Red Hat Certified Engineer Rapid Track Training and Certification (inc RHCE exam)

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official Linux Curriculum
Code rh300

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Essentials (1 topic)

  • Essential initial topics in system administration, including editors, switching accounts, adding users, using cron, and managing network connections

Kernel Services (4 topics)

  • The Linux kernel: variants and modules
  • The /proc filesystem and the sysctl command
  • Accessing devices using udev
  • Exploring hardware

Filesystem Management (3 topics)

  • Creating filesystems
  • Making filesystem mounts persistent across reboots
  • Managing swap space

User Administration (5 topics)

  • Modifying and deleting user accounts
  • Password aging
  • Group administration
  • Creating group directories
  • Setting disk quotas

Local Security (5 topics)

  • Setting up a host-based firewall
  • Using access control lists
  • The SELinux security layer
  • Managing suid and sgid executables
  • Controlling access to superuser authority using sudo

Advanced Partitioning (3 topics)

  • Understanding and implementing Software RAID
  • Understanding Logical Volume Management
  • Creating and resizing logical volumes

Installation (2 topics)

  • The interactive Anaconda installer
  • Kickstart: a hands-free method of installation

System Initialisation (5 topics)

  • Understanding the boot procedure
  • Configuring the GRUB boot loader
  • The Initial RAM Disk
  • Understanding run levels
  • Controlling services

RPM, YUM, RHN (3 topics)

  • RPM: The Red Hat Package Manager
  • The YUM installer
  • Using the Red Hat Network

System Administration Topics (5 topics)

  • Configuring the X Server
  • The CUPS printing system
  • cron and the superuser: the system-wide crontab file
  • cron and system reboots: the anacron system
  • Authentication Configuration: Pluggable Authentication Modules

Network Configuration (4 topics)

  • Understanding network addresses
  • Using OpenSSH for network communications
  • Using VNC for network communications
  • Network Authentication

Network Security (2 topics)

  • Protecting services using TCP Wrappers
  • Protecting the system using a packet filtering host-based firewall

Network File Sharing Services (3 topics)

  • Setting up an NFS server
  • Setting up an FTP server
  • The Samba Server: networking with Windows systems

Network Infrastructure (4 topics)

  • Creating a private repository
  • NTP: Coordinating time
  • Configuring a DHCP server
  • Configuring a DNS server

HTTP Service (2 topics)

  • Configuring the Apache web server
  • Configuring the Squid web proxy cache

Mail Service (3 topics)

  • Understanding e-mail delivery
  • Using sendmail and postfix
  • Dovecot: an IMAP and POP server

Troubleshooting (4 topics)

  • A method for fault analysis
  • Things to check
  • Understanding recovery run levels
  • Using the rescue environment


RH033, RH133, RH253 or equivalent experience with UNIX; LAN/WAN fundamentals Internetworking with TCP/IP, knowledge or experience setting up NFS, HTTP, DNS, FTP, NIS, DHCP, and other networking services, and security. The prerequisites are important! Participants arriving without a large portion of these prerequisites will make less than optimal progress in the training and will be unlikely to pass the certification exam. Please do not sign up for RH300 unless you are experienced with systems administration or are a power user in UNIX / Linux environments. To assist you in determining if you have sufficient system administration knowledge to take RH300, try taking the following pre-assessment questionnaires: RH033 Pre-assessment Questionnaire RH133 Pre-assessment Questionnaire RH253 Pre-assessment Questionnaire

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