System Administration of Red Hat Linux 5

Course Specifications

Course number: 085993
Software: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Course length: 5.0 day(s)

Course Description

You have performed all the basic tasks in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. However, as a system administrator, you require certain skills to manage a network of Linux systems. In this course, you will install, configure, maintain, and troubleshoot Linux systems. You will also explore the client-server architecture and acquire basic networking skills.

Course Objective: You will install and set up Linux systems, manage filesystems and services, configure kernel services, and build basic network administration skills.

Target Student: This course is designed for Linux or Unix users and IT professionals who want to build their skill in Linux system administration. Individuals aspiring to become a Red Hat Certified Technician (RHCT) can also pursue this course.

Prerequisites: Students should have basic user-level computer skills with the Linux or Unix operating system.

Delivery Method: Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

Hardware Requirements

The instructor system must have the following hardware configuration:

Each student system must have the following hardware configuration:

Platform Requirements

Software Requirements

Performance-Based Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

Course Content

Lesson 1: Initializing the Linux System
Topic 1A: Discuss the Boot Sequence
Topic 1B: Configure GRUB
Topic 1C: View Kernel and Init Initialization
Topic 1D: Change Runlevels

Lesson 2: Managing Packages
Topic 2A: Manage Packages Using RPM
Topic 2B: Configure Repositories
Topic 2C: Manage Packages Using YUM
Topic 2D: Explore Red Hat Network

Lesson 3: Managing Kernel Services
Topic 3A: Explore the Linux Kernel
Topic 3B: Customize Kernel Modules
Topic 3C: Create an initrd Image
Topic 3D: Access Device Drivers
Topic 3E: Monitor Hardware Devices
Topic 3F: Monitor Processes and Resources
Topic 3G: Configure the Kernel

Lesson 4: Configuring the Graphical User Interface
Topic 4A: Implement X
Topic 4B: Customize the Display Manager
Topic 4C: Customize the Window Environment

Lesson 5: Configuring System Services
Topic 5A: Maintain System Logs
Topic 5B: Work with Remote Systems
Topic 5C: Automate System Services

Lesson 6: Managing Filesystems
Topic 6A: Create Partitions
Topic 6B: Mount Filesystems
Topic 6C: Implement NFS
Topic 6D: Explore Automounting

Lesson 7: Managing Advanced Filesystem Services
Topic 7A: Configure Disk Quotas
Topic 7B: Configure RAID
Topic 7C: Manage Logical Volumes Using the Logical Volume Manager
Topic 7D: Back Up Data
Topic 7E: Restore Data
Topic 7F: Synchronize Files

Lesson 8: Configuring Networks
Topic 8A: Overview of Networking
Topic 8B: Configure Internet Protocols
Topic 8C: Configure Routes
Topic 8D: Configure DNS
Topic 8E: Configure Network Interfaces
Topic 8F: Share Information
Topic 8G: Configure SELinux

Lesson 9: Installing Linux
Topic 9A: Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Topic 9B: Install Linux Using Kickstart

Lesson 10: Implementing Virtualization with Xen
Topic 10A: Implement Virtualization
Topic 10B: Configure and Manage Domains

Lesson 11: Troubleshooting Linux Systems
Topic 11A: Troubleshoot Linux-Based Issues
Topic 11B: Troubleshoot Devices

Appendix A: Managing Users and Groups

Appendix B: System Administration of Red Hat Linux 5 (Objective Mapping for Exam Red Hat Linux System Administration (RH131))

Appendix C: System Administration of Red Hat Linux 5 (Objective Mapping for Exam RH202)