RHCE (Fast Track) Rapid Track – 4 Days

Course Description – Red Hat Linux (RHCSA) Fast Track training

This course presents the working environment of a RHEL 7 system. It introduces commonly required operations that can be performed by entering commands interactively in a command terminal, along with functions available in the GNOME Desktop Environment . This course will concentrate on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), version 7 (all update levels). This course is the equivalent of Red Hat course 199, to prepare for the RHCSA 7 examination.

Course Objectives

Each participant will be able to use RHEL 7 Bash Shell techniques and commands to maintain collections of files, create files using interactive editor utilities, create and execute basic command procedures, communicate with other users, and tailor the interactive environment to meet their needs. Major administrative features to setup and control a functioning RHEL 7 system will also be shown.


This course is a concentrated preparation for the RHCSA 7 examination. Participants are assumed to be (Red Hat Enterprise) Linux system administrators working on production level configurations, and have used and demonstrated competencies in Linux fundamentals and entry-level administrative functions.


Accessing the Command Line

graphical login

non-graphical login

Unix / Linux standards

BASH command line format

RHEL 7 help information

command line operations – remote host – ssh

using the root account


Managing Files from the Command Line

                                      system directories hierarchy

file manipulation commands

file characteristics information

defining and using hard links

defining and using symbolic links

standard input, output, error, and pipelines

vim editor

tar, gzip, gunzip utilities

remote file operations – ssh

regular expression


Monitoring and Managing Linux Processes

user working environment

process information

adjusting process priority

process monitoring tools


Scheduling System Tasks

submitting a batch job with at

submitting a batch job with crontab

crontab file entry layout

uses of crontab  entries

periodic processing via crond

periodic processing via a systemd timer


Control Access to Files with Linux File System Permissions

standard file permissions

special file attributes (SUID, SGID, STICKY)

special directory attributes (SGID, STICKY)

Access Control Lists  (ACLs)


Installing and Updating Software Packages

managing RHEL 7 software packages

rpm command usage

yum command usage

yum repository setup

Apache web server configuration

building a kickstart file

initiating Installation via a kickstart file


Controlling Services and Daemons

RHEL 7 startup sequence

Grand Unified Boot Loader (GRUB)

Grand Unified Boot Loader (GRUB) – components

Grand Unified Boot Loader (GRUB) – variables

Grand Unified Boot Loader (GRUB) – menuentries

RHEL 7 reset forgotten root password

systemd target files

systemd services

systemd actions

boot logging

systemd journal logging



Analyzing and Storing Logs

system logging mechanism

kernel message logging

system logging configuration


Managing RHEL 7 Networking

network configuration

host configuration

gateway configuration

maintaining system time via an ntp server

maintaining system time via chrony

time zone manipulation


Mounting Network File Systems

setting up the Network File System

starting up the Network File System

using the Network File System

automounter – direct / indirect maps

Samba / CIFS system software

Samba / CIFS usage


Limiting Network Communication with firewalld

service specific access control

firewalld components

iptables firewall


Managing Local Linux Users and Groups

user account management

/etc/passwd file

/etc/group file

user account creation

environment files

password aging

account deletion

LDAP resolver (client) host


Managing Storage and File Systems

disk device and partition operations

disk device information

MBR partition table concepts

GPT partition table concepts

RHEL 7 system (boot) disk

MBR partition operations

GPT partition operations

file system operations

RHEL 7 ext* file system layout

ext4 filesystem

RHEL 7 xfs file system layout

xfs filesystem

swapping and paging spaces


                             Managing Storage and File Systems

logical volume management concepts

logical volume management utilities

using the logical volume manager

physical volumes

volume groups

logical volumes

using logical volumes as swap space


          Managing SELinux Security

SELinux concepts

SELinux files and utilities


          Virtualization and Kickstart

virtual machine requirements

virtual machine creation

kickstart with kvm installation

virtual machine control

virtual machine console

          Comprehensive review – practice test

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