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Linux and Red Hat Linux Certification

RHCSA Rapid Track Course with RHCSA Exam (RH200)

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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 version of the course includes the 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.

  • 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

    1. Log in to a Linux system and run simple commands using the shell.

    Managing files from the command line

    1. Work with files from the bash shell prompt.

    Managing local Linux users and groups

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

    Controlling access to files with Linux file system permissions

    1. Set access permissions on files and interpret the security effects of different permission settings.

    Managing SELinux security

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

    Monitoring and managing Linux processes

    1. Monitor and control processes running on the system.

    Installing and updating software packages

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

    Controlling services and daemons

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

    Managing Red Hat Enterprise Linux networking

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

    Analyzing and storing logs

    1. Locate and interpret relevant system log files for troubleshooting purposes.

    Managing storage and file systems

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

    Scheduling system tasks

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

    Mounting network file systems

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

    Limiting network communication with firewalld

    1. Configure a basic local firewall.

    Virtualization and kickstart

    1. 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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