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Language: English
40 hours
Study Level: Intermediate
Certificate of Completion

Red Hat System Administration I (RH124)

Overview: This course relates to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Red Hat System Administration I (RH124) is designed for IT professionals without previous Linux administration experience. The course focuses on providing students with Linux administration “survival skills” by focusing on core administration tasks.

Course Outline: Module 1: Access the command line

❖ Log in to a Linux system and run simple commands using the shell.

Module 2: Manage files from the command line

❖ Copy, move, create, delete, and organize files from the bash shel prompt.

Module 3: Get help in Red Hat Enterprise Linux

❖ Resolve problems by using online help systems and Red Hat support utilities.

Module 4: Create, view, and edit text files

❖ Create, view, and edit text files from command output or in an editor.

Module 5: Manage local Linux users and groups

❖ Manage local Linux users and groups, and administer local password policies.

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

❖ Set Linux file system permissions on files and interpret the security effects of

Different permission settings.

Module 7: Monitor and manage Linux processes

❖ Obtain information about the system, and control processes running on it.

Module 8: Control services and daemons

❖ Control and monitor network services and system daemons using system

Module 9: Configure and secure OpenSSH service

❖ Access and provide access to the command line on remote systems securely using


Module 10: Analyze and store logs

❖ Locate and accurately interpret relevant system log files for troubleshooting


Module 11: Manage Red Hat Enterprise Linux networking

❖ Configure basic IPv4 networking on Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems.

Module 12: Archive and copy files between systems

❖ Archive files and copy them from one system to another.

Module 13: Install and update software packages

❖ Download, install, update, and manage software packages from Red Hat and yum

Pac kage repositories.

Module 14: Access Linux file systems

❖ Access and inspect existing file systems on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux system.

Module 15: Use virtualized systems

❖ Create and use Red Hat Enterprise Linux virtual machines with KVM and libvirt.

Module 16: Comprehensive review

❖ Practice and demonstrate the knowledge and skills learned in this. 

Overview: 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).

Target Audience:

  • Support Engineer.
  • Technical Administrators.
  • Technical Consultant.
  • Database Administrators

Prerequisite Knowledge:

  • Participant of this course are assumed to be familiar with any operating system concepts. Candidates with following exams will have additional benefits:
  • Course Outline: Module 1: Automate installation with Kickstart

    ❖ Automate the installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems with Kickstart.

    Module 2: Use regular expressions with grep

    ❖ Write regular expressions that, when partnered with grep, will allow you to quickly

    isolate or locate content within text files.

    Module 3: Create and Edit text files with vim

    ❖ Introduce the vim text editor, with which you can open, edit, and save text files.

    Module 4: Schedule future Linux tasks

    ❖ Schedule tasks to automatically execute in the future.

    Module 5: Manage priority of Linux processes

    ❖ Influence the relative priorities at which Linux processes run.

    Module 6: Control access to files with access control lists (ACL)

    ❖ Manage file security using POSIX access control lists.

    Module 7: Manage SELinux security

    ❖ Manage the Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux) behavior of a system to keep it secure in case of a network service compromise.

    Module 8: Connect to network-defined users and groups

    ❖ Configure systems to use central identity management services.

    Module 9: Add disks, partitions, and file systems to a Linux system

    ❖ Manage simple partitions and file systems.

    Module 10: Manage logical volume management (LVM) storage

    ❖ Manage logical volumes from the command line.

    Module 11: Access networked attached storage with network file system (NFS)

    ❖ Access (secure) NFS shares.

    Module 12: Access networked storage with SMB

    ❖ Use autofs and the command line to mount and unmount SMB file systems.

    Module 13: Control and troubleshoot the Red Hat Enterprise Linux boot process

    ❖ Limit network communication with firewall

    Module 14: Configure a basic firewall.

    ❖ Comprehensive review

Overview: The course is focused on deploying and managing network servers running caching Domain Name Service (DNS), MariaDB, Apache HTTPD, Postfix SMTP nullclients, network file sharing with Network File System (NFS) and Server Message Block (SMB), iSCSI initiators and targets, advanced networking and firewalld configurations, and the use of Bash shell scripting to help automate, configure, and troubleshoot the system. Through lectures and hands-on labs, students who have already earned the RHCSA certification will be exposed to all competencies covered by the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) exam (EX300).

Target Audience:

  • This course is for experienced Linux administrators wishing to learn enterprise-level automation techniques through scripting, how to deploy and secure network services, and how to manage other key security features of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Prerequisite Knowledge:

  • RHCSA certification or equivalent experience.
  • For candidates who have not earned their RHCSA certification, confirmation of the correct skills and knowledge can be obtained by passing the online skills assessment.

Course Outline: Module 1: Control services and daemons

❖ Review how to manage services and the boot-up process using systemctl

Module 2: Manage IPv6 networking

❖ Configure and troubleshoot basic IPv6 networking on Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems

Module 3: Configure link aggregation and bridging

❖ Configure and troubleshoot advanced network interface functionality including bonding, teaming, and local software bridges

Module 4: Control network port security

❖ Permit and reject access to network services using advanced SELinux and firewalld filtering techniques

Module 5: Manage DNS for servers

❖ Set and verify correct DNS records for systems and configure secure DNS caching

Module 6: Configure email delivery

❖ Relay all email sent by the system to an SMTP gateway for central delivery

Module 7: Provide block-based storage

❖ Provide and use networked iSCSI block devices as remote disks

Module 8: Provide file-based storage

❖ Provide NFS exports and SMB file shares to specific systems and users

Module 9: Configure MariaDB databases

❖ Provide a MariaDB SQL database for use by programs and database administrators

Module 10: Provide Apache HTTPD web service

❖ Configure Apache HTTPD to provide Transport Layer Security (TLS)-enabled websites and virtual hosts

Module 11: Write Bash scripts

❖ Write simple shell scripts using Bash

Module 12: Bash conditionals and control structures

❖ Use Bash conditionals and other control structures to write more sophisticated shell commands and scripts

Module 13: Configure the shell environment

❖ Customize Bash startup and use environment variables, Bash aliases, and Bash functions

Module 14: Comprehensive review

❖ Practice and demonstrate knowledge and skills learned in Red Hat System Administration III


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