Enterprise Linux 8
Systems Administration Part 1
(RH124 RHCSA equivalent for RedHat, CentOS and
This five day course covers
essential command line and administration
skills for RedHat 8.
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 8
Administration Part 2 course. The course is
suitable for any RedHat or rebuild
distribution such as CentOS, Oracle Linux (OL)
and Scientific Linux.
We use real hardware and virtual machines,
with each attendee having their own dedicated
server throughout the course, plus access to
additional virtual machines on a VMWare ESXi
This course is available to
be run, fully resourced, at your site;
see here for
on-site details and prices.
Our Linux courses are suitable
training for Linux LPI or RedHat
for related courses
of all courses
OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE
In conjunction with the Enterprise Linux 8
Administration Part 2 course, to become
proficient in Linux Enterprise administration
to a level required for the RedHat RHCSA exam.
This course is only available at the client
site, fully resourced. Dates by arrangement.
INTENSITY: About 30% of
the course is practicals, and 70% lectures
RESOURCE: Each student
will have exclusive use of a fully equipped
Dell deskside server for the duration of the
course, plus a VMware ESXi 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. Many references for Linux
resources are also be provided in the notes.
computer system familiarity.
FOLLOW UPS: Enterprise
Linux 8 Adminstration Part 2.
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
|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 8 which is the
equivalent to RedHat 8 and Oracle Linux 8. If
you are a user of Scientific Linux, be aware
that development was terminated at version 7,
and Fermilabs began using CentOS instead.
TOPICS COVERED ON THE COURSE
Use day-to-day Linux commands and
interact with the Linux BASH shell. Perform
directory navigation and essential file
and directory manipulation.
system documentation and access external
IO with redirection and
variables and environment
create and edit text files.
the content of text files, create new
files and perform simple text file
editing using gedit and the vim
Use graphical tools
including the File Manager and graphical
administration tools. (Also see Cockpit
Examine and configure IPv4 network interface
settings. Manage basic and default routes.
Set up DNS (Domain Name System) client
services for name resolution. Display and
set the system hostname.
Use manual and NetworkManager (GUI)
configuration techniques. Troubleshoot
network problems. Monitor network activity.
and Group management
Create and manage user accounts and groups.
Configure an LDAP client to access remotely
stored accounts on an LDAP server.
and file management from the command line.
Invoke, monitor and kill processes using the
command line. Use the ps and top utilities.
Monitor key performance values.
Controlling access to
files using permissions settings.
Understand how Linux file/directory
permissions work. Use chmod to modify
Examine and manage system logs. (rsyslog and
Examine installed software, query software,
install/remove software using rpm and yum
Introduction to yum repository creation and
configuration. Update the system.
Access remote systems using SSH, SCP and
Login to remote sysems, and securely
transfer file between systems.
Configure key-based SSH authentication.
basic disk partitions, EXT and XFS file
Display information about existing
partitions and file systems.
Add a new storage device, create a file
system, mount a file system, and manage swap
Logical volume concepts, Create and manage
linear logical volumes.
boot process and system services
The systemd process and runlevels. Control
services using systemctl.
Introduction to the GRUB2 bootloader
configuration and security.
Shutting down the system correctly. Basic
Graphical Administration with Cockpit.
Install, manage and use the cockpit
graphical interface to perform a variety of
help in a RedHat environment
Access documentation and RedHat services.
Examine documentation and services for other