Line with SSH
•Configuring SSH key based Authentication
•Customizing SSH Service configuration
•Lab: Configuring and Securing OpenSSH Service

Module 10: Analyze and store logs

•System log Architecture
•Reviewing Syslog Files
•Reviewing System Journal Entries
•Preserving the System Journal
•Maintain Accurate Time
•Lab: Analyzing and Storing Logs

Module 11: Manage Red Hat Enterprise Linux networking

•Networking Concepts
•Validating Network Configuration
•Configuring Networking with nmcli
•Editing Network Configuration Files
•Configuring Host Names and name resolution
•Lab: Managing Red Hat Enterprise Linux Networking

Module 12: Archive and copy files between systems

•Managing Compressed tar Archives
•Copying Files Between system Securely
•Synchronizing Files Between system Securely
•Lab: Archiving and Copying files Between Systems

Module 13: Install and update software packages

•Attaching Systems to Subscriptions for Software Updates
•RPM Software Packages and Yum
•Managing Software Updates with Yum
•Enabling yum Software Repositories
•Examining RPM Package Files
•Lab: Installing and Updating software Packages

Module 14: Access Linux file systems

•Identifying File Systems and Devices
•Mounting and Un mounting File Systems
•Making Links Between  Files
•Locating Files on the System
•Lab: Accessing Linux File Systems

Module 15: Use virtualized systems

•Managing a Local Virtualization Host
•Installing a New Virtual Machine
•Chapter Test: Using Virtualized Systems

Module 16: Comprehensive Review

2.  Course RH134:

Red Hat System Administration II (RH134) focuses on the key tasks needed to become a full time Linux administrator. This course goes deeper into enterprise Linux administration including file systems and partitioning, logical volumes, SELinux, firewalling, and troubleshooting. Attending both, Red Hat System Administration I and Red Hat System Administration II can help you in your preparation for the Red Hat Certified System Administrator Exam (EX200).

Who Should Attend:

This course is singularly designed for students who have completed Red Hat System Administration I (RH124). The organization of topics is such that it is not appropriate for student to use RH134 as a curriculum entry point. Students who have not taken a previous Red Hat course are encouraged to take either System Administration I if they are new to Linux, or the RHCSA Fast Track course (RH200) if they are experienced with enterprise Linux administration

At Course Completion: Delegates will learn how to

•Installation using Kickstart
•Managing file systems and logical volumes
•Managing scheduled jobs
•Accessing network file systems
•Managing SELinux
•Controlling firewalling


Module 1: Automate Installation with Kickstart

•Defining the Anaconda Kickstart System
•Deploying a new virtual system with Kickstart

Module 2: Using Regular Expressions with grep

•Regular Expressions fundamentals
•Matching text with grep
•Lab: Using Regular Expressions with grep

Module 3: Create and Edit Text Files with VIM

•The vim Text Editor
•Basic vim Workflow
•Editing with vim
•Lab: Edit a system file with vim

Module 4: Schedule Future Linux Tasks

•Scheduling One –time tasks with at
•Scheduling Recurring Jobs with cron
•Scheduling System cron jobs
•Managing Temporary Files

Module 5: Manage Priority of Linux Processes

•Process Priority and ‘nice’ Concepts
•Using nice and renice to influence process priority
•Lab: Managing Priority of Linux Processes

Module 6: Control Access to files with Access Control Lists (ACL)

•POSIX Access Control List (ACLs)
•Securing Files with (ACLs)
•Lab: Controlling Access  to files with access control lists ((ACLs)

Module 7: Managing SELinux Security

•Enabling and Monitoring Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux)
•Changing SELinux Concepts
•Changing SELinux Modes
•Changing SELinux Contexts
•Changing SELinux Booleans
•Troubleshooting SELinux
•Lab: Managing SELinux security

Module 8: Connecting to Network-defined Users and Groups

•Using Identity Management Services
•Lab: Connecting Network-defined Users and Groups

Module 9: Adding Disks, Partitions and File Systems to a Linux System

•Adding Partitions, File systems and Persistent Mounts
•Managing Swap Space
•Lab: Adding Disks, Partitions, File systems to a Linux System

Module 10:  Managing Logical Volume Management (LVM) Storage

•Logical Volume Management Concepts
•Managing Logical Volumes
•Extending Local Volumes
•Lab: Managing Logical Volume Management(LVM) Storage

Module 11: Accessing Network Storage with Network File System (NFS)

•Mounting Network Storage with NFS
•Automounting  Network Storage with NFS
•Lab: Accessing Network Storage with Network File System (NFS)

Module 12: Accessing Network Storage with SMB

•Accessing Network Storage with SMB
•Lab: Accessing Network Storage with SMB

Module 13: Controlling and Troubleshooting the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Boot Process

•The Red Hat Enterprise Linux Boot Process
•Repairing Common Boot Issues
•Repairing File System Issues at Boot
•Repairing Boot Loader Issues
•Lab: Controlling and Troubleshooting the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Boot Process

Module 14: Limiting Network Communication with Firewalld

•Limiting Network Communication
•Lab: Limiting Network Communication

Module 15: Comprehensive Review of Systems Administration II
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