RH199 RHCSA Rapid Track Course


The RHCSA Rapid Track course (RH199) is designed for delegates who already have significant experience with Linux® administration. The course reviews the tasks covered in Red Hat System Administration I and II at an accelerated pace. On completion of course materials, students should be prepared to take the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) exam.

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Please Note: This 4 day course builds on a delegate's existing understanding of command-line based Linux system administration. Delegates should be able to execute common commands using the shell, work with common command options, and access man pages for help. Delegates lacking this knowledge are strongly encouraged to take Red Hat System Administration I (RH124) and II (RH134) separately instead.

Exam (EX200) is NOT included and is an additional £470.

Target Audience:

Delegates for this class should have 1-3 years of full-time Linux administration experience.


Delegates 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'

Delegates will learn how to:

Accessing the Common Line

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

Managing Files from the Command Line

  • Work with files from the bash shell prompt.

Managing Local Linuk Users and Groups 

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

Controlling Acess to Files with Linux File System Permissions

  • Set access permissions on files and interpret the security effects of different permission settings.

Managing Selinux Security

  • Use SELinux to manage access to files and interpret and troubleshoot SELinux security effects.

Monitoring and Managing Linux Processes

  • Monitor and control processes running on the system.

Installing and Updating Software Packages

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

Controlling Services and Daemons

  • Control and monitor network services and system daemons using systemd.

Managing Red Hat Enterprise Linux Networking

  • Configure basic IPv4 networking on Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems.

Analyzing and Storing Logs

  • Locate and interpret relevant system log files for troubleshooting purposes

Managing Storage and File Systems

  • Create and use disk partitions, logical volumes, file systems, and swap spaces.

Scheduling System Tasks

  • Schedule recurring system tasks using cron and systemd timer units.

Mounting Network File Systems

  • Mount network file system (NFS) exports and server message block (SMB) shares from network file servers.

Limiting Network Communication with Firewalls

  • Configure a basic local firewall.

Virtualization and Kickstart

  • Manage KVMs and install them with Red Hat Enterprise Linux using Kickstart.


Unit 1 - Establish Network Connectivity

  • Objective: Configure, manage, and test static network settings

Unit 2 - Administer Users and Groups

  • Objective: Implement password aging and configure an LDAP client

Unit 3 - Monitor System Resources

  • Objective: Manage CPU, memory, and disk utilization; manage system logs

Unit 4 - Manage System Software

  • Objective: Install software and query with yum using RHN and a custom repository

Unit 5 - Deploy Network Services

  • Objective: Deploy VNC, FTP, and web services and require key authentication with SSH

Unit 6 - Secure Filesystems and Network Services

  • Objective: Restrict file access with ACLs and secure network services with a firewall and SELinux

Unit 7 - Manage Physical Storage

  • Objective: Manage encrypted partitions, filesystems, and swap space

Unit 8 - Manage Logical Volumes

  • Objective: Understand Logical Volume concepts and manage Logical Volumes, including snapshots

Unit 9 - Control the Boot Process

  • Objective: Understand runlevels and manage GRUB

Unit 10 - Tune and Maintain the Kernel

  • Objective: Pass parameters to the kernel and manage kernel modules

Unit 11 - Automate Installation with Kickstart

  • Objective: Create kickstart configurations and use them to install Linux

Unit 12 - Manage Virtual Machines

  • Objective: Deploy and manage KVM virtual machines

Unit 13 - Troubleshoot System Problems

  • Objective: Apply a systematic approach to diagnosing and correcting system failures

Unit 14 - Research Red Hat Resources

  • Objective: Access Red Hat documentation and services

Data sheet

Course Duration 4 Days
Location Various
Examination Not included