Red Hat System Administration I

Course code:LXRH01

Duration: 6 Days / 48 Hours

This course relates to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. This is the first part of the two module course helping students to appear for Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA), exam EX200. It provides a foundation for participants wishing to become Linux system administrators, by introducing key command line concepts and other enterprise level tools. These concepts are further elaborated in the follow-on course, Red Hat System Administration II. Linux having become most widely deployed in today’s emerging technologies, this course will help to understand the various administration tasks of Linux operating system and be able to apply that knowledge in a practical and useful manner. Demand for Linux professionals is consistently increasing due to its dominance in cloud computing and data centre installations and those with professional certifications are more likely to be hired.*


Those who have a need to perform basic administrative tasks on Linux operating system including installation, establishing network connectivity, managing physical storage and perform basic security administration, can attend this course.


Basic knowledge of any computing operating system and file systems is required.


This course is intended to develop the skills needed for basic administration and configuration of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Participants should be able to perform:

  • Access the command line
  • Manage files from command line
  • Create, view, and edit text files
  • Manage local Linux users and groups
  • Monitor and manage Linux processes
  • Control services and daemons
  • Control access to files with Linux file-system permissions
  • Analyse and store log files
  • Configure and secure the OpenSSH service
  • Install and update software packages
  • Access Linux file systems
  • Manage Linux networking

Education Criteria

No specific education criteria are applicable

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Course overview

1. Introduction to Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) exam
2. Course breakup

1. Access the command line

Log in to a Linux system and run simple commands using the shell.

2.  Manage files from the command line

Copy, move, create, delete, and organize files from the bash shell prompt.

3.  Get help in Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Resolve problems by using online help systems and Red Hat support utilities.

4.  Create, view, and edit text files

Create, view, and edit text files from command output or in an editor.

5.  Manage local Linux users and groups

Manage local Linux users and groups, and administer local password policies.

6.  Control access to files with Linux file system permissions

Set Linux file system permissions on files and interpret the security effects of different permission settings.

 7.  Monitor and manage Linux processes

Obtain information about the system, and control processes running on it.

8.  Control services and daemons

Control and monitor network services and system daemons using systemd

9.  Configure and secure OpenSSH service

Access and provide access to the command line on remote systems securely using OpenSSH

10 Analyse and store logs

Locate and accurately interpret relevant system log files for troubleshooting purposes.

11. Manage Red Hat Enterprise Linux networking

Configure basic IPv4 networking on Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems.

12.  Archive and copy files between systems

Archive files and copy them from one system to another.

13. Install and update software packages

Download, install, update, and manage software packages from Red Hat and yum package repositories.

14.  Access Linux file systems

Access and inspect existing file systems on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux system.

15.  Use virtualized systems

Create and use Red Hat Enterprise Linux virtual machines with KVM and libvirt.

Course review

Exam preparation

Practice exam