Build the skills to perform the key tasks needed to become a full-time Linux administrator
Red Hat System Administration II (RH134) is the second part of the RHCSA training track for IT professionals who have already attended Red Hat System Administration I. The course goes deeper into core Linux system administration skills in storage configuration and management, installation and deployment of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, management of security features such as SELinux, control of recurring system tasks, management of the boot process and troubleshooting, basic system tuning, and command-line automation and productivity. This course assumes that students have attended Red Hat System Administration I (RH124).
Experienced Linux administrators who seek rapid preparation for the RHCSA certification should instead start with RHCSA Rapid Track (RH199).
This course is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.0.
Following course completion, you will receive a 45-day extended access to hands-on labs for any course that includes a virtual environment.Note: This course is offered as a five day in person class, a five day virtual class or is self-paced. Durations may vary based on the delivery. For full course details, scheduling, and pricing, select your location then “get started” on the right hand menu.
- Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux using scalable methods
- Access security files, file systems, and networks
- Execute shell scripting and automation techniques
- Manage storage devices, logical volumes, and file systems
- Manage security and system access
- Control the boot process and system services
- Run containers
Audience for this course
This course is geared toward Windows system administrators, network administrators, and other system administrators who are interested in supplementing current skills or backstopping other team members, in addition to Linux system administrators who are responsible for these tasks:
- Configuring, installing, upgrading, and maintaining Linux systems using established standards and procedures
- Providing operational support
- Managing systems for monitoring system performance and availability
- Writing and deploying scripts for task automation and system administration
- Successful completion of Red Hat System Administration I (RH124) is recommended.
- Experienced Linux administrators seeking to accelerate their path toward becoming a Red Hat Certified System Administrator should start with the RHCSA Rapid Track course (RH199).
- Take our free assessment to gauge whether this offering is the best fit for your skills.
- There are no special technology requirements.
- This course is not designed for bring your own device (BYOD).
- Internet access is not required, but is recommended to allow students to research and access Red Hat online resources.
- Improve command line productivity
- Run commands more efficiently by using advanced features of the Bash shell, shell scripts, and various utilities provided by Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
- Schedule future tasks
- Schedule commands to run in the future, either one time or on a repeating schedule.
- Analyze and Store Logs
- Locate and accurately interpret system event logs for troubleshooting purposes.
- Archive and Transfer Files
- Archive and copy files from one system to another.
- Tune system performance
- Improve system performance by setting tuning parameters and adjusting scheduling priority of processes.
- Manage SELinux security
- Protect and manage the security of a server by using SELinux.
- Manage logical volumes
- Create and manage logical volumes containing file systems and swap spaces from the command line.
- Access network-attached storage
- Use the NFS protocol to administer network-attached storage.
- Control the boot process
- Manage the boot process to control services offered and to troubleshoot and repair problems.
- Manage network security
- Control network connections to services using the system firewall and SELinux rules.
- Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux
- Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux on servers and virtual machines.
- Run Containers
- Obtain, run, and manage simple, lightweight services as containers on a single Red Hat Enterprise Linux server.
Impact on the organization
This training provides your team members with a solid foundation in Linux system administration, helping ensure improved ability to manage your infrastructure efficiently. This helps provide better system reliability, improve efficient system and storage utilization, and faster and more accurate responsiveness to system failures. This is the second of a two course series that takes a computer professional from minimal Linux experience to being a fully capable Linux administrator.
Red Hat has created this course in a way intended to benefit our customers, but each company and infrastructure is unique, and actual results or benefits may vary.
Impact on the individual
As a result of attending this course, you should be able to perform the key tasks needed to become a full-time Linux administrator. Students will be introduced to more advanced administrative topics, such as storage management using LVM, SELinux management, and automated installation. This course goes deeper into enterprise Linux administration, including file systems and partitioning, logical volumes, SELinux, firewall configuration, and troubleshooting.
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