Red Hat Linux System Administration (RH131 Self-paced)

Red Hat® Linux® System Administration (self-paced e-learning) course is designed for users of Linux (or UNIX) who want to build skills in systems administration on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 to a level where they can attach and configure a workstation on an existing network. This course builds on students' existing Linux skills to move them from being users to learning actual Linux systems administration.


Special feature: Online labs! This course includes an online lab feature to give course participants an opportunity to apply their knowledge and practice what they've learned in a live environment.


Red Hat technology: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Topics include:

  • Installation, system initialization — Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, perform post-installation configuration routines, understand the boot-up and shutdown procedure, and understand how to start and stop individual services.

  • Kernel services, file system management — Covers kernel modules and adding additional disk space to the system, including the use of disk quotas, software RAID, and logical volume management.

  • Users, networks, packages — Create and modify user accounts, including the use of network authentication systems; administer Access Control Lists (ACLs) and Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux); configure network parameters; use RPM to install, erase, query, and verify packages; and use kickstart to install systems in a hands-free manner.

  • Administrative tasks, troubleshooting — Perform administrative tasks such as setting up printers; use cron to schedule administrative tasks; manage system logs; make backups; configure the X server; troubleshoot and use rescue mode.


Self-paced training

Red Hat offers a robust 6-month schedule of classroom training in more than 40 locations across North America. Classes are taught by Red Hat-certified instructors who actively engage students in task-focused activities, lab-based knowledge checks, and facilitative discussions.

Length:32 hours , Enrolled student access series for 3months from day of enrollment

Price:$ 1,620.00

Training units: 6



  • Administrators who have a foundation of user-level and basic Linux administration knowledge

  • IT professionals who install, configure, and/or maintain Linux systems, including virtual machine instances


  • Equivalent knowledge of System Administration I (RH124)

  • Experience with the fundamentals of Red Hat Linux, including installation, file editing, and setting permissions.

Confirmation of the correct skill-set knowledge can be obtained by passing the online skills assessment.


In addition to classroom training, this course is also offered in the following training methods:

On-site team training

Training teams together is a proven way for IT staffs to maximize performance and savings, and optimize Red Hat Technologies. Available for the entire JBoss and Red Hat curriculum, on-site training solutions offer flexibility and cost-effective training options whether at your offices, at our training venues, or hosted in a virtual environment.

Virtual training

Red Hat virtual training is real-time training conducted by instructors through an online environment. Featuring the same industry-respected content as the corresponding classroom-based courses, virtual training provides an ideal combination of flexibility and knowledge transfer in the convenience of your offices or home.

Remote classroom training

High-definition training experience without the travel. Our Red Hat remote classroom course provides the same instruction, materials, labs, and interaction with a live instructor through a two-way video and virtual lab environment.

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This self-paced e-learning course provides an introduction to the networking services and security capabilities of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.