Red Hat System Administration II

Course code:LXRH02

Duration: 5 Days / 40 Hours

This course relates to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. This is the second part of the two module course helping students to appear for Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA), exam EX200. This is a continuation course of Red Hat System Administration I. It provides necessary education to become full-fledged enterprise Linux system administrators, by learning in-depth file systems and partitioning, logical volumes, SELinux, firewalling and troubleshooting. Attending both Red Hat System Administration I and Red Hat System Administration II enables one to prepare for the Red Hat Certification Exam (EX200). 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 attended the Red Hat System Administration I and have a need to perform advanced administration tasks on Enterprise Linux operating system, can attend this course.


Completion of Red Hat System Administration I course or have attained equivalent work experience.


The skills developed in this course could lead to improved infrastructure performance, increased system utilization, and responsiveness to system failures. A better understanding of Linux file system and logical volume management should result in lower storage costs and better use of existing storage solutions.

Participants should be able to perform:

  • Automate installations using Kickstart
  • Manage file systems and logical volumes
  • Manage scheduled jobs
  • Access network file systems
  • Manage SELinux
  • Control firewalls
  • Perform troubleshooting tasks

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.  Automate installation with Kickstart

Automate the installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems with Kickstart.

2.  Use regular expressions with grep

Write regular expressions that, when partnered with grep, will allow you to quickly isolate or locate content within text files.

3.  Create and Edit text files with vim

Introduce the vim text editor, with which you can open, edit, and save text files.

4.  Schedule future Linux tasks

Schedule tasks to automatically execute in the future.

5.  Manage priority of Linux processes

Influence the relative priorities at which Linux processes run.

6.  Control access to files with access control lists (ACL)

Manage file security using POSIX access control lists.

7.  Manage SELinux security

Manage the Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux) behavior of a system to keep it secure in case of a network service compromise.

8.  Connect to network-defined users and groups

Configure systems to use central identity management services.

9.  Add disks, partitions, and file systems to a Linux system

Manage simple partitions and file systems.

10. Manage logical volume management (LVM) storage

Manage logical volumes from the command line.

11.  Access networked attached storage with network file system (NFS)

Access (secure) NFS shares.

12.  Access networked storage with SMB

Use autofs and the command line to mount and unmount SMB file systems.

13. Control and troubleshoot the Red Hat Enterprise Linux boot process

14. Limit network communication with firewall

Configure a basic firewall.

 Course review

 Exam preparation

 Practice exam