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Newark, Notts

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


Enterprise Linux 7 Systems Administration Rapid Track
(RH199 RHCSA equivalent for RedHat, CentOS, Oracle Enterprise and Scientific Linux versions)

This five day course covers essential administration skills including local storage management; network and network services configuration; remote access using SSH, VNC, FTP; web services configuration; firewall and SELinux management; KVM VM deployment and management; installing the OS using Kickstart.
It is intended for those who have previous Linux or UNIX experience and are comfortable using the command line and editing text files.
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). The course is suitable for any RedHat or rebuild distribution such as CentOS, Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) 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 server..

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 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 


Aug 2017
Jan 2018
14-N 6-N 11-N 29-N

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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: Experience of Linux, Solaris or UNIX similar to the level described in the Introduction to Linux course. Some previous administration experience is important. If in doubt call 01636-893673.

FOLLOW UPS: Enterprise Linux 7 Systems Administration Part 3 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.

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.
On this course, we hand out a number of quick reference sheets to each student on subjects such as vi and Linux commands.

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



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 resource and Log management, snd scheduling tasks.
Schedule regular tasks. Examine and manage system logs.
Software package management
Examine installed software, query software, install/remove software using rpm and yum.
How yum repositories work.  Create a custom repository. Use RedHat network.
Access remote systems
Access remote systems using SSH, VNC (graphical access), and FTP.
Deploy and secure file-sharing services
Configure essential network services, including firewalld firewall configuration.
Mounting NFS and CIFS (SMB) shares.

Managing SELinux
Display and manage SELInux facilities such as booleans and file system contexts.
Debug errors caused by SELinux.
Managing basic disk partitions, EXT and XFS file systems
Add new disks, create and tune file systems, mount file systems, and manage swap space.
Creating and managing encrypted file systems.
Access control lists
Implement access control lists (ACLs). Use setfacl and getfacl.
ACL aware utilities.

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. Modifying systemd unit files. Creating new systemd services.
The GRUB2 bootloader configuration and security.
Shutting down the system correctly.
Tune and maintain the kernel
Use kernel parameters. Display and manage kernel modules.
Virtual machine creation and management.
Create and manage Kernel Virtual Machines (KVM).
Automate OS installations with Kickstart
Use kickstart to automate the Linux install process, including PXE (network) installs.
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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