Linux

Training and Certification

Many companies use Red Hat Linux to do the “heavy lifting” for trading floor, commercial and other key applications. If you’re looking to get a Linux overview or pursuing your Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) or Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) status, we offer the courses you need with the convenience of choosing to study at one of our many conveniently located centers, or in the comfort of your own office or home using our exclusive QSLive real-time instructor-led online classes.

Red Hat System Administration I provides a foundation for students wishing to become full­time Linux system administrators by introducing key command line concepts and other enterprise­level tools. The concepts are further developed in the follow-up 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. This course is 40 hours and equivalent to 4.0 CEUs.

Prerequisites: There are no formal prerequisites for this course. Previous operating system administration experience will be very beneficial.

Learning Objectives: Goals for Student Learning

  • Introduction to the command line
  • Managing physical storage
  • Learning how to install and configure software components and services Establishing network connections and firewall access
  • Monitoring and managing processes Managing and securing files Administrating users and groups
  • Accessing Linux file systems
  • Installing and using virtualized systems
  • Reviewing the system log files and journal

This course goes deeper into enterprise Linux administration including file systems and partitioning, logical volumes, SELinux, firewalling, and troubleshooting. Attending both Red Hat System Administration I and Red Hat System Administration II can help you in your preparation for the Red Hat Certified System Administrator exam (EX200). This course is singularly designed for students who have completed Red Hat System Administration I (RH124). The organization of topics is such that it is not appropriate for student to use RH134 as a curriculum entry point. Students who have not taken a previous Red Hat course are encouraged to take either System Administration I if they are new to Linux, or the RHCSA Fast Track course (RH200) if they are experienced with enterprise Linux administration. This course is 32 hours and equivalent to 3.2 CEUs.

Prerequisites: Red Hat System Administration I (RH124)

Learning Objectives: Goals for Student Learning

  • Installation using Kickstart
  • Manage filesystems and logical volumes
  • Manage scheduled jobs
  • Access network filesystems
  • Manage SELinux
  • Control firewalling
  • Troubleshooting

Red Hat System Administration II (RH135) focuses on the key tasks needed to become a full time Linux administrator. This course goes deeper into enterprise Linux administration including file systems and partitioning, logical volumes, SELinux, firewalling, and troubleshooting. Attending both Red Hat System Administration I and Red Hat System Administration II can help you in your preparation for the Red Hat Certified System Administrator exam (EX200), which is included in this version of the course. Part 2 of the core system administration tasks needed for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. This version of the course relates to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. This course is specifically designed for students who have completed Red Hat System Administration I (RH124). This version of the course includes the Red Hat Certified System Administrator Exam (EX200).

This course is singularly designed for students who have completed Red Hat System Administration I (RH124). The organization of topics is such that it is not appropriate for student to use RH134 as a curriculum entry point. Students who have not taken a previous Red Hat course are encouraged to take either System Administration I if they are new to Linux, or the RHCSA Rapid Track Course (RH200) if they are experienced with enterprise Linux administration. This course is 32 hours and equivalent to 3.2 CEUs.

Prerequisites: Red Hat System Administration I (RH124)

Learning Objectives: Goals for Student Learning

  • Installation using Kickstart
  • Manage filesystems and logical volumes
  • Manage scheduled jobs
  • Access network filesystems
  • Manage SELinux
  • Control firewalling
  • Troubleshooting

On completion of course materials, students should be prepared to take the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) exam. Note: This course builds on a student's existing understanding of command-line based Linux system administration. Students should be able to execute common commands using the shell, work with common command options, and access man pages for help. Students lacking this knowledge are strongly encouraged to take Red Hat System Administration I (RH124) and II (RH134) instead. Students for this class should have 1-3 years of full time Linux administration experience. This course is 32 hours and equivalent to 3.2 CEUs.

Prerequisites: Students attending this course should have basic experience with the following, with minimal dependence on documentation:

  • Linux (some of the course may be review)
  • The bash shell, including job control (&, fg, bg, jobs), shell expansion (command, tilde, globbing, brace, protection from expansion), I/O redirection, and pipes
  • IPv4 networking addressing and routing concepts, TCP/UDP, and ports
  • Navigation of the GNOME 3 interface
  • Editing text files from the command line with vim or other available programs
  • Finding information in man pages and info nodes
  • The concept of file permissions
  • Interactive installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Per-user 'at' and 'cron' jobs
  • Use of archival utilities such as 'tar', 'zip', and compression utilities
  • Absolute and relative paths - Finding files with 'find' and 'locate'

Learning Objectives: Goals for Student Learning

  • Managing users and groups, files, and file permissions
  • Updating software packages with yum
  • Managing and troubleshooting system services during the boot process
  • Network configuration and basic troubleshooting
  • Managing local storage and creating and using file systems
  • Firewall management with firewalls
  • Managing kernel-based virtual machines (KVMs)
  • Automating installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux using Kickstart

Broaden your ability to administer Linux systems and prepare for your Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) exam. Red Hat System Administration III (RH254), related to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, is designed for experienced Linux system administrators who hold a Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) certification or equivalent skills and who want to broaden their ability to administer Linux systems at an enterprise level. The course is focused on deploying and managing network servers running caching Domain Name Service (DNS), MariaDB, Apache HTTPD, Postfix SMTP null clients, network file sharing with Network File System (NFS) and Server Message Block (SMB), iSCSI initiators and targets, advanced networking and firewall 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 certification will be exposed to all competencies covered by the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) exam (EX300). 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. Note: This course does not cover all RHCSA tasks. Students who need a review of RHCSA skills are encouraged to attend RHCSA Rapid Track Course (RH199). This version of the course includes the RHCSA and RHCE exams. This course is 40 hours and equivalent to 4.0 CEUs.

Prerequisites: 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.

Learning Objectives: Goals for Student Learning

  • Control services and daemons
  • Manage IPv6 networking
  • Configure link aggregation and bridging
  • Control network port security
  • Manage DNS for servers
  • Configure email delivery
  • Provide block-based storage
  • Provide file-based storage
  • Configure MariaDB databases
  • Provide Apache HTTPD web service
  • Write Bash scripts
  • Bash conditionals and control structures
  • Configure the shell environment
  • Linux containers preview
  • Comprehensive review

Combines Red Hat System Administration I and II at a rapid pace The RHCSA Rapid Track course (RH200) relates to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and is designed for students who already have significant experience with Linux administration. The course reviews the tasks covered in Red Hat System Administration I (RH124) and II (RH134) at an accelerated pace. On completion of course materials, students should be prepared to take the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) exam. This version of the course includes the exam. Note: This course builds on a student's existing understanding of command-line based Linux system administration. Students should be able to execute common commands using the shell, work with common command options, and access man pages for help. Students lacking this knowledge are strongly encouraged to take Red Hat System Administration I (RH124) and II (RH134) instead. Students for this class should have 1-3 years of full time Linux administration experience. This course is 40 hours and equivalent to 4.0 CEUs.

Prerequisites: Students attending this course should have basic experience with the following, with minimal dependence on documentation:

  • Linux (some of the course may be review)
  • The bash shell, including job control (&, fg, bg, jobs), shell expansion (command, tilde, globbing, brace, protection from expansion), I/O redirection, and pipes
  • IPv4 networking addressing and routing concepts, TCP/UDP, and ports
  • Navigation of the GNOME 3 interface
  • Editing text files from the command line with vim or other available programs
  • Finding information in man pages and info nodes
  • The concept of file permissions
  • Interactive installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Per-user 'at' and 'cron' jobs
  • Use of archival utilities such as 'tar', 'zip', and compression utilities
  • Absolute and relative paths - Finding files with 'find' and 'locate'

Learning Objectives: Goals for Student Learning

  • Managing users and groups, files, and file permissions
  • Updating software packages with yum
  • Managing and troubleshooting system services during the boot process
  • Network configuration and basic troubleshooting
  • Managing local storage and creating and using file systems
  • Firewall management with firewalls
  • Managing kernel-based virtual machines (KVMs)
  • Automating installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux using Kickstart

Prepare for the Red Hat Certified Engineer exam (EX300). The RHCE Certification lab (RH300) is designed for students seeking a hands-on, lab-based review prior to taking the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) exam. Students taking this course should have already completed their classroom training and simply be preparing to take or retake the exam. During the 4-day course, students will work at their own pace through the complete set of labs from both the RHCSA (Red Hat Certified System Administrator) Rapid Track course (RH199) and Red Hat System Administration III (RH254). The RHCE Certification Lab course includes a few instructor lectures designed to review key technologies such as systems, firewalls, and IPv6. For the classroom and virtual classroom versions of this course, an instructor will be available throughout the week to assist students as they work through the labs. Note: This version of the course includes the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) EX200 and Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) EX300 exams on the final day of the course. This course is 40 hours and equivalent to 4.0 CEUs.

Prerequisites: Students should have already completed Red Hat System Administration I, II, and III or equivalent training. It is highly recommended students take our online skills assessment prior to enrolling in this course. Extensive UNIX administration experience by itself is not adequate for most students.

Learning Objectives: Goals for Student Learning

  • Managing and troubleshooting systems services during the boot process
  • Network configuration and basic troubleshooting
  • Managing local storage, creating and using file systems
  • Firewall management with firewalls
  • Automating installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux using kickstart
  • Manage SELinux settings
  • Using NFS and Samba shared filesystems
  • Network port security and link aggregation
  • iSCSI initiator and target configuration
  • Domain Name System (DNS) troubleshooting and caching name server
  • Providing Network File System (NFS) and Server Message Block (SMB) file servers
  • Apache HTTPD web server management
  • MariaDB SQL database configuration
  • Postfix Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) null client for servers
  • Bash scripting for automation

This challenging course focuses on the fundamental concepts and tools which make Unix and Linux so powerful. The curriculum is designed to provide hands-on experience. Subjects focused on during this class include the Linux file system and how to manipulate it; the basic Unix and Linux notions of pipes, redirection, regular expressions, and other tools for performing complex tasks; the management of processes and jobs; vi, the standard Unix editor; and the ability to construct shell scripts to automate routine or difficult operations. Students in this course commonly span a variety of skill levels, from beginners desiring a solid foundation in Unix to experienced users seeking to fill in gaps in their knowledge. Courseware supports latest versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Fedora Core, SUSE LINUX Professional, and SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server. This course is 40 hours and equivalent to 4.0 CEUs.

Prerequisites: Solid understanding of computing functions.

Learning Objectives: Goals for Student Learning

  • UNIX Origins, Design Principles and Timeline
  • FSF, GNU, and GPL - General Public License
  • The Linux Kernel and Linux Features
  • Multi-User Concepts
  • Login and Discovery
  • The Linux Filesystem
  • Manipulating Files
  • Text Processing
  • Shell Basics
  • Regular Expressions
  • Archiving and Compression
  • Text Editing
  • Command Shells
  • Shell Scripting
  • Process Management and Job Control
  • Job Control
  • Messaging
  • The Secure Shell (SSH)
  • Managing Software
  • Printing
  • Mounting Filesystems & Managing Removable Media
  • Using Removable Media and NFS Shares
  • X Window System
  • Using X

Courses are offered both online and on-ground

Students can attend classes in a physical classroom or virtual classroom (live from home, office, or anywhere with an Internet connection)

NHCU-8363: Red Hat System Administration (RH124)

  • Tuition: $3,200.00
  • Books, Meals, Travel, Materials, Software, Equipment: No Cost
  • The tuition only covers administrative costs and nothing else is provided to the student.

NHCU-8366: Red Hat System Administration II (RH134)

  • Tuition: $3,200.00
  • Books, Meals, Travel, Materials, Software, Equipment: No Cost
  • The tuition only covers administrative costs and nothing else is provided to the student.

NHCU-0068: Red Hat System Administration II with RHCSA Exam (RH135)

  • Tuition: $3,420.00
  • Books, Meals, Travel, Materials, Software, Equipment: No Cost
  • The tuition only covers administrative costs and nothing else is provided to the student.

NHCU-8365: RHCSA Red Hat System Administrator Rapid Track Course (RH199)

  • Tuition: $3,500.00
  • Books, Meals, Travel, Materials, Software, Equipment: No Cost
  • The tuition only covers administrative costs and nothing else is provided to the student.

NHCU-0069: Red Hat System Administration III with RHCSA and RHCE Exam (RH255)

  • Tuition: $3,800.00
  • Books, Meals, Travel, Materials, Software, Equipment: No Cost
  • The tuition only covers administrative costs and nothing else is provided to the student.

NHCU-0070: RHCSA Rapid Track course with RHCSA Exam (RH200)

  • Tuition: $3,705.00
  • Books, Meals, Travel, Materials, Software, Equipment: No Cost
  • The tuition only covers administrative costs and nothing else is provided to the student.

NHCU-0071: RHCE Certification lab with RHCSA and RHCE Exams (RH300)

  • Tuition: $4,085.00
  • Books, Meals, Travel, Materials, Software, Equipment: No Cost
  • The tuition only covers administrative costs and nothing else is provided to the student.

NHCU-0072: Linux Fundamentals (L-120)

  • Tuition: $2,695.00
  • Books, Meals, Travel, Materials, Software, Equipment: No Cost
  • The tuition only covers administrative costs and nothing else is provided to the student.

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If you have a group of more than 10 and are interested in bringing this course to your organization, please email corporatetraining@brandman.edu