Red Hat System Administration II with RHCSA Exam (RH135)

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About this Course

A follow-up course for students that have completed Red Hat® System Administration I (RH124), Red Hat System Administration II with RHCSA Exam (RH135) is designed for IT professionals working to become full-time enterprise Linux® system administrators. Building on the foundation of command-line skills covered in System Administration I, you'll dive deeper into Red Hat Enterprise Linux to broaden your toolkit of administration skills. By the end of this course, you'll be able to administer and troubleshoot file systems and partitioning, logical volume management, access control, and package management. After attending Red Hat System Administration I and II, you'll be fully prepared to take the Red Hat Certified System Administration (RHCSA) exam.

Course Content

During this course, students will be:

  • Network configuration and troubleshooting
  • Managing file systems and logical volumes
  • Controlling user and file access
  • Installing and managing services and processes
  • Essential command-line operations
  • Troubleshooting file systems and partitioning
  • LVM, access control, and package management

Course Outline

1. Automated installations of Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Create and manage Kickstart configuration files; perform installations using Kickstart.

2. Accessing the command line

Access the command line locally and remotely; gain administrative privileges from the command line.

3.Intermediate command-line tools

Use hardlinks, archives and compression, and vim.

4. Regular expressions, pipelines, and I/O redirection

Use regular expressions to search patterns in files and output; redirect and pipe output.

5. Network configuration and troubleshooting

Configure network settings; troubleshoot network issues.

6. Managing simple partitions and file systems

Create and format simple partitions, swap partitions, and encrypt partitions.

7. Managing flexible storage with the Logical Volume Manager (LVM)

Implement LVM and LVM snapshots.

8. Accessing network file-sharing services; NFS and CIFS

Implement NFS, CIFS, and autofs.

9. Managing user accounts

Manage user accounts, including password aging.

10. Network user accounts with LDAP

Connect to a central LDAP directory service.

11. Controlling access to files

Manage group memberships, file permissions, and access control lists (ACLs).

12. Managing SELinux

Activate and deactivate SELinux; set file contexts; manage SELinux Booleans; analyze SELinux logs.

13. Installing and managing software

Manage software and query information with yum; configure client-side yum repository files.

14. Managing installed services

Manage services; verify connectivity to a service.

15. Analyzing and storing logs

Manage logs with rsyslog and logrotate.

16. Managing processes

Identify and terminate processes, change the priority of a process, and use cron and at to schedule processes.

17. Tuning and maintaining the kernel

List, load, and remove modules; use kernel arguments.

18. System recovery techniques

Understand the boot process and resolve boot problems.