RHCSA Rapid Track Course (RH199)

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About this Course

The RHCSA Rapid Track Course (RH199) is designed for experienced Linux® system administrators who want to expand their technical skills and become accredited with the Red Hat® Certified System Administration (RHCSA) certification. To successfully navigate this course, students must already have solid experience with the Linux command line—including the necessary skills to execute common commands, such as cp, grep, sort, mkdir, tar, mkfs, ssh, and yum—and be familiar with accessing man pages for help. At the completion of the course, students will be adequately prepared to take the RHCSA exam (not included).

Course Content

During the course, students will cover the following:
  • Installation, configuration, and management of local storage
  • Deployment and maintenance of network services
  • Network services: virtual network computing (VNC), secure shell (SSH), file transfer protocol (FTP), and web
  • Securing files with access control lists (ACLs)
  • Securing network services with firewall and SELinux
  • Managing virtual machines with Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) technology
  • Automating installation of Linux using Kickstart

Course Outline

1. Network configuration and troubleshooting

Configure, manage, and test network settings.

2. Managing user accounts

Manage user accounts, including password aging, and connect to a central lightweight directory access protocol (LDAP) directory service.

3. Command-line process management

Launch, monitor, govern, and terminate processes using the Bash command line.

4. Manage system resources

Schedule recurring tasks; monitor and manage system logs.

5. Installing and managing software

Install software and query with yum using Red Hat® Network and a custom repository.

6. Administer remote systems

Access remote systems using command-line and graphical techniques.

7. Deploy and secure file-sharing services

Install and manage basic network services, including firewall configuration.

8. Managing SELinux

Manage SELInux booleans and file system contexts.

9. Managing simple partitions and file systems

Manage encrypted partitions, file systems, and swap space.

10. Using file system access control lists

Restrict file access with file system access control lists (ACLs).

11. Logical volume management

Understand logical volume concepts and manage logical volumes, including snapshots.

12. Control the boot process

Understand runlevels and manage GRUB.

13. Tune and maintain the kernel

Pass parameters to the kernel and manage kernel modules.

14. Manage virtual machines

Deploy and manage Kernel-based Virtual Machines (KVM).

15. Automate installation with Kickstart

Create Kickstart configurations and use them to install Linux®.

16. Get help in a graphical environment

Access Red Hat documentation and services.