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Red Hat 7 System Administration

Red Hat System Administration is designed for IT professionals who are new to Linux and
require core Red Hat Enterprise Linux skills. Focused on administration tasks that will be
encountered in the workplace, this course will actively engage students in task-focused
activities, lab-based knowledge checks, and facilitative discussions to ensure maximum
skill transfer and retention. In addition, GUI-based tools will be featured to build on the
students’ existing technical knowledge, while key command line concepts will be introduced to
provide a foundation for students planning to become full-time Linux system administrators. By
the end of the five-day course, students will be able to perform installation, establish network
connectivity, manage physical storage, and perform basic security administration.
Audience
Microsoft Windows system administrators who need to quickly learn core Red Hat
Enterprise Linux proficiencies
System administrators, network administrators, and other IT professionals who require
proficiency performing core tasks in Linux Non-Linux IT professionals on the path to becoming
full-time Linux system administrators
Prerequisites
Previous operating system administration experience is helpful but not required
Course Content
Graphical installation of Linux
Managing physical storage
Introduction to the command line
Learning how to install and configure local components and services
Establishing network and securing network services
Managing and securing files
Administrating users and groups
Deploying file sharing services
Network configuration and troubleshooting
Managing file systems and logical volumes
Controlling user and file access
Installing and managing services and processes
Essential command line operations
Troubleshooting
RHCE 6 Syllabus – SAI
Course Outline
Unit 1:
Get Started with the GNOME Graphical Desktop
Objective: Get started with GNOME and edit text files with gedit
Unit 2: Manage Files Graphically with Nautilus
Objective: Manage files graphically and access remote systems with Nautilus
Unit 3: Get Help in a Graphical Environment
Objective: Access documentation, both locally and online
Unit 4: Configure Local Services
Objective: configure the date and time and configure a printer
Unit 5: manage physical storage i
Objective: Understand basic disk concepts and manage system disks
Unit 6: Manage Logical Volumes
Objective: Understand logical volume concepts and manage logical volumes
Unit 7: Monitor System Resources
Objective: Manage CPU, memory, and disk utilization
Unit 8: Manage System Software
Objective: Manage system software locally and using Red Hat Network (RHN)
Unit 9: Get Started with Bash
Objective: Understand basic shell concepts, execute simple commands, and use basic job control
techniques

Unit 10: Get Help in a Textual Environment
Objective: Use man and info pages and find documentation in /usr/share/doc
Unit 11: Establish Network Connectivity
Objective: Understand basic network concepts; configure, manage, and test network
Unit 12: Administer Users and Groups
Objective: Manage users and groups
Unit 13: Manage Files from the Command Line
Objective: Understand Linux file system hierarchy and pathnames; manage files from the
command line
Unit 14: Secure Linux File Access
Objective: Understand Linux file access mechanisms; manage file access from the GUI and the
command line
Unit 15: Administer Remote Systems
Objective: Share and connect to a desktop; use SSH and rsync
Unit 16: Configure General Services
Objective: Manage services; configure SSH and remote desktops
Unit 17: Manage Physical Storage II
Objective: Manage file system attributes and swap space
Unit 18: Install Linux Graphically
Objective: Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux and configure the system with first boot
Unit 19: Manage Virtual Machines
Objective: Understand basic virtualization concepts; install and manage virtual machines
Unit 20: Control the Boot Process
Objective: Understand run levels and manage GRUB
Unit 21: Deploy File Sharing Services
Objective: Deploy an FTP server and a web server
Unit 22: Secure Network Services
Objective: Manage a firewall; understand SE Linux concepts and manage SE Linux
Unit 23: Comprehensive Review
Objective: Get a hands-on review of the concepts covered in this course
Unit 24: Accessing the Command Line
Objectives: Access the command line locally and remotely; gain administrative privileges from
the command line
Unit 25: Intermediate Command Line Tools
Objectives: Use hardlinks, archives and compression, and vim
Unit 26: Network Configuration and Troubleshooting
Objectives: Configure network settings; troubleshoot network issues
Unit 27: Managing Simple Partitions and File systems
Unit 28: Access Network File Sharing Services; NFS and CIFS
Objectives: Implement NFS, CIFS, and autofs
Unit 29: Managing User Accounts
Objectives: Manage user accounts including password aging
Unit 30: Network User Accounts with LDAP
Objectives: Connect to a central LDAP directory service
Unit 31: Controlling Access to Files
Objectives: Manage group memberships, file permissions, and access control lists (ACL)
Unit 32: Managing SE Linux
Objectives: Activate and deactivate SE Linux; set file contexts; manage SE Linux booleans;
analyze SE Linux logs
Unit 34: Installing and Managing Software
Objectives: Manage software and query information with yum; configure client-side yum,
repository files
Unit 35: Managing Installed Services
Objectives: Managing services; verify connectivity to a service
Unit 36: Managing Processes
Objectives: Identify and terminate processes, change the priority of a process, and use cron and
at to schedule processes