RHCE Rapid Track Course (RH299)

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About this Course

The RHCE® Rapid Track Course (RH299) is designed for senior Linux® system administrators who want to validate their competencies by earning the Red Hat® Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)andRed Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)credentials. This is a fast-paced review course that combines the RHCSA Rapid Track Course (RH199) and System Administration III (RH254) courses—normally 8 days of training—into a single 5-day course. Building on the students' extensive knowledge of command-line-based Linux administration, the course moves very quickly through the intermediate and advanced tasks covered by lab-based knowledge checks and facilitative discussions.

By the end of this course, the senior Linux administrator student will have been exposed to all the intermediate and advanced competencies tested by the RHCSA and RHCE exams. Exams sold separately.

Course Content

During this course, students will cover the following:

  • Package management
  • Network management
  • Storage management
  • Account and authentication management
  • Installation, Kickstart, and virtualization
  • SELinux and firewall management
  • Web service
  • Email service
  • Network file-sharing services

Course Outline

Unit 1: Software Management

Objective: Manage packages with yum, rpm, and RHN; build an RPM package and place it in a repository.

Unit 2: Network Management

Objective: Configure and troubleshoot network settings; configure network bonding and IP aliases.

Unit 3: Storage Management

Objective: Manage partitioning, file systems, and swap space; configure encrypted partitions and iSCSI initiator.

Unit 4: Logical Volume Management (LVM)

Objective: Manage physical volumes, volume groups, and logical volumes with their file systems.

Unit 5: Account Management

Objective: Provide password aging for accounts; use ACLs and SGID directories for collaborative directories.

Unit 6: Authentication Management

Objective: Configure an LDAP and Kerberos client; configure autofs to support an authentication client; configure sudo and SSD.

Unit 7: Installation, Kickstart, and Virtualization

Objective: Install a system and manage kickstart and firstboot; use virtualization tools to manage virtual machines.

Unit 8: Boot Management

Objective: Configure runlevels and sysctl; reset the root password; understand the boot process.

Unit 9 : Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux) Management

Objective: Understand, troubleshoot, and manage SELinux.

Unit 10: Firewall Management

Objective: Manage the firewall.

Unit 11: Network Time Protocol (NTP) Service

Objective: Configure an NTP server and provide that service to clients.

Unit 12: System Logging Service

Objective: Create disk, I/O, and memory usage reports; configure remote logging.

Unit 13: Web (HTTP/HTTPS) Service

Objective: Manage a web server with virtual hosts, CGI scripts, and user-based file/directory access controls.

Unit 14: SMTP Service

Objective: Null client; outbound smarthost relay; accept inbound connections.

Unit 15: Caching-only (DNS) Service

Objective: Configure a caching nameserver and DNS forwarder.

Unit 16: File Sharing with NFS

Objective: Manage and secure the NFS service using NFSv3 and NFSv4.

Unit 17: File Sharing with CIFS

Objective: Configure the CIFS to provide home directories, file sharing, and printer service; use a client to access the CIFS shares.

Unit 18: File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Service

Objective: Provide FTP drop-box upload service.

Unit 19: Secure Shell (SSH) Service

Objective: Configure and implement SSH keys.