FastTrack to Red Hat Linux 6 Engineer
 
 

FastTrack to Red Hat Linux 6 Engineer

Course Code: RHFT2

Duration: 4 days

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FastTrack to Red Hat Linux 6 Engineer Course Overview

This FastTrack to Red Hat Linux 6 Engineer course is course is practical instructor led review training course. It is designed to give experienced LINUX/Unix administrators a practical refresher into the administration of a Red Hat LINUX system, especially if they intend to take the RHCSA and RHCE exams. The course will address intermediate and advanced topics. An attendee will need knowledge of many of these topics before taking the exams.

This class will be very fast paced and combines the FastTrack to Red Hat Linux System Administrator course and the Administering Red Hat Part III courses (normally 8 days of training) into a single 4-day course. Attendees should therefore have strong command line experience of Red Hat LINUX and have good knowledge of all the topics covered in the Administering Red Hat Linux - Part I and Part II courses. Sessions on this course which correspond to topics from the FastTrack to Red Hat Linux System Administrator course will be covered very rapidly followed by a fast teach of many of RHSAIII topics.

The delegate will learn and acquire skills as follows:

  • Configure and test Network Interfaces
  • Install the Operating System using manual and kickstart methods
  • Install and Manage KVM virtual machines
  • Install and Manage software using rpm, yum and RHN
  • Configure Partitions (including encrypted), File Systems, iSCSI initiator and Swap space
  • Manage Logical Volumes
  • Administer password ageing, ACL's, SUID's and SGID's
  • Configure an LDAP and Kerberos client
  • Configure sudo and an introduction to SSSD
  • Configure an NFS server and implement autofs
  • Understand the Boot process and change run levels
  • Secure systems using SELinux, Firewalls
  • Configure a Network Time Protocol Service
  • Configure System Logging and produce disk, I/O and memory usage reports
  • Configure and manage an Apache Web Server
  • Provide an upload FTP service
  • Manage a SMTP email service
  • Configure a caching nameserver
  • Use CIFS to share data and printers
  • Configure and implement ssh

Who will the Course Benefit?

This FastTrack to Red Hat Linux 6 Engineer course is suitable for the following delegates:

Very experienced LINUX System Administrators with at least 3 years of Linux experience who need to validate their knowledge of the intermediate and advanced administrative tasks required to administer a Red Hat LINUX system.

An experienced Solaris system administrator who has previously completed the Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Experienced Solaris Administrators course.

Delegates who have passed or have the same skill set as a RHCSA and can cope with the fast paced presentation of many of the RHSAIII topics.

Students who have completed the FastTrack to Red Hat Linux System Administrator course should instead attend the Administering Red Hat Linux III course.

Course Objectives

On completion of the FastTrack to Red Hat Linux 6 Engineer course, the delegate will have a greater technical awareness of the system and will have acquired practical experience of intermediate and advanced administration duties of the Red Hat Linux system.

Examinations

The delegate should have a sound knowledge of the content in the Administering Red Hat Linux Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 courses. This FastTrack to Red Hat Linux Engineer course will provide a refresher of some of the examination topics before gaining further practical experience prior to taking the examination. The attendee will need to pass both the Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator (RHCSA EX200) and also the Red Hat Systems Engineer (RHCE EX300) exams in order to become a certified RHCE.

Before taking any exam, ensure you have the recommended experience. The Red Hat website lists all exam requirements and these are updated regularly.

Exams are not included as part of the course.

Requirements

Very experienced Linux/UNIX Administrators with a minimum knowledge of all the topics covered on Administering Red Hat Linux I and II courses.

The attendee should have many years experience in Unix/Linux environments as this course assumes a strong prior knowledge of the LINUX operating system. An understanding of the content of the Administering Red Hat Linux Part I and II courses will be the minimum level of knowledge required for attendance on this course.

This course is not recommended for students who have successfully completed the FastTrack to Red Hat Linux System Administrator course. They should instead attend the Red Hat System Administration III course.

Pre-Requisite Courses

Follow-On Courses

Notes:
  • Course technical content is subject to change without notice.
  • Course content is structured as sessions, this does not strictly map to course timings. Concepts, content and practicals often span sessions.


 

Course Contents

FastTrack to Red Hat Linux 6 Engineer Training Course

Course Introduction

  • Administration and Course Materials
  • Course Structure and Agenda
  • Delegate and Trainer Introductions

Session 1: INSTALLING A SYSTEM AND IMPLEMENTING VIRTUALISATION

  • Virtualisation concepts
  • Installation methods available
  • The RHEL Installer: anaconda
  • Performing the installation using kickstart
  • Firstboot and post installation
  • Install a virtual system
  • Checking for supported hardware
  • Creating a Network Bridge
  • Configuring a KVM virtual network
  • Start and shutdown a virtual system
  • Exercises

Session 2: SOFTWARE MANAGEMENT

  • The Red Hat Package Management system
  • Installing removing software manually using rpm
  • RPM queries and verifying packages
  • Dependency problems and resolution
  • Updating the Kernel from RPM's
  • Other RPM features
  • Updating using Red Hat Network
  • The YUM management tool
  • The software repositories
  • Accessing repositories from a client
  • Use yum plugins to manage packages
  • Understand the design of a package
  • Build a simple package
  • Exercise

Session 3: NETWORK MANAGEMENT

  • Configuring Network Interfaces
  • Controlling Network Devices: ifup/ifdown
  • Configuring IPV4 dynamic and static networking
  • Network Tools ifconfig, ethtool etc
  • Controlling Services using chkconfig
  • The 'service' command
  • Connecting NIS and LDAP clients to corresponding servers
  • Linking to a system using ssh and rsync
  • Configure Ethernet Bonding
  • Network diagnosis tools : tcpdump, netstat, wireshark,etc
  • Configuring Static and Dynamic Routing
  • Configuring the system as a Gateway
  • Customising network parameters
  • IP aliases
  • IPV6 Overview
  • Exercise

Session 4: MANAGE LOGICAL VOLUMES and SWAP

  • Understand disk partitioning
  • Basic LVM design and configuration
  • The Logical Volume Manager (LVM)
  • Creating LVM based file systems
  • Mounting and un-mounting file systems
  • Handling Removable Media
  • File System attributes
  • LUKS encrypted partitions
  • Extending LVM file systems
  • LVM Snapshots
  • iSCSI Initiator
  • Swap space management
  • Exercise

FastTrack to Red Hat Linux 6 Engineer Training Course

Session 5: USER AND FILE ADMINISTRATION

  • Authentication policies and User Private Groups
  • Password management using passwd, chage etc
  • Managing user profile files
  • Extended file permissions including suid, sgid
  • Access Control List (ACL's)
  • Switching to another user using sudo
  • Connecting to a centralized administration server
  • SSSD - System Security Service Daemon
  • Configuring a Kerberos client
  • Exercise

Session 6: BOOTING AND CHANGING RUN LEVELS

  • The init program and run levels
  • The boot Sequence explained
  • The grub boot managers
  • Recovering root password
  • The /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit Program
  • The Startup Script Model
  • Control Services using chkconfig, ntsysv etc.
  • System Shutdown and Reboot management
  • Exercise

Session 7: CONFIGURING AND MANAGING SELINUX

  • SELinux
  • Management of SELinux
  • Easy configuration and customisation of SELinux
  • Context types
  • semanage, getsebool, setsebool and chcon commands
  • SELinux log files
  • Exercise

FastTrack to Red Hat Linux 6 Engineer Training Course

Session 8: SHARING FILES ACROSS THE NETWORK

  • Configure file sharing using NFS and autofs
  • Manage NFS service
  • Configure file sharing between hosts with CIFS
  • Configure file sharing using Anonymous FTP
  • Exercise

Session 9: CONFIGURING NETWORK TIME PROTOCOLS

  • Stratum Levels
  • NTP configuration file
  • Allowing NTP connections
  • Syncing considerations
  • Exercise

Session 10: DNS

  • The DNS/BIND system under RedHat Linux
  • Name Server Hierarchy
  • Setting up DNS
  • Master/Slave Zones
  • Reverse lookup Zones
  • Record types and their syntax
  • Name Daemon Control Utility (rndc)
  • Address Match Lists (acl)
  • Configuring a Caching Only Name Server
  • DNS in a chroot environment
  • BIND Checking Utilities
  • Exercise

Session 11: SSL AND WEB SERVER CONFIGURATION

  • Data Security and Encryption
  • Encryption Methods and Digital Certificates
  • Generating keys
  • The Apache and Tux Web Servers
  • Apache server configuration files
  • Apache Configuration Directives
  • Virtual Host Management: Name and IP Based Access
  • CGI Programs and Apache modules
  • HTTP and SELinux
  • Configuring https
  • Dynamically configured virtual hosts
  • Exercise

FastTrack to Red Hat Linux 6 Engineer Training Course

Session 12: SYSTEM MONITORING and LOGGING

  • System Log Files
  • Syslogd and klogd Configuration
  • Advanced syslogd Configuration
  • Configuring remote logging - rsyslog
  • Analysing and rotating logfiles
  • Exercise

Session 13: SECURING NETWORK TRAFFIC

  • Netfilter - iptables
  • IPV6 Overview
  • Packet Filtering using iptables
  • Rule Targets
  • Basic Rules and their Operation
  • Connection Tracking
  • Network Address Translation
  • Exercise

Session 14: BASIC MAIL SERVER CONFIGURATION

  • Email Components
  • Mail User, Mail Transport and Mail User Agents
  • Configuring sendmail and postfix
  • Sendmail Configuration Files
  • Sendmail Configuration with the m4 Macro Language
  • Outbound smarthost relay
  • Accepting Inbound Connections
  • Macro Definitions
  • Switching to postfix, a sendmail replacement
  • Postfix Configuration
  • Postfix Null Client
  • Procmail delivery agent
  • Dovecot - POP and IMAP services
  • Exercise

Session 15: INSTALLING RED HAT USING KICKSTART

  • How Kickstart works
  • Sections within a Kickstart configuration file
  • Pre and Post Kickstart processing
  • Creating a Kickstart file
  • Creating the Linux Install Server
  • Differing ways of starting a Kickstart installation
  • Exercise
 

FastTrack to Red Hat Linux 6 Engineer

Duration: 4 days

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