Red Hat System Administration II with RHCSA Exam (RH135)

Building command-line administration skills

A follow-up course for students that have completed Red Hat® System Administration I (RH124), Red Hat System Administration II with RHCSA Exam (RH135) is designed for IT professionals working to become full-time enterprise Linux® system administrators.

Building on the foundation of command-line skills covered in System Administration I, you'll dive deeper into Red Hat Enterprise Linux to broaden your toolkit of administration skills. By the end of this course, you'll be able to administer and troubleshoot file systems and partitioning, logical volume management, access control, and package management. After attending Red Hat System Administration I and II, you'll be fully prepared to take the Red Hat Certified System Administration (RHCSA) exam.

Note: This course is intended to be taken following Red Hat System Administration I and does not cover all RHCSA exam tasks. If you have solid Linux command-line skills and want to take only 1 course before attempting the RHCSA exam, consider the RHCSA Rapid Track Course (RH200).

Course content summary

  • Network configuration and troubleshooting
  • Managing file systems and logical volumes
  • Controlling user and file access
  • Installing and managing services and processes
  • Essential command-line operations
  • Troubleshooting file systems and partitioning
  • LVM, access control, and package management

Check out the complete course outline for more details.

What is a Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)?

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


Classroom 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:5 days , Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Southern California)


Training units: 11


  • IT professionals who have attended Red Hat System Administration I and want the skills to be full-time enterprise Linux administrators or earn RHCSA certification


  • Red Hat System Administration I (RH124)


In addition to Classroom training, this course is also available as:

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

Online learning
Self-paced training conducted online

Remote classroom training
Industry-leading instruction in a traditional classroom environment

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

Recommended next exam or course:

Hands-on, performance-based, 2.5-hour exam.
Designed for experienced Linux administrators who require networking and security administration skills.

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.