Red Hat System Administration I (RH124)


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 competence by focusing on core administration tasks. This course also provides a foundation for students who plan to become full-time Linux system administrators by introducing key command-line concepts and enterprise-level tools.

This course is the first of a two-course series that takes a computer professional without Linux system administration knowledge to become a fully capable Linux administrator. These concepts are further developed in the follow-on course, Red Hat System Administration II (RH134).

This course is based on Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 9.0.


Introduce Linux and the Red Hat Enterprise Linux ecosystem.
Run commands and view shell environments.
Manage, organize, and secure files.
Manage users, groups and user security policies.
Control and monitor systemd services.
Configure remote access using the web console and SSH.
Configure network interfaces and settings.
Manage software using DNF

Course Outline:

1 – Get started with Red Hat Enterprise Linux

  • Describe and define open source, Linux, Linux distributions, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux

2 – Access the command line

  • Log into a Linux system and run simple commands using the shell.

3 – Manage files from the command line

  • Copy, move, create, delete, and organize files while working from the bash shell.

4 – Get help in Red Hat Enterprise Linux

  • Resolve problems by using local help systems.

5 – Create, view, and edit text files

  • Manage text files from command output or in a text editor.

6 – Manage local users and groups

  • Create, manage, and delete local users and groups, as well as administer local password policies.

7 – Control access to files

  • Set Linux file system permissions on files and interpret the security effects of different permission settings.

8 – Monitor and manage Linux processes

  • Evaluate and control processes running on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux system.

9 – Control services and daemons

  • Control and monitor network services and system daemons with the systemd service.

10 – Configure and secure SSH

  • Configure secure command line service on remote systems, using OpenSSH.

11 – Analyze and store logs

  • Locate and accurately interpret logs of system events for troubleshooting purposes.

12 – Manage networking

  • Configure network interfaces and settings on Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers.

13 – Install and update software packages

  • Download, install, update, and manage software packages from Red Hat and DNF package repositories.

14 – Access Linux files systems

  • Access, inspect, and use existing file systems on storage attached to a Linux server.

15 – Analyze servers and get support

  • Investigate and resolve issues in the web-based management interface, getting support from Red Hat to help solve problems.

16 – Comprehensive review

  • Review the content covered in this course by completing hands-on exercises.

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