Administering Red Hat Linux 7 – Part 2

Administering Red Hat Linux 7 – Part 2 Course Overview

Targeted to closely follow the official Red Hat certification curriculum, this course together with the Administering Red Hat System Linux – Part I (V7) course

will enable the delegate to work towards achieving the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) qualification.

In addition, by attending the Administering Red Hat Linux (V7) System Administration – Part 1 & Part 2 courses together with the Administrating Red Hat Linux (V7) – Part 3 course, these three courses will enable the attendee to work towards achieving the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) qualification.

 

Skills Gained

The delegate will have knowledge in all, and practice in some, of the following:

  • Automate a system install using Kickstart
  • Search files and output using regular expressions
  • Use switch user command
  • Use vim to edit text files
  • Scheduling tasks to run automatically at predefined times
  • Changing the priorities at which process run
  • Understand and configure Access Control Lists (ACL’s)
  • Understand and manage SELinux context types etc
  • Be able to connect to a central LDAP for checking identities
  • Use the command line to create Partitions, Volume Groups and Logical Volumes
  • Extend and decrease Volume Groups and Logical Volumes using the command line
  • Extend file systems
  • Access a Network File System (NFS) Server
  • Configure autofs
  • Be capable of mounting SMB (cifs) file systems
  • Managing groups, extended file permissions
  • Troubleshooting
  • Configure a basic firewall

Who will the Course Benefit?

This Administering Red Hat Linux 7 – Part 2 course is suitable for anyone who has acquired basic administration skills from attending the Administering Red Hat Linux (V7) – Part 1 course.
This will include novice System Administrators, Network administrators, Programmers and other technical IT staff who need to acquire knowledge of the key administration tasks required to administer a Red Hat Linux system.
This course will teach many of the necessary skills to enable the delegate to work towards achieving the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) certification followed by the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) certification.

The course assumes knowledge of the Red Hat Linux operating system to the level covered in the Administering Red Hat Linux (V7) – Part 1 course.

Course Objectives

On completion of this Administering Red Hat Linux 7 – Part 2 course the delegate will have gained practical experience of the Linux commands, the GUI’s and posses the technical knowledge required to perform System Administration tasks.

Examinations

This training course will teach some of the necessary skills to enable the delegate to work towards achieving the
official Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) and the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) certification routes.

This course in conjunction with the course Administering Red Hat Linux (V7) – Part 1 leads to the RHCSA exam and only in conjunction with RHCSA does it lead to RHCE.

Before taking any exam, ensure you have the recommended experience.

The Red Hat website lists all exam requirements and these are updated regularly.

Exams are not included as part of the course.

 

Course Outline

Course Contents – DAY 1

Course Introduction

  • Administration and Course Materials
  • Course Structure and Agenda
  • Delegate and Trainer Introductions

Session 1: INTRODUCTION TO VIM

  • Introduction to text file editing using vi/vim
  • Basic commands
  • Copying and moving text
  • Search and replace features
  • Reading and writing from file
  • Exercise

Session 2: SEARCHING TEXT AND USING REGULAR EXPRESSIONS

  • Searching for text in vim
  • Regular Expressions
  • Using grep to search the contents of text files using regular expressions
  • Introduction to using ‘sed’ using regular expressions.
  • Exercise

Session 3: MANAGING PROCESS PRIORITIES

  • Use of nice and renice commands
  • Foreground and background processing
  • Grouping commands
  • Exercise

Session 4: INSTALLING RED HAT LINUX USING KICKSTART

  • How Kickstart works
  • Sections within a Kickstart configuration file
  • Pre and Post Kickstart processing
  • Creating a Kickstart file
  • Creating the Linux Install Server
  • Differing ways of starting a Kickstart installation
  • Exercise
Course Contents – DAY 2

Session 5: SYSTEM ACCESS CONTROLS

  • Access Control List (ACL’s)
  • Authentication policies and User Private Groups
  • Password management using passwd, chage etc
  • Managing user profile files
  • Extended file permissions including suid,sgid
  • Switching to another user
  • Connecting to a centralized administration server
  • Exercise

Session 6: ADDING DISKS, PARTITIONS, LVM VOLUMES AND FILESYSTEMS

  • Creating partitions
  • Creating Volume Groups and Logical Volumes
  • Creating File Systems
  • Exercise

Session 7: FUTHER MANAGEMENT OF LVM’s

  • Extending Volumes and LVM file systems
  • LUKS encrypted partitions
  • Creating and Managing Swap space
  • Exercise

Session 8: CONFIGURING A BASIC FIREWALL

  • Limiting network access through a firewall
  • The firewalld program
  • Basic configuration using the GUI interface firewall-config
  • Exercise
Course Contents – DAY 3

Session 9: CONFIGURING AND MANAGING SELINUX

  • SELinux
  • Management of SELinux
  • Easy configuration and customisation of SELinux
  • Context types
  • semanage, getsebool, setsebool and chcon commands
  • SELinux log files
  • Exercise

Session 10: ACCESSING REMOTE SYSTEMS (NFS & SMB)

  • Configuring client access to an Network Filesystem Server (NFS)
  • Providing CIFS access (SMB)
  • Configuring autofs
  • Configure access from a client to a DNS server
  • Exercise

Session 11: FURTHER SOFTWARE MANAGEMENT

  • The Yellow Dog Update, Modifier Tool (YUM)
  • Creating a YUM repository
  • Exercise

Session 12: SCHEDULING FUTURE TASKS

  • Using ‘at’ to manage one-off jobs
  • Using the cron system
  • System crontab files
  • Monitoring cron access
  • Controlling access to the ‘cron’ and ‘at’ facilities
  • Using anacron
  • Exercise
Course Contents – DAY 4

Session 13: DEPLOYING AN FTP AND WEB SERVER

  • The Apache and Tux Web Servers
  • Apache server configuration files
  • Apache Configuration Directives
  • Basic Server Configuration
  • HTTP and SELinux
  • The FTP Service using vsftpd
  • Anonymous FTP Access
  • Exercise

Session 14: MAINTAINING THE KERNEL

  • Loading and removing modules
  • Updating the Kernel package
  • Using kernel arguments
  • Exercise

Session 15: TROUBLESHOOTING

  • Understanding the boot process
  • The Rescue Environment
  • Booting into Single User Mode
  • Recovery from lost root password
  • Exercise

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Course Location

This course will be run at the Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue, which is situated in the centre of Edinburgh, just 5 minutes walk from Waverley Station and close to major bus routes, including the airport bus. Discounted parking is available at the St John's Hill NCP Car Park. Our training rooms are light and spacious, all are air conditioned with natural daylight.

Complimentary breakfast and lunch will provided, as well as tea and coffee throughout the day. If you've got any special dietary requirements just let us know, ideally in advance, and we will be pleased to cater for them. Our team will be there on the day to make sure everything goes smoothly. If there's anything you need please ask, because "If we Can we Will".

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