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


Enterprise Linux 7 Systems Administration Part 3
(RH254 RHCE equivalent for RedHat, CentOS, Oracle Enterprise and Scientific Linux versions)

This advanced four-day course covers the features of Enterprise Linux 7 for those who have attended the Part 1 and 2 Administration course, or who already have knowledge and experience to that level, with perhaps an RHCSA qualification. As with all our other courses, students have exclusive use of deskside servers, plus additional VMware hosted virtual machines. Topics include Domain name Server (DNS) configuration, the Apache web server advanced services including connection to a MySQL (MariaDB) database, Mail server (Postfix) configuration, SSH server/client configuration, iSCSI initiators and targets, Advanced network and firewalling, BASH shell scripting, Time synchronisation along with a variety of troubleshooting scenarios.

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 RHCE exam.

Mick Hosegood email
DURATION 4 days VENUE Newark (N) Training Centre **
PRICE £1200 * 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 


Mar 2017
6-N 5-N 21-N 2-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: RHCSA-level knowledge required, as provided by the Enterprise Linux 7 Administration Part 1 and Part 2 courses.

FOLLOW UPS: 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 7.3 which is the equivalent to RedHat 7, CentOS 7 and Scientific 7.



Control System services and daemons
How to manage services with systemctl, and the system boot process. Creating new systemd service units.

IPv6 networking
Configure and manage IPv6 network interfaces. Understanding the IPv6 address scheme.

Link aggregations and bridges
Configure network interface bonding, teaming, and local network software bridges. Uses graphical tools
and the command line utility nmcli.

Control network security
Control access to network services using advanced SELinux configuration and firewalld facilities.

Configuring DNS servers
Configure a secure DNS caching server.

Configure Email services
Configure Postfix to direct email to an SMTP gateway for central delivery.

Set up block-based storage
Create and configure networked iSCSI (Internet SCSI) devices as remote disks

Set up file-based storage
Configure NFS file-sharing services and SMB (SAMBA) file shares to specified remote systems and users

Configure a MariaDB database
Provide a MariaDB SQL database for use by the Apache web server. (MariaDB is the replacement for MySQL)

Provide Apache HTTPD Advanced web services
Use Apache to serveTransport Layer Security (TLS)-enabled websites and virtual hosts, plus access a MariaDB database.

Bash shell scripts
Write simple BASH shell scripts. Interpret scripts.

Bash conditionals and control structures
Use BASH conditional and control statements. Use loop statements. Use variables and functions.

Configure the BASH environment
Customising startup and using environment variables, aliases, and functions

Comprehensive final practicals and review.


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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