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Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) with Virtual Machines, Second Edition

Video Description

15 Hours of Video Instruction

Overview
Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) Complete Video Course with Virtual Machines, Second Edition has 15 hours of comprehensive video training[md]which includes whiteboard concept teaching, live CLI work, screencast teaching, and hands-on labs[md]so you have everything you need to study for and pass the RHCSA exam. This new edition of the best-selling RHCSA Complete Video Course now comes with virtual machines, giving you a reliable environment so you can get the real-world experience you need to fully understand concepts and practice your skills.


Description
Now with virtual machines and fully updated for RHEL 7.3, Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) Complete Video Course with Virtual Machines, Second Edition gives you everything you need to prepare for and pass the RHCSA exam. This ALL-NEW comprehensive training includes
  • All new videos
  • Whiteboard instruction to help you grasp difficult concepts
  • CLI instruction so you can see Red Hat in action
  • Labs so you can practice your skills, plus solution videos so you can then compare your work to the author's
  • Three virtual machines to give you easy access to a reliable environment for working through this book’s labs and exercises. Download them from informit.com

This engaging self-paced video training solution provides learners with 15 hours of personal visual instruction from an expert trainer with more than 20 years of practical Linux teaching experience. Through the use of topic-focused instructional videos you will gain an in-depth understanding of all topics on the Red Hat Certified Administrator (RHCSA) exam as well as a deeper understanding of Red Hat Enterprise Linux so you master the key foundational principles of systems administration. The combination of video, labs, and virtual machines is a unique offering that gives you a full toolkit to learn and excel on your exam.

Topics include the following:
Module 1: Performing Basic System Management Tasks
Module 2: Operating Red Hat Enterprise Linux Servers
Module 3: Performing Advanced System Administration Tasks
Module 4: Managing Network Services

About the Instructor

Sander van Vugt is an independent Linux trainer, author, and consultant living in the Netherlands. Sander has written numerous books about different Linux-related topics and many articles for Linux publications around the world. Sander has been teaching Red Hat, SUSE, and LPI Linux classes since 1994. As a consultant, he specializes in Linux High Availability solutions and performance optimization. More information about Sander is on his website at www.sandervanvugt.com.


For more information about RHAT certification and additional resources, visit the author's RHAT Certification page.

Skill Level
Beginning to intermediate

What You Will Learn

  • Key concepts for all the objectives on the Red Hat Certified Administrator (RHCSA) exam
  • Information on the new RHEL 7 exam
Who Should Take This Course
Primary audience:
  • Red Hat Certified Administrator (RHCSA) certification candidates
Secondary audience:
  • Anyone interested in learning about Red Hat from the ground up
  • Linux engineers who are interested in learning more about Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Junior system administrators who want to deepen their skills
  • Administrators currently administering UNIX systems and developers who write software for Linux
Course Requirements
The ideal target student does have some preliminary Linux knowledge already, because this course doesn't focus on basic Linux usage but on Linux administration.

About LiveLessons Video Training
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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. RHCSA with Virtual Machines: Introduction 00:02:53
    2. What to Expect on the RHCSA Exam 00:06:37
    3. Preparing the Lab Environment 00:04:56
    4. Setting up VMware to use the Course Virtual Machines-MAC 00:03:48
    5. Setting up VMware to use the Course Virtual Machines-WIN 00:02:59
    6. Setting up VirtualBox to use the Course Virtual Machines-MAC 00:06:28
    7. Setting up VirtualBox to use the Course Virtual Machines-WIN 00:09:25
  2. Module 1: Performing Basic System Management Tasks
    1. Module Intro 00:00:49
  3. Lesson 1: Installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:32
    2. 1.1 What You Need on Your Server 00:03:22
    3. 1.2 Installing Red Hat 00:10:06
    4. 1.3 Installing Red Hat with Custom Partitioning 00:07:25
    5. Lesson 1 Lab: Installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 00:01:16
    6. Lesson 1 Lab Solution 00:04:16
    7. Summary 00:00:44
  4. Lesson 2: Using Essential Tools
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:36
    2. 2.1 Finding the Appropriate Help 00:05:36
    3. 2.2 Using man 00:09:43
    4. 2.3 Finding the Right man Page 00:04:51
    5. 2.4 Understanding vim 00:02:22
    6. 2.5 Editing Text Files with vim 00:10:39
    7. 2.6 Fixing a Common vim Issue 00:03:56
    8. 2.7 Working on the Linux Shell 00:03:24
    9. 2.8 Understanding Globbing and Wildcards 00:02:34
    10. 2.9 Using Globbing and Wildcards 00:02:23
    11. 2.10 Understanding I/O Redirection and Pipes 00:03:51
    12. 2.11 Using I/O Redirection and Pipes 00:02:50
    13. Lesson 2 Lab: Using Essential Tools 00:01:01
    14. Lesson 2 Lab Solution 00:03:51
    15. Summary 00:00:37
  5. Lesson 3: Essential File Management Tools
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:26
    2. 3.1 Understanding Linux File System Layout 00:03:55
    3. 3.2 Essential File Management Tasks 00:09:23
    4. 3.3 Finding Files 00:03:39
    5. 3.4 Understanding Links 00:03:33
    6. 3.5 Working with Links 00:04:31
    7. 3.6 Working with tar 00:04:45
    8. 3.7 Working with Compressed Files 00:03:34
    9. Lesson 3 Lab: Using File Tools 00:00:57
    10. Lesson 3 Lab Solution 00:03:31
    11. Summary 00:00:34
  6. Lesson 4: Working with Text Files
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:30
    2. 4.1 Understanding Regular Expressions 00:04:59
    3. 4.2 Using Common Text Tools 00:05:33
    4. 4.3 Working with grep 00:05:18
    5. 4.4 Understanding the Basics of sed and awk 00:05:01
    6. Lesson 4 Lab: Working with Text Files 00:00:55
    7. Lesson 4 Lab Solution 00:04:36
    8. Summary 00:00:44
  7. Lesson 5: Connecting to a RHEL Server
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:27
    2. 5.1 Opening Local Shells 00:06:46
    3. 5.2 Using su to Work as Another User 00:03:43
    4. 5.3 Using sudo to Perform Administrator Tasks 00:05:17
    5. 5.4 Connecting to a Server with SSH 00:02:42
    6. 5.5 Understanding SSH Keys 00:03:07
    7. 5.6 Using SSH Keys 00:04:22
    8. Lesson 5 Lab: Using SSH 00:01:15
    9. Lesson 5 Lab Solution 00:02:59
    10. Summary 00:00:34
  8. Lesson 6: Managing Users and Groups
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:35
    2. 6.1 Understanding the Need for Users 00:02:31
    3. 6.2 Creating and Managing Users 00:03:58
    4. 6.3 Understanding User Properties 00:05:58
    5. 6.4 Understanding User Configuration Files 00:07:03
    6. 6.5 Creating and Managing Groups 00:04:24
    7. 6.6 Understanding Group Membership 00:03:21
    8. 6.7 Managing Password Properties 00:04:45
    9. Lesson 6 Lab: Managing Users and Groups 00:00:30
    10. Lesson 6 Lab Solution 00:01:13
    11. Summary 00:00:34
  9. Lesson 7: Managing Permissions
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:37
    2. 7.1 Understanding Ownership 00:02:54
    3. 7.2 Changing File Ownership 00:03:33
    4. 7.3 Understanding Basic Permissions 00:01:54
    5. 7.4 Managing Basic Permissions 00:05:24
    6. 7.5 Understanding umask 00:07:31
    7. 7.6 Understanding Special Permissions 00:02:15
    8. 7.7 Managing Special Permissions 00:09:35
    9. 7.8 Understanding ACLs 00:01:42
    10. 7.9 Managing ACLs 00:06:56
    11. Lesson 7 Lab: Managing Permissions 00:00:59
    12. Lesson 7 Lab Solution 00:03:12
    13. Summary 00:00:33
  10. Lesson 8: Configuring Networking
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:33
    2. 8.1 Understanding NIC Naming 00:02:14
    3. 8.2 Managing runtime network Configuration with the ip Command 00:06:31
    4. 8.3 Storing Network Configuration Persistently 00:02:57
    5. 8.4 Managing Persistent Network Configuration with nmcli 00:07:37
    6. 8.5 Managing Persistent Network Configuration with nmtui 00:04:42
    7. 8.6 Verifying Network Configuration Files 00:03:00
    8. 8.7 Understanding Routing and DNS 00:03:41
    9. 8.8 Configuring Routing and DNS 00:05:55
    10. 8.9 Understanding Network Analysis Tools 00:03:57
    11. 8.10 Using Network Analysis Tools 00:05:13
    12. Lesson 8 Lab: Configuring Network Settings 00:00:55
    13. Lesson 8 Lab Solution 00:03:22
    14. Summary 00:00:55
  11. Module 2: Operating Red Hat Enterprise Linux Servers
    1. Module Intro 00:00:32
  12. Lesson 9: Managing Processes
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:39
    2. 9.1 Understanding Jobs and Processes 00:02:09
    3. 9.2 Managing Shell Jobs 00:01:56
    4. 9.3 Getting Process Information with ps 00:07:13
    5. 9.4 Understanding Memory Usage 00:08:46
    6. 9.5 Understanding Performance Load 00:03:19
    7. 9.6 Monitoring System Activity with top 00:07:45
    8. 9.7 Sending Signals to Processes 00:05:25
    9. 9.8 Understanding Priorities and Niceness 00:02:56
    10. 9.9 Changing Process Nice Values 00:04:41
    11. Lesson 9 Lab: Managing Processes 00:00:53
    12. Lesson 9 Lab Solution 00:02:51
    13. Summary 00:00:37
  13. Lesson 10: Managing Software
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:45
    2. 10.1 Understanding Meta Package Handlers 00:02:13
    3. 10.2 Setting up Yum Repositories 00:03:08
    4. 10.3 Using Repositories 00:08:38
    5. 10.4 Managing Packages with yum 00:08:38
    6. 10.5 Using Yum Groups 00:02:51
    7. 10.6 Understanding yum and RPM Queries 00:02:17
    8. 10.7 Using RPM Queries 00:05:40
    9. Lesson 10 Lab: Managing Software 00:01:09
    10. Lesson 10 Lab Solution 00:04:29
    11. Summary 00:01:02
  14. Lesson 11: Working with Virtual Machines
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:46
    2. 11.1 Introducing KVM Virtualization 00:02:55
    3. 11.2 Managing Libvirt and KVM 00:03:06
    4. 11.3 Installing a Virtual Machine 00:04:43
    5. 11.4 Using virsh 00:02:02
    6. 11.5 Using virt-manager 00:03:22
    7. 11.6 Understanding KVM Networking 00:03:04
    8. 11.7 Managing KVM Networking 00:04:08
    9. 11.8 Importing OVF Virtual Machine Files 00:09:08
    10. Lesson 11 Lab: Managing Virtual Machines 00:01:31
    11. Lesson 11 Lab Solution 00:02:58
    12. Summary 00:00:55
  15. Lesson 12: Scheduling Tasks
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:32
    2. 12.1 Using cron vs. at 00:01:11
    3. 12.2 Understanding Cron Execution Times 00:02:34
    4. 12.3 Scheduling with cron 00:05:08
    5. 12.4 Understanding anacron 00:01:21
    6. 12.5 Using at 00:02:02
    7. Lesson 12 Lab: Scheduling Tasks 00:00:37
    8. Lesson 12 Lab Solution 00:04:12
    9. Summary 00:00:19
  16. Lesson 13: Configuring Logging
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:40
    2. 13.1 Understanding rsyslogd and journald Logging 00:02:24
    3. 13.2 Configuring rsyslog Logging 00:07:39
    4. 13.3 Working with journald 00:04:17
    5. 13.4 Configuring logrotate 00:03:29
    6. Lesson 13 Lab: Configuring Logging 00:00:38
    7. Lesson 13 Lab Solution 00:02:11
    8. Summary 00:00:35
  17. Lesson 14: Managing Partitions
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:34
    2. 14.1 Understanding Disk Layout 00:02:30
    3. 14.2 Understanding GPT and MBR Partitions 00:04:07
    4. 14.3 Creating MBR Partitions with fdisk 00:04:53
    5. 14.4 Creating GPT Partitions with gdisk 00:03:02
    6. 14.5 Understanding File System Differences 00:05:39
    7. 14.6 Making the File System 00:03:06
    8. 14.7 Mounting the File System Manually 00:07:28
    9. 14.8 Mounting Partitions via /etc/fstab 00:03:51
    10. 14.9 Creating a Swap Partition 00:05:44
    11. Lesson 14 Lab: Managing Partitions and File Systems 00:00:34
    12. Lesson 14 Lab Solution 00:04:40
    13. Summary 00:00:37
  18. Lesson 15: Managing LVM Logical Volumes
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:38
    2. 15.1 Why use LVM 00:01:54
    3. 15.2 Understanding LVM Setup 00:01:36
    4. 15.3 Creating an LVM Logical Volume 00:07:38
    5. 15.4 Understanding Device Mapper and LVM Device Names 00:02:25
    6. 15.5 Understanding LVM Resize Operations 00:03:48
    7. 15.6 Growing an LVM Logical Volume 00:04:06
    8. 15.7 Shrinking an LVM Logical Volume 00:02:31
    9. Lesson 15 Lab: Configuring LVM 00:01:19
    10. Lesson 15 Lab Solution 00:07:12
    11. Summary 00:00:40
  19. Module 3: Performing Advanced System Administration Tasks
    1. Module Intro 00:00:28
  20. Lesson 16: Managing the Kernel
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:21
    2. 16.1 Understanding the Modular Structure of the Kernel 00:00:49
    3. 16.2 Working with Kernel Modules 00:02:31
    4. 16.3 Modifying Kernel Module Behavior Through modprobe 00:02:52
    5. 16.4 Tuning Kernel Behavior Through /proc 00:03:41
    6. 16.5 Using sysctl 00:05:13
    7. 16.6 Updating the Kernel 00:02:17
    8. Lesson 16 Lab: Managing the Kernel 00:00:40
    9. Lesson 16 Lab Solution 00:02:29
    10. Summary 00:00:58
  21. Lesson 17: Managing and Understanding the Boot Procedure
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:22
    2. 17.1 Boot Procedure Generic Overview 00:01:11
    3. 17.2 Understanding Grub2 00:02:34
    4. 17.3 Modifying Grub2 Parameters 00:06:04
    5. 17.4 Understanding Systemd 00:06:09
    6. 17.5 Managing Services in a Systemd Environment 00:06:26
    7. 17.6 Understanding Systemd Targets 00:08:26
    8. 17.7 Switching between Systemd Targets 00:04:09
    9. 17.8 Managing File System Mounts in a Systemd Environment 00:05:00
    10. Lesson 17 Lab: Changing Boot Parameters 00:00:36
    11. Lesson 17 Lab Solution 00:04:04
    12. Summary 00:00:49
  22. Lesson 18: Applying Essential Troubleshooting Skills
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:27
    2. 18.1 Changing the Root Password 00:06:47
    3. 18.2 Troubleshooting File System Issues 00:03:15
    4. 18.3 Troubleshooting Networking Issues 00:03:26
    5. 18.4 Troubleshooting Performance Issues 00:02:06
    6. 18.5 Troubleshooting RPM Dependency Issues 00:01:40
    7. 18.6 Troubleshooting Memory Shortage 00:06:27
    8. 18.7 Consulting Red Hat Websites for Troubleshooting Tips 00:01:41
    9. Lesson 18 Lab: Troubleshooting Common Boot Problems 00:00:25
    10. Lesson 18 Lab Solution 00:01:32
    11. Summary 00:00:25
  23. Module 4: Managing Network Services
    1. Module Intro 00:00:36
  24. Lesson 19: Managing HTTP Services
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:30
    2. 19.1 Understanding Apache Configuration 00:04:25
    3. 19.2 Creating a Basic Web Site 00:01:29
    4. Lesson 19 Lab: Configuring an Apache Web Server 00:00:27
    5. Lesson 19 Lab Solution 00:00:44
    6. Summary 00:00:31
  25. Lesson 20: Connecting to an LDAP Server
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:39
    2. 20.1 Understanding LDAP, Kerberos, IPA, and AD 00:06:41
    3. 20.2 Setting up LDAP Authentication 00:09:39
    4. 20.3 Connecting to an IPA Server 00:04:22
    5. 20.4 Joining an AD Domain 00:01:52
    6. 20.5 Modifying sssd Configuration 00:03:45
    7. Lesson 20 Lab: Setting up LDAP Connectivity 00:00:40
    8. Lesson 20 Lab Solution 00:03:02
    9. Summary 00:00:28
  26. Lesson 21: Accessing Remote File Systems and Automount
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:33
    2. 21.1 Accessing an NFS Server 00:04:46
    3. 21.2 Accessing a Samba Server 00:04:56
    4. 21.3 Understanding Automount 00:03:30
    5. 21.4 Configuring Automount 00:02:47
    6. 21.5 Configuring Automount for Home Directories 00:03:32
    7. Lesson 21 Lab: Configuring Automount for NFS Shared Home Directories 00:00:58
    8. Lesson 21 Lab Solution 00:01:37
    9. Summary 00:01:26
  27. Lesson 22: Managing SELinux
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:27
    2. 22.1 Understanding the Need for SELinux 00:04:02
    3. 22.2 Understanding SELinux Modes 00:05:41
    4. 22.3 Understanding SELinux Labels and Booleans 00:09:40
    5. 22.4 Using File System Context Labels 00:07:13
    6. 22.5 Finding the Right Context Labels 00:03:24
    7. 22.6 Understanding semanage fcontext and chcon Differences 00:05:43
    8. 22.7 Using Booleans 00:02:20
    9. 22.8 Analyzing SELinux Log Files 00:04:35
    10. 22.9 Configuring SELinux for Apache 00:06:55
    11. Lesson 22 Lab: Applying SELinux Labels 00:00:29
    12. Lesson 22 Lab Solution 00:03:26
    13. Summary 00:00:48
  28. Lesson 23: Configuring a Firewall
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:28
    2. 23.1 Understanding Firewall Configuration 00:01:46
    3. 23.2 Understanding Firewalld Components 00:06:20
    4. 23.3 Configuring a Firewall with firewall-cmd 00:03:35
    5. 23.4 Using firewall-config 00:04:21
    6. Lesson 23 Lab: Creating a Basic Firewall Configuration 00:00:43
    7. Lesson 23 Lab Solution 00:03:45
    8. Summary 00:00:36
  29. Lesson 24: Using Kickstart
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:33
    2. 24.1 Understanding Kickstart Usage 00:02:11
    3. 24.2 Creating a Kickstart File 00:06:07
    4. 24.3 Using the Kickstart File for Automatic Installations 00:02:44
    5. 24.4 Using Kickstart Files in Fully Automated Datacenters 00:02:19
    6. Lesson 24 Lab: Creating a Kickstart File 00:00:53
    7. Lesson 24 Lab Solution 00:02:01
    8. Summary 00:00:45
  30. Lesson 25: Configuring Time Services
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:27
    2. 25.1 Understanding Time on Linux 00:01:49
    3. 25.2 Setting Time with timedatectl 00:04:20
    4. Lesson 25 Lab: Configuring Server Time 00:00:38
    5. Lesson 25 Lab Solution 00:03:12
    6. Summary 00:00:49
  31. Lesson 26: Managing SSH
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:17
    2. 26.1 Changing Common SSH Server Options 00:06:05
    3. 26.2 Accessing the SSH Server Through the Firewall 00:00:52
    4. Lesson 26 Lab: Configuring SSH 00:00:22
    5. Lesson 26 Lab Solution 00:02:57
    6. Summary 00:00:36
  32. Practice Exam
    1. Introduction 00:00:32
    2. Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) Practice Exam 00:34:16
  33. Summary
    1. RHCSA with Virtual Machines: Summary 00:00:26