Red Hat Command Line Skills (RH190)

Develop the foundational skills needed to administer Red Hat Enterprise Linux without graphical tools

Red Hat Command Line Skills (RH190) is designed for IT professionals who are new to Linux and UNIX administration and require core administration skills using the command line only. Graphical user interface (GUI) administration tools will not be addressed in this course. Students seeking their RHCSA certification who are interested in command-line administration skills should attend this course followed by our RHCSA Rapid Track (RH200) course.

Note – Students requiring basic GUI administration skills should attend our System Administration I (RH124) course instead. RH190 should NOT be taken as a prerequisite to our System Administration I (RH124) or System Administration II with RHCSA Exam (RH135) courses.

Course content summary

  • Accessing the command line locally and via SSH

  • Linux file system structure and file management

  • Expressions, pipelines, and redirection

  • Managing users and groups

  • Controlling file access to users and groups

  • Managing processes and services

  • Installing and managing software with yum

  • Managing virtual machines with KVM

Read the entire course outline for more details.


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


Training units: 8


  • IT professionals and applicationadministrators who need to gain a core level of proficiency with Linux administration and are interested in command-line tools.

  • Individuals seeking their RHCSA credential who require command-line fundamentals.


Previous exposure to command-line system administration is beneficial.


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.

Recommended next exam or course:

Helps experienced Linux and UNIX system administrators prepare for and take the Red Hat Certified System Administration (RHCSA) exam.

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.