RHCSA Rapid Track Course (Remote Classroom)

Fast track for experienced system administrators to earn an RHCSA certification

The RHCSA Rapid Track Remote Classroom (RH199RC) is designed for experienced Linux® system administrators who want to expand their technical skill sets and become accredited with the Red Hat® Certified System Administration (RHCSA) certification. To successfully navigate this course, students must already have solid experience with the Linux command line—including the necessary skills to execute common commands, such as cp, grep, sort, mkdir, tar, mkfs, ssh, and yum—and be familiar with accessing man pages for help. At the completion of the course, students will be adequately prepared to take the RHCSA exam (not included).

Course content summary

  • Installation, configuration, and management of local storage
  • Deployment and maintenance of network services
  • Network services: VNC, SSH, FTP, and web
  • Securing files with ACLs
  • Securing network services with firewall and SELinux
  • Managing virtual machines with KVM technology
  • Automating installation of Linux using kickstart

Read the entire 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:4 days , Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (8 a.m.-4 p.m. Southern California)


Training units: 11


  • Practiced Linux or UNIX system administrators who currently manage servers at the enterprise level

  • Skilled Linux system administrators who wish to earn an RHCSA certification


  • Full-time Linux administration with 1-3 years of experience

  • The following skills:

    • Using the Bash shell and managing files and directories from the command line

    • Configuring print queues to local and remote printers

    • Monitoring system resources at a basic level (ps, kill)

    • Managing system software (installing and updating packages with yum)

    • Establishing network connectivity using DHCP

    • Administering local user and group accounts

    • Managing local, physical storage

    • Installing Linux graphically on a bare-metal system

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.

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.