Red Hat System Administration I Online (RH124R)

Fundamental Red Hat system administration skills

Red Hat® System Administration I Online (RH124R) is designed for IT professionals who are new to Linux® and require core Red Hat Enterprise Linux skills. This course focuses on essential administration tasks that will be encountered in the workplace, including installing the operating system, establishing network connectivity, managing physical storage, and performing basic security administration.

Early in the course, GUI-based tools will be featured to build upon the students' existing technical knowledge. As the course progresses, key command-line concepts will be introduced to provide a foundation for students planning to continue to Red Hat System Administration II with the goal of becoming full-time Linux system administrators.

Note: RH124R is the Red Hat Online Learning (ROLE) version of this course. ROLE is a self-paced, online option featuring robust content, hands-on labs, and recorded webinars. ROLE courses are currently only available for purchase in North America and Europe.

Course content summary

  • Graphical installation of Linux
  • Managing physical storage
  • Introduction to the command line
  • Learning how to install and configure local components and services
  • Establishing network and securing network services
  • Managing and securing files
  • Administrating users and groups
  • Deploying file-sharing services
  • GUI-based tools and key command-line concepts
  • Basic security skills

Read the entire course outline for more details.


Self-paced training

Red Hat Online Learning courses feature the same high quality course material found in our traditional classrooms, supplemented with dozens of recorded webinars by senior instructors, and ground-breaking, cloud-based labs.

Length:90 days


Training units: 9


This course is recommended for

  • A Microsoft Windows system administrator who needs to quickly learn core Red Hat Enterprise Linux proficiencies.

  • A system administrator, network administrator, or other IT professional who requires proficiency performing core tasks in the Linux OS.

  • A non-Linux IT professional on the path to becoming a full-time Linux system administrator.


  • Previous operating system administration experience is helpful but not required for this course.


In addition to the online learning, this course is offered in the following training methods:

Classroom training
Industry-leading instruction in a classroom environment

Virtual classroom training
Instructor-led, real-time training in a virtual environment

Remote classroom training
High-definition, instructor-led training via video conferencing in a Red Hat-authorized facility

On-site team training
Private, team training at your location of choice

Recommended next exam or course:

An RHCSA certification is earned when an IT professional demonstrates the core system administration skills required in Red Hat Enterprise Linux environments.

This course prepares you for these credentials:

A Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) has proven the skills and knowledge required in Red Hat Enterprise Linux environments.