Part 1 of the core system administration tasks needed for Red Hat Enterprise Linux

This course relates to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Red Hat System Administration I (RH124) is designed for IT professionals without previous Linux administration experience. The course focuses on providing students with Linux administration “survival skills” by focusing on core administration tasks.


Red Hat System Administration I provides a foundation for students wishing to become full-time Linux system administrators by introducing key command line concepts and other enterprise-level tools. These concepts are further developed in the follow-on course, Red Hat System Administration II (RH134).


IT professionals across a broad range of disciplines who need to perform essential Linux administration tasks including installation, establishing network connectivity, managing physical storage, and basic security administration.


There are no formal prerequisites for this course; however, previous operating system administration experience will be very beneficial.



Access the Command Line

Lesson : 1 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Log in to a Linux system and run simple commands using the shell

Access the Command Line

Lesson : 1 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Log in to a Linux system and run simple commands using the shell

Manage files from the command line

Lesson : 2 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Copy, move, create, delete, and organize files from the bash shell prompt

Get help in Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Lesson : 3 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Resolve problems by using online help systems and Red Hat support utilities

Create, view, and edit text files

Lesson : 4 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Create, view, and edit text files from command output or in an editor

Manage local Linux users and groups

Lesson : 5 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Manage local Linux users and groups, and administer local password policies

Control access to files with Linux file system per

Lesson : 6 | Duration 1.5 hours

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

Monitor and manage Linux processes

Lesson : 7 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Obtain information about the system, and control processes running on it

Control services and daemons

Lesson : 8 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Control and monitor network services and system daemons using systemd

Configure and secure OpenSSH service

Lesson : 9 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Access and provide access to the command line on remote systems securely using OpenSSH

Analyze and store logs

Lesson : 10 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Locate and accurately interpret relevant system log files for troubleshooting purposes.

Manage Red Hat Enterprise Linux networking

Lesson : 11 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Configure basic IPv4 networking on Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems

Archive and copy files between systems

Lesson : 12 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Archive files and copy them from one system to another

Install and update software packages

Lesson : 13 | Duration 1.5 hours

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

Access Linux file systems

Lesson : 14 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Access and inspect existing file systems on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux system.

Use virtualized systems

Lesson : 15 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Create and use Red Hat Enterprise Linux virtual machines with KVM and libvirt

Comprehensive review

Lesson : 16 | Duration 1.5 hours

  • Practice and demonstrate the knowledge and skills learned in this course
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