Red Hat Command Line Skills Virtual (RH190VT)

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

Red Hat® Command Line Skills Virtual (RH190VT) is a virtual course 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 Red Hat Certified System Administrator (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. RH190VT 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

Check out the complete course outline for more details.


Virtual training

The flexibility of our virtual training courses allows IT professionals to experience the same industry-recognized classroom training while maintaining a partial work schedule and achieving cost savings objectives. This is live, instructor-led training taken from your office or home.

Length:4 days , 5.5 hours each day


Training units: 8


  • IT professionals and application administrators who need to gain a core level of proficiency with Linux administration and who 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 virtual training, this course is also offered in the following training methods:

Classroom training

Red Hat offers a complete 6-month schedule for all our classroom training in locations across North America. This, combined with our high-quality classroom experience and instructors' expertise, helps ensure individuals and companies alike will achieve their training goals.

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.

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.