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Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) Crash Course

Get Ready to Crush the Red Hat RHCSA exam

Sander van Vugt

Get the information you need to pass the RHCSA exam! The Red Hat RHCSA exam is the most demanding and popular Linux certification. It qualifies Linux administrators, users and developers the skills required to work with Red Hat Enterprise Linux in a corporate environment. In this training participants will learn about the skills required to pass the RHCSA exam. Experienced trainer and author Sander van Vugt will cover each main topic in the exam and also share his vast experience as a certification trainer and Red Hat expert so you can learn what you need to know to become RHCSA certified.

What you'll learn-and how you can apply it

  • Install a Red Hat Linux Server
  • Work from the Linux Command Line
  • Work with Linux files and directories
  • Manage Users and Permissions
  • Manage software packages
  • Configure Networking
  • Create partitions and manage file systems
  • Managing LVM Logical Volumes
  • Working with KVM Virtual machines
  • Configuring external authentication
  • Managing remote mounts and automount
  • Managing the boot procedure
  • Applying basic troubleshooting skills
  • Configuring SELinux and firewalling

This training course is for you because...

  • You want to earn your Red Hat Certified System Administrator certification.
  • You would like to learn the basic skills that are required for working with Linux
  • You would like to become familiar with the RHCSA certification topics and structure

Prerequisites

Since this is an introduction-level course, no specific skills are required.

Materials, downloads, or Supplemental Content needed in advance:

To work through the labs in this course, participants need to install and configure their own lab environment. This can be a Linux virtual machine that runs in virtualization software on the participants own computer, using software like VMware Workstation or Oracle VirtualBox, or on a dedicated computer.

Instructions on how to set up a lab environment (video)

Resources:

In addition to the contents covered in this live course, participants are encouraged to study Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) with Virtual Machines, Second Edition which is available on Safari (video)

If an attendee has absolutely no experience with Linux the following course will be helpful (video) 'Beginning Linux System Administration'

About your instructor

  • Sander van Vugt started working with Linux in 1992. He wrote his first book about Linux in 1999, and up to date has completed 62 different books on Linux related topics, including the best selling RHCSA/RHCE 7 Cert Guide. Sander is the author of over 20 Linux related video courses. He also works as a Linux instructor, teaching on-site and on-line classes for customers around the world.

Schedule

The timeframes are only estimates and may vary according to how the class is progressing

Day 1:

Segment 1: Installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Linux essentials (2 hours)

  • Instructor will show how to install Linux and perform basic tasks from the Linux command line
  • Attendees will participate in hands-on exercises.

Segment 2: Managing Users, Groups and Permissions (2 hours)

  • Instructor will explain working with users and groups, and explain how to manage permissions in a Linux environment
  • At the end of this segment, students will work their way through an advanced lab assignment.

Day 2:

Segment 3: Managing Software and Networking (2 hours)

  • Instructor will demonstrate how to manage software using RPM and yum
  • Instructor will explain how networking is organized in Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
  • Students will apply this knowledge by working through different lab exercises

Segment 4: Managing Partitions and File Systems (2 hours)

  • Instructor will demonstrate how to work with partitions and file systems in different use cases
  • Attendees will apply this knowledge by working through different lab exercises.

Day 3:

Segment 1: Managing LVM Logical Volumes and KVM Virtual Machines (2 hours)

  • Instructor will show how work with LVM logical volumes and KVM Virtual Machines
  • Attendees will participate in hands-on exercises.

Segment 2: Configuring External authentication and remote mounts (2 hours)

  • Instructor will show how to set up external authentication using authconfig-tui
  • Instructor will explain configuration of remote mounts and autofs
  • At the end of this segment, students will work their way through an advanced lab assignment.

Day 4:

Segment 3: Managing the boot procedure and troubleshooting (2 hours)

  • Instructor will explain all components that are involved in a Linux boot
  • Instructor will explain how to approach in generic Linux troubleshooting.
  • Students will apply this knowledge by working through different lab exercises

Segment 4: Configuring SELinux and firewalling (2 hours)

  • Instructor will explain SELinux and firewalling
  • Instructor will give several demo's to demonstrate how SELinux and firewalling are used
  • Attendees will apply this knowledge by working through different lab exercises.