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Enterprise Linux 7 Systems Administration Part 2
(RH134 RHCSA equivalent for RedHat, CentOS, Oracle Enterprise and Scientific Linux versions)

This four-day course covers the additional essential administration features of Enterprise Linux 7 for those who have attended the Part 1 Administration course, or who already have knowledge and experience to that level. As with all our other courses, students have exclusive use of deskside servers, plus additional VMware hosted virtual machines.

Topics include automated OS install using the Kickstart mechanism, file system and logical volume management, scheduled job management, network file system configuration and management, configure and manage the SELinux security features, creating and managing a firewall based on firewalld, along with a variety of troubleshooting scenarios.
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 Linux Enterprise Administration Part 1 course. The course is suitable for any RedHat or rebuild distribution such as CentOS, Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) and Scientific Linux.

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

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To become proficient in Linux Enterprise administration to a level required for the RedHat RHCSA exam.

Mick Hosegood email
DURATION 4 days VENUE Newark (N) Training Centre **
PRICE £1100 * 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
18-N 20-N 15-N 12-N

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

RESOURCE: Each student will have exclusive use of a fully equipped Dell server for the duration of the course. 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: Knowledge to a level taught on the Enterprise Linux 7 Administration Part 1 course.

FOLLOW UPS: Enterprise Linux Adminstration Part 3 for an RHCE-level course. 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 provided 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 7.3 which is the equivalent to RedHat 7, CentOS 7 and Scientific 7.



Automate OS installation with Kickstart
Automate the installation of an Enterprise Linux system with the Kickstart facility.

Use regular expressions with grep and other Linux utilities
Use regular expressions that will allow you to search content within text files.
Regular expressions are recognised by several utilities including grep, awk and the sed stream editor.

Editing with vim
A comprehensive section to gain proficiency with the ubiquitous vim text editor.

Schedule Linux tasks
Submit tasks to execute at a future time using cron and at.

Linux process priority
Manage Linux process priorities.

Kernel Management
Update kernel packages. List, load and unload kernel modules. Examine and set kernel parameters.
Specify kernel command line arguments.

Access control lists (ACLs)
Manage file security using POSIX access control lists using setfacl and getfacl.

SELinux security
Configure and manage the Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux) features to ensure added security..

Initialise Authentication service clients
Configure systems to use central identity management services LDAP and Kerberos.

Add local storage devices, partitions, and file systems to a Linux system
Add and detect new disk storage devices, create partitions, and EXT4 and XFS file systems.

Logical Volume Management (LVM)
Create and manage logical volumes such as RAID1 mirrors using command line utilities.
Monitor Logical Volumes for usage and disk failures.

Network file system (NFS)
Access NFS shares from a remote server, including secure kerberised NFS shares.

SMB shares using SAMBA
Use the autofs automount service, and the mount command to access SMB (Microsoft) file systems.

Boot process troubleshooting
Examine various scenarios which may occur in boot failure, and see how to fix them.

Enable the firewalld service and use firewall-cmd to examine and create/modify firewall rules.

Course review
Carry out further practical exercises to reinforce topics learned during the course..


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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