OCS-linux-175: Linux System Administration I Outline

This course builds on skills learned in "OCS-linux-075: Linux Essentials", providing students with the knowledge to perform 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"

Classes are available both in a classroom setting and online. Full day classes and half-day classes are scheduled. Click the Length tab for more details.

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        Unit 01: Installation

        • Review interactive installation
        • Configure installation servers
        • Kickstart installations

        Unit 02: Software Administration

        • Connection to a repository
        • Installing software
        • Removing software
        • Creating a repository
        • rpm & yum

        Unit 03: Account Administration

        • Account database files
        • Adding, Modifying & removing user & group accounts
        • Accessing network accounts

        Unit 04: The Boot Process

        • The Boot Sequence
        • Run levels
        • Controlling services

        Unit 05: Advanced Permissions

        • Setuid
        • Setgid
        • Stickey bit
        • Access control lists

        Unit 06: Administering Partitions

        • Partition structure
        • fdisk
        • mkfs & mke2fs
        • Filesystems Labels

        Unit 07: Mounting Filesystems

        • Manually mounting & unmounting filesystems
        • Mounting automatically at boot
        • Creating swap filesystems
        • Sharing & mounting network filesystems

        Unit 08: Administering the Filesystem

        • Fixing filesystems
        • Displaying filesystem attributes
        • Modifying filesystem attributes

        Unit 09: Logical Volumes (LVM)

        • LVM concepts
        • Volume groups
        • Physical and logical volumes
        • Extending logical volumes
        • Snapshots

        Unit 10: Fundamentals of TCP/IP

        • Protocols
        • IP addressing
        • Subnetting
        • Routing
        • DNS & DHCP

        Unit 11: TCP/IP Configuration

        • Configuring network settings
        • Configure DNS clients
        • Configure DHCP clients
        • NSS (Name Service Switch)

        Unit 12: Printer Management

        • Configure local and remote CUPS printers
        • Manage print queues

        Unit 20: Virtual Machines

        • Virtual Machine Management
        • Accessing Virtual Machines

        Unit 14: Basic Service Configuration

        • FTP
        • HTTP
        • SSH
        • VNC

        Unit 15: Securing Services

        • Implement firewalls
        • Configuring SELinux

        Unit 16: Log File Administration

        • System logging configuration
        • Log file rotation

        Unit 17: The proc Filesystem

        • Viewing system information
        • Configuring kernel parameters

        Unit 18: Loadable Kernel Modules

        • Displaying modules
        • Loading & unloading modules manually
        • Module dependencies

        Unit 19: Troubleshooting

        • Boot issues
        • Fixing user accounts
        • Networking errors
        • Filesystem recovery
Full day classes run 5 days, Monday-Friday, from 9AM-5PM.

Half-day classes are held over a two week period in one of two timeslots:

A Timeslot

Pacific Time Zone: 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Mountain Time Zone: 2:30PM - 5:30PM
Central Time Zone: 3:30PM - 6:30PM
Eastern Time Zone: 4:30PM - 7:30PM

B Timeslot

Pacific Time Zone: 5:30PM - 8:30PM
Mountain Time Zone: 6:30PM - 9:30PM
Central Time Zone: 7:30PM - 10:30PM
Eastern Time Zone: 8:30PM - 11:30PM

Prior to attending this class, students should have the following experience: