Red Hat System Administration I (RH124)

 5 Days
Delivery Methods
 VILT    Private Group

Red Hat System Administration I (RH124) equips you with Linux® administration "survival skills" by focusing on foundational Linux concepts and core tasks. You will learn how to apply command-line concepts and enterprise-level tools, starting you on your journey toward becoming a full-time Linux system administrator. This path continues with the follow-on course, Red Hat System Administration II (RH134).


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Who Should Attend

This course is geared toward Windows system administrators, network administrators, and other system administrators who are interested in supplementing current skills or backstopping other team members, in addition to Linux system administrators who are responsible for these tasks: Configuring, installing, upgrading, and maintaining Linux systems using established standards and procedures, Providing operational support, Managing systems for monitoring system performance and availability, Writing and deploying scripts for task automation and system administration.

Course Objectives

  • Introduction to the command line
  • Managing physical storage
  • Install and configure software components and services
  • Establish network connections and control firewall restrictions
  • Monitor and manage running processes
  • Manage and secure files and file systems
  • Administer users and groups
  • Review the system log files and journal for issues
  • Troubleshoot problems and analyze systems with Red Hat Insights
  • Remotely manage systems with SSH and the Web Console


1 - Getting Started with the GNOME Graphical Desktop
  • Get started with GNOME and edit text files with gedit
2 - Manage Files Graphically with Nautilus
  • Manage files graphically and access remote systems with Nautilus
3 - Get Help in a Graphical Environment
  • Access documentation, both locally and online
4 - Configure Local Services
  • Configure the date and time and configure a printer
5 - Manage Physical Storage
  • Understand basic disk concepts and manage system disks
6 - Manage Logical Volumes
  • Understand logical volume concepts and manage logical volumes
7 - Monitor System Resources
  • Manage memory and CPU utilization
8 - Manage System Software
  • Manage system software locally and using Red Hat Network (RHN)
9 - Get Started with Bash
  • Understand basic shell concepts, execute simple commands, and use basic job control techniques
10 - Get Help in a Textual Environment
  • Use man and info pages and find documentation in /usr/share/doc
11 - Establish Network Connectivity
  • Understand basic network concepts; configure, manage, and test network settings
12 - Administer Users and Groups
  • Manage users and groups
13 - Manage Files from the Command Line
  • Understand Linux filesystem hierarchy; manage files from the command line
14 - Secure Linux File Access
  • Understand Linux file access mechanisms; manage file access from the GUI and the command line
15 - Administer Remote Systems
  • Share and connect to a desktop; use SSH and rsync
16 - Configure General Services
  • Manage services; configure SSH and remote desktops
17 - Manage Physical Storage II
  • Manage filesystem attributes and swap space
18 - Install Linux Graphically
  • Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux and configure the system with firstboot
19 - Manage Virtual Machines
  • Understand basic virtualization concepts; install and manage virtual machines
20 - Control the Boot Process
  • Understand runlevels and manage GRUB
21 - Deploy File Sharing Services
  • Deploy an FTP server and a web server
22 - Secure Network Services
  • Manage a firewall; understand SELinux concepts and manage SELinux
23 - Comprehensive Review
  • Get a hands-on review of the concepts covered throughout the course


•Previous operating system administration experience is helpful but not required