During the 4-day course, students will work at their own pace through the complete set of labs from both the RHCSA (Red Hat Certified System Administrator) Rapid Track course (RH199) and Red Hat System Administration III (RH254). The RHCE Certification Lab course includes a few instructor lectures designed to review key technologies such as systemd, firewalld, and IPv6. For the classroom and virtual classroom versions of this course, an instructor will be available throughout the week to assist students as they work through the labs.
- RHCEs on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 or earlier who wish to recertify on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
- Students who previously attempted the RHCE exam, did not pass, and wish to retake the exam
- Students who have completed the RHCE track courses (Red Hat System Administration I, II, and III or equivalent) and would like additional hands-on practice prior to taking the RHCE exam
- Students should have already completed Red Hat System Administration I, II, and III or equivalent training.
- It is highly recommended students take our online skills assessment prior to enrolling in this course.
- Extensive UNIX administration experience by itself is not adequate for most students.
- Managing and troubleshooting systemd services during the boot process
- Network configuration and basic troubleshooting
- Managing local storage, creating and using file systems
- Firewall management with firewalld
- Automating installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux©_ using kickstart
- Manage SELinux settings
- Using NFS and Samba shared filesystems
- iSCSI initiator and target configuration
- Domain Name System (DNS) troubleshooting and caching name server
- Providing Network File System (NFS) and Server Message Block (SMB) file servers
- Apache HTTPD web server management
- MariaDB SQL datbase configuration
- Postfix Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) nullclient for servers
- Bash scripting for automatio
Local and remote logins
- Review methods for accessing the system and engaging Red Hat Support.
- Copy, move, create, delete, link, and organize files while working from the Bash shell prompt.
- Manage Linux users and groups and administer local password policies.
- Control access to files and directories using permissions and access control lists (ACLs).
- Manage the SELinux behavior of a system to keep it secure in case of a network service compromise.
- Evaluate and control processes running on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux system.
- Download, install, update, and manage software packages from Red Hat and yum package repositories.
- Create and manage disks, partitions, and filesystems from the command line.
- Control and monitor system daemons and troubleshoot the Red Hat Enterprise Linux boot process.
- Configure basic IPv4 networking on Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems.
- Locate and accurately interpret relevant system log files for troubleshooting purposes.
- Create and manage logical volumes from the command line.
- Schedule tasks to automatically execute in the future.
- Use autofs and the command line to mount and unmount network storage with NFS and SMB.
- Configure a basic firewall.
- Automate the installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux on virtual machines with kernel-based virtual machine (KVM) and libvirt.
- Configure and troubleshoot basic IPv6 networking on Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems.
- Configure and troubleshoot advanced network interface functionality including bonding, teaming, and local software bridges.
- Permit and reject access to network services using advanced SELinux and firewalld filtering techniques.
- Set and verify correct DNS records for systems and configure secure-caching DNS.
- Relay all e-mail sent by the system to a SMTP gateway for central delivery.
- Provide and use networked iSCSI block devices as remote disks.
- Provide NFS exports and SMB file shares to specific systems and users.
- Provide a MariaDB SQL database for use by programs and database administrators.
- Configure Apache HTTPD to provide Transport Layer Security (TLS)-enabled websites and virtual hosts.
- Write simple shell scripts using Bash.
- Use Bash conditionals and other control structures to write more sophisticated shell commands and scripts.
- Customize Bash startup and use environment variables, Bash aliases, and Bash functions.