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RH254: Red Hat System Administration III

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Auldhouse Anywhere
Sep 2021
Oct 2021
Nov 2021
Code: RH254
Length: 4 Days

Broaden your ability to administer Linux systems and prepare for your Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) exam

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Red Hat System Administration III: Data Center Services for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (RH254) is designed for experienced Linux® system administrators who hold a Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA®) credential or possess equivalent skills and want to broaden their ability to administer Linux systems at an enterprise level.

This course is based on Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 7.

The course is focused on deploying and managing network servers running caching domain name service (DNS), MariaDB, Apache HTTPD, Postfix SMTP nullclients, network file sharing with network file system (NFS) and server message block (SMB), iSCSI initiators and targets, advanced networking and firewalld configurations, and the use of bash shell scripting to help automate, configure, and troubleshoot the system. Through lectures and hands-on labs, students who have already earned the RHCSA credential will be exposed to all competencies covered by the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) exam (EX300).

Note: This course does not cover all RHCSA tasks. Students who need a review of RHCSA skills are encouraged to attend the RHCSA Rapid Track course (RH199).

  • RHCSA certification or equivalent experience
  • For candidates who have not earned their RHCSA certification, confirmation of the correct skills and knowledge can be obtained by passing the online skills assessment.

Students attending the RH254 RHEL 7 course will leave with knowledge on the following areas:

  • Network port security and link aggregation
  • iSCSI initiator and target configuration
  • DNS troubleshooting and caching name server
  • Providing NFS and SMB file servers
  • Apache HTTPD web server management
  • MariaDB SQL database configuration
  • Postfix SMTP nullclient for servers
  • Bash scripting for automation

Red Hat System Administration III is intended for experienced Linux administrators wishing to learn enterprise-level automation techniques through scripting, how to deploy and secure network services, and how to manage other key security features of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Students in this course should have earned their RHCSA or have equivalent skills.


Control services and daemons
Review how to manage services and the boot-up process using systemctl

Manage IPv6 networking
Configure and troubleshoot basic IPv6 networking on Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems

Configure link aggregation and bridging
Configure and troubleshoot advanced network interface functionality including bonding, teaming, and local software bridges

Control network port security
Permit and reject access to network services using advanced SELinux and firewalld filtering techniques

Manage DNS for servers
Set and verify correct DNS records for systems and configure secure DNS caching

Configure email delivery
Relay all email sent by the system to an SMTP gateway for central delivery

Provide block-based storage
Provide and use networked iSCSI block devices as remote disks

Provide file-based storage
Provide NFS exports and SMB file shares to specific systems and users

Configure MariaDB databases
Provide a MariaDB SQL database for use by programs and database administrators

Provide Apache HTTPD web service
Configure Apache HTTPD to provide Transport Layer Security (TLS)-enabled websites and virtual hosts

Write Bash scripts
Write simple shell scripts using Bash

Bash conditionals and control structures
Use Bash conditionals and other control structures to write more sophisticated shell commands and scripts

Configure the shell environment
Customize Bash startup and use environment variables, Bash aliases, and Bash functions

Comprehensive review
Practice and demonstrate knowledge and skills learned in Red Hat System Administration III

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