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Course descriptions and registration information

Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)
Available Classes
Not currently offered.
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Individuals who want to expand their knowledge and skills for employment readiness or those who want to successfully prepare for the relevant industry certification exam(s).
This course is for individuals with a basic understanding of Linux who want to learn how to administer Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Students will learn how to understand and use basic tools, as well as how to create file systems and simple shell scripts, set up local storage and file systems, deploy and configure installs, and manage basic networking, users, groups, security, and containers. Students who complete this course will be prepared for the Red Hat Certified System Administrator certification and should be able to perform system administration tasks such as installing and configuring Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Course Objectives
  1. Define key command line concepts
  2. Deploy and configure Red Hat Linux
  3. Develop the skills needed for basic administration
  4. Manage security features and the boot process
  5. Identify strategies for effective troubleshooting
Outline of Instruction
  1. Get started with Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  2. Access the command line
  3. Manage files from the command line
  4. Get help in Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  5. Create, view, and edit text files
  6. Manage local users and groups
  7. Control access to files
  8. Monitor and manage Linux processes
  9. Control services and daemons
  10. Configure and secure SSH
  11. Analyze and store logs
  12. Manage networking
  13. Archive and transfer files
  14. Install and update software
  15. Access Linux files systems
  16. Analyze servers and get support
  17. Comprehensive review
  18. Improve command line productivity
  19. Schedule future tasks
  20. Tune system performance
  21. Control access to files with ACLs
  22. Manage SELinux security
  23. Manage basic storage
  24. Manage logical volumes
  25. Implement advanced storage features
  26. Access network-attached storage
  27. Control the boot process
  28. Manage network security
  29. Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  30. Run Containers
  31. Certification Preparation
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
Red Hat
Website URL
Certification Learning Outcomes/Requirements
  1. Understand and use essential tools
  2. Create simple shell scripts
  3. Operate running systems
  4. Configure local storage
  5. Create and configure file systems
  6. Deploy, configure, and maintain systems
  7. Manage basic networking
  8. Manage users and groups
  9. Manage security
  10. Manage containers
CE to CU Articulation
Prior to course enrollment, students should have a basic knowledge of Linux.
Text and Supplies Needed
All textbooks, labs, and an exam voucher are included in the course registration.
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of at least 80% of the course material taught.
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Individuals who want to expand their knowledge and skills for employment readiness or those who want to successfully prepare for the relevant industry certification exam(s).
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Systems Administrator, Cloud Engineer, Software Developer
Wake County Need for Industry Positions
According to Burning Glass Technologies, Wake County has a high demand for the Red Hat Linux skill.
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
  • Systems Administrator
  • Cloud Engineer
  • Software Developer
Related Courses
  • Network Technician - NET-3100O2
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate CCNA 200-301 - NET-3100N2
Course Contact Information
Kobie Joyner