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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 bundled two-part course combination aims to prepare students who have foundational knowledge of Linux with Linux administration skills. Course topics will focus on essential command line concepts, enterprise-level tools, storage configuration, security management, task control, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux installation and deployment. By the end of the program, students should be prepared to take and pass the Red Hat Certified System Administrator certification exam.
Course Objectives
  1. Red Hat System Administration I (RH124):
    • Define key command line concepts and enterprise-level tools
    • Develop the skills needed for basic administration
    • Configure Red Hat Enterprise Linux
    • Resolve configuration issues and understand how to integrate Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems with other existing environments
  2. Red Hat System Administration II (RH134):
    • Manage security features
    • Install and deployment of Red Hat Linux
    • Manage the boot process
    • Identify strategies for effective troubleshooting
    • Use command-line automation and productivity
Outline of Instruction
  1. Red Hat System Administration I (RH124):
    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
  2. Red Hat System Administration II (RH134):
    1. Improve command line productivity
    2. Schedule future tasks
    3. Tune system performance
    4. Control access to files with ACLs
    5. Manage SELinux security
    6. Manage basic storage
    7. Manage logical volumes
    8. Implement advanced storage features
    9. Access network-attached storage
    10. Control the boot process
    11. Manage network security
    12. Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux
    13. Run Containers
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
Red Hat
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Certification Learning Outcomes/Requirements
  1. • Understand and use essential tools
    • Create simple shell scripts
    • Operate running systems
    • Configure local storage
    • Create and configure file systems
    • Deploy, configure, and maintain systems
    • Manage basic networking
    • Manage users and groups
    • Manage security
    • Manage containers
CE to CU Articulation
Prior to course enrollment, course participants should have a basic knowledge of Linux.
Text and Supplies Needed
The course registration includes all textbooks, labs, and exam voucher.
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 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
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Course Contact Information
Kobie Joyner