This offering is based on Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 8.2 and is designed for experienced Linux system administrators.
Offering content summary
Package management with new repository structure and appstream modules
Create storage devices, volumes, and file systems, including Stratis storage management
Configure network services and security
Manage processes, scheduling, and tuning
Manage users, groups, and authentication
Perform server management with the Cockpit web management utility
Troubleshoot and obtain support
Audience for this offering
This offering 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
Prerequisites for this offering
You will be expected to already understand fundamental Linux computing concepts and be ready to practice the Red Hat Enterprise Linux methods for performing system administration tasks. Significant field experience working with Linux as a system administrator is recommended.
Log in to local and remote Linux systems, and investigate problem resolution methods provided through Red Hat Insights and support.
Navigate file systems
Copy, move, create, delete, and organize files while working from the bash shell.
Manage local users and groups
Create, manage, and delete local users and groups and administer local password policies.
Control access to files
Set Linux file system permissions on files and to interpret the security effects of different permission settings.
Manage SELinux security
Protect and manage the security of a server by using SELinux.
Tune system performance
Evaluate and control processes, set tuning parameters, and adjust process scheduling priorities on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux system.
Install and update software packages
Download, install, update, and manage software packages from Red Hat and yum package repositories.
Manage basic storage
Create and manage storage devices, partitions, file systems, and swap spaces from the command line.
Control services and the boot process
Control and monitor network services, system daemons, and the boot process using systemd.
Configure network interfaces and settings on Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers.
Analyze and store logs
Locate and accurately interpret logs of system events for troubleshooting purposes.
Implement advanced storage features
Create and manage logical volumes containing file systems and swap spaces from the command line, and configure advanced storage features with Stratis and VDO.
Schedule future tasks
Schedule tasks to automatically execute in the future.
Access network-attached storage
Access network-attached storage, using the NFS protocol.
Manage network security
Control network connections to services using the system firewall and SELinux rules.
Obtain, run, and manage simple, lightweight services as containers on a single Red Hat Enterprise Linux server.
Impact on the organization
This offering is intended to develop the skills needed for basic administration and configuration of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, introducing key command line concepts and enterprise-level tools and laying the foundation for the rapid deployment of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The curriculum also introduces the basic administration skills needed for resolving configuration issues and integrating Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems with other existing environments.
This offering establishes secure user and group administration and allows administrators to use available storage solutions more efficiently and securely. The rapid pace can quickly turn a computer professional with basic knowledge of Linux into a fully capable Linux administrator.
Red Hat has created this offering in a way intended to benefit our customers, but each company and infrastructure is unique, and actual results or benefits may vary.
Impact of this offering
As a result of completing this offering, you should be able to perform essential Linux system administration tasks, including establishing network connectivity, managing physical storage, and executing basic security administration.
You should be able to demonstrate these skills:
Access the command line locally and remotely
Manage files from the command line
Manage local users and groups
Monitor and manage Linux processes
Control services, daemons, and the boot process
Manage tuning profiles for system performance
Control access to files with file system permissions
Analyze and store log files
Configure and secure the OpenSSH service
Install and update software packages and appstreams