Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)

Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) is a certification program provided by Red Hat that validates the skills and knowledge of IT professionals in managing Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems. The RHCSA certification demonstrates an individual’s ability to perform essential system administration tasks such as managing file systems, configuring network services, and securing server environments using Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Obtaining the RHCSA certification is a valuable credential for those seeking to advance their career in the field of Linux system administration.

Exam Code:

RH124 + RH134 – Red Hat Certified System Administrator

Outline for this course


Get started with Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Describe and define open source, Linux, Linux distributions, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Access the command line

Log into a Linux system and run simple commands using the shell.

Manage files from the command line

Copy, move, create, delete, and organize files while working from the bash shell.

Get help in Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Resolve problems by using local help systems.

Create, view, and edit text files

Manage text files from command output or in a text editor.

Manage local users and groups

Create, manage, and delete local users and groups, as well as administer local password policies.

Control access to files

Set Linux file system permissions on files and interpret the security effects of different permission settings.

Monitor and manage Linux processes

Evaluate and control processes running on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux system.

Control services and daemons

Control and monitor network services and system daemons with the systemd service.

Configure and secure SSH

Configure secure command line service on remote systems, using OpenSSH.

Analyze and store logs

Locate and accurately interpret logs of system events for troubleshooting purposes.

Manage networking

Configure network interfaces and settings on Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers.

Install and update software packages

Download, install, update, and manage software packages from Red Hat and DNF package repositories.

Access Linux files systems

Access, inspect, and use existing file systems on storage attached to a Linux server.

Analyze servers and get support

Investigate and resolve issues in the web-based management interface, getting support from Red Hat to help solve problems.

Comprehensive review

Review the content covered in this course by completing hands-on exercises.


Red Hat System Administration II

 Improve command line productivity

 Run commands more efficiently by using advanced features of the Bash shell, shell scripts, and various utilities provided by Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

 Schedule future tasks

Schedule commands to run in the future, either one time or on a repeating schedule.

Analyze and Store Logs

Locate and accurately interpret system event logs for troubleshooting purposes.

Archive and Transfer Files

 Archive and copy files from one system to another.

Tune system performance

 Improve system performance by setting tuning parameters and adjusting scheduling priority of processes.

Manage SELinux security

 Protect and manage the security of a server by using SELinux.

Manage logical volumes

 Create and manage logical volumes containing file systems and swap spaces from the command line.

Access network-attached storage

 Use the NFS protocol to administer network-attached storage.

Control the boot process

 Manage the boot process to control services offered and to troubleshoot and repair problems.

Manage network security

Control network connections to services using the system firewall and SELinux rules.

 Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux

 Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux on servers and virtual machines.