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RHCE Rapid Track Course

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A Student who successfully completes this class will be a proven Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administrator. The goal of this class is to train and then test the student by means of the RHCE Exam, a realistic performance-based lab exam that tests his/her actual ability to: install and configure Red Hat Enterprise Linux; understand limitations of hardware; configure networking and file systems; configure the X Window System; configure security, set up common network (IP) services, carry out diagnostics and troubleshooting, and perform essential Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administration.

Course Overview

By the end of the class students will be able to:

  • Install Hardware and Software
  • Understand The Boot Process
  • Perform Linux Filesystem Administration
  • Work with RPM and Kickstart
  • Work with User and System Administration Tools
  • Manage Kernel Services and Configuration
  • Manage the HTTP Service
  • Work with Network File Sharing Services
  • Work with Domain Name Service
  • Manage Electronic Mail
  • Work with xinetd, OpenSSH, and DHCP
  • Work with the X Window System
  • Secure Services
  • Perform Troubleshooting

Prerequisites

RH300 Prerequisites

Course Outline

  • Unit 1: Hardware and Installation

    • Hardware Compatibility
    • CPU and Memory
    • Devices
    • Bus Support
    • The Red Hat Installer
    • Configuring Hard Drives and Filesystems
    • Software RAID and LVM
    • Security Configuration: Firewalls and SELinux
    • Post-installation Configuration
    • Validating the Installation
  • Unit 2: The Boot Process

    • Sequence of the Boot Process
    • BIOS Initialization
    • The GRUB Boot Loader
    • Kernel Initialization
    • init and /etc/inittab
    • Run Levels
    • Controlling Services
  • Unit 3: Linux Filesystem Administration

    • Partitioning Hard Disks
    • Creating Filesystems
    • Understanding Journaling Filesystems
    • Mounting Filesystems: The mount Command and /etc/fstab
    • The Automounter
    • ext2/3 Filesystem Attributes
    • Access Control Lists
    • Understanding and Controlling SELinux
  • Unit 4: RPM and Kickstart

    • Installing, Updating, and Removing Software
    • RPM Queries and Verification
    • Automatic Dependency Resolution
    • Red Hat Network
    • Remote Administration
    • Configuring a Network Installation Server
    • Using Kickstart to Automate Installation
  • Unit 5: User Administration

    • Creating User Accounts
    • Maintaining User Accounts
    • Creating and Maintaining Groups
    • The User Private Group Model
    • Creating Group Directories: the SGID Mode
    • The Initial User Environment
    • Pluggable Authentication Modules
    • Network Authentication Configuration: NIS and LDAP
    • Configuring Quotas
  • Unit 6: System Administration Tools

    • Configuring the Network with ifup and ifdown
    • Interface Configuration Files
    • The CUPS Printing System
    • Queue Management Using CUPS
    • Automating System Administration: The cron Subsystem
    • Understanding, Maintaining, and Monitoring System Logs
    • Network Installation Servers
    • Using Kickstart to Automate Installations
  • Unit 7: Kernel Services and Configuration

    • Understanding Kernel Modules
    • The /proc Filesystem
    • Advanced partitioning: Software RAID
    • Advanced partitioning: Logical Volume Management
    • Converting LVM1 Partitions to LVM2
  • Unit 8: The HTTP Service

    • The Apache Web Server
    • Virtual Hosts
    • Apache Access Configuration
    • The Squid Web Proxy Cache
  • Unit 9: Network File Sharing Services

    • Configuring an NFS Server
    • Client-side NFS
    • The File Transfer Protocol and vsftpd
    • Samba Services
    • Configuring File and Print Services with Samba
    • Samba and Security: Authentication Methods and Passwords
    • Samba Client Tools
  • Unit 10: Domain Name Service

    • Understanding DNS: Zones, Domains, and Delegation
    • The Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND)
    • Running BIND in a chrooted Environment
    • Zone Creation and Zone Files
    • Delegating Subdomains
    • BIND Utilities
  • Unit 11: Electronic Mail

    • Understanding E-mail: Mail Transport Agents, Mail Delivery Agents, and Mail User Agents
    • Sendmail Configuration Files
    • Using the m4 Macro Language to Create The sendmail.mc File
    • Debugging Sendmail
    • Using alternatives to Select an E-mail System
    • Postfix: an Alternative Mail Transport Agent
    • Configuring Postfix
  • Unit 12: xinetd, OpenSSH, and DHCP

    • Understanding the xinetd Daemon
    • Configuring the xinetd Daemon
    • Configuring xinetd-based Services
    • The OpenSSH Server
    • The DHCP Server
  • Unit 13: The X Window System

    • X11 and the Server/Client Relationship
    • The Xorg Server Design and Configuration
    • Xorg Server Startup
    • Xorg Server Configuration Utilities
    • Running Remote Applications
  • Unit 14: Securing Services

    • Using tcp_wrappers to Secure Services
    • Daemon and Client Specifications for tcp_wrapper Rules
    • Packet Filtering Using netfilter
    • Firewalling and Data Flow
    • Creating netfilter Rules
    • Connection Tracking
    • Network Address Translation
    • netfilter Rule Persistence
  • Unit 15: Troubleshooting

    • Troubleshooting Strategies
    • Things to Check
    • Filesystem Corruption and Checking
    • Recovery Runlevels
    • The Rescue Environment