5 days


Employees of federal, state and local governments; and businesses working with the government.


  • Full-time Linux administration with 1-3 years of experience
  • Ability to:
    • Use the Bash shell and manage files and directories from the command line
    • Configure print queues to local and remote printers
    • Monitor system resources at a basic level (ps, kill)
    • Manage system software (installing and updating packages with yum)
    • Establish network connectivity using DHCP
    • Administer local user and group accounts
    • Manage local, physical storage
    • Install Linux graphically on a bare-metal system
  • Confirmation of the skill set required for this course obtained by passing the pre-assessment quiz at redhat.com/explore/pre-assessment

Course Description:

The Linux Red Hat Certified System Administrator course is designed for experienced Linux System Administrators who want to broaden their technical skill sets and become accredited with the RHCSA certification. Using a best-of-breed contemporary teaching approach, you will learn to properly manage a Linux workstation and server, including installing and configuring local components and services as well as connections to existing network services.
To successfully navigate this course, you must have solid Linux command line experience to perform tasks at an accelerated pace. In addition, you should possess 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.
This course includes the exam to earn RHCSA certification.
Note: ITdojo and Red Hat do not guarantee that anyone who takes one or all of the courses in the Red Hat certification program will pass a Red Hat exam. On-the-job experience, in combination with high-quality training, is the best way to build skills and prepare for a Red Hat exam. The exam itself is a hands-on learning experience, and many of those who do not pass on the first try come away with knowledge of what they need to work on to pass the exam on a re-take.

Course Syllabus:

1. Establish Network Connectivity

  • Configure, manage, and test static network settings

2. Administer Users and Groups

  • Implement password aging and configure an LDAP client

3. Monitor System Resources

  • Manage CPU, memory, and disk utilization
  • Manage system logs

4. Manage System Software

  • Install software and query with yum using RHN and a custom repository

5. Deploy Network Services

  • Deploy VNC, FTP, and web services
  • Require key authentication with SSH

6. Secure Filesystems and Network Services

  • Restrict file access with ACLs
  • Secure network services with a firewall and SELinux

7. Manage Physical Storage

  • Manage encrypted partitions, filesystems, and swap space

8. Manage Logical Volumes

  • Logical Volume concepts
  • Manage Logical Volumes, including snapshots

9. Control the Boot Process

  • Understand runlevels
  • Manage GRUB

10. Tune and Maintain the Kernel

  • Pass parameters to the kernel
  • Manage kernel modules

11. Automate Installation with Kickstart

  • Create kickstart configurations
  • Use them to install Linux

12. Manage Virtual Machines

  • Deploy and manage KVM virtual machines

13. Troubleshoot System Problems

  • Apply a systematic approach to diagnosing and correcting system failures

14. Research Red Hat Resources

  • Access Red Hat documentation and services


Who Needs to Attend:

  • Practiced Linux system administrators who currently manage Linux servers at the enterprise level
  • Skilled Linux system administrators who are required to demonstrate competencies by earning the RHCSA


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