Red Hat Linux // RH124

RH124 Red Hat System Administration I

Core skills for the new Linux system administrator. Red Hat System Administration I (RH124) is designed for IT professionals who are new to Linux and require core Red Hat Enterprise Linux skills.

Course Description

Focused on administration tasks that will be encountered in the workplace, this course will actively engage students in task-focused activities, lab-based knowledge checks, and facilitative discussions to ensure maximum skill transfer and retention. In addition, GUI-based tools will be featured to build on the students' existing technical knowledge, while key command line concepts will be introduced to provide a foundation for students planning to become full-time Linux system administrators. By the end of the five-day course, students will be able to perform installation, establish network connectivity, manage physical storage, and perform basic security administration.


Microsoft Windows system administrators who need to quickly learn core Red Hat Enterprise Linux proficiencies. System administrators, network administrators, and other IT professionals who require proficiency performing core tasks in Linux. Non-Linux IT professionals on the path to becoming full-time Linux system administrators


​Previous operating system administration experience is helpful but not required

What You Will Learn

After completing this course, students will understand:

  • Graphical installation of Linux
  • Managing physical storage
  • Introduction to the command line
  • Learning how to install and configure local components and services
  • Establishing network and securing network services
  • Managing and securing files
  • Administrating users and groups
  • Deploying file sharing services

Course Outline

1. Getting Started with the GNOME Graphical Desktop
Get started with GNOME and edit text files with gedit
2. Manage Files Graphically with Nautilus
Manage files graphically and access remote systems with Nautilus
3. Get Help in a Graphical Environment
Access documentation, both locally and online
4. Configure Local Services
Configure the date and time and configure a printer
5. Manage Physical Storage I
Understand basic disk concepts and manage system disks
6. Manage Logical Volumes
Understand logical volume concepts and manage logical volumes
7. Monitor System Resources
Manage memory and CPU utilization
8. Manage System Software
Manage system software locally and using Red Hat Network (RHN)
9. Get Started with Bash
Understand basic shell concepts, execute simple commands, and use basic job control techniques
10. Get Help in a Textual Environment
Use man and info pages and find documentation in /usr/share/doc
11. Establish Network Connectivity
Understand basic network concepts; configure, manage, and test network settings
12. Administer Users and Groups
Manage users and groups
13. Manage Files from the Command Line
Understand Linux filesystem hierarchy; manage files from the command line
14. Secure Linux File Access
Understand Linux file access mechanisms; manage file access from the GUI and the command line
15. Administer Remote Systems
Share and connect to a desktop; use SSH and rsync
16. Configure General Services
Manage services; configure SSH and remote desktops
17. Manage Physical Storage II
Manage filesystem attributes and swap space
18. Install Linux Graphically
Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux and configure the system with firstboot
19. Manage Virtual Machines
Understand basic virtualization concepts; install and manage virtual machines
20. Control the Boot Process
Understand runlevels and manage GRUB
21. Deploy File Sharing Services
Deploy an FTP server and a web server
22. Secure Network Services
Manage a firewall; understand SELinux concepts and manage SELinux
23. Comprehensive Review
Get a hands-on review of the concepts covered throughout the course
Follow up courses and exams
Red Hat System Administration II with RHCSA Exam (RH135)