Red Hat System Administration I

Course Code: 2618


The course is designed to help participants to build a foundation for their career as Linux system administrators. The course deep dives into the command-line concepts and enterprise-level tools, while also focussing on the administration tasks to manage a Red Hat Enterprise Linux system.

This course is based on Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 8.

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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Live Classroom
Duration: 5 days

Live Virtual Classroom
Duration: 5 days

What You'll learn

  • Introduction to the command line
  • Managing physical storage
  • Install and configure software components and services
  • Establish network connections and control firewall restrictions
  • Monitor and manage running processes
  • Manage and secure files and file systems
  • Administer users and groups
  • Review the system log files and journal for issues
  • Troubleshoot problems and analyze systems with Red Hat Insights
  • Remotely manage systems with SSH and the Web Console


  • Describe and define open source, Linux distributions, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Log into a Linux system
  • Run simple commands using the shell
  • Copy, move, create, delete, and organize files while working from the bash shell
  • Resolve problems by using local help systems
  • Manage text files from command output or in a text editor
  • Create, manage, and delete local users and groups, as well as administer local password policies
  • Set Linux file system permissions on files and interpret the security effects of different permission settings
  • Evaluate and control processes running on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux system
  • Control and monitor network services and system daemons using systemd
  • Configure secure command-line service on remote systems, using OpenSSH
  • Locate and accurately interpret logs of system events for troubleshooting purposes
  • Configure network interfaces and settings on Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers
  • Archive and copy files from one system to another
  • Download, install, update, and manage software packages from Red Hat and yum package repositories
  • Access, inspect, and use existing file systems on storage attached to a Linux server
  • Investigate and resolve issues in the web-based management interface, getting support from Red Hat to help solve problems
  • Review the content covered in this course by completing hands-on exercises
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To attend this course, participants need to have basic technical user skills with computer applications on some operating systems.

Who Should Attend

This course is geared toward Windows system administrators, network administrators, and other system administrators who are interested in supplementing current skills.

The course is highly recommended for:

  • Linux System Administrators
  • System Administrators
  • System Analysts
  • Change Consultants