Course Description

This course relates to Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 7. Red Hat System Administration I (RH124) is designed for IT professionals without previous Linux administration experience. The course focuses on providing students with Linux administration “survival skills” by focusing on core administration tasks.

Red Hat System Administration I provides a foundation for students wishing to become full-time Linux system administrators by introducing key command line concepts and other enterprise-level tools. These concepts are further developed in the follow-on course, Red Hat System Administration II (RH134).

The duration of training

5 days


There are no formal prerequisites for this course; however, previous operating system administration experience will be very beneficial.

Course outline

  • Access the command line
    Log in to a Linux system and run simple commands using the shell.
  • Manage files from the command line
    Copy, move, create, delete, and organize files from the bash shell prompt.
  • Get help in Red Hat Enterprise Linux
    Resolve problems by using online help systems and Red Hat support utilities.
  • Create, view, and edit text files
    Create, view, and edit text files from command output or in an editor.
  • Manage local Linux users and groups
    Manage local Linux users and groups, and administer local password policies.
  • Control access to files with Linux file system permissions
    Set Linux file system permissions on files and interpret the security effects of different permission settings.
  • Monitor and manage Linux processes
    Obtain information about the system, and control processes running on it.
  • Control services and daemons
    Control and monitor network services and system daemons using systemd
  • Configure and secure OpenSSH service
    Access and provide access to the command line on remote systems securely using OpenSSH
  • Analyze and store logs
    Locate and accurately interpret relevant system log files for troubleshooting purposes.
  • Manage Red Hat Enterprise Linux networking
    Configure basic IPv4 networking on Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems.
  • Archive and copy files between systems
    Archive files and copy them from one system to another.
  • Install and update software packages
    Download, install, update, and manage software packages from Red Hat and yum package repositories.
  • Access Linux file systems
    Access and inspect existing file systems on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux system.
  • Use virtualized systems
    Create and use Red Hat Enterprise Linux virtual machines with KVM and libvirt.
  • Comprehensive review
    Practice and demonstrate the knowledge and skills learned in this course.

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