Essentials of Red Hat Linux 5

Course Specifications

Course number: 085994
Software: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Course length: 4.0 day(s)

Course Description

You are familiar with the usage of GUI-based operating systems. To prepare yourself for the job of a Linux system administrator, you need to equip yourself with the basic Linux usage and management skills. In the Essentials of Red Hat Linux 5 course, you will explore the shell environment, use and manage the Linux file system, and familiarize yourself with the basic aspects of Linux system administration.

Course Objective: You will explore the essentials of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

Target Student: This course is designed for students with little or no experience in Linux. It also targets IT professionals or users who want to build user-level Linux skills and/or build base line skills in Linux Administration.

Prerequisites: Students enrolling in this class should have basic user-level computer skills with any computer or operating system.

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

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Performance-Based Objectives

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

Course Content

Lesson 1: Introducing the History of Linux
Topic 1A: Review the Development of Open Source
Topic 1B: Familiarize Yourself with Red Hat Linux

Lesson 2: Familiarizing Yourself with the Linux Interface
Topic 2A: Log into Your System
Topic 2B: Use Basic Commands
Topic 2C: Work with the X Server
Topic 2D: Switch Users

Lesson 3: Getting Started with Using Linux
Topic 3A: View Text Files Using Text Editors
Topic 3B: Get Help Using Linux

Lesson 4: Working with Files and Directories
Topic 4A: Navigate the Linux File System
Topic 4B: Organize the File system
Topic 4C: View Text Files

Lesson 5: Working with Linux Permissions
Topic 5A: View User and Group Information
Topic 5B: Modify File and Directory Permissions
Topic 5C: Modify File and Directory Ownership

Lesson 6: Editing Text Files Using Vim
Topic 6A: Create Text Files Using Vim
Topic 6B: Modify Text Files in the Command Mode

Lesson 7: Locating Files
Topic 7A: Search for Files
Topic 7B: Use the find Command

Lesson 8: Working with the Bash Shell
Topic 8A: Discuss the Bash Shell
Topic 8B: Perform Basic Bash Shell Operations
Topic 8C: Introduction to Shell Scripting

Lesson 9: Configuring the Bash Shell
Topic 9A: Use Shell Variables
Topic 9B: Use Configuration Variables

Lesson 10: Using Basic Scripting Concepts
Topic 10A: Redirect Input and Output
Topic 10B: Use Control Statements

Lesson 11: Working with Text Processing Utilities
Topic 11A: Filter Files
Topic 11B: Work with File Content

Lesson 12: Configuring Basic System Tools
Topic 12A: Configure a System Printer
Topic 12B: Configure Date and Time

Lesson 13: Managing Jobs and Processes
Topic 13A: Discuss Multitasking
Topic 13B: List Processes
Topic 13C: Prioritize Jobs and Processes
Topic 13D: Terminate Processes

Lesson 14: Working with Network Clients
Topic 14A: Examine Basic Network Settings
Topic 14B: Work with Web Clients
Topic 14C: Work with Email and Messaging Clients

Lesson 15: Managing Users, Groups, and Permissions
Topic 15A: Manage User Accounts
Topic 15B: Configure User Profiles
Topic 15C: Manage Groups
Topic 15D: Set Advanced Permissions

Lesson 16: Performing File Management
Topic 16A: Familiarize Yourself with Disk Partitions
Topic 16B: Work with Inodes and Links
Topic 16C: Archive Files
Topic 16D: Work with Removable Media

Appendix A: Introducing Basic System Administration Tools

Appendix B: Essentials of Red Hat Linux 5 Objective Mapping for Exam Red Hat Linux Essentials (RH033)

Appendix C: Essentials of Red Hat Linux 5 Objective Mapping for Exam RH202