Red Hat System Administration I (RH124)

Duration: 5 Days (40 Hours)

Red Hat System Administration I (RH124) Course Overview:

The first of two courses covering the core system administration tasks needed to manage Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers

Red Hat System Administration I (RH124) is specifically designed for IT professionals who have little or no prior experience in Linux system administration. The course focuses on building the fundamental skills required for core administration tasks in a Linux environment. It serves as a solid foundation for individuals aspiring to become full-time Linux system administrators.

The course introduces key command-line concepts and enterprise-level tools, providing students with the necessary knowledge and competence in Linux administration. It is the first part of a two-course series, with the follow-on course, Red Hat System Administration II (RH134), further developing the concepts and skills acquired in RH124.

By completing both courses in the series, individuals without prior Linux system administration knowledge can acquire the comprehensive skills and knowledge needed to become proficient Linux administrators.

Course content summary

  • Introduce Linux and the Red Hat Enterprise Linux ecosystem.
  • Run commands and view shell environments.
  • Manage, organize, and secure files.
  • Manage users, groups and user security policies.
  • Control and monitor systemd services.
  • Configure remote access using the web console and SSH.
  • Configure network interfaces and settings.
  • Manage software using DNF

Audience for this course

  • The primary persona is a technical professional with current or pending responsibilities as a Linux enterprise or cloud system administrator.
  • This course is popular in Red Hat Academy, and is targeted at the student who is planning to become a technical professional using Linux.

Technology considerations

  • There are no special technical requirements for this course.
  • This course is not designed for bring your own device (BYOD).
  • Internet access is not required but is recommended so that students can research and browse Red Hat online resources.
Get started with Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Describe and define open source, Linux, Linux distributions, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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

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

Resolve problems by using local help systems.

Manage text files from command output or in a text editor.

Create, manage, and delete local users and groups, as well as administer local password policies.

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

Evaluate and control processes running on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux system.

Control and monitor network services and system daemons with the systemd service.

Configure secure command line service on remote systems, using OpenSSH.

Locate and accurately interpret logs of system events for troubleshooting purposes.

Configure network interfaces and settings on Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers.

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

Access, inspect, and use existing file systems on storage attached to a Linux server.

Investigate and resolve issues in the web-based management interface, getting support from Red Hat to help solve problems.

Review the content covered in this course by completing hands-on exercises.

  • Basic technical user skills with computer applications on some operating systems are expected.

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