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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-5506-8
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Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) and Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) Complete Video Course Library

21 hours and 27 minutes of Video Instruction

Over 21 hours of training so you can pass both the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) and Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) exams. Includes interactive practice exam questions, exercises and quizzes so you can put your knowledge to the test.


Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) and Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) Complete Video Course LibraryRed Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) and Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) Complete Video Course Library provides the opportunity to study for both the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) and the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) exams. This Complete Video Course Library offers more than 21 hours of personal visual instruction from an RHCSA and RHCE certified expert with more than 20 years of practical Linux teaching experience. Through the use of topic-focused instructional videos you will gain an in-depth understanding of the Red Hat Certified Administrator (RHCSA) and Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) exams as well as a deeper understanding of Red Hat Enterprise Linux so you master key foundational principles.

Included with the product are practice exams, with the instructor walking students through both the scenarios and solutions. The course includes 100% coverage of the RHCSA and RHCE exam objectives, practice exams demonstrated in a real CLI environment, dynamic and interactive hands-on exercises, and multiple-choice quizzes to give you the extra edge you need to excel on the exam.

Major topics include:

Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator (RHCSA)

Module 1: Performing Basic System Management Tasks
Installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server
Using Essential Tools
Essential File Management Tools
Working with Text Files
Connecting to a RHEL Server
Managing Users and Groups
Connecting to an LDAP Server
Managing Permissions
Configuring Networking

Module 2: Operating Red Hat Enterprise Linux Servers
Managing Processes
Managing Software
Working with Virtual Machines
Scheduling Tasks
Configuring Logging
Managing Partitions
Managing LVM Logical Volumes

Module 3: Performing Advanced System Administration Tasks
Managing the Kernel
Using Kickstart
Managing and Understanding the Boot Procedure
Applying Essential Troubleshooting Skills

Module 4: Managing Network Services:
Managing HTTP Services
Managing SELinux
Configuring a Firewall
Configuring FTP Services
Configuring Time Services
Configuring VNC Access

Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)

Module 1: Advanced System Management
Configuring Authentication
Configuring iSCSI Target and Initiator
System Performance Reporting
System Optimization Basics
Configuring Logging

Module 2: Networking and Apache
Configuring Advanced Networking
Managing Linux-Based Firewalls
Configuring Apache Virtual Hosts
Managing Advanced Apache Features

Module 3: DNS and File Sharing
Configuring a Cache-only DNS Server
Configuring NFS File Sharing
Managing SMB File Sharing

Module 4: Essential Back-end Services
Setting up an SMTP Server
Managing SSH
Managing MariaDB
Managing Time Services
Shell Scripting

Skill Level
- Beginning to intermediate

What You Will Learn
- Key concepts for all the objectives on the Red Hat Certified Administrator (RHCSA) exam
- Key concepts for all the objectives on the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) exam
- Information on the new RHEL 7 exam

Who Should Take This Course
Primary Audience:
Red Hat Certified Administrator (RHCSA) and Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) certification candidates

Secondary Audience:
-Anyone wanting to get RHCSA certified
-Anyone wanting to get RHCE certified
- Anyone interested in learning about Red Hat from the ground up
- Linux engineers who are interested in learning more about Red Hat Enterprise Linux
- Junior system administrators who want to deepen their skills
- Administrators currently administering UNIX systems and developers who write software for Linux

Course Requirements
The ideal target student has some preliminary Linux knowledge already.

Table of Contents

Red Hat Certified Administrator (RHCSA)
I Introduction
II What to Expect on the RHCSA Exam
III Preparing an Environment for Doing Exercises

Module 1 Performing Basic System Management Tasks
1 Installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server
Learning Objectives
1.1 What You Need on Your Server
1.2 Installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server
Exercise 1
2 Using Essential Tools
Learning Objectives
2.1 Using man
2.2 Understanding vim
2.3 Editing Text Files with vim
2.4 Understanding Globbing and Wildcards
2.5 Using Globbing and Wildcards
2.6 Understanding I/O Redirection and Pipes
2.7 Using I/O Redirection and Pipes
Exercise 2
Explanation to Exercise 2
3 Essential File Management Tools
Learning Objectives
3.1 Understanding Linux File System Layout
3.2 Essential File Management Tasks
3.3 Finding Files 3.4 Understanding Links
3.5 Working with Links
3.6 Working with tar
Exercise 3
Explanation to Exercise 3
4 Working with Text Files
Learning Objectives
4.1 Understanding Regular Expressions
4.2 Using Common Text Tools (tail, head, tr, cut, sort)
4.3 Working with grep
4.4 sed and awk Basics
Explanation to Exercise 4
Lesson 4 Interactive Exercise
5 Connecting to a RHEL Server
Learning Objectives
5.1 Opening Local Shells (Including Virtual Consoles)
5.2 Connecting to a Server with SSH
5.3 Understanding SSH Keys
5.4 Using SSH Keys
Exercise 5
Explanation to Exercise 5
Lesson 5 Interactive Exercise
6 Managing Users and Groups
Learning Objectives
6.1 Understanding the Need for Users
6.2 Understanding User Properties
6.3 Creating and Managing Users
6.4 Understanding Group Membership
6.5 Creating and Managing Groups
6.6 User and Group Configuration Files
6.7 Managing Password Properties
Exercise 6
Explanation to Exercise 6
7 Connecting to an LDAP Server
Learning Objectives
7.1 Understanding LDAP
7.2 Telling Your Server Where to Find the LDAP Server
7.3 Understanding Automount
7.4 Understanding sssd
7.5 Modifying sssd Configuration
Explanation to Exercise 7
8 Managing Permissions
Learning Objectives
8.1 Understanding Ownership: Users, Groups,, and Others
8.2 Changing File Ownership
8.3 Understanding Basic Permissions
8.4 Managing Basic Permissions
8.5 Understanding Special Permissions
8.6 Managing Special Permissions
8.7 Understanding ACLs
8.8 Managing ACLs
Exercise 8
Explanation to Exercise 8
Lesson 8 Interactive Exercise
9 Configuring Networking
Learning Objectives
9.1 Understanding NIC Naming
9.2 Managing NIC Configuration with the ip Command
9.3 Storing Network Configuration Persistently
9.4 Understanding Network Manager
9.5 Using Network Manager Utilities (nmcli, nm-tool)
9.6 Understanding Routing and DNS
9.7 Configuring Routing and DNS
9.8 Understanding Network Analysis Tools
9.9 Using Network Analysis Tools
Exercise 9
Explanation to Exercise 9
Module 1 Quiz

Module 2 Operating Red Hat Enterprise Linux Servers
10 Managing Processes
Learning Objectives
10.1 Understanding Jobs and Processes
10.2 Managing Shell Jobs
10.3 Getting Process Information with ps
10.4 Understanding Memory Usage
10.5 Understanding Performance Load
10.6 Monitoring System Activity with top
10.7 Sending Signals to Processes
10.8 Understanding Priorities and Niceness
10.9 Changing Process Nice Values
Exercise 10
Explanation to Exercise 10
Lesson 10 Interactive Exercise
11 Managing Software
Learning Objectives
11.1 Understanding Meta Package Handlers
11.2 Setting Up Yum Repositories
11.4 Using rpm Queries
Exercise 11
Explanation to Exercise 11
Lesson 11 Interactive Exercise
12 Working with Virtual Machines
Learning Objectives
12.1 Introducing KVM Virtualization
12.2 Managing Libvirt and KVM
12.3 Using virsh
12.4 Using virt-manager
Exercise 12
Explanation to Exercise 12
13 Scheduling Tasks
Learning Objectives
13.1 Cron Versus at
13.2 Understanding Cron Configuration Files and Execution Times
13.3 Scheduling with Cron
13.4 Using at
Exercise 13
Explanation to Exercise 13
14 Configuring Logging
Learning Objectives
14.1 Understanding Rsyslogd and Journald Logging
14.2 Integrating Rsyslogd and Journald
14.3 Configuring Rsyslog Logging
14.4 Working with Journald
14.6 Configuring logrotate
Exercise 14
Explanation to Exercise 14
Lesson 14 Interactive Exercise
15 Managing Partitions
Learning Objectives
15.1 Understanding Disk Layout
15.2 Creating Partitions
15.3 Understanding File System Differences
15.4 Making the File System
15.5 Mounting the Partition Manually
15.6 Understanding /etc/fstab
15.7 Mounting Partitions via /etc/fstab
15.8 Understanding Encrypted Partitions
15.9 Creating a LUKS Encrypted Partition
15.10 Dealing with "Enter root password for maintenance mode"
Exercise 15
Explanation to Exercise 15
Lesson 15 Interactive Exercise
16 Managing LVM Logical Volumes
Learning Objectives
16.1 Why use LVM
16.2 Understanding LVM Setup
16.3 Creating an LVM Logical Volume
16.4 Understanding Device Mapper and LVM Device Names
16.5 Understanding LVM Resize Operations
16.6 Growing an LVM Logical Volume
16.7 Shrinking an LVM Logical Volume
Exercise 16
Explanation to Exercise 16
Lesson 16 Interactive Exercise
Module 2 Quiz

Module 3 Performing Advanced System Administration Tasks
17 Managing the Kernel
Learning Objectives
17.1 Understanding the Modular Structure of the Kernel
17.2 Working with Kernel Modules
17.3 Modifying Kernel Module Behavior Through modprobe
17.4 Tuning Kernel Behavior Through /proc
17.5 Using sysctl
17.6 Updating the Kernel
Exercise 17
Explanation to Exercise 17
Lesson 17 Interactive Exercise
18 Using Kickstart
  Learning Objectives
18.1 Understanding Kickstart Usage
18.2 Creating a Kickstart File
18.3 Using the Kickstart File for Automatic Installations
18.4 Using Kickstart Files in Fully Automated Datacenters
Exercise 18
Explanation to Exercise 18
19 Managing and Understanding the Boot Procedure
Learning Objectives
19.1 Boot Procedure Generic Overview
19.2 Understanding Grub2
19.3 Modifying Grub2 Parameters
19.4 Understanding systemd
19.5 Managing Services in a systemd Environment
19.6 Understanding systemd Targets
19.7 Switching Between systemd Targets
19.8 Managing File System Mounts in a systemd Environment
19.9 Managing Automount in a systemd Environment
Exercise 19
Explanation to Exercise 19
20 Applying Essential Troubleshooting Skills
Learning Objectives
20.1 Changing Grub Parameters on Boot
20.2 Making Grub Changes Persistent
20.3 Starting the rescue.target Mode
20.4 Changing the Root Password
Exercise 20
Explanation to Exercise 20
Module 3 Quiz

Module 4 Managing Network Services
21 Managing HTTP Services
21.1 Understanding Apache Configuration
21.2 Creating a Basic Website
Exercise 21
Explanation to Exercise 21
22 Managing SELinux
Learning Objectives
22.1 Understanding the Need for SELinux
22.2 Understanding SELinux Modes and Policy
22.3 Understanding SELinux Labels and Booleans
22.4 Using File System Labels
22.5 Understanding semanage fcontext and chcon Differences
22.6 Using Booleans
22.7 Configuring SELinux for Apache
Exercise 22
Explanation to Exercise 22
Lesson 22 Interactive Exercise
23 Configuring a Firewall
Learning Objectives
23.1 Understanding Firewall Configuration
23.2 Using Firewalld
Exercise 23
Explanation to Exercise 23
24 Configuring FTP Services
Learning Objectives
24.1 Understanding FTP Configuration
24.2 Configuring an FTP Server for Anonymous Downloads
Exercise 24
Explanation to Exercise 24
25 Configuring Time Services
Learning Objectives
25.1 Understanding Time on Linux
25.2 Setting Up a Chrony Time Server
Exercise 25
Explanation to Exercise 25
26 Configuring VNC Access
Learning Objectives
26.1 Understanding VNC
26.2 Configuring a VNC Server
26.3 Connecting to a VNC Server
Exercise 26
Explanation to Exercise 26
Module 4 Quiz

Course Interactive Exercise

Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
I: Course Introduction
II: What to Expect on the RHCE Exam
III: Preparing an Environment for Doing Exercises

Module 1: Advanced System Management
Lesson 1: Configuring Authentication
1.1: Understanding Red Hat Identity Management
1.2: Using authconfig to set up External Authentication
1.3: Configuring a System to Authenticate Using Kerberos
1.4: Understanding authconfig Configuration Files
Exercise 1
Explanation to Exercise 1
Interactive Exercise – Module 1, Lesson 1

Lesson 2: Configuring iSCSI Target and Initiator
2.1: Understanding iSCSI Target and Initiator
2.2: Setting up an iSCSI Target
2.3: Connecting the iSCSI Initiator to an iSCSI SAN
2.4: Verifying the iSCSI Connection
Exercise 2
Explanation to Exercise 2
Interactive Exercise – Module 1, Lesson 2

Lesson 3: System Performance Reporting
3.1: Understanding System Performance Parameters
3.2: Understanding top
3.3: Understanding iostat
3.4: Understanding vmstat
3.5: Understanding sar Components
3.6: Setting up sar
3.7: Analyzing sar Data
Exercise 3
Explanation to Exercise 3

Lesson 4: System Optimization Basics
4.1: Understanding the /proc Contents
4.2: Analyzing the /proc File System
4.3: Optimizing Through /proc
4.4: Introducing sysctl
4.5: Using sysctl
4.6: Modifying Network Behavior Through /proc and sysctl
Exercise 4
Explanation to Exercise 4

Lesson 5: Configuring Logging
5.1: Understanding Logging in RHEL7
5.2: Connecting Journald to Rsyslog
5.3: Setting up Remote Logging
Exercise 5
Explanation to Exercise 5
Module 1 Quiz

Module 2: Networking and Apache
Lesson 6: Configuring Advanced Networking
6.1: Networking Basics Resumed
6.2: Understanding Routing
6.3: Setting up Static Routing
6.4: Understanding Network Bridges
6.5: Setting up Network Bridges
6.6: Understanding Network Bonds and Teams
6.7: Configuring Network Teams
6.8: Configuring IPv6
Exercise 6
Explanation to Exercise 6
Interactive Exercise – Module 2, Lesson 6

Lesson 7: Managing Linux-Based Firewalls
7.1: Understanding Firewalld Operation
7.2: Configuring Firewalld Services and Zones
7.3: Creating Services Files
7.4: Configuring Rich Firewall Rules
7.5: Understanding NAT and Port Forwarding
7.6: Configuring NAT
7.7: Configuring Port Forwarding
Exercise 7
Explanation to Exercise 7
Interactive Exercise – Module 2, Lesson 7

Lesson 8: Configuring Apache Virtual Hosts
8.1: Understanding Apache Configuration Files
8.2: Exploring the httpd.conf File
8.3: Configuring a Simple Web Server
8.4: Introducing Virtual Hosts
8.5: Configuring Virtual Hosts
8.6: Common Errors Working with Virtual Hosts
Exercise 8
Explanation to Exercise 8
Interactive Exercise – Module 2, Lesson 8

Lesson 9: Managing Advanced Apache Features
9.1: Setting up Authenticated Web Servers
9.2: Configuring Apache for LDAP Authentication
9.3: Enabling CGI Scripts
9.4: Understanding TLS Protected Web Sites
9.5: Setting up TLS Protected Web Sites
Exercise 9
Explanation to Exercise 9
Module 2 Quiz

Module 3: DNS and File Sharing
Lesson 10: Configuring a Cache-only DNS Server
10.1: Understanding DNS
10.2: Understanding Different DNS Server Modes
10.3: Analyzing DNS Output with dig
10.4: Setting up a Cache-only DNS Nameserver
10.5: Opening the Firewall for DNS
10.6: Working with Cache Dumps
Exercise 10
Explanation to Exercise 10
Interactive Exercise – Module 3, Lesson 10

Lesson 11: Configuring NFS File Sharing
11.1: Understanding NFSv4 Features
11.2: Configuring NFS Exports Suitable for Group Collaboration
11.3: Mounting NFS Shares
11.4: Using Kerberos to Control Access to NFS Network Shares—Part 1
11.5: Using Kerberos to Control Access to NFS Network Shares—Part 2
11.6: Opening the Firewall for NFS
11.7: Understanding showmount and NFSv4
11.8: Understanding NFS SELinux Configuration
Exercise 11
Explanation to Exercise 11

Lesson 12: Managing SMB File Sharing
12.1: Accessing SMB Shares
12.2: Samba Server Configuration Overview
12.3: Creating the SMB Share: Linux Tasks
12.4: Creating the SMB Share: smb.conf Tasks
12.5: Tuning the Share for Access Restrictions
12.6: Verifying the Configuration
12.7: Using Samba-Related SELinux Settings
12.8: Opening the Firewall for SMB Traffic
Exercise 12
Explanation to Exercise 12
Interactive Exercise – Module 3, Lesson 12
Module 3 Quiz

Module 4: Essential Back-end Services
Lesson 13: Setting up an SMTP Server
13.1: Understanding Server Roles in Email
13.2: Understanding Postfix Configuration
13.3: Configuring Postfix for Mail Reception
13.4: Configuring Postfix for Relaying Mail
13.5: Demonstration: Monitoring a Working Mail Configuration
13.6: Understanding Postfix Maps
Exercise 13
Explanation to Exercise 13
Interactive Exercise – Module 4, Lesson 13

Lesson 14: Managing SSH
14.1: Understanding Secure SSH Authentication
14.2: Configuring Key-based Authentication
14.3: Understanding Important SSH Options
14.4: Tuning SSH Client Options
14.5: Understanding the Use of SSH Tunnels
14.6: Creating SSH Tunnels
Exercise 14
Explanation to Exercise 14

Lesson 15: Managing MariaDB
15.1: Understanding Relational Databases
15.2: Creating a Base MariaDB Configuration
15.3: Creating Databases and Tables
15.4: Managing Users and Permissions
15.5: Backing up the Database
Exercise 15
Explanation to Exercise 15
Interactive Exercise – Module 4, Lesson 15

Lesson 16: Managing Time Services
16.1: Understanding RHEL7 Time Services
16.2: Configuring NTP Peers
Exercise 16
Explanation to Exercise 16

Lesson 17: Shell Scripting
17.1: Understanding Shell Scripting Core Elements
17.2: Using Variables
17.3: Using Positional Parameters
17.4: Understanding if then else
17.5: Understanding for
17.6: Understanding while and until
17.7: Understanding case
Exercise 17
Explanation to Exercise 17
Module 4 Quiz

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