RH124 – Red Hat System Administration I

RH124 – Red Hat System Administration I

RH124 – Red Hat System Administration I

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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.

Course Intro Video


  1. Access the Command Line

    Log in to a Linux system and run simple commands using the shell.
  2. Manage files from the command line

    Copy, move, create, delete, and organize files from the bash shell prompt.
  3. Get help in Red Hat Enterprise Linux

    Resolve problems by using online help systems and Red Hat support utilities.
  4. Create, view, and edit text files

    Create, view, and edit text files from command output or in an editor.
  5. Manage local Linux users and groups

    Manage local Linux users and groups, and administer local password policies.
  6. Control access to files with Linux file system permissions

    Set Linux file system permissions on files and interpret the security effects of different permission settings.
  7. Monitor and manage Linux processes

    Obtain information about the system, and control processes running on it.
  8. Control services and daemons

    Control and monitor network services and system daemons using systemd
  9. Configure and secure OpenSSH service

    Access and provide access to the command line on remote systems securely using OpenSSH
  10. Analyze and store logs

    Locate and accurately interpret relevant system log files for troubleshooting purposes.
  11. Manage Red Hat Enterprise Linux networking

    Configure basic IPv4 networking on Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems.
  12. Archive and copy files between systems

    Archive files and copy them from one system to another.
  13. Install and update software packages

    Download, install, update, and manage software packages from Red Hat and yum package repositories.
  14. Access Linux file systems

    Access and inspect existing file systems on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux system.
  15. Use virtualized systems

    Create and use Red Hat Enterprise Linux virtual machines with KVM and libvirt.
  16. Comprehensive review

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

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