RHCE RAPID TRACK COURSE – GTU299

Course Description

This course is carefully designed to match the topics found in the Red Hat® RH299 exam prep course but also features the added benefit of an entire extra day of comprehensive lab exercises and detailed lecture material.

Students learn the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) system administration skills needed to pass the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) exam. This is an accelerated course meant for those students capable of absorbing information at a rapid pace or those students who only need to fill in selected gaps of knowledge because of prior Linux sys-admin experience.

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Duration

5 days

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Target Audience

IT Professionals with existing Linux skills detailed below.

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Course Prerequisites

Students should have already have the RHCSA or equivalent knowledge. Courses that teach the necessary skills are:

GTU199 RHCSA Rapid Track Course

or

GTU124 and GTU134 training tracks.

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Suggested Follow on Courses

There are a number of suitable follow-on course options, depending on your requirements. Why not contact us to discuss your training objectives?

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Course Content

1. Software Management

  1. RPM Features
  2. RPM Architecture
  3. RPM Package Files
  4. Working With RPMs
  5. Installing Source RPM Packages
  6. Managing Software Dependencies
  7. Using the YUM command
  8. YUM package groups
  9. Updating the Kernel RPM
  10. Configuring YUM
  11. Yum Plugins
  12. YUM Repositories

Lab Tasks

  1. Managing Software with RPM
  2. Using YUM
  3. Creating a Custom RPM Repository

 

2. Network Management

  1. IPv4 Fundamentals
  2. TCP/UDP Fundamentals
  3. Linux Network Interfaces
  4. Ethernet Hardware Tools
  5. Network Configuration with ip Command
  6. Configuring Routing Tables
  7. IP to MAC Address Mapping with ARP
  8. Starting and Stopping Interfaces
  9. NetworkManager
  10. DNS Clients
  11. DHCP Clients
  12. system-config-network{tui,cmd}
  13. Network Diagnostics
  14. Multiple IP Addresses
  15. Interface Bonding

Lab Tasks

  1. Network Discovery
  2. Basic Client Networking
  3. Multiple IP Addresses Per Network Interface
  4. Introduction to Troubleshooting Labs
  5. Troubleshooting Practice: Networking

 

3. Storage Management

  1. Partitioning Disks with fdisk
  2. Partitioning Disks with parted
  3. Filesystem Creation
  4. Mounting Filesystems
  5. Filesystem Maintenance
  6. Troubleshooting Incorrect File Permissions
  7. Resizing Filesystems
  8. Swap
  9. iSCSI Architecture
  10. Open-iSCSI Initiator Implementation
  11. iSCSI Initiator Discovery
  12. iSCSI Initiator Node Administration
  13. Mounting iSCSI Targets at Boot
  14. iSCSI Multipathing Considerations
  15. Linux Unified Key Setup (LUKS)

Lab Tasks

  1. Creating and Managing Filesystems
  2. Hot Adding Swap
  3. iSCSI Initiator Configuration
  4. LUKS-on-disk format Encrypted Filesystem

 

4. Logical Volume Management (LVM)

  1. Logical Volume Management
  2. Implementing LVM
  3. Creating Logical Volumes
  4. Manipulating VGs & LVs
  5. Advanced LVM Concepts
  6. system-config-lvm

Lab Tasks

  1. Creating and Managing LVM Volumes

 

5. Account Management

  1. User and Group Concepts
  2. User Administration
  3. Modifying Accounts
  4. Group Administration
  5. Password Aging
  6. SGID and Sticky Bit on Directories
  7. User Private Group Scheme
  8. File Access Control Lists
  9. Manipulating FACLs
  10. Viewing FACLs
  11. Backing Up FACLs

Lab Tasks

  1. File and Directory Ownership and Permissions
  2. User and Group Administration
  3. User Private Groups
  4. Using Filesystem ACLs

 

6. Authentication Management

  1. Manual DS Client Configuration
  2. system-config-authentication
  3. System Security Services Daemon (SSSD)
  4. AutoFS
  5. AutoFS Configuration
  6. Kerberos Components
  7. Kerberos Principals
  8. Authentication Process
  9. Install krb5.conf on Clients
  10. Client PAM Configuration
  11. Signing In to Kerberos
  12. Viewing Tickets
  13. Removing Tickets
  14. Passwords
  15. Changing Passwords
  16. sudo
  17. Giving Others Access

Lab Tasks

  1. Using LDAP for Centralized User Accounts
  2. Kerberos Client Setup
  3. OpenSSH with Kerberos

 

7. Installation, Kickstart, and Virtualization

  1. Anaconda: An Overview
  2. Anaconda: Booting the System
  3. Anaconda: Common Boot Options
  4. Anaconda: Loading Anaconda and Packages
  5. Anaconda: Storage Options
  6. Anaconda: Troubleshooting
  7. FirstBoot
  8. A Typical Install
  9. Kickstart
  10. Introducing libvirt
  11. libvirt: Basic Concepts
  12. virsh: Basics
  13. virsh: Common Tasks
  14. virt-install

Lab Tasks

  1. Automating Installation with Kickstart
  2. Linux Installation

 

8. Boot Management

  1. Booting Linux on PCs
  2. GRUB Configuration
  3. Boot Parameters
  4. Configuring the Kernel via /proc/
  5. Initial ramdisk
  6. /sbin/init
  7. /etc/inittab
  8. /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit
  9. Runlevel Implementation
  10. System Configuration Files
  11. Typical SysV Init Script
  12. The /etc/rc.local File
  13. Shutdown and Reboot

Lab Tasks

  1. Boot Process
  2. Troubleshooting Practice: Boot Process

 

9. Managing SELinux

  1. SELinux Security Framework
  2. SELinux Modes
  3. SELinux Commands
  4. Choosing an SELinux Policy
  5. SELinux Booleans
  6. Permissive Domains
  7. SELinux Policy Tools
  8. SELinux Troubleshooting
  9. SELinux Troubleshooting Continued

Lab Tasks

  1. Exploring SELinux Modes
  2. SELinux File Contexts

 

10. Firewall Management

  1. RHEL6 Firewall
  2. Netfilter Concepts
  3. Using the iptables Command
  4. Common match_specs
  5. Connection Tracking

Lab Tasks

  1. Securing Services with Netfilter

 

11. Network Time Protocol (NTP) Service

  1. Managing Network-Wide Time
  2. Continual Time Sync with NTP
  3. Configuring NTP Clients
  4. Useful NTP Commands

Lab Tasks

  1. NTP Client Configuration

 

12. System Monitoring and Logs

  1. System Status – Memory
  2. System Status – I/O
  3. System Status – CPU
  4. Performance Trending with sar
  5. System Logging
  6. /etc/rsyslog.conf

Lab Tasks

  1. Remote Syslog Configuration
  2. System Activity Reporter

 

13. Web (HTTP/HTTPS) Service

  1. Apache Architecture
  2. Adding Modules to Apache
  3. Apache Configuration Files
  4. httpd.conf – Server Settings
  5. httpd.conf – Main Configuration
  6. SSL Using mod_ssl.so
  7. Virtual Hosting DNS Implications
  8. httpd.conf – VirtualHost Configuration
  9. Name-based Virtual Host
  10. Apache Logging
  11. Delegating Administration
  12. Directory Protection
  13. Directory Protection with AllowOverride
  14. Common Uses for .htaccess
  15. Dynamic HTTP Content
  16. Configuring CGI

Lab Tasks

  1. Apache Architecture
  2. Apache Content
  3. Using SSL Certificates with Apache
  4. Configuring Virtual Hosts
  5. Using .htaccess Files
  6. CGI Scripts in Apache

 

14. SMTP Service

  1. Postfix Features
  2. Postfix Components
  3. Postfix Configuration
  4. master.cf
  5. main.cf
  6. Postfix Map Types
  7. Postfix Pattern Matching
  8. Virtual Domains
  9. Configuration Commands
  10. Management Commands
  11. Postfix, Relaying and SMTP AUTH
  12. SMTP AUTH Server and Relay Control

Lab Tasks

  1. Configuring Postfix
  2. Postfix Network Configuration
  3. Postfix Virtual Host Configuration

 

15. Caching-Only DNS Service

  1. Naming Services
  2. The Domain Name Space
  3. Delegation and Zones
  4. Server Roles
  5. Resolving Names
  6. Resolving IP Addresses
  7. Restricting Queries
  8. Basic BIND Administration
  9. Configuring the Resolver
  10. Testing Resolution
  11. Creating a Site-Wide Cache
  12. SOA – Start of Authority
  13. A & PTR – Address & Pointer Records
  14. NS – Name Server
  15. CNAME & MX – Alias & Mail Host

Lab Tasks

  1. Caching-only DNS

 

16. File Sharing with NFS

  1. File Sharing via NFS
  2. NFSv4
  3. NFS Clients
  4. NFS Server Configuration
  5. Implementing NFSv4

Lab Tasks

  1. NFS Server Configuration

 

17. File Sharing with CIFS

  1. Samba Daemons
  2. Accessing Windows/Samba Shares from Linux
  3. Samba Utilities
  4. Samba Configuration Files
  5. The smb.conf File
  6. Mapping Users
  7. Share Authentication
  8. User-Level Access
  9. Samba Account Database
  10. User Share Restrictions

Lab Tasks

  1. Samba Share-Level Access
  2. Samba User-Level Access
  3. Samba Group Shares

 

18. File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Service

  1. The FTP Protocol
  2. Active Mode FTP
  3. Passive Mode FTP
  4. vsftpd
  5. Anonymous FTP with vsftpd

Lab Tasks

  1. Configuring vsftpd

 

19. Secure Shell (SSH) Service

  1. Secure Shell
  2. ssh and sshd Configuration
  3. Accessing Remote Shells
  4. Transferring Files
  5. SSH Key Management
  6. ssh-agent
  7. OpenSSH and Kerberos
  8. X Access Control
  9. Remote X Access (historical/insecure approach)
  10. Remote X Access (modern/secure approach)

Lab Tasks

  1. Introduction to ssh and scp
  2. SSH Key-based User Authentication
  3. Using ssh-agent
  4. Kerberos Client Setup
  5. OpenSSH with Kerberos

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