Code: 
RHSA1
Duration: 
4-5 Day(s)
Price: 
£1425-2726

Overview

This highly practical instructor led Administering Red Hat Linux - Part I training course introduces the delegate to the main concepts of the Red Hat Linux operating system and basic systems administration. Targeted to closely follow the Red Hat courses, this course together with the follow on Administering Red Hat Linux - Part II course will enable the delegate to work towards achieving the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) qualification

Commonly used commands are described in detail as well as GUI tools. The attendee will also gain basic administration techniques used in the workplace

Audience

The Administering Red Hat Linux - Part I training course is suitable for anyone who is new to Linux and needs to understand and use the operating system

The course will particularly appeal to Microsoft Windows system administrators, network administrators and other operating system professionals or anyone who requires a proficiency in Linux

Skills Gained

Objectives

To provide the skills required to work productively in the workplace using Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). The delegate will possess at the end of the course some of the fundamental skills required to begin their studies towards achieving the various Red Hat certifications

The delegate will gain the following experience

  • Be capable of using the graphical desktop and manage files graphically
  • Be able to access help and documentation facilities both locally and online
  • Be capable of using basic Bash Shell commands and be able to run basic job control
  • Understand the file system and managing files from the command line
  • Configure Remote Desktops
  • Edit files using gedit
  • Listing and changing access permissions on files both from a GUI and also the command line
  • Understand basic virtualisation concepts
  • Use the graphical interface to install the Linux Operating system with virtualisation and then configure the first boot
  • Understand run levels and change run levels
  • Manage users and groups
  • Be able to configure printers, print files and manage print queues
  • Deploy an FTP server and a web server
  • Understand disk organisation and Logical Volume Manager
  • Manage file system attributes and swap space
  • Manage memory and processes
  • Manage system software locally and also using Red Hat Network (RHN)
  • Understand basic networking concepts
  • Manage and test networks.
  • Use basic network commands to access remote systems using ssh and rsync
  • Manage a firewall and understand basic SELinux concepts

Prerequisites

The delegate should be familiar with basic computer concepts and terminology e.g. hardware, software, files and directories

Course Specifics

Course Outline

Course Contents - DAY 1

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

Session 1: AN INTRODUCTION TO LINUX

  • A brief history of UNIX and LINUX
  • GNU project
  • GPL - GNU General Public license
  • The LINUX kernel
  • The Bash Shell
  • Login sessions

Session 2: THE GRAPHICAL ENVIRONMENT

  • The GUI Desktop
  • Configuring the Desktop
  • Managing files graphically
  • Graphical tools for investigating hardware
  • Exercise

Session 3: BASIC COMMANDS AND BASH ENVIRONMENT

  • Basic syntax Rules
  • Essential keyboard shortcuts
  • Basic commands and utilities
  • Getting Help - man pages, info, /usr/share/doc
  • Sources of information available on the WEB
  • Command line history, viewing and re-executing
  • Entering commands in the Bash Shell
  • The Bash Environment
  • Shell Variables
  • Exercise

Session 4: THE LINUX FILE SYSTEM

  • The file system structure
  • Standard Linux directories and files
  • Pathnames : relative and absolute
  • Navigating the file system using shell commands
  • Managing files and directories
  • Monitoring file system usage
  • Exercise

Course Contents - DAY 2

Session 5: EDITING FILES USING GEDIT

  • Using the GUI Editor to edit text files
  • Exercise

Session 6: FILE ACCESS CONTROL

  • Basic file access permissions
  • List permissions
  • Changing file permissions on the command line
  • Exercise

Session 7: BASIC CLIENT NETWORKING

  • Configuring Network Interfaces
  • Controlling Network Devices: ifup/ifdown
  • Configuring IPV4 dynamic and static networking
  • Network Tools ifconfig, ethtool etc
  • Configuring Remote Desktops
  • Accessing Remote Desktop using vncviewer
  • Configuring basic NTP
  • Connecting NIS and LDAP clients to corresponding servers
  • Linking to a system using ssh and rsync
  • Exercise

Session 8: INSTALLING A SYSTEM GRAPHICALLY AND IMPLEMENTING VIRTUALISATION

  • Virtualisation concepts
  • Installation methods available
  • The RHEL Installer: anaconda
  • The Virtual Consoles
  • Performing the installation
  • Firstboot and post installation
  • Install a virtual system
  • Checking for supported hardware
  • Start and shutdown a virtual system
  • Exercises

Course Contents - DAY 3

Session 9: MANAGING USER ACCOUNTS

  • User and Group administration
  • Adding a new user and group
  • Setting a password
  • Bash profile files
  • Exercise

Session 10: CHANGING RUN-LEVELS

  • The init program and run levels
  • The boot Sequence explained
  • The grub boot managers
  • The /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit Program
  • The Startup Script Model
  • Control Services using chkconfig, ntsysv etc.
  • System Shutdown and Reboot management
  • Exercise

Session 11: MANAGE LOGICAL VOLUMES

  • Understand disk partitioning
  • Basic LVM design and configuration
  • The Logical Volume Manager (LVM)
  • Creating LVM based file systems
  • Exercise

Course Contents - DAY 4

Session 12: MANAGE FILE SYSTEM ATTRIBUTES AND SWAP SPACE

  • Mounting and un-mounting file systems
  • Handling Removable Media
  • File System attributes
  • Swap space management
  • Exercise

Session 13: DATA SECURITY

  • SELinux
  • Management of SELinux
  • Easy configuration and customisation of SELinux
  • Configuring and using ssh and scp
  • Basic Firewall management
  • Exercise

Session 14: PRINTERS

  • Creating printer queues using CUPS
  • Administering CUPS using the Web Browser interface
  • Managing printers using the Red Hat Tools
  • Creating print requests
  • Managing printer queues
  • Exercise

Session 15: MANAGE MEMORY AND CPU USAGE

  • Time-sharing
  • What is a process?
  • System and user processes
  • Monitoring processes
  • Killing processes
  • Basic Job Control
  • Altering process scheduling priorities
  • Desktop tools to monitor and manage processes
  • Exercise

Course Contents - DAY 5

Session 16: PACKAGE MANAGEMENT

  • The Red Hat Package Management system
  • Installing removing software manually using rpm
  • RPM queries and verifying packages
  • Dependency problems and resolution
  • Updating the Kernel from RPM's
  • Other RPM features
  • Updating using Red Hat Network
  • Exercise

Session 17: 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

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

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Upcoming Dates

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Onsite
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Manchester
5 1425 £1425 2018-05-21
London
5 1695 £1695 2018-05-14
Birmingham
5 1425 £1425 2018-04-23
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Edinburgh
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Leeds
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Reading
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Reading
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4 1860 £1860 2018-02-26
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5 2632 £2632 2018-02-26
Birmingham
5 1425 £1425 2018-02-19
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5 1695 £1695 2018-02-05
Edinburgh
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London
5 1425 £1425 2018-01-29
Manchester
5 1425 £1425 2018-01-08
Manchester
5 1425 £1425 2017-12-18
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5 1425 £1425 2017-12-18
London
5 1425 £1425 2017-12-11
Birmingham
5 1425 £1425 2017-12-11
Edinburgh
5 1425 £1425 2017-11-20
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5 1425 £1425 2017-11-20
Edinburgh
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Reading
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5 1425 £1425 2017-09-25
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5 1425 £1425 2017-09-25
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5 1695 £1695 2017-09-11
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5 1695 £1695 2017-09-11
Edinburgh
4 1860 £1860 2017-09-04
Edinburgh
4 1860 £1860 2017-09-04
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5 2632 £2632 2017-09-04
London
4 1860 £1860 2017-08-21
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5 1425 £1425 2017-08-21
Birmingham
5 1425 £1425 2017-08-21
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4 1860 £1860 2017-08-21
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5 2632 £2632 2017-08-21
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4 1860 £1860 2017-08-14
Edinburgh
4 1860 £1860 2017-08-14
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5 1425 £1425 2017-08-14
Edinburgh
5 1425 £1425 2017-08-14
Almondsbury
4 1860 £1860 2017-08-14
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Leeds
5 1425 £1425 2017-08-07
Leeds
5 1425 £1425 2017-08-07
London
4 1860 £1860 2017-08-07
London
5 2632 £2632 2017-08-07
London
4 1860 £1860 2017-08-07
London
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