• Students should have basic experience with the following, with minimal dependence on documentation:

Skills Gained

  • Managing users and groups, files, and file permissions
  • Updating software packages with yum
  • Managing and troubleshooting systemd services during the boot process
  • Network configuration and basic troubleshooting
  • Managing local storage and creating and using file systems
  • Firewall management with firewalld
  • Managing Kernel-based Virtual Machines (KVMs)
  • Automating installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux using Kickstart

Who Can Benefit?

  • Students for this class should have 1-3 years of full time Linux administration experience.

Outline for RHCSA Rapid Track Course Training

Follow up courses and exams

  • Red Hat System Administration III with Exam (RH255)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RH318)

Accessing the command line

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

    Managing Files from the command line

    Work with files from the bash shell prompt.

      Managing local Linux users and groups

      Manage Linux users and groups and administer local password policies.

        Controlling access to files with Linux file system permissions

        • Set access permissions on files and interpret the security effects of different permission settings.

        Managing SELinux security

        • Use SELinux to manage access to files and interpret and troubleshoot SELinux security effects.

        Monitoring and managing Linux processes

        • Monitor and control processes running on the system.

        Installing and updating software packages

        • Download, install, update, and manage software packages from Red Hat and yum package repositories.

        Controlling services and daemons

        Control and monitor network services and system daemons using systemd.

          Managing Red Hat Enterprise Linux networking

          Configure basic IPv4 networking on Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems.

            Analyzing and storing logs

            Locate and interpret relevant system log files for troubleshooting purposes.

              Managing storage and file systems

              Create and use disk partitions, logical volumes, file systems, and swap spaces.

                Scheduling system tasks

                Schedule recurring system tasks using cron and systemd timer units.

                  Mounting network file systems

                  Mount network file system (NFS) exports and server message block (SMB) shares from network file servers.

                    Limiting network communication with firewalld

                    Configure a basic local firewall.

                      Virtualization and kickstart

                      Manage KVMs and install them with Red Hat Enterprise Linux using Kickstart.