Red Hat Command Line Skills (RH190)

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About this Course

Red Hat Command Line Skills (RH190) is designed for IT professionals who are new to Linux and UNIX administration and require core administration skills using the command line only. Graphical user interface (GUI) administration tools will not be addressed in this course. Students seeking their RHCSA certification who are interested in command-line administration skills should attend this course followed by our RHCSA Rapid Track (RH200) course.

Audience Profile

  • IT professionals and applicationadministrators who need to gain a core level of proficiency with Linux administration and are interested in command-line tools.
  • Individuals seeking their RHCSA credential who require command-line fundamentals.

At Course Completion

Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Accessing the command line locally and via SSH
  • Linux file system structure and file management
  • Expressions, pipelines, and redirection
  • Managing users and groups
  • Controlling file access to users and groups
  • Managing processes and services
  • Installing and managing software with yum
  • Managing virtual machines with KVM


Previous exposure to command-line system administration is beneficial.

Course Outline

Accessing the command line

Access the command line locally and remotely; obtain administrative privileges.

Managing files from the command line

Explore the Linux file system hierarchy; use path names; manage files and directories.

Getting help in a textual environment

Access Linux documentation.

Intermediate command-line tools

Use hard and symbolic links; archive and compress files, and send them to a remote system; use vim to edit text files.

Regular expressions, pipelines, and I/O redirection

Use regular expressions to search for patterns; redirect output and use pipelines to combine commands.

Managing user accounts

Manage local user and group accounts, and manage passwords.

Controlling access to files

Manage file ownerships and permissions.

Managing processes

Manage process scheduling.

Installing and managing software

Manage software.

Managing installed services

Manage installed services.

Installing Linux graphically

Install a Linux workstation.

Managing virtual machines

Manage virtual machines.