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Section-1 Red Hat Certification – An Introduction

#1. Introduction and Objectives of RHCSA – This Session


#2. Pre-Requisites For RHCSA
#3. Lab Setup-Getting Ready for the installation
#4. Setting up Lab for RHCSA- Installing CentOS 7
#5. CentOS 7 Advanced Installation

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Agenda
• The Red Hat Exams
• Setup required for Online Training
• Linux OS Options
• RedHat Exam Facts
• RHEL 6 V/s RHEL 7
• The RHCSA Exam Details
• RHCSA Certification Objectives

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The RHCSA Exam
• The RHCSA Exam is based on your knowledge of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
• The RHCSA objectives includes topics related to virtual machines.
• RHEL 7 uses the Kernel Virtualization Modules (KVM).
• Red Hat supports KVM as a host only on physical systems with 64-bit CPUs.
• Therefore, you’ll need physical hardware that can handle a 64-bit version of RHEL 7.

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Setup required for Online Training
• You would need to install two or more virtual machines on a physical system.
• You should have a 64-bit physical system with at least 8GB RAM.
• More than 100 GB disk storage is required for creating virtual machines and Linux Dump.

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Linux OS Options
• A trial version is available at www.redhat.com/rhel/server.
• You will need an account on the Red Hat Customer Portal using a corporate ID.
• Public Email IDs (gmail, yahoo etc) won’t work.
• Trial subscriptions support updates for 30 days.
• You can also use free rebuilds:
 Scientific Linux: by Fermi National Accelerator Lab and CERN, associated with Tim
Berners-Lee.
 Community Enterprise Linux: The CentOS, (www.centos.org). Supported by Red Hat.
• For the exams based on RHEL 7, don’t use Fedora Linux.

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RedHat Exam Facts
• There is no way to cram for a Red Hat exam.
• Red Hat RHCSA exam is aimed at testing your skills as Linux Administrator.
• If you pass the RHCSA exam, it’s because you have Linux Administrative skills.
• Red Hat says it’s important to have real-world experience to pass RHCSA.
• For RHCSA, they focus on a specific set of Linux Administrative skills.

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RHEL 6 V/s RHEL 7
1. A new service manager, systemd, provides new features and faster boot times.
2. The XFS filesystem, now the default, supports filesystems up to 500TB in size.
3. The firewalld daemon configures a zone-based firewall.
4. GNOME 3 is now the default desktop.
5. In-place upgrades are available from RHEL 6.

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The RHCSA Exam Details
All details about the RHCSA are available at:

www.redhat.com/en/services/certification/rhcsa

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RHCSA Objectives – RH124 (1 of 2)
• Log in to a Linux system and run simple commands using the shell.
• Copy, move, create, delete, and organize files from the bash shell prompt.
• Resolve problems by using online help systems and Red Hat support utilities.
• Create, view, and edit text files from command output or in an editor.
• Manage local Linux users and groups, and administer local password policies.
• Set Linux file system permissions on files and interpret the security effects of different
permission settings.
• Obtain information about the system, and control processes running on it.
• Control and monitor network services and system daemons using systemd

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RHCSA Objectives – RH124 (2 of 2)
• Access and provide access to the command line on remote systems securely using
OpenSSH
• Locate and accurately interpret relevant system log files for troubleshooting purposes.
• Configure basic IPv4 networking on Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems.
• Archive files and copy them from one system to another.
• Download, install, update, and manage software packages from Red Hat and yum
package repositories.
• Access and inspect existing file systems on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux system.
• Create and use Red Hat Enterprise Linux virtual machines with KVM and libvirt.
• Automate the installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems with Kickstart.

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RHCSA Objectives – RH134 (1 of 3)
• Use regular expressions with grep
 Write regular expressions that, when partnered with grep, will allow you to quickly isolate or
locate content within text files.
• Create and Edit text files with vim
 Introduce the vim text editor, with which you can open, edit, and save text files.
• Schedule future Linux tasks
 Schedule tasks to automatically execute in the future.
• Manage priority of Linux processes
 Influence the relative priorities at which Linux processes run.
• Control access to files with access control lists (ACL)
 Manage file security using POSIX access control lists.

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RHCSA Objectives - – RH134 (2 of 3)
• Manage SELinux security
 Manage the Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux) behavior of a system to keep it secure in
case of a network service compromise.
• Connect to network-defined users and groups
 Configure systems to use central identity management services
• Add disks, partitions, and file systems to a Linux system
 Manage simple partitions and file systems.
• Manage logical volume management (LVM) storage
 Manage logical volumes from the command line.

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RHCSA Objectives – RH134 (3 of 3)
• Access networked attached storage with network file system (NFS)
 Access (secure) NFS shares.
• Access networked storage with SMB
 Use autofs and the command line to mount and unmount SMB file systems.
• Control and troubleshoot the Red Hat Enterprise Linux boot process
• Limit network communication with firewall
 Configure a basic firewall.

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Thank You
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