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RHCSA Rapid Track Course Virtual (RH199VT)


On completion of course materials, students should be prepared to take the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) exam. This course builds on a student's existing understanding of command-line based Linux system administration. Students should be able to execute common commands using the shell, work with common command options, and access man pages for help. Students lacking this knowledge are strongly encouraged to take Red Hat System Administration I (RH124) and II (RH134) instead.


Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Manage users and groups, files, and file permissions
  • Update software packages with yum
  • Manage and troubleshoot systemd services during the boot process
  • Perform network configuration and basic troubleshooting
  • Manage local storage and creating and using file systems
  • Perform firewall management with firewalld
  • Manage Kernel-based Virtual Machines (KVMs)
  • Automate installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux using Kickstart

Who Should Attend

Students for this class should have 1-3 years of full time Linux administration experience.


Students attending this course should have basic experience with the following, with minimal dependence on documentation:
  • Linux (some of the course may be review)
  • The bash shell, including job control (&, fg, bg, jobs), shell expansion (command, tilde, globbing, brace, protection from expansion), I/O redirection, and pipes
  • IPv4 networking addressing and routing concepts, TCP/UDP, and ports
  • Navigation of the GNOME 3 interface
  • Editing text files from the command line with vim or other available programs
  • Finding information in man pages and info nodes
  • The concept of file permissions
  • Interactive installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Per-user 'at' and 'cron' jobs
  • Use of archival utilities such as 'tar', 'zip', and compression utilities
  • Absolute and relative paths - Finding files with 'find' and 'locate'
Confirmation of the correct skill-set knowledge can be obtained by passing the online skills assessment.

System Requirements

A complete list of system requirements can be found here.


5 Days

Course Outline

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