Red Hat System Administration III with RHCSA and RHCE Exams (RH255)
About this Course
Red Hat® System Administration III with RHCSA and RHCE Exam (RH255) is designed for experienced Linux® administrators who need networking and security administration skills. With a heavy emphasis on practical, hands-on labs, focus is placed on enhancing automation skills to securely configure, deploy, and manage network services, including DNS, Apache, SMTP, and network file sharing. In addition, this course emphasizes security, including monitoring, packet filtering, access controls, and SELinux. At the completion of this course, students already familiar with the Red Hat Certified Technician (RHCT)/Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) administration skills will have exposure to all competencies tested by the RHCSA and Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE®) exams, which are included in this class.
- Senior Linux system administrators who require networking and security administration skills
- Linux IT professionals who currently have an RHCT or RHCSA certification and are interested in earning an RHCE certification
- Linux IT professionals who can demonstrate the competencies needed to earn an RHCSA
- RHCSA Rapid Track Course with exam (RH200) or the combination of Red Hat System Administration I (RH124) and Red Hat System Administration II with exam (RH135) courses
- Equivalent experience to the RHCSA Rapid Track Course (RH200)
- Skills required to earn an RHCT/RHCSA certification
1. Getting started with the classroom environment
Given a virtualized environment, begin to administrate multiple systems using prerequisite skills.
2. Enhance user security
Configure system to use Kerberos to verify credentials and grant privileges via sudo.
3. Bash scripting and tools
Automate system administration tasks using Bash scripts and text-based tools.
4. File security with GnuPG
Secure files with GnuPG.
5. Software management
Use yum plug-ins to manage packages; understand the design of packages; build a simple package.
6. Network monitoring
Profile running services, then capture and analyze network traffic.
7. Route network traffic
Configure system to route traffic and customize network parameters with sysctl.
8. Secure network traffic
Secure network traffic through SSH port forwarding and iptables filtering/network address translation (NAT).
9. NTP server configuration
Configure an NTP server.
10. File systems and logs
Manage local file-system integrity; monitor systems over time and system logging.
11. Centralized and secure storage
Access centralized storage (iSCSI) and encrypt file systems.
12. SSL-encapsulated web services
Understand SSL certificates and deploy an SSL-encapsulated web service.
13. Web server additional configuration
Configure a web server with virtual hosts, dynamic content, and authenticated directories.
14. Basic SMTP configuration
Configure an SMTP server for basic operation (null client, receiving mail, smarthost relay).
15. Caching-only DNS server
Understand DNS resource records and configure a caching-only name server.
16. File sharing with NFS
Configure file sharing between hosts with NFS.
17. File sharing with CIFS
Configure file and print sharing between hosts with CIFS.
18. File sharing with FTP
Configure file sharing with anonymous FTP.
19. Troubleshooting boot process
Understand the boot process and recover unbootable systems with rescue mode.