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Red Hat System Administrator Fast Track (Incl Exam)

Practiced Linux system administrators who currently manage Linux servers at the enterprise level

Skilled Linux system administrators who who want or are required to demonstrate competencies by earning the RHCSA

Learning Objectives

Skills and knowledge represented in the training elements of the RHCSA Rapid Track Course with Exam (RH200) course.

Unit 1 – Establish Network Connectivity

    Objective: Configure, manage, and test static network settings

Unit 2 – Administer Users and Groups

    Objective: Implement password aging and configure an LDAP client

Unit 3 – Monitor System Resources

    Objective: Manage CPU, memory, and disk utilization; manage system logs

Unit 4 – Manage System Software

    Objective: Install software and query with yum using RHN and a custom repository

Unit 5 – Deploy Network Services

    Objective: Deploy VNC, FTP, and web services and require key authentication with SSH

Unit 6 – Secure Filesystems and Network Services

    Objective: Restrict file access with ACLs and secure network services with a firewall and SELinux

Unit 7 – Manage Physical Storage

    Objective: Manage encrypted partitions, filesystems, and swap space

Unit 8 – Manage Logical Volumes

    Objective: Understand Logical Volume concepts and manage Logical Volumes, including snapshots

Unit 9 – Control the Boot Process

    Objective: Understand runlevels and manage GRUB

Unit 10 – Tune and Maintain the Kernel

    Objective: Pass parameters to the kernel and manage kernel modules

Unit 11 – Automate Installation with Kickstart

    Objective: Create kickstart configurations and use them to install Linux

Unit 12 – Manage Virtual Machines

    Objective: Deploy and manage KVM virtual machines

Unit 13 – Troubleshoot System Problems

    Objective: Apply a systematic approach to diagnosing and correcting system failures

Unit 14 – Research Red Hat Resources

    Objective: Access Red Hat documentation and services


To successfully navigate this course, students must already have solid Linux command line experience to perform tasks at an accelerated pace.

Full time Linux administration with between 1-3 years of experience

Candidates are encouraged to check their experience levels by taking a free pre-assessment questionnaire

In addition, they should possess the necessary skills to execute common commands such as cp, grep, sort, mkdir, tar, mkfs, ssh, and yum, and be familiar with accessing man pages for help. At the completion of the course, students will be adequately prepared to take the Red Hat Certified System Administration (RHCSA) exam.

Course Content

The RHCSA Fast Track course with exam (RH200) is designed for experienced Linux System Administrators who want to harden their technical skill set and become accredited with the RHCSA certification.

Using a best-of-breed contemporary teaching approach, students will learn to properly manage a Linux workstation and server, including installation and configuration of local components and services as well as connections to existing network services.

Exams & Certification

Includes RH200 examination

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