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Course #:GL299

RHCE Rapid Track Training

This course is carefully designed to match the topics found in the Red Hat® RH299 exam prep course but also features the added benefit of an entire extra day of comprehensive lab exercises and detailed lecture material.
Students learn the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) system administration skills needed to pass the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) exam. This is an accelerated course meant for those students capable of absorbing information at a rapid pace or those students who only need to fill in selected gaps of knowledge because of prior Linux sys-admin experience.

Prerequisites

Students should have already have the RHCSA or equivalent knowledge.

Duration

Five Days

Outline of RHCE Rapid Track Training

Chapter 1. Software Management

  • RPM Features
  • RPM Architecture
  • RPM Package Files
  • Working With RPMs
  • Rebuilding Source RPM Packages
  • Managing Software Dependencies
  • Using the Yum command
  • YUM package groups
  • Updating the Kernel RPM
  • Configuring Yum
  • Yum Plugins & RHN Subscription ManagerP
  • YUM Repositories


Lab TasksManaging Software with RPM

  • Using Yum
  • Creating a Custom RPM Repository

Chapter 2. Network Management

  • IPv4 Fundamentals
  • TCP/UDP Fundamentals
  • Linux Network Interfaces
  • Ethernet Hardware Tools
  • Network Configuration with ip Command
  • Configuring Routing Tables
  • IP to MAC Address Mapping with ARP
  • Starting and Stopping Interfaces
  • NetworkManager
  • DNS Clients
  • DHCP Clients
  • Network Diagnostics
  • Multiple IP Addresses
  • Interface Bonding


Lab Tasks

  • Network Discovery
  • Basic Client Networking
  • Multiple IP Addresses Per Network Interface
  • Introduction to Troubleshooting Labs
  • Troubleshooting Practice: Networking

Chapter 3. Storage Management

  • Partitioning Disks with fdisk & gdisk
  • Resizing a GPT Partition with gdisk
  • Partitioning Disks with parted
  • Non-Interactive Disk Partitioning with sfdisk
  • Filesystem Creation
  • Mounting Filesystems
  • Filesystem Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting Incorrect File Permissions
  • Resizing Filesystems
  • Swap
  • iSCSI Architecture
  • Open-iSCSI Initiator Implementation
  • iSCSI Initiator Discovery
  • iSCSI Initiator Node Administration
  • Mounting iSCSI Targets at Boot
  • iSCSI Multipathing Considerations
  • Linux Unified Key Setup (LUKS)


Lab Tasks

  • Creating and Managing Filesystems
  • Hot Adding Swap
  • iSCSI Initiator Configuration
  • LUKS-on-disk format Encrypted Filesystem

 

Chapter 4. Logical Volume Management(LVM)

  • Logical Volume Management
  • Implementing LVM
  • Creating Logical Volumes
  • Activating LVM VGs
  • Exporting and Importing a VG
  • Examining LVM Components
  • Changing LVM Components
  • Advanced LVM Overview
  • Advanced LVM: Components & Object Tags
  • Advanced LVM: Automated Storage Tiering
  • Advanced LVM: Thin Provisioning
  • Advanced LVM: Striping & Mirroring
  • Advanced LVM: RAID Volumes


Lab Tasks

  • Creating and Managing LVM Volumes

Chapter 5. Account Management

  • User and Group Concepts
  • User Administration
  • Modifying Accounts
  • Group Administration
  • Password Aging
  • SGID and Sticky Bit on Directories
  • User Private Group Scheme
  • File Access Control Lists
  • Manipulating FACLs
  • Viewing FACLs
  • Backing Up FACLs


Lab Tasks

  • File and Directory Ownership and Permissions
  • User and Group Administration
  • User Private Groups
  • Using Filesystem ACLs

 

Chapter 6. Authentication Management

  • RHEL DS Client Configuration
  • System Security Services Daemon (SSSD)
  • AutoFS
  • AutoFS Configuration
  • Kerberos Components
  • Kerberos Principals
  • Authentication Process
  • Install krb5.conf on Clients
  • Client PAM Configuration
  • Signing In to Kerberos
  • Viewing Tickets
  • Removing Tickets
  • Passwords
  • Changing Passwords
  • sudo
  • Giving Others Access



Lab Tasks

  • Using LDAP for Centralized User Accounts
  • Kerberos Client Setup
  • OpenSSH with Kerberos

 

Chapter 7.Boot Management

  • System Boot Method Overview
  • systemd System and Service Manager
  • Modifying systemd services
  • systemd Targets
  • Using systemd
  • Linux Runlevels Aliases
  • Legacy Support for SysV init
  • Booting Linux on PCs
  • GRUB 2
  • GRUB 2 Configuration
  • Boot Parameters
  • Initial RAM Filesystem
  • Legacy local bootup script support
  • Shutdown and Reboot


Lab Tasks

  • Managing Services With Systemd's systemctl
  • Creating a systemd unit file
  • Boot Process
  • Booting directly to a bash shell
  • Troubleshooting Practice: Boot Process

Chapter 8. Managing SELinux

  • SELinux Security Framework
  • SELinux Modes
  • SELinux Commands
  • Choosing an SELinux Policy
  • SELinux Booleans
  • Permissive Domains
  • SELinux Policy Tools
  • SELinux Troubleshooting
  • SELinux Troubleshooting Continued


Lab Tasks

  • Exploring SELinux Modes
  • SELinux File Contexts

 

Chapter 9 Firewall Management

  • FirewallD
  • Netfilter: Stateful Packet Filter Firewall
  • Netfilter Concepts
  • Using the iptables Command
  • Common match_specs
  • Extended Packet Matching Modules
  • Connection Tracking


Lab Tasks

  • Securing Services with Netfilter

Chapter 10. Network Time Protocol (NTP) Service

  • Managing Network-Wide Time
  • Continual Time Sync with NTP
  • Configuring NTP Clients
  • Useful NTP Commands


Lab Tasks

  • NTP Client Configuration

 

Chapter 11. System Monitoring and Logs

  • System Status – Memory
  • System Status – I/O
  • System Status – CPU
  • Performance Trending with sar
  • System Logging
  • /etc/rsyslog.conf


Lab Tasks

  • Remote Syslog Configuration
  • System Activity Reporter

Chapter 12. Web (HTTP/HTTPS) Service

  • Apache Architecture
  • Adding Modules to Apache
  • Apache Configuration Files
  • httpd.conf – Server Settings
  • httpd.conf – Main Configuration
  • TLS Using mod_ssl.so
  • Virtual Hosting DNS Implications
  • httpd.conf – VirtualHost Configuration
  • Name-based Virtual Host
  • Apache Logging
  • Delegating Administration
  • Directory Protection
  • Directory Protection with AllowOverride
  • Common Uses for .htaccess
  • Dynamic HTTP Content
  • Configuring CGI


Lab Tasks

  • Apache Architecture
  • Apache Content
  • Using TLS Certificates with Apache
  • Configuring Virtual Hosts
  • Using .htaccess Files
  • CGI Scripts in Apache

Chapter 13. SMTP Service

  • Postfix Features
  • Postfix Components
  • Postfix Configuration
  • master.cf
  • main.cf
  • Postfix Map Types
  • Postfix Pattern Matching
  • Virtual Domains
  • Configuration Commands
  • Management Commands
  • Postfix, Relaying and SMTP AUTH
  • SMTP AUTH Server and Relay Control


Lab Tasks

  • Configuring Postfix
  • Postfix Network Configuration
  • Postfix Virtual Host Configuration

 

Chapter 14. Caching-Only DNS Service

  • Naming Services
  • The Domain Name Space
  • Delegation and Zones
  • Server Roles
  • Resolving Names
  • Resolving IP Addresses
  • Restricting Queries
  • Basic BIND Administration
  • Configuring the Resolver
  • Testing Resolution
  • Creating a Site-Wide Cache
  • SOA – Start of Authority
  • A, AAAA, & PTR – Address & Pointer Records
  • NS – Name Server
  • TXT, CNAME, & MX – Text, Alias, & Mail Host


Lab Tasks

  • Caching-only DNS

 

Chapter 15. File Sharing with NFS

  • File Sharing via NFS
  • NFSv4+
  • NFS Clients
  • NFS Server Configuration
  • Implementing NFSv4


Lab Tasks

  • NFS Server Configuration

Chapter 16. File Sharing with CIFS

  • Samba Daemons
  • Accessing Windows/Samba Shares from Linux
  • Samba Utilities
  • Samba Configuration Files
  • The smb.conf File
  • Mapping Users
  • Share Authentication
  • User-Level Access
  • Samba Account Database
  • User Share Restrictions


Lab Tasks

  • Samba Share-Level Access
  • Samba User-Level Access
  • Samba Group Shares

 

Chapter 17. File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Service

  • The FTP Protocol
  • Active Mode FTP
  • Passive Mode FTP
  • vsftpd
  • Anonymous FTP with vsftpd


Lab Tasks

  • Configuring vsftpd

 

Chapter 18. Secure Shell (SSH) Service

  • Secure Shell
  • OpenSSH Client & Server Configuration
  • Accessing Remote Shells
  • Transferring Files
  • SSH Key Management
  • ssh-agent
  • OpenSSH and Kerberos
  • X Access Control
  • Remote X Access (historical/insecure)
  • Remote X Access (modern/secure)


Lab Tasks

  • Introduction to ssh and scp
  • SSH Key-based User Authentication
  • Using ssh-agent
  • Kerberos Client Setup
  • OpenSSH with Kerberos

 

Chapter 19. Installation, Kickstart, and Virtualization

  • Anaconda: An Overview
  • Anaconda: Booting the System
  • Anaconda: Common Boot Options
  • Anaconda: Loading Anaconda and Packages
  • Anaconda: Storage Options
  • Anaconda: Troubleshooting
  • FirstBoot
  • A Typical Install
  • Kickstart
  • Introducing libvirt
  • libvirt: Basic Concepts
  • virsh: Basics
  • virsh: Common Tasks
  • virt-install
  • Virtual Machine Guest Tools & Drivers

Lab Tasks

  • Linux Installation
  • Automating Installation with Kickstart
  • Installing a Virtual Machine
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