Red Hat System Administration I RHEL7 (RH124)


Course Description

This course relates to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and is for IT professionals without previous Linux administration experience. You will learn Linux administration “survival skills” by focusing on core administration tasks. System Admin I also provides a foundation for individuals wishing to become full-time Linux system administrators by introducing key command-line concepts and other enterprise-level tools. These concepts are further developed in the follow-on course, Red Hat System Administration II (RH134). Both courses are needed in your preparation for the Red Hat Certified System Administrator Exam (EX200).

Audience Profile

IT professionals across a broad range of disciplines who need to perform essential Linux administration tasks including installation, establishing network connectivity, managing physical storage, and basic security administration.


There are no formal prerequisites for this course; however, previous operating system administration experience will be very beneficial.

Learning Objectives

  • Introduction to the command line.
  • Managing physical storage.
  • Learning how to install and configure software components and services.
  • Establishing network connections and firewall access.
  • Monitoring and managing processes.
  • Managing and securing files.
  • Administrating users and groups. Accessing Linux file systems.
  • Installing and using virtualized systems.
  • Reviewing the system log files and journal.

Course Outline

Course Outline

Module 1: Access the Command Line
• Log into a Linux system and run simple commands using the shell

Module 2: Manage Files from the Command Line
• Copy, move, create, delete, and organize files from the bash shell prompt

Module 3: Getting Help in Red Hat Enterprise Linux
• Resolve problems by using online help systems and Red Hat support utilities

Module 4: Create, View, and Edit Text Files
• Create, view, and edit text files from command output or in an editor

Module 5: Manage Local Linux Users and Groups
• Manage local Linux users and groups, and administer local password policies

Module 6: Control Access to Files with Linux File System Permissions
• Set Linux file system permissions on files and interpret the security effects of different permission settings

Module 7: Monitor and Manage Linux Processes
• Obtain information about the system, and control processes running on it

Module 8: Controlling Services and Daemons
• Control and monitor network services and system daemons using systemd

Module 9: Configure and Secure OpenSSH Service
• Access and provide access to the command line on remote systems securely using OpenSSH

Module 10: Analyze and Store Logs
• Locate and interpret relevant system log files or troubleshooting purposes

Module 11: Manage Red Hat Enterprise Linux Networking
• Configure basic IPv4 networking on Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems

Module 12: Archive and Copy Files Between Systems
• Archive files and copy them from one system to another

Module 13: Install and Update Software Packages
• Download, install, update, and manage software packages from Red Hat and yum package repositories

Module 14: Access Linux File Systems
• Access and inspect existing file systems on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux system

Module 15: Use Virtualized Systems
• Create and use Red Hat Enterprise Linux virtual machines with KVM and libvirt

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