Red Hat System Administration I (RH124) is designed for IT professionals who are new to Linux and require core Red Hat Enterprise Linux skills. This course focuses on essential administration tasks that will be encountered in the workplace, including installing the operating system, establishing network connectivity, managing physical storage, and performing basic security administration. Early in the course, GUI-based tools will be featured to build upon the students' existing technical knowledge. As the course progresses, key command line concepts will be introduced to provide a foundation for students planning to continue to Red Hat System Administration II with the goal of becoming full-time Linux system administrators.

What Will You Learn

  • Graphical installation of Linux
  • Managing physical storage
  • Introduction to the command line
  • Learning how to install and configure local components and services
  • Establishing network and securing network services
  • Managing and securing files
  • Administrating users and groups
  • Deploying file sharing services
  • GUI-based tools and key command-line concepts
  • Basic security skills

Who Should Attend

  • A Microsoft Windows system administrator who needs to quickly learn core Red Hat Enterprise Linux proficiencies.
  • A system administrator, network administrator, or other IT professional who requires proficiency performing core tasks in the Linux OS.
  • A non-Linux IT professional on the path to becoming a full-time Linux system administrator.


Previous operating system administration experience is helpful but not required for this course.

Course outline — RH124

Core skills for the new Linux system administrator

Get started with the GNOME graphical desktop

Objective: Get started with GNOME and edit text files with gedit.

Manage files graphically with Nautilus

Objective: Manage files graphically and access remote systems with Nautilus.

Get help in a graphical environment

Objective: Access documentation, both locally and online.

Configure local services

Objective: Configure the date and time, and configure a printer.

Manage physical storage I

Objective: Understand basic disk concepts and manage system disks.

Manage logical volumes

Objective: Understand logical volume concepts and manage logical volumes.

Monitor system resources

Objective: Manage CPU, memory, and disk utilization.

Manage system software

Objective: Manage system software locally and using Red Hat® Network (RHN).

Get started with bash

Objective: Understand basic shell concepts, execute simple commands, and use basic job control techniques.

Get help in a textual environment

Objective: Use man and info pages and find documentation in /usr/share/doc.

Establish network connectivity

Objective: Understand basic network concepts; configure, manage, and test network settings.

Administer users and groups

Objective: Manage users and groups.

Manage files from the command line

Objective: Understand Linux® file system hierarchy and pathnames; manage files from the command line.

Secure Linux file access

Objective: Understand Linux file access mechanisms; manage file access from the GUI and the command line.

Administer remote systems

Objective: Share and connect to a desktop; use SSH and rsync.

Configure general services

Objective: Manage services; configure SSH and remote desktops.

Manage physical storage II

Objective: Manage file system attributes and swap space.

Install Linux graphically

Objective: Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux and configure the system with firstboot.

Manage virtual machines

Objective: Understand basic virtualization concepts; install and manage virtual machines.

Control the boot process

Objective: Understand runlevels and manage GRUB.

Deploy file-sharing services

Objective: Deploy an FTP server and a web server.

Secure network services

Objective: Manage a firewall; understand SELinux concepts and manage SELinux.

Comprehensive review

Objective: Get a hands-on review of the concepts covered in this course.

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