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Linux and Red Hat Linux Certification

RHCSA Rapid Track Course (RH199)

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  • Overview

    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.

    If you plan on taking the RHCSA exam after this course, you can alternatively register for RHCSA Rapid Track Course with RHCSA Exam (RH200) which includes the EX200 exam.


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    Experience Red Hat courses in person at our Columbia, MD facility.

    Live Online Virtual Training (VT)

    Red Hat’s live online virtual training is real-time training conducted remotely featuring Red Hat instructors. Learn more about Virtual Training (VT) here.

    Self-Paced Video Classroom (VC)

    Video Classroom, a key feature of the Red Hat Learning Subscription, presents a dynamic, self-paced video training of our most experienced Red Hat certified instructors, recorded in high definition (HD) video, that gives you that “in-classroom” setting without incurring travel costs and risking time away from the office. You get 90 days of unlimited access to course videos, 80 hours of cloud-lab access, full and searchable transcripts, high-quality, hands-on lab environments, email support, video functionality, and eBooks with your course content. Learn more about Video Classroom (VC) hereCourse must be completed within 90 days after purchase.

    Self-Paced ROLE (R)?

    Red Hat Online Learning features the same high-quality course content found in their interactive classroom environments and is supplemented with 90-days of unlimited access to course content, 80 hours of cloud-based labs, and webinars from Red Hat experts – all of which is optimized for self-study, giving you the practical and applied knowledge you need to advance your skills, prepare for hands-on certification exams, and to further your career. Learn more about Red Hat Online Learning (R) hereCourse must be completed within 90 days after purchase.

  • Who Should Take This Course

    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.

  • Why You Should Take This Course

    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
  • Schedule
  • Course Outline

    Accessing the command line 
    Log in to a Linux system and run simple commands using the shell.

    Managing files from the command line
    Work with files from the bash shell prompt.

    Managing local Linux users and groups 
    Manage Linux users and groups and administer local password policies.

    Controlling access to files with Linux file system permissions 
    Set access permissions on files and interpret the security effects of different permission settings.

    Managing SELinux security
    Use SELinux to manage access to files and interpret and troubleshoot SELinux security effects.

    Monitoring and managing Linux processes
    Monitor and control processes running on the system.

    Installing and updating software packages
    Download, install, update, and manage software packages from Red Hat and yum package repositories.

    Controlling services and daemons
    Control and monitor network services and system daemons using systemd.

    Managing Red Hat Enterprise Linux networking
    Configure basic IPv4 networking on Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems.

    Analyzing and storing logs
    Locate and interpret relevant system log files for troubleshooting purposes.

    Managing storage and file systems
    Create and use disk partitions, logical volumes, file systems, and swap spaces.

    Scheduling system tasks 
    Schedule recurring system tasks using cron and systemd timer units.

    Mounting network file systems
    Mount network file system (NFS) exports and server message block (SMB) shares from network file servers.

    Limiting network communication with firewalld
    Configure a basic local firewall.

    Virtualization and kickstart 
    Manage KVMs and install them with Red Hat Enterprise Linux using Kickstart.

  • FAQs
    Is there a discount available for current students?

    UMBC students and alumni, as well as students who have previously taken a public training course with UMBC Training Centers are eligible for a 10% discount, capped at $250. Please provide a copy of your UMBC student ID or an unofficial transcript or the name of the UMBC Training Centers course you have completed. Online courses are excluded from this offer.

    What is the cancellation and refund policy?

    Student will receive a refund of paid registration fees only if UMBC Training Centers receives a notice of cancellation at least 10 business days prior to the class start date for classes or the exam date for exams.

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