Red Hat RHCE Rapid Track Course with RHCSA and RHCE Exams (RH300)

Course Overview

The Red Hat Certified Engineer™ course is designed for UNIX- and Linux-experienced users, networking specialists, and system administrators. This course provides hands-on training on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, and includes the RHCE Certification Lab Exam

Who Should Attend

UNIX or Linux system administrators who have significant real-world experience with UNIX or Linux systems administration and some experience setting up key networking services such as HTTP, DNS, NIS, DHCP, and who want a fast-track course to prepare for the RHCE Exam.

Course Objectives

A Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administrator who has been trained then tested by means of the RHCE Exam, a realistic performance-based lab exam that tests his/her actual ability to: install and configure Red Hat Enterprise Linux; understand limitations of hardware; configure networking and file systems; configure the X Window System; configure security, set up common network (IP) services, carry out diagnostics and troubleshooting, and perform essential Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administration.

Course Prerequisites

Course Outline

1 - Essentials

  • Essential initial topics in system administration, including editors, switching accounts, adding users, using cron, and managing network connections

2 - Kernel Services

  • The Linux kernel: variants and modules
  • The /proc filesystem and the sysctl command
  • Accessing devices using udev
  • Exploring hardware

3 - Filesystem Management

  • Creating filesystems
  • Making filesystem mounts persistent across reboots
  • Managing swap space

4 - User Administration

  • Modifying and deleting user accounts
  • Password aging
  • Group administration
  • Creating group directories
  • Setting disk quotas

5 - Local Security

  • Setting up a host-based firewall
  • Using access control lists
  • The SELinux security layer
  • Managing suid and sgid executables
  • Controlling access to superuser authority using sudo

6 - Advanced Partitioning

  • Understanding and implementing Software RAID
  • Understanding Logical Volume Management
  • Creating and resizing logical volumes

7 - Installation

  • The interactive Anaconda installer
  • Kickstart: a hands-free method of installation

8 - System Initialization

  • Understanding the boot procedure
  • Configuring the GRUB boot loader
  • The Initial RAM Disk
  • Understanding run levels
  • Controlling services


  • RPM: The Red Hat Package Manager
  • The YUM installer
  • Using the Red Hat Network

10 - System Administration Topics

  • Configuring the X Server
  • The CUPS printing system
  • cron and the superuser: the system-wide crontab file
  • cron and system reboots: the anacron system
  • Authentication Configuration: Pluggable Authentication Modules

11 - Network Configuration

  • Understanding network addresses
  • Using OpenSSH for network communications
  • Using VNC for network communications
  • Network Authentication

12 - Network Security

  • Protecting services using TCP Wrappers
  • Protecting the system using a packet filtering host-based firewall

13 - Network File Sharing Services

  • Setting up an NFS server
  • Setting up an FTP server
  • The Samba Server: networking with Windows systems

14 - Network Infrastructure

  • Creating a private repository
  • NTP: Coordinating time
  • Configuring a DHCP server
  • Configuring a DNS server

15 - HTTP Service

  • Configuring the Apache web server
  • Configuring the Squid web proxy cache

16 - Mail Service

  • Understanding e-mail delivery
  • Using sendmail and postfix
  • Dovecot: an IMAP and POP server

17 - Troubleshooting

  • A method for fault analysis
  • Things to check
  • Understanding recovery run levels
  • Using the rescue environment

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This is a 5-day class

Price: $3,600.00
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