Administering Red Hat Linux 7 - Part 2

What topics are covered by the course?

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

Session 1: INTRODUCTION TO VIM
Introduction to text file editing using vi/vim
Basic commands
Copying and moving text
Search and replace features
Reading and writing from file
Exercise

Session 2: SEARCHING TEXT AND USING REGULAR EXPRESSIONS
Searching for text in vim
Regular Expressions
Using grep to search the contents of text files using regular expressions
Introduction to using 'sed' using regular expressions.
Exercise

Session 3: MANAGING PROCESS PRIORITIES
Use of nice and renice commands
Foreground and background processing
Grouping commands
Exercise

Session 4: INSTALLING RED HAT LINUX USING KICKSTART
How Kickstart works
Sections within a Kickstart configuration file
Pre and Post Kickstart processing
Creating a Kickstart file
Creating the Linux Install Server
Differing ways of starting a Kickstart installation
Exercise

Session 5: SYSTEM ACCESS CONTROLS
Access Control List (ACL's)
Authentication policies and User Private Groups
Password management using passwd, chage etc
Managing user profile files
Extended file permissions including suid,sgid
Switching to another user
Connecting to a centralized administration server
Exercise

Session 6: ADDING DISKS, PARTITIONS, LVM VOLUMES AND FILESYSTEMS
Creating partitions
Creating Volume Groups and Logical Volumes
Creating File Systems
Exercise

Session 7: FUTHER MANAGEMENT OF LVM's
Extending Volumes and LVM file systems
LUKS encrypted partitions
Creating and Managing Swap space
Exercise

Session 8: CONFIGURING A BASIC FIREWALL
Limiting network access through a firewall
The firewalld program
Basic configuration using the GUI interface firewall-config
Exercise

Session 9: CONFIGURING AND MANAGING SELINUX
SELinux
Management of SELinux
Easy configuration and customisation of SELinux
Context types
semanage, getsebool, setsebool and chcon commands
SELinux log files
Exercise

Session 10: ACCESSING REMOTE SYSTEMS (NFS & SMB)
Configuring client access to an Network Filesystem Server (NFS)
Providing CIFS access (SMB)
Configuring autofs
Configure access from a client to a DNS server
Exercise

Session 11: FURTHER SOFTWARE MANAGEMENT
The Yellow Dog Update, Modifier Tool (YUM)
Creating a YUM repository
Exercise

Session 12: SCHEDULING FUTURE TASKS
Using 'at' to manage one-off jobs
Using the cron system
System crontab files
Monitoring cron access
Controlling access to the 'cron' and 'at' facilities
Using anacron
Exercise

Session 13: 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

Session 14: MAINTAINING THE KERNEL
Loading and removing modules
Updating the Kernel package
Using kernel arguments
Exercise

Session 15: TROUBLESHOOTING
Understanding the boot process
The Rescue Environment
Booting into Single User Mode
Recovery from lost root password
Exercise

Who should attend?

This Administering Red Hat Linux 7 - Part 2 course is suitable for anyone who has acquired basic administration skills from attending the Administering Red Hat Linux 7 - Part 1 course. This will include novice System Administrators, Network administrators, Programmers and other technical IT staff who need to acquire knowledge of the key administration tasks required to administer a Red Hat Linux system.

This course will teach many of the necessary skills to enable the delegate to work towards achieving the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) certification followed by the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) certification. The course assumes knowledge of the Red Hat Linux operating system to the level covered in the Administering Red Hat Linux 7 - Part 1 course.

Pre-Requisite Courses
Administering Red Hat Linux 7 - Part 1
Follow-On Courses
Administering Red Hat Linux 7 - Part 3
Apache Web Server
Perl Programming
Oracle SQL

What will I be able to do on completion?

Skills Gained
The delegate will have knowledge in all, and practice in some, of the following:

Automate a system install using Kickstart
Search files and output using regular expressions
Use switch user command
Use vim to edit text files
Scheduling tasks to run automatically at predefined times
Changing the priorities at which process run
Understand and configure Access Control Lists (ACL's)
Understand and manage SELinux context types etc
Be able to connect to a central LDAP for checking identities
Use the command line to create Partitions, Volume Groups and Logical Volumes
Extend and decrease Volume Groups and Logical Volumes using the command line
Extend file systems
Access a Network File System (NFS) Server
Configure autofs
Be capable of mounting SMB (cifs) file systems
Managing groups, extended file permissions
Troubleshooting
Configure a basic firewall

Course Objectives
On completion of this Administering Red Hat Linux 7 - Part 2 course the delegate will have gained practical experience of the Linux commands, the GUI's and posses the technical knowledge required to perform System Administration tasks.

How will I be assessed?

Examinations
This training course will teach some of the necessary skills to enable the delegate to work towards achieving the official Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) and the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) certification routes.

This course in conjunction with the course Administering Red Hat Linux 7 - Part 1 leads to the RHCSA exam and only in conjunction with RHCSA does it lead to RHCE.

Before taking any exam, ensure you have the recommended experience. The Red Hat website lists all exam requirements and these are updated regularly.

Exams are not included as part of the course.

Follow-On Courses
Administering Red Hat Linux 7 - Part 3
Apache Web Server
Perl Programming
Oracle SQL

Guide Price: 1,395

Delivery: Classroom
Category: IT & Computer »
Duration: 4 Days
Qualification: Certificate of Attendance

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