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Red Hat Certified System Administrator
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RHCSA → RHCE

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RH124 Red Hat System Administration I

Part 1 of the core system administration tasks needed for Red Hat Enterprise Linux

This course relates to Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 7. Red Hat System Administration I (RH124) is designed for IT professionals without previous Linux administration experience. The course focuses on providing students with Linux administration "survival skills" by focusing on core administration tasks.

Course overview

Red Hat System Administration I provides a foundation for students wishing to become full-time Linux system administrators by introducing key command line concepts and other enterprise-level tools. These concepts are further developed in the follow-on course, Red Hat System Administration II (RH134).

Course content summary

  • Introduction to the command line
  • Managing physical storage
  • Learning how to install and configure software components and services
  • Establishing network connections and firewall access
  • Monitoring and managing processes
  • Managing and securing files
  • Administrating users and groups
  • Accessing Linux file systems
  • Installing and using virtualized systems
  • Reviewing the system log files and journal


Audience for this course

IT professionals across a broad range of disciplines who need to perform essential Linux administration tasks including installation, establishing network connectivity, managing physical storage, and basic security administration.

Prerequisites for this course

There are no formal prerequisites for this course; however, previous operating system administration experience will be very beneficial.

Outline for this course

  • Access the command line
  • Manage files from the command line
  • Get help in Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Create, view, and edit text files
  • Manage local Linux users and groups
  • Control access to files with Linux file system permissions
  • Monitor and manage Linux processes
  • Control services and daemons
  • Configure and secure OpenSSH service
  • Analyze and store logs
  • Manage Red Hat Enterprise Linux networking
  • Archive and copy files between systems
  • Install and update software packages
  • Access Linux file systems
  • Use virtualized systems
  • Comprehensive review


RH134 Red Hat System Administration II


Part 2 of the core system administration tasks needed for Red Hat Enterprise Linux

This course is specifically designed for students who have completed Red Hat® System Administration I (RH124). Red Hat System Administration II (RH134) focuses on the key tasks needed to become a full time Linux® administrator.

Course overview

This course goes deeper into enterprise Linux administration including file systems and partitioning, logical volumes, SELinux, firewalling, and troubleshooting. Attending both Red Hat System Administration I and Red Hat System Administration II can help you in your preparation for the Red Hat Certified System Administrator exam (EX200).

Course content summary

  • Installation using Kickstart
  • Manage filesystems and logical volumes
  • Manage scheduled jobs
  • Access network filesystems
  • Manage SELinux
  • Control firewalling
  • Troubleshooting


Audience for this course

This course is singularly designed for students who have completed Red Hat System Administration I (RH124). The organization of topics is such that it is not appropriate for student to use RH134 as a curriculum entry point. Students who have not taken a previous Red Hat course are encouraged to take either System Administration I if they are new to Linux, or the RHCSA Fast Track course (RH200) if they are experienced with enterprise Linux administration.

Prerequisites for this course

  • Red Hat System Administration I (RH124)

Outline for this course

  • Access the command line
  • Manage files from the command line
  • Get help in Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Create, view, and edit text files 
  • Manage local Linux users and groups
  • Control access to files with Linux file system permissions
  • Monitor and manage Linux processes
  • Control services and daemons
  • Configure and secure OpenSSH service
  • Analyze and store logs
  • Manage Red Hat Enterprise Linux networking
  • Archive and copy files between systems
  • Install and update software packages
  • Access Linux file systems
  • Use virtualized systems
  • Comprehensive review


RH254 Red Hat System Administration III


Broaden your ability to administer Linux systems and prepare for your Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) exam.

Red Hat® System Administration III (RH254), related to Red Hat Enterprise Linux,® 7, is designed for experienced Linux system administrators who hold a Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA®) certification or equivalent skills and who want to broaden their ability to administer Linux systems at an enterprise level.

Course overview

The course is focused on deploying and managing network servers running caching Domain Name Service (DNS), MariaDB, Apache HTTPD, Postfix SMTP nullclients, network file sharing with Network File System (NFS) and Server Message Block (SMB), iSCSI initiators and targets, advanced networking and firewalld configurations, and the use of Bash shell scripting to help automate, configure, and troubleshoot the system. Through lectures and hands-on labs, students who have already earned the RHCSA certification will be exposed to all competencies covered by the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) exam (EX300).

Audience and prerequisites

Red Hat System Administration III is intended for experienced Linux administrators wishing to learn enterprise-level automation techniques through scripting, how to deploy and secure network services, and how to manage other key security features of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Students in this course should have earned their RHCSA or have equivalent skills.

Prerequisites for this course

  • RHCSA certification or equivalent experience
  • For candidates who have not earned their RHCSA certification, confirmation of the correct skills and knowledge can be obtained by passing the online skills assessment.


Outline for this course

  • Automate installation with Kickstart
  • Use regular expressions with grep
  • Create and Edit text files with vim
  • Schedule future Linux tasks
  • Manage priority of Linux processes
  • Control access to files with access control lists (ACL)
  • Manage SELinux security
  • Connect to network-defined users and groups
  • Add disks, partitions, and file systems to a Linux system
  • Manage logical volume management (LVM) storage
  • Access networked attached storage with network file system (NFS)
  • Access networked storage with SMB 
  • Control and troubleshoot the Red Hat Enterprise Linux boot process
  • Limit network communication with firewall
  • Comprehensive review






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