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High Park Farm
Swinderby Road
Nr. Newark
Notts NG23 7NZ.


Enterprise Linux 7 Systems Administration Part 1
(RH124 RHCSA equivalent for RedHat, CentOS, Oracle Enterprise and Scientific Linux versions)

This five day course covers essential command line and administration skills for RedHat 7.
It is intended for those who have little or no previous Linux or UNIX experience.
The course is fairly intensive, but provides ample time for putting skills into practise. This course helps with the preparation for several certifications, but is aimed mainly at RedHat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) when combined with the Enterprise Linux 7 Administration Part 2 course. The course is suitable for any RedHat or rebuild distribution such as CentOS, Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) and Scientific Linux.
We use real hardware, with each attendee having their own dedicated server throughout the course, plus access to additional virtual machines on a VMWare server..

Our Linux courses are suitable training for Linux LPI or RedHat Certification

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In conjunction with the Enterprise Linux 7 Administration Part 2 course, to become proficient in Linux Enterprise administration to a level required for the RedHat RHCSA exam.

Mick Hosegood email
DURATION 5 days VENUE Newark (N) Training Centre **
PRICE £1300 * BOOKING CONTACT Mick Hosegood email
*see note at bottom for special savings! For pricing for a course run especially for your organisation, please see our custom page 


Sep 2017
Jan 18
11-N 13-N 8-N 5-N

INTENSITY: About 40% of the course is practicals, and 60% lectures

RESOURCE: Each student will have exclusive use of a fully equipped Dell deskside server for the duration of the course, plus a VMware hosted virtual machine. Each student will be provided with a full set of training notes, and quick reference cards to assist with file editing and Linux commands. A full reference for Linux resources will also be provided in the notes.

PREREQUISITES: Basic computer system familiarity.

FOLLOW UPS: Enterprise Linux 7 Adminstration Part 2 and RHCE-level courses. First Alternative also offers an extensive range of Solaris courses.

PRACTICALS / TAKEAWAYS: Each student leaves the course with their own set of training notes for the material covered; around 120 pages per day of training. Quick reference sheets are supplied as appropriate.

Every student who attends this course will be issued with a signed certificate of course completion, which we will be happy to "authenticate" upon future request.

SOFTWARE VERSIONS: We currently use CentOS Linux 7.4 which is the equivalent to RedHat 7, CentOS 7 and Scientific 7.



Command line
Use Linux commands and interact with the Linux BASH shell.

Graphical Desktop
Use graphical tools including the gedit text editor, the File Manager and graphical administration tools.

Network configuration

Examine and configure IPv4 network interface settings. Manage routes. Manage on-demand services.
Use manual and NetworkManager (GUI) configuration techniques. Troubleshoot network problems. Monitor network activity.

User and Group management
Create and manage user accounts and groups. Configure an LDAP client to access remotely stored accounts.
Process and file management from the command line.
Invoke, monitor and kill processes using the command line. Work with files and directories.

Controlling access to files using permissions settings.
Understand how Linux file/directory permissions work. Use chmod to modify permissions.

System Log management
Examine and manage system logs.
Software package management
Examine installed software, query software, install/remove software using rpm and yum.
Access remote systems
Access remote systems using SSH, SCP and rsync.
Managing basic disk partitions, EXT and XFS file systems
Add new disks, create and tune file systems, mount file systems, and manage swap space.
Logical volume management
Logical volume concepts, Create and manage linear and mirrored logical volumes.
Extending volumes. Using snapshots.
The boot process and system services
The systemd process and runlevels.
The GRUB2 bootloader configuration and security.
Shutting down the system correctly.
Virtual machine creation and management.
Create and manage Kernel Virtual Machines (KVM).
Obtain help in a graphical environment
Access documentation and RedHat services. Examine documentation and services for other distributions.


Multiple Bookings
If you book more than one place on our courses at the same time, you are entitled to a 10% discount
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