OCS-linux-275: Linux System Administration II (RHCE™ prep class)

This course builds on skills learned in "OCS-linux-175: Linux System Administration I", providing students with the knowledge to perform advanced system administration tasks on a Linux system. Students are provided with hands on instruction in system administration topics. In addition to helping students prepare for the RHCSA™ (Red Hat® Certified System Administrator) exam, students gain experience that will assist them in handling real world Linux tasks.

Students are taught by an instructor who is both RHCSA™ and RHCE™ certified. All students are provided the following:

  • Printed and digital copies of our excellent courseware in which exam objective topics are clearly marked
  • Access to courseware updates for up to a year after class
  • On line access to OCS's exam prep guide
  • A classroom-based Operating System on a bootable USB
  • A copy of "Hands-on Guide to the Red Hat® Exams: RHCSA™ and RHCE™ Cert Guide and Lab Manual"
  1. Software Administration Review
    • Connecting to a repository
    • Installing software
    • Removing software
    • Creating a repository
    • rpm & yum
    • Building RPM packages

  2. Advanced User Security
    • sudo
    • Kerberos
    • SSSD

  3. Securing Files
    • GnuPG

  4. Monitoring Network Traffic
    • Monitoring open ports
    • Viewing network traffic

  5. Advanced Network Administration
    • IP Aliases
    • Bonding
    • Kernel tuning
    • Routing

  6. Securing Network Traffic
    • Firewall
    • NAT
    • Port forwarding

  7. NTP Configuration
    • Setting up an NTP server

  8. Monitoring the System
    • Configuring remote logging
    • logwatch
    • tmpwatch
    • sar

  9. Enhanced Storage Devices
    • Encrypted storage
    • iSCSI

  10. Securing Access to Web Servers
    • Encrypting Apache traffic
    • Certificates

  11. SMTP Configuration
    • SMTP

  12. DNS Configuration
    • DNS Master & Slave administration
    • Configuring caching-only servers

  13. Network File Sharing
    • NFS
    • CIFS
    • FTP

  14. Troubleshooting Review
    • Boot issues
    • Fixing user accounts
    • Networking errors
    • Filesystem recovery

  15. BASH shell scripting Review
    • Conditional statements
    • Input/output
    • Handling Signals
    • Debugging
5 Days
Prior to attending this class, students should have the following experience:
  • Completion of "OCS-linux-175: Linux System Administration I" or equivalent experience