Red Hat RHCSA Rapid Track Course RH199

4 days


Combines Red Hat System Administration I and II at a rapid pace

The RHCSA Rapid Track course (RH199) relates to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and is designed for students who already have significant experience with Linux administration. The course reviews the tasks covered in Red Hat System Administration I (RH124) and II (RH134) at an accelerated pace.

On completion of course materials, students should be prepared to take the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) exam.

Note: This course builds on a student's existing understanding of command-line based Linux system administration. Students should be able to execute common commands using the shell, work with common command options, and access man pages for help. Students lacking this knowledge are strongly encouraged to take Red Hat System Administration I (RH124) and II (RH134) instead


  • Students for this class should have 1-3 years of full time Linux administration experience


Practiced Linux or UNIX system administrators who currently manage servers at the enterprise level and Skilled Linux system administrators who wish to earn an RHCSA certification.

Skills Gained

Course content summary

  • Managing users and groups, files, and file permissions
  • Updating software packages with yum
  • Managing and troubleshooting systemd services during the boot process
  • Network configuration and basic troubleshooting
  • Managing local storage and creating and using file systems
  • Firewall management with firewalld
  • Managing kernel-based virtual machines (KVMs)
  • Automating installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux using Kickstart


Delegates attending this course should have basic experience with the following, with minimal dependence on documentation:

  • Linux (some of the course may be review)
  • The bash shell, including job control (, fg, bg, jobs), shell expansion (command, tilde, globbing, brace, protection from expansion), I/O redirection, and pipes
  • IPv4 networking addressing and routing concepts, TCP/UDP, and ports
  • Navigation of the GNOME 3 interface
  • Editing text files from the command line with vim or other available programs
  • Finding information in man pages and info nodes
  • The concept of file permissions
  • Interactive installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Per-user 'at' and 'cron' jobs
  • Use of archival utilities such as 'tar', 'zip', and compression utilities
  • Absolute and relative paths
    • Finding files with 'find' and 'locate'

Course Outline

Network configuration and troubleshooting

  • Configure, manage, and test network settings.

Managing user accounts

  • Manage user accounts, including password aging, and connect to a central LDAP directory service.

Command-line process management

  • Launch, monitor, govern, and terminate processes using the Bash command line.

Manage system resources

  • Schedule recurring tasks; monitor and manage system logs.

Installing and managing software

  • Install software and query with yum using RHN and a custom repository.

Administer remote systems

  • Access remote systems using command-line and graphical techniques.

Deploy and secure file-sharing services

  • Install and manage basic network services, including firewall configuration.

Managing SELinux

  • Manage SELInux booleans and file system contexts.

Managing simple partitions and file systems

  • Manage encrypted partitions, file systems, and swap space.

Using file system Access Control Lists

  • Restrict file access with file system ACLs.

Logical volume management

  • Understand logical volume concepts and manage logical volumes, including snapshots.

Control the boot process

  • Understand runlevels and manage GRUB.

Tune and maintain the kernel

  • Pass parameters to the kernel and manage kernel modules.

Manage virtual machines

  • Deploy and manage KVM virtual machines.

Automate installation with Kickstart

  • Create Kickstart configurations and use them to install Linux.

Get help in a graphical environment

  • Access Red Hat documentation and services.

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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Course Location Days Cost Date
Onsite4 2740 £2740 2019-05-26