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RHA 130 Linux System Administration

Course Format

COST:  $2400

Linux classes are held two evenings a week (Mondays / Wednesdays and / or  Tuesdays / Thursdays) from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.  If the class start date falls on a Tuesday, then the class will run on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. If the class start date falls on a Monday or Wednesday, the class will run on Mondays and Wednesdays.

You Will Learn To

Start building skills in systems administration on Red Hat Linux to a level where you can attach and configure a workstation on an existing network. Students will learn to be effective administrators of Linux systems, mastering tasks such as hardware and device configuration, file system management, user administration, network configurations, kernel services, attaching new Linux systems to a corporate network, configuring the new systems for end-users, and troubleshooting.

Building on the foundation of command line skills learned in System Administration I, this course is for full-time enterprise Linux system administrators who are also interested in becoming accredited with the RHCSA certification. Students will learn to administer and troubleshoot file systems and partitioning, logical volume management, access control, package management.

Who Should Enroll

Building on command line skills for Linux administrators

 

Red Hat System Administration is designed for IT professionals working to become full-time enterprise Linux system administrators. The course is a followup to System Administration I and continues to utilize today's best-of-breed, contemporary teaching methodology. Students will be actively engaged in task-focused activities, lab-based knowledge checks, and facilitative discussions to ensure maximum skills transfer and retention. Building on the foundation of command line skills covered in System Administration I, students will dive deeper into Red Hat Enterprise Linux to broaden their "tool kits" of administration skills. By the end of this 10 week course, students will be able to administer and troubleshoot file systems and partitioning, logical volume management, access control, package management. Students who attend Red Hat System Administration I & II will be fully prepared to take the Red Hat Certified System Administration (RHCSA) exam.

Course Description

Red Hat Linux System Administration Course is designed for users of Linux (or UNIX) who want to build skills in systems administration on Red Hat Enterprise Linux to a level where they can attach and configure a workstation on an existing network. This course builds on students' existing Linux skills to move them from being a user to learning actual Linux systems administration.

Detailed Course Outline

Lesson 1
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Installation
1. The Red Hat Linux Installer: Anaconda
    - Anaconda, the Red Hat Installer
    - Obtaining the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Distribution
2. Anaconda Stage 2: The Installer Proper
3. Network Based Installations, and Other Installer Topics
4. Using Kickstart to Automate Installations
        Discussion
        Online Exercises
        Specification
        Deliverables
        Questions
 
Lesson 2
Hardware and Device Configuration
1. Hardware Overview
2. PCI Devices
3. USB and Other Hot Pluggable Devices
4. Filesystem Device Nodes
5. Performance Monitoring
       Discussion
       Online Exercises
       Specification
       Deliverables
       Questions
 
Lesson 3
Linux Filesystem Management
1. Disk Recognition and Partitioning
2. Creating and Managing Filesystems
3. Mounting Filesystems
4. The /etc/fstab File
5. Managing Swap Space
6. Miscellaneous Filesystem Management Commands
7. SELinux: Secure Linux
        Discussion
        Introduction to SELinux ("Secure Linux")
 
Lesson 4
System Initialization and Services
1. Boot Sequence Overview
2. The GRUB Bootloader
3. /sbin/init and Run Levels
4. Red Hat Enterprise Linux Service Scripts
      Discussion
      Online Exercises
      Specification
      Deliverables
      Questions
 
Lesson 5
User and Group Administration
1. What Is a User
2. Adding, Modifying, and Deleting Users
3. Managing Passwords
4. Adding, Modifying, and Deleting Groups
5. Users and the UNIX Filesystem
6. Network Based User Models
7. Customizing the User's Environment
       Examples
       Changing PS1 For a Subshell
       Exercise
       Deliverables
       Questions
 
Lesson 6
Network Configuration
1. Managing Network Interfaces
2. Basic IP Routing and Gateways
3. Configuring DNS Clients
4. Miscellaneous Network Settings
5. Network Diagnostic Utilities
        Discussion
        Online Exercises
        Specification
        Deliverables
        Questions
Lesson 7
System Administration Tools
1. The CUPS print system and system-con_g-printer
2. CUPS Administration: The Web Interface and Command Line Tools
3. System Logging
4. Periodic Tasks: Managing cron
5. Automated System Maintenance
      Discussion
      Online Exercises
      Specification
      Deliverables
      Questions
 
Lesson 8
RPM: The Red Hat Package Manager
1. RPM: Installing and Removing Software
2. RPM Queries and Verification
3. Miscellaneous RPM Utilities
       Discussion
       Online Exercises
       Specification
       Deliverables
       Questions
 
Lesson 9
Kernel Services and Configuration
1. Kernel Modules and Updating Kernels
2. The Network File Systems (NFS)
3. The Automounter
4. Filesystem Quotas
5. Software RAID
6. Logical Volume Management
       Discussion
       Online Exercises
       Specification
       Deliverables
       Questions
 
Lesson 10
The X Windowing System
1. The X Windowing System
2. X Server Configuration
3. X Startup Configuration
       Discussion
       Online Exercises
       Specification
       Deliverables
       Questions 
 
Workbook 11
Troubleshooting
1. Troubleshooting - General Guidelines
2. Things to Check: X server
3. Things to Check: Networking
4. Things to Check: Booting
5. Recovering Systems Using the Rescue Environment
6. Troubleshooting Components
        The Red Hat Academy Troubleshooting Scripts
        Installing the Troubleshooting Scripts
        Using the Troubleshooting Scripts
        A Sample Troubleshooting Session

 

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