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Administering Red Hat Linux 7 - Part 2

This highly practical instructor led Administering Red Hat Linux (V7) - Part 2 training course is designed to give delegates practical experience in the administration of a Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) system. With a strong emphasis on practical hands on training, this course will teach further essential administrative tasks required to successfully administer a Red Hat Linux system.

Targeted to closely follow the official Red Hat certification curriculum, this course together with the Administering Red Hat System Linux - Part I (V7) course will enable the delegate to work towards achieving the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) qualification.

In addition, by attending the Administering Red Hat Linux (V7) System Administration - Part 1 & Part 2 courses together with the Administrating Red Hat Linux (V7) - Part 3 course, these three courses will enable the attendee to work towards achieving the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) qualification.

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Learning Objectives

On completion of this Administering Red Hat Linux (V7) - Part 2 course the delegate will have gained practical experience of the Linux commands, the GUI's and posses the technical knowledge required to perform System Administration tasks.

Pre-Requisites

Complete the Administering Red Hat Linux (V7) - Part 1 course

Course Content

Course Contents - DAY 1

Course Introduction

  • Administration and Course Materials
  • Course Structure and Agenda
  • Delegate and Trainer Introductions

Session 1: INSTALLING RED HAT LINUX USING KICKSTART

  • How Kickstart works
  • Sections within a Kickstart configuration file
  • Pre and Post Kickstart processing
  • Creating a Kickstart file
  • Creating the Linux Install Server
  • Differing ways of starting a Kickstart installation
  • Exercise

Session 2: USING REGULAR EXPRESSIONS

  • Using grep to search the contents of text files using regular expressions
  • Introduction to using 'sed' with regular expressions.
  • Exercise

Session 3: INTRODUCTION TO VIM

  • Introduction to text file editing using vi/vim
  • Basic commands
  • Copying and moving text
  • Search and replace features
  • Reading and writing from file
  • Regular Expressions
  • Exercise

Session 4: MANAGING PROCESS PRIORITIES

  • Use of nice and renice commands
  • Foreground and background processing
  • Grouping commands
  • Exercise

Course Contents - DAY 2

Session 5: SYSTEM ACCESS CONTROLS

  • Access Control List (ACL's)
  • Authentication policies and User Private Groups
  • Password management using passwd, chage etc
  • Managing user profile files
  • Extended file permissions including suid,sgid
  • Switching to another user
  • Connecting to a centralized administration server
  • Exercise

Session 6: ADDING DISKS, PARTITIONS, LVM VOLUMES AND FILESYSTEMS

  • Creating partitions
  • Creating Volume Groups and Logical Volumes
  • Creating File Systems
  • Exercise

Session 7: FUTHER MANAGEMENT OF LVM's

  • Extending LVM file systems
  • LVM Snapshots
  • LUKS encrypted partitions
  • Creating and Managing Swap space
  • Exercise

Session 8: CONFIGURING AND MANAGING SELINUX

  • SELinux
  • Management of SELinux
  • Easy configuration and customisation of SELinux
  • Context types
  • semanage, getsebool, setsebool and chcon commands
  • SELinux log files
  • Exercise

Course Contents - DAY 3

Session 9: ACCESSING REMOTE SYSTEMS (NFS & SMB)

  • Configuring client access to an Network Filesystem Server (NFS)
  • Providing CIFS access (SMB)
  • Configuring autofs
  • Configure access from a client to a DNS server
  • Exercise

Session 10: FURTHER SOFTWARE MANAGEMENT

  • The Yellow Dog Update, Modifier Tool (YUM)
  • Creating a YUM repository
  • Exercise

Session 11: SCHEDULING FUTURE TASKS

  • Using 'at' to manage one-off jobs
  • Using the cron system
  • System crontab files
  • Monitoring cron access
  • Controlling access to the 'cron' and 'at' facilities
  • Using anacron
  • Exercise

Session 12: CONFIGURING A BASIC FIREWALL

  • Limiting network access through a firewall
  • The firewald program
  • Basic configuiration
  • Exercise

Course Contents - DAY 4

Session 13: DEPLOYING AN FTP AND WEB SERVER

  • The Apache and Tux Web Servers
  • Apache server configuration files
  • Apache Configuration Directives
  • Basic Server Configuration
  • HTTP and SELinux
  • The FTP Service using vsftpd
  • Anonymous FTP Access
  • Exercise

Session 14: MAINTAINING THE KERNEL

  • Loading and removing modules
  • Updating the Kernel package
  • Using kernel arguments
  • Exercise

Session 15: TROUBLESHOOTING

  • Understanding the boot process
  • The Rescue Environment
  • Overriding Boot Levels from grub
  • Booting into Single User Mode
  • Common boot problems and their resolution
  • Exercise

Exams & Certification

This training course will teach some of the necessary skills to enable the delegate to work towards achieving the official Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) and the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) certification routes.

This course in conjunction with the course Administering Red Hat Linux (V7) - Part 1 leads to the RHCSA exam and only in conjunction with RHCSA does it lead to RHCE.

Before taking any exam, ensure you have the recommended experience. The Red Hat website lists all exam requirements and these are updated regularly.

Exams are not included as part of the course.

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