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Linux Server Administration Courses


  • RHCE(Red Hat Certified Engineer) - Exam (EX300) - Person should take all courses (I, II & III).
  • RHCSA - Exam (EX200) - Person should take Course I and II

Course Outline Linux System Admin - I (RH124)

Audience: IT professionals or B.Tech, MCA etc students who already have some real world experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems administration and want a first course in networking services and security.The course focuses on providing beginners with Linux administration "survival skills" by focusing on core administration tasks.

Duration: 1.5 Months (40 hours)


Unit 1: Get Started with the GNOME Graphical Desktop
Objective: Get started with GNOME and edit text files with gedit.

Unit 2: Manage Files Graphically with Nautilus
Objective: Manage files graphically and access remote systems with Nautilus.

Unit 3: Get Help in a Graphical Environment
Objective: Access documentation, both locally and online

Unit 4: Configure Local Services
Objective: Configure the date and time and configure a printer

Unit 5: Manage Physical Storage I
Objective: Understand basic disk concepts and manage system disks

Unit 6: Manage Logical Volumes
Objective: Understand logical volume concepts and manage logical volumes

Unit 7: Monitor System Resources
Objective: Manage CPU, memory, and disk utilization

Unit 8: Manage System Software
Objective: Manage system software locally and using Red Hat Network (RHN)

Unit 9: Get Started with Bash
Objective: Understand basic shell concepts, execute simple commands, and use basic job control techniques

Unit 10: Get Help in a Textual Environment
Objective: Use man and info pages and find documentation in /usr/share/doc

Unit 11: Establish Network Connectivity
Objective: Understand basic network concepts; configure, manage, and test network settings

Unit 12: Administer Users and Groups
Objective: Manage users and groups

Unit 13: Manage Files from the Command Line
Objective: Understand Linux filesystem hierarchy and pathnames; manage files from the command line

Unit 14: Secure Linux File Access
Objective: Understand Linux file access mechanisms; manage file access from the GUI and the command line

Unit 15: Administer Remote Systems
Objective: Share and connect to a desktop; use SSH and rsync

Unit 16: Configure General Services
Objective: Manage services; configure SSH and remote desktops

Unit 17: Manage Physical Storage II
Objective: Manage filesystem attributes and swap space

Unit 18: Install Linux Graphically
Objective: Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux and configure the system with firstboot

Unit 19: Manage Virtual Machines
Objective: Understand basic virtualization concepts; install and manage virtual machines

Unit 20: Control the Boot Process
Objective: Understand runlevels and manage GRUB

Unit 21: Deploy File Sharing Services
Objective: Deploy an FTP server and a web server

Unit 22: Secure Network Services
Objective: Manage a firewall; understand SELinux concepts and manage SELinux

Unit 23: Comprehensive Review
Objective: Get a hands-on review of the concepts covered in this course

Course Outline Linux System Administration II - (RH135)

Audience: This course is designed for more advance version of syste, administration of Linux System. Person must have completed System administration level - 1.

Duration: 1.5 Months (40 hours)


Unit 1: Automated Installations of Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Objectives: Create and manage kickstart configuration files; perform installations using kickstart

Unit 2: Accessing the Command Line
Objectives: Access the command line locally and remotely; gain administrative privileges from the command line

Unit 3: Intermediate Command Line Tools
Objectives: Use hardlinks, archives and compression, and vim

Unit 4: Regular Expressions, Pipelines, and I/O Redirection
Objectives: Use regular expressions to search patterns in files and output; redirect and pipe output

Unit 5: Network Configuration and Troubleshooting
Objectives: Configure network settings; troubleshoot network issues

Unit 6: Managing Simple Partitions and Filesystems
Objectives: Create and format simple partitions, swap partitions, and encrypted partitions

Unit 7: Managing Flexible Storage with the Logical Volume Manager (LVM)
Objectives: Implement LVM and LVM snapshots

Unit 8: Access Network File Sharing Services; NFS and CIFS
Objectives: Implement NFS, CIFS, and autofs

Unit 9: Managing User Accounts
Objectives: Manage user accounts including password aging

Unit 10: Network User Accounts with LDAP
Objectives: Connect to a central LDAP directory service

Unit 11: Controlling Access to Files
Objectives: Manage group memberships, file permissions, and access control lists (ACL)

Unit 12: Managing SELinux
Objectives: Activate and deactivate SELinux; set file contexts; manage SELinux booleans; analyze SELinux logs

Unit 13: Installing and Managing Software
Objectives: Manage software and query information with yum; configure client-side yum repository files

Unit 14: Managing Installed Services
Objectives: Managing services; verify connectivity to a service

Unit 15: Analyzing and Storing Logs
Objectives: Managing logs with rsyslog and logrotate

Unit 16: Managing Processes
Objectives: Identify and terminate processes, change the priority of a process, and use cron and at to schedule processes

Unit 17: Tuning and Maintaining the Kernel
Objectives: List, load, and remove modules; use kernel arguments

Unit 18: System Recovery Techniques
Objectives: Understand the boot process and resolve boot problems

Course Outline Linux System administration - III (RH254)

Audience: Experienced System adminstration willing to broaden their expertise in enterprise System Administration.

Duration: 1.5 Months (40 hours)


Unit 1: Getting Started with the Classroom Environment
Objective: Given a virtualized environment, begin to administrate multiple systems using prerequisite skills

Unit 2: Enhance User Security
Objective: Configure system to use Kerberos to verify credentials and grant privileges via sudo

Unit 3: Bash Scripting and Tools
Objective: Automate system administration tasks utilizing Bash scripts and text-based tools

Unit 4: File Security with GnuPG
Objective: Secure files with GnuPG

Unit 5: Software Management
Objective: Use yum plugins to manage packages; understand the design of packages; build a simple package

Unit 6: Network Monitoring
Objective: Profile running services, then capture and analyze network traffic

Unit 7: Route Network Traffic
Objective: Configure system to route traffic and customize network parameters with sysctl

Unit 8: Secure Network Traffic
Objective: Secure network traffic through SSH port forwarding and iptables filtering/network address translation (NAT)

Unit 9: NTP Server Configuration
Objective: Configure an NTP server

Unit 10: Filesystems and Logs
Objective: Manage local filesystem integrity; monitor systems over time and system logging

Unit 11: Centralized and Secure Storage
Objective: Access centralized storage (iSCSI) and encrypt filesystems

Unit 12: SSL-encapsulated Web Services
Objective: Understand SSL certificates and deploy an SSL-encapsulated web service

Unit 13: Web Server Additional Configuration
Objective: Configure a web server with virtual hosts, dynamic content, and authenticated directories

Unit 14: Basic SMTP Configuration
Objective: Configure an SMTP server for basic operation (null client, receiving mail, smarthost relay)

Unit 15: Caching-Only DNS Server
Objective: Understand DNS resource records and configure a caching-only name server

Unit 16: File Sharing with NFS
Objective: Configure file sharing between hosts with NFS

Unit 17: File Sharing with CIFS
Objective: Configure file and print sharing between hosts with CIFS

Unit 18: File Sharing with FTP
Objective: Configure file sharing with anonymous FTP

Unit 19: Troubleshooting Boot Process
Objective: Understand the boot process and recover unbootable systems with rescue mode