Fast track for experienced system administrators to earn an RHCSA certification
The RHCSA Rapid Track Course with Exam (RH200) is designed for experienced Linux® system administrators who want to expand their technical skill sets 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.
Course content summary
- Installation, configuration, and management of local storage
- Deployment and maintenance of network services
- Network services: VNC, SSH, FTP, and web
- Securing files with ACLs
- Securing network services with firewall and SELinux
- Managing virtual machines with KVM technology
- Automating installation of Linux using Kickstart
- Practiced Linux or UNIX system administrators who currently manage servers at the enterprise level
- Skilled Linux system administrators who wish to earn an RHCSA certification
- Full-time Linux administration with 1-3 years of experience
- The following skills:
- Using the Bash shell and managing files and directories from the command line
- Configuring print queues to local and remote printers
- Monitoring system resources at a basic level (ps, kill)
- Managing system software (installing and updating packages with yum)
- Establishing network connectivity using DHCP
- Administering local user and group accounts
- Managing local, physical storage
- Installing Linux graphically on a bare-metal system
Network configuration and troubleshooting
Configure, manage, and test network settings.
Managing user accounts
Manage user accounts, including password aging, and connect to a central LDAP directory service.
Command-line process management
Launch, monitor, govern, and terminate processes using the Bash command line.
Manage system resources
Schedule recurring tasks; monitor and manage system logs.
Installing and managing software
Install software and query with yum using RHN and a custom repository.
Administer remote systems
Access remote systems using command-line and graphical techniques.
Deploy and secure file-sharing services
Install and manage basic network services, including firewall configuration.
Manage SELInux booleans and file system contexts.
Managing simple partitions and file systems
Manage encrypted partitions, file systems, and swap space.
Using file system Access Control Lists
Restrict file access with file system ACLs.
Logical volume management
Understand logical volume concepts and manage logical volumes, including snapshots.
Control the boot process
Understand runlevels and manage GRUB.
Tune and maintain the kernel
Pass parameters to the kernel and manage kernel modules.
Manage virtual machines
Deploy and manage KVM virtual machines.
Automate installation with Kickstart
Create Kickstart configurations and use them to install Linux.
Get help in a graphical environment
Access Red Hat documentation and services.