Administering Red Hat Linux 8 - Part 1

5 Day Course
Hands On
Code RHSA1V8

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


This highly practical instructor led Administering Red Hat Linux 8 - Part 1 training course introduces the delegate to the main concepts of the Red Hat Linux operating system and basic systems administration. Targeted to closely follow the Red Hat courses, this course together with the follow on Administering Red Hat Linux 7 - Part 2 course will enable the delegate to work towards achieving the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) qualification.

Commonly used commands are described in detail as well as GUI tools. The attendee will also gain basic administration techniques used in the workplace.


The delegate will gain the following experience:

  • Be capable of working on the command line with Bash Shell commands
  • Be able to access help and documentation facilities both locally and online
  • Understand the Linux file system and managing files from the command line
  • Also be capable of using the graphical desktop and be able to manage files graphically
  • Create and edit files using gedit
  • Manage users, groups and passwords
  • Listing and changing access permissions on files and directories from the command line
  • Be capable of managing processes
  • Understand system daemons using systemd
  • Understand disk organisation and Logical Volume Manager
  • View information relating to file systems
  • Archive files and copy files between systems
  • Understand, analyse and rotate system log files
  • Manage system software using rpm and yum
  • Understand basic IPV4 networking concepts
  • Use basic network commands to access remote systems using the command line (ssh, scp and rsync)
  • Create and access a virtual machine that uses KVM and libvirt

Target Audience

The Administering Red Hat Linux 8 - Part 1 training course is suitable for anyone who is new to Linux and needs to understand and use the operating system. The course will particularly appeal to Microsoft Windows system administrators, network administrators and other operating system professionals or anyone who requires a proficiency in Linux.

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An Introduction to Linux (6 topics)

  • A brief history of UNIX and LINUX
  • GNU project
  • GPL - GNU General Public license
  • The LINUX kernel
  • The Bash Shell
  • Login sessions

The Graphical Environment (5 topics)

  • The GUI Desktop
  • Configuring the Desktop
  • Managing files graphically
  • Graphical tools for investigating hardware
  • Exercise

Basic Commands and Bash Environment (10 topics)

  • Basic syntax Rules
  • Essential keyboard shortcuts
  • Basic commands and utilities
  • Getting Help - man pages, info, /usr/share/doc
  • Sources of information available on the WEB
  • Command line history, viewing and re-executing
  • Entering commands in the Bash Shell
  • The Bash Environment
  • Shell Variables
  • Exercise

The Linux File System (8 topics)

  • The file system structure
  • Standard Linux directories and files
  • Pathnames : relative and absolute
  • Navigating the file system using shell commands
  • Managing files and directories
  • Hard and symbolic links
  • Monitoring file system usage
  • Exercise

Editing Files Using Gedit (2 topics)

  • Using the GUI Editor to edit text files
  • Exercise

File Access Control (5 topics)

  • Basic file access permissions
  • List permissions
  • Changing file permissions on the command line
  • Overview of SELinux
  • Exercise

Managing User Accounts (5 topics)

  • User and Group administration
  • Adding a new user and group
  • Setting a password
  • Bash profile files
  • Exercise

Using Systemd and Controlling Services (4 topics)

  • The systemd deamon
  • Control Services using systemctl etc.
  • System Shutdown and Reboot management
  • Exercise

Building a Virtual Machine (6 topics)

  • Virtualisation concepts
  • Installation methods available
  • Install a virtual system
  • Checking for supported hardware
  • Start and shutdown a virtual system
  • Exercises

Basic Client Networking (10 topics)

  • Configuring Network Interfaces
  • Controlling Network Devices: ifup/ifdown
  • Configuring IPV4 dynamic and static networking
  • Network Tools ifconfig, ethtool etc
  • Configuring Remote Desktops
  • Accessing Remote Desktop using vncviewer
  • Configuring basic NTP
  • Connecting NIS and LDAP clients to corresponding servers
  • Linking to a system using ssh
  • Exercise

Manage Logical Volumes (4 topics)

  • Basic LVM design and configuration
  • The Logical Volume Manager (LVM)
  • Displaying information regarding LVM volumes
  • Exercise

Manage File System Attributes and Swap Space (4 topics)

  • Mounting and un-mounting file systems using both labels and UUID's
  • File System attributes
  • Handling Removable Media
  • Exercise

Accessing and Interpreting Log Files (4 topics)

  • System Log Files
  • rsyslog configuration
  • Analysing and rotating logfiles
  • Exercise

Archiving Files and Copying to Another System (4 topics)

  • Tape archive - tar
  • Compression utilities- bzip2, gzip, star and zip
  • Secure copy - scp
  • Local and remote copying with rsync

Manage Memory and CPU Usage (9 topics)

  • Time-sharing
  • What is a process?
  • System and user processes
  • Monitoring processes
  • Killing processes
  • Basic Job Control
  • Altering process scheduling priorities
  • Desktop tools to monitor and manage processes
  • Exercise

Package Management Using RPM (8 topics)

  • The Red Hat Package Management system
  • Installing removing software manually using rpm
  • RPM queries and verifying packages
  • Dependency problems and resolution
  • Updating the Kernel from RPM's
  • Other RPM features
  • Updating using Red Hat Network
  • Exercise

Package Management Using YUM (4 topics)

  • The YUM management tool
  • The software repositories
  • Accessing repositories from a client
  • Exercise


The delegate should be familiar with basic computer concepts and terminology e.g. hardware, software, files and directories.

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