Red Hat Certified System Administrator RHCSA

Red Hat Certified System Administrator RHCSA

An IT professional who has earned the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) is able to perform the core system administration skills required in Red Hat Enterprise Linux environments. The credential is earned after successfully passing the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) Exam (EX200).

 

 

Red Hat Certified System Administration (RHCSA) Course contains two modules :

  • Red Hat System Administration I (RH124) and
  • Red Hat System Administration II (RH134).

All the training now are delivered in Red Hat Enterprise Linux –  RHEL 8

  To get an overview, please attend the following free course provided by Red Hat:

RH024 – Red Hat Enterprise Linux Technical Overview  – Free Course

RHCSA - Course Overview:

Certification details

Prove your skills and knowledge

A Red Hat® Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) is able to perform the following tasks:

 

  • Understand and use essential tools for handling files, directories, command-line environments, and documentation
  • Operate running systems, including booting into different run levels, identifying processes, starting and stopping virtual machines, and controlling services
  • Managing physical storage
  • Configure local storage using partitions and logical volumes
  • Create and configure file systems and file system attributes, such as permissions, encryption, access control lists, and network file systems
  • Deploy, configure, and maintain systems, including software installation, update, and core services
  • Manage users and groups, including use of a centralized directory for authentication
  • Manage security, including basic firewall and SELinux configuration
  • 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

wall and SELinux configuration

Is this certification right for you?

The RHCSA certification is designed for:

  • Experienced Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administrators seeking validation of their skills
  • Students who have attended Red Hat System Administration I and II and are on the path to earn RHCSA certification
  • Experienced Linux system administrators who require a certification either by their organization or based on a mandate (DOD 8570 directive)
  • IT professionals who are on the path to earn a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE®) certification
  • RHCEs who are non-current or who are about to become non-current and wish to re-certify as RHCEs

Test your skills and knowledge

EX200Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) exam
The performance-based Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) exam (EX200) tests your knowledge and skill in areas of system administration common across a wide range of environments and deployment scenarios. You must be an RHCSA to earn a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE®) certification.

The best way to learn is to do

In preparation to earn the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA), Red Hat recommends the following:

For Windows system administrators

  • Red Hat System Administration I (RH124)
  • Red Hat System Administration II (RH134)

For Linux or UNIX administrators

RHCSA - Regular Track

RH124 - Red Hat System Administration I

Course description

The first of two courses covering the core system administration tasks needed to manage Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers

Red Hat System Administration I (RH124) is designed for IT professionals without previous Linux® system administration experience. The course provides students with Linux administration “survival skills” by focusing on core administration tasks. This curriculum also provides a foundation for students planning to become full-time Linux system administrators by introducing key command-line concepts and enterprise-level tools. These concepts are further developed in the follow-on course, Red Hat System Administration II (RH134). The main agendas of this module is to gain sufficient skill to perform core system administration tasks on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Build foundational skills needed by an RHCSARed Hat Enterprise Linux system administrator.

This course is based on Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 8.

Course content summary

  • Introduction to the command line
  • Managing physical storage
  • Install and configure software components and services
  • Establish network connections and control firewall restrictions
  • Monitor and manage running processes
  • Manage and secure files and file systems
  • Administer users and groups
  • Review the system log files and journal for issues
  • Troubleshoot problems and analyze systems with Red Hat Insights
  • Remotely manage systems with SSH and the Web Console

Audience for this course

This course is geared toward Windows system administrators, network administrators, and other system administrators who are interested in supplementing current skills or backstopping other team members, in addition to Linux system administrators who are responsible for these tasks:

  • Configuring, installing, upgrading, and maintaining Linux systems using established standards and procedures
  • Providing operational support
  • Managing systems for monitoring system performance and availability
  • Writing and deploying scripts for task automation and system administration

Prerequisites for this course

Basic technical user skills with computer applications on some operating systems are expected.

Outline for this course

Get started with Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Describe and define open source, Linux distributions, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Access the command line
Log into a Linux system and run simple commands using the shell.
Manage files from the command line
Copy, move, create, delete, and organize files while working from the bash shell.
Get help in Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Resolve problems by using local help systems.
Create, view, and edit text files
Manage text files from command output or in a text editor.
Manage local users and groups
Create, manage, and delete local users and groups, as well as administer local password policies.
Control access to files
Set Linux file system permissions on files and interpret the security effects of different permission settings.
Monitor and manage Linux processes
Evaluate and control processes running on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux system.
Control services and daemons
Control and monitor network services and system daemons using systemd.
Configure and secure SSH
Configure secure command line service on remote systems, using OpenSSH.
Analyze and store logs
Locate and accurately interpret logs of system events for troubleshooting purposes.
Manage networking
Configure network interfaces and settings on Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers.
Archive and transfer files
Archive and copy files from one system to another.
Install and update software
Download, install, update, and manage software packages from Red Hat and yum package repositories.
Access Linux files systems
Access, inspect, and use existing file systems on storage attached to a Linux server.
Analyze servers and get support
Investigate and resolve issues in the web-based management interface, getting support from Red Hat to help solve problems.
Comprehensive review
Review the content covered in this course by completing hands-on exercises.

Impact on the organization

This course is intended to develop the skills needed for basic administration and configuration of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. This course introduces key command line concepts and enterprise-level tools, laying the foundation for the rapid deployment of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The curriculum also introduces the basic administration skills needed for resolving configuration issues and integrating Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems with other existing environments.

This offering lays the foundation for secure user and group administration, and develops skills that allow administrators to use available storage solutions more efficiently and securely. This course is the first of a two-part series that turns a computer professional who knows nothing about Linux into a fully capable Linux administrator.

Red Hat has created this course in a way intended to benefit our customers, but each company and infrastructure is unique, and actual results or benefits may vary.

Impact of this training

As a result of attending this course, you should be able to perform essential Linux administration tasks, including installation, establishing network connectivity, managing physical storage, and basic security administration.

You should be able to demonstrate these skills:

  • Access the command line
  • Manage files from command line
  • Create, view, and edit text files
  • Manage local users and groups
  • Monitor and manage Linux processes
  • Control services and daemons
  • Control access to files with file system permissions
  • Analyze and store log files
  • Configure and secure the OpenSSH service
  • Install and update software packages
  • Access Linux file systems
  • Manage Linux networking

Recommended next exam or course

Red Hat System Administration II (RH134)
or
Red Hat System Administration II with RHCSA exam (RH135)

RHCSA learning path

RH024 – Free course

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Technical Overview

 

RH200 bundle
Save time and money by combining course and exam offerings
RH124 – Recommended course – currently viewing

Red Hat System Administration I

RH134 – Recommended course

Red Hat System Administration II

 

EX200 – Required exam
Red Hat Certified Administrator (RHCSA) exam

Certification – Passing EX200
Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)

RH134 - Red Hat System Administration II

Course description

Focuses on the key tasks needed to become a full-time Linux administrator

Red Hat System Administration II (RH134) is designed as the second part of the Red Hat® Certified System Administrator (RHCSA®) training track for IT professionals who have taken Red Hat System Administration I (RH124). The course goes deeper into core Linux® system administration skills, including storage configuration, security feature management, task control, and installation and deployment of Red Hat® Enterprise Linux.

This course is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.

Course content summary

  • Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux using scalable methods
  • Access security files, file systems, and networks
  • Execute shell scripting and automation techniques
  • Manage storage devices, logical volumes, and file systems
  • Manage security and system access
  • Control the boot process and system services

Audience for this course

This course is geared toward Windows system administrators, network administrators, and other system administrators who are interested in supplementing current skills or backstopping other team members, in addition to Linux system administrators who are responsible for these tasks:

  • Configuring, installing, upgrading, and maintaining Linux systems using established standards and procedures
  • Providing operational support
  • Managing systems for monitoring system performance and availability
  • Writing and deploying scripts for task automation and system administration

Prerequisites for this course

  • Successful completion of Red Hat System Administration I (RH124) is recommended. Experienced Linux administrators seeking to accelerate their path toward becoming a Red Hat Certified System Administrator should start with the RHCSA Rapid Track course (RH199).

Outline for this course

Improve command line productivity
Run commands more efficiently by using advanced features of the bash shell, shell scripts, and various utilities provided by Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Schedule future tasks
Schedule commands to run in the future, either one time or on a repeating schedule.
Tune system performance
Improve system performance by setting tuning parameters and adjusting scheduling priority of processes.
Control access to files with ACLs
Interpret and set access control lists (ACLs) on files to handle situations requiring complex user and group access permissions.
Manage SELinux security
Protect and manage the security of a server by using SELinux.
Maintain basic storage
Create and manage storage devices, partitions, file systems, and swap spaces from the command line.
Manage logical volumes
Create and manage logical volumes containing file systems and swap spaces from the command line.
Implement advanced storage features
Manage storage using the Stratis local storage management system and use VDO volumes to optimize storage space in use.
Access network-attached storage
Use the NFS protocol to administer network-attached storage.
Control the boot process
Manage the boot process to control services offered and to troubleshoot and repair problems.
Manage network security
Control network connections to services using the system firewall and SELinux rules.
Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux on servers and virtual machines.

Impact on the organization

This training provides your team members with a solid foundation in Linux system administration, helping ensure improved ability to manage your infrastructure efficiently. These skills can help improve system reliability and storage utilization efficiency, while making responsiveness to system failures faster and more accurate. This course is the second of a two-part series that takes a computer professional from minimal Linux experience to being a fully capable Linux administrator.

Red Hat has created this course in a way intended to benefit our customers, but each company and infrastructure is unique, and actual results or benefits may vary.

Impact on the individual

As a result of attending this course, you should be able to perform the key tasks needed to become a full-time Linux administrator. You will be introduced to more advanced administrative topics, such as storage management using LVM, SELinux management, and automated installation. This course goes deeper into enterprise Linux administration, including file systems and partitioning, logical volumes, SELinux, firewall configuration, and troubleshooting.

You should be able to demonstrate these skills:

  • Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux using Kickstart
  • Manage file systems and logical volumes
  • Manage scheduled jobs
  • Access network file systems
  • Manage SELinux
  • Control firewalls
  • Perform troubleshooting tasks

Recommended next exam or course

RHCSA learning path

RH024 – Free course
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Technical Overview

RH200 bundle
Save time and money by combining course and exam offerings

RH124 – Recommended course
Red Hat System Administration I

RH134 – Recommended course – currently viewing
Red Hat System Administration II

EX200 – Required exam
Red Hat Certified Administrator (RHCSA) exam

Certification – Passing EX200
Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)

RHCSA - Fast Track

RH199 RHCSA Rapid Track course

Course description

Learn essential Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 tasks and methods in a condensed format

The RHCSA Rapid Track course (RH199) is designed for students who already have significant experience with Linux® administration. This course combines Red Hat System Administration I (RH124) and Red Hat System Administration II (RH134), reviewing the tasks at an accelerated pace.

This course is based on Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 8.

Course content summary

  • Package management with new repository structure and appstream modules
  • Create storage devices, volumes, and file systems, including Stratis storage management
  • Configure network services and security
  • Manage processes, scheduling, and tuning
  • Manage users, groups, and authentication
  • Perform server management with the Cockpit web management utility
  • Troubleshoot and obtain support

Audience for this course

This course is geared toward Windows system administrators, network administrators, and other system administrators who are interested in supplementing current skills or backstopping other team members, in addition to Linux system administrators who are responsible for these tasks:

  • Configuring, installing, upgrading, and maintaining Linux systems using established standards and procedures
  • Providing operational support
  • Managing systems for monitoring system performance and availability
  • Writing and deploying scripts for task automation and system administration

Prerequisites for this course

  • You will be expected to already understand fundamental Linux computing concepts and be ready to practice the Red Hat Enterprise Linux methods for performing system administration tasks. Significant field experience working with Linux as a system administrator is recommended.
  • If you do not have experience with fundamental Linux computer concepts, we advise you to start with the Red Hat System Administration I (RH124) course instead.

Outline for this course

Access systems and get help
Log in to local and remote Linux systems, and investigate problem resolution methods provided through Red Hat Insights and support.
Navigate file systems
Copy, move, create, delete, and organize files while working from the bash shell.
Manage local users and groups
Create, manage, and delete local users and groups and administer local password policies.
Control access to files
Set Linux file system permissions on files and to interpret the security effects of different permission settings.
Manage SELinux security
Protect and manage the security of a server by using SELinux.
Tune system performance
Evaluate and control processes, set tuning parameters, and adjust process scheduling priorities on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux system.
Install and update software packages
Download, install, update, and manage software packages from Red Hat and yum package repositories.
Manage basic storage
Create and manage storage devices, partitions, file systems, and swap spaces from the command line.
Control services and the boot process
Control and monitor network services, system daemons, and the boot process using systemd.
Manage networking
Configure network interfaces and settings on Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers.
Analyze and store logs
Locate and accurately interpret logs of system events for troubleshooting purposes.
Implement advanced storage features
Create and manage logical volumes containing file systems and swap spaces from the command line, and configure advanced storage features with Stratis and VDO.
Schedule future tasks
Schedule tasks to automatically execute in the future.
Access network-attached storage
Access network-attached storage, using the NFS protocol.
Manage network security
Control network connections to services using the system firewall and SELinux rules.

Impact on the organization

This course is intended to develop the skills needed for basic administration and configuration of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, introducing key command line concepts and enterprise-level tools and laying the foundation for the rapid deployment of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The curriculum also introduces the basic administration skills needed for resolving configuration issues and integrating Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems with other existing environments.

This course establishes secure user and group administration and allows administrators to use available storage solutions more efficiently and securely. The rapid pace can quickly turn a computer professional with basic knowledge of Linux into a fully capable Linux administrator.

Red Hat has created this course in a way intended to benefit our customers, but each company and infrastructure is unique, and actual results or benefits may vary.

Impact on the individual

As a result of attending this course, you should be able to perform essential Linux system administration tasks, including establishing network connectivity, managing physical storage, and executing basic security administration.

You should be able to demonstrate these skills:

  • Access the command line locally and remotely
  • Manage files from the command line
  • Manage local users and groups
  • Monitor and manage Linux processes
  • Control services, daemons, and the boot process
  • Manage tuning profiles for system performance
  • Control access to files with file system permissions
  • Analyze and store log files
  • Configure and secure the OpenSSH service
  • Install and update software packages and appstreams
  • Manage Linux file systems and volumes
  • Manage Linux networking and firewalls

Recommended next exam or course

  • Red Hat Certified System Administrator exam (EX200)
  • Red Hat System Administration III: Linux Automation (RH294)

Training Hours Required:

  • 30 days (2.5-3 Hrs/day)         – Regular Track
  • 10 days (6 Hrs/day)*              –  Fast Track

* Only for Experienced linux professionals

Available Time Slots:

  • 07:30-10:00
  • 10:30-13:00
  • 14:00-16:30
  • 18:00-20:30
  • Sat & Sun
  • 10:00-5:00     (Fast Track)