Administering Red Hat Linux 7 - Part 3

4 Day Course
Hands On
Code RHSA3V7

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This highly practical instructor led Administering Red Hat Linux 7 - Part 3 training course is designed to give delegates practical experience in the areas of networking, security, basics of shell scripting and elementary installing of MariaDB. With a strong emphasis on practical hands-on training, this course will teach the essential network, security and shell scripting tasks required on a Red Hat Linux system.

The delegate will also gain the essential knowledge required to study towards taking the official Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) certification.


The delegate will have knowledge in all, and practice in some, of the following:

  • Review of Controlling Services and deamons
  • Introduction to IPV6
  • Configure Aggregated network links (teaming) and Bridging
  • Set up network routing using static routes
  • Configure a Secure Firewall Configuration
  • Configure a DNS server
  • Configure a basic email server
  • Configure iSCSI
  • Configure an NFS server and SMB shares
  • Configure the system to use Kerberos security
  • Create conditional shell scripts to automate tasks
  • Install, configure and backup a MariaDB database
  • Setup a Network Time Protocol Server
  • Understand encryption techniques
  • Configure SSH
  • Configure HTTP/HTTPS servers
  • Overview of Linux Containers and Docker

Target Audience

The Administering Red Hat Linux 7 - Part 3 course is designed for System Administrators and Programmers and other technical IT staff who need to acquire knowledge of the key networking, security and scripting tasks required to administer a Linux system.

This course will teach many of the extra necessary skills required, over and above the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) exam requirements, to enable the delegate to work towards achieving the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) certification. Courses covering the topics required for RHCSA certification, which are also a requirement of RHCE certification, are covered on the Administering Red Hat Linux 7 - Part 1 & Administering Red Hat Linux 7 - Part 2 courses.

Additional Information

Targeted to closely follow the official Red Hat certification curriculum. The Administering Red Hat Linux 7 - Part 3 course together with the Administering Red Hat Linux 7 - Part 1 & Part 2 courses will enable the delegate to work towards achieving the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) qualification having already gained the Red Hat Certified Systems Administrators (RHCSA) qualification.

Before taking any exam, ensure you have the recommended experience. The Red Hat website lists all exam requirements and these are updated regularly.

Exams are not included as part of the course.




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Recap and Further Details on Systemd (4 topics)

  • Recap of systemd
  • systemd Wants and Requires
  • Useful systemd related utilities
  • Exercise

Network Management and IPV6 (9 topics)

  • Routing under Linux
  • IPROUTE suite of programs
  • Configuring network cards and Routing
  • Configuring the system as a Gateway
  • IPV6 Addressing
  • Local Network Bridges
  • Network tools: tcpdump, netstat, wireshark,etc
  • Configure Ethernet Bonding (Link aggregation, teaming)
  • Exercise

File Security and Integrity (8 topics)

  • System Security
  • Extended Permissions
  • GPG
  • Why encrypt data and verify the sender
  • Key pairs and management
  • Using Digital signatures
  • Checking and repairing file systems
  • Exercise

Securing Networks: Firewalls (6 topics)

  • Packet Filtering using firewalld
  • Rule Targets
  • Basic Rules and their Operation
  • Connection Tracking
  • Source and Destination NAT Configuration
  • Exercise

Domain Name Server (DNS) (12 topics)

  • The DNS/BIND system under Red Hat Linux
  • Name Server Hierarchy
  • Setting up DNS
  • Master/Slave Zones
  • Reverse lookup Zones
  • Record types and their syntax
  • Name Daemon Control Utility (rndc)
  • Address Match Lists (acl)
  • Configuring a Caching Only Name Server
  • DNS in a chroot environment
  • Testing a DNS server
  • Exercise

Centralised and Secure Storage (5 topics)

  • What is ISCSI
  • Setting up ISCSI Target and Initiator
  • Accessing Centralised Storage
  • Accessing encrypted file systems
  • Exercise

Configuring Network Time Protocol (9 topics)

  • Stratum Levels
  • Choosing a time source
  • Configuring the ntp daemon
  • NTP roles
  • Setting up an NTP Server and Client
  • Direct or Broadcast Polling
  • Allowing NTP connections
  • Syncing considerations
  • Exercise

Further Security Features (3 topics)

  • su and sudo configuration
  • Configuring Kerberos Server and Client
  • Exercise

Sharing Files Across the Network (NFS & SMB) (7 topics)

  • Configure file sharing using NFS
  • NFS commands
  • Automounter
  • Introduction to CIFS(SAMBA)
  • Configure file sharing between hosts with CIFS
  • Using Konqueror to access shares
  • Exercise

Basic Mail Server Configuration (6 topics)

  • Email Components
  • Mail User, Mail Transport and Mail User Agents
  • Postfix Configuration
  • Configuring a null client using Postfix
  • Dovecot - POP and IMAP services
  • Exercise

SSL, TSL and Web Service Configuration (10 topics)

  • Data Security and Encryption
  • Public Key Encryption
  • Configuring Virtual Hosts : Name And IP Based Access
  • Displaying Apache Web Server Information and Status
  • Dynamic Virtual hosts
  • Configuring HTTPS
  • Signed Certificates
  • Apache SSL Configuration File
  • HTTPS Virtual Hosts
  • Exercise

Configuring a MariaDB Database (5 topics)

  • Install and configure MariaDB
  • Backup and Restore a database
  • Create a simple database schema
  • Perform simple SQL queries on the database
  • Exercise

Shell Scripting (5 topics)

  • What is a shell script?
  • Creating and executing shell scripts
  • User interaction
  • Command line arguments
  • Exercise

Conditional Shell Scripting (5 topics)

  • Decision constructs using the 'if' statement
  • Case statement
  • Looping constructs: for/while/until
  • Automating administrative tasks
  • Exercise

Overview of Linux Containers (3 topics)

  • What is a Linux Container
  • What are the advantages of Containers
  • What is Docker


The delegate should be competent with common command line tools, the vi editor, managing logical volumes, using systemd, configuring SELinux and also be capable of creating client access to NFS and CIFS. Students should also be capable of configuring kickstart, basic networking, basic firewalls and scheduling jobs to run automatically.

The requirements for this course can be met by either of the pre-requisite courses listed.

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