Enterprise Linux 7
Systems Administration Rapid Track
(RH199 RHCSA equivalent for RedHat, CentOS,
Oracle 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..
This course is available to be
run, fully resourced, at your site; see here for on-site
details and prices.
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OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE
To become proficient in Linux
Enterprise administration to a level required
for the RedHat RHCSA exam.
COURSE DATES: 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
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 07736-475838.
FOLLOW UPS: Enterprise
Linux 7 Systems Administration Part 3
RHCE-level course. First Alternative also offers
an extensive range of Solaris
courses but on-site at client premises
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
SOFTWARE VERSIONS: We
currently use CentOS Linux 7.5 which is the
equivalent to RedHat 7, CentOS 7 and Scientific
TOPICS COVERED ON THE COURSE
Examine and configure IPv4 network interface
settings. Manage routes. Manage on-demand
Use manual and NetworkManager (GUI)
configuration techniques. Troubleshoot network
problems. Monitor network activity.
command utilities nmcli and nmtui with
and Group management
Create and manage user accounts and groups.
Configure an LDAP client to access remotely
and file management from the command line.
Invoke, monitor and kill processes using the
command line. Work with files and directories.
access to files using permissions
Understand how Linux file/directory
permissions work. Use chmod to modify
Use Access Control Lists (ACLs) with getfacl
and setfacl. Set default ACLs.
resource and Log management, snd scheduling
Schedule regular tasks. Examine and manage
system logs. Configure both rsyslog and
Use journalctl commands to read journald logs.
Examine installed software, query software,
install/remove software using rpm and yum.
How yum repositories work. Create a
custom repository. Overview of RedHat network.
Access remote systems using SSH, VNC
(graphical access), and FTP.
and secure file-sharing services
Configure essential network services,
including firewalld firewall configuration.
Mounting NFS and CIFS (SMB) shares.
Display and manage SELInux facilities such as
booleans and file system contexts.
Debug errors caused by SELinux.
basic disk partitions, EXT and XFS file
Add new disks, create and tune file systems,
mount file systems, and manage swap space.
Creating and managing encrypted file systems.
Implement access control lists (ACLs). Use
setfacl and getfacl.
Logical volume concepts, Create and manage
linear and mirrored logical volumes.
Extending volumes. Using snapshots.
boot process and system services
The systemd process and runlevels. Modifying
systemd unit files. Creating new systemd
The GRUB2 bootloader configuration and
Shutting down the system correctly.
and maintain the kernel
Examine and set kernel parameters. Display and
manage kernel modules. Update kernel packages.
kernel command line arguments. The role of
systemd-udevd with devices and drivers.
machine creation and management.
Create and manage Kernel Virtual Machines
OS installations with Kickstart
Use kickstart to automate the Linux install
process. Use kickstart to install a KVM
help in a graphical environment
Access documentation and RedHat services.
Examine documentation and services for other