OCS-linux-275: Linux System Administration II Outline

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 more complex 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: Software Administration Review

    • Connecting to a repository
    • Installing software
    • Removing software
    • Creating a repository
    • rpm & yum
    • Building RPM packages

    Unit 02: Advanced User Security

    • sudo
    • Kerberos
    • SSSD

    Unit 03: Securing Files

    • GnuPG

    Unit 04: Monitoring Network Traffic

    • Monitoring open ports
    • Viewing network traffic

    Unit 05: Advanced Network Administration

    • IP Aliases
    • Bonding
    • Kernel tuning
    • Routing

    Unit 06: Securing Network Traffic

    • Firewall
    • NAT
    • Port forwarding
    • SELinux

    Unit 07: NTP Configuration

      Setting up an NTP server

    Unit 08: Monitoring the System

    • Configuring remote logging
    • logwatch
    • tmpwatch
    • sar

    Unit 09: Enhanced Storage Devices

    • Encrypted storage
    • iSCSI

    Unit 10: Securing Access to Web Servers

    • Encrypting Apache traffic
    • Certificates

    Unit 11: SMTP Configuration

    • SMTP

    Unit 12: DNS Configuration

    • DNS Master & Slave administration
    • Configuring caching-only servers

    Unit 13: Network File Sharing

    • NFS
    • CIFS
    • FTP

    Unit 14: Troubleshooting Review

    • Boot issues
    • Fixing user accounts
    • Networking errors
    • Filesystem recovery

    Unit 15: BASH shell scripting Review

    • Conditional statements
    • Input/output
    • Handling Signals
    • Debugging
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:

  • Completion of "OCS-linux-175: Linux System Administration I" or equivalent experience