Red Hat® System Administration I


Red Hat® System Administration I

The first of two courses covering the core system administration tasks needed to manage Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® servers

Red Hat® System Administration I (RH124) is designed for IT professionals without previous Linux® system administration experience. The course provides students with Linux® administration "survival skills" by focusing on core administration tasks. This curriculum also provides a foundation for students planning to become full-time Linux® system administrators by introducing key command-line concepts and enterprise-level tools.

This course is based on Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 8.

Course Content Summary

  • Introduction to the command line
  • Managing physical storage
  • Install and configure software components and services
  • Establish network connections and control firewall restrictions
  • Monitor and manage running processes
  • Manage and secure files and file systems
  • Administer users and groups
  • Review the system log files and journal for issues
  • Troubleshoot problems and analyze systems with Red Hat® Insights
  • Remotely manage systems with SSH and the Web Console

Impact on the organization

This course is intended to develop the skills needed for basic administration and configuration of Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®. This course introduces key command line concepts and enterprise-level tools, laying the foundation for the rapid deployment of Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®. The curriculum also introduces the basic administration skills needed for resolving configuration issues and integrating Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® systems with other existing environments.

This offering lays the foundation for secure user and group administration, and develops skills that allow administrators to use available storage solutions more efficiently and securely. This course is the first of a two-part series that turns a computer professional who knows nothing about Linux® into a fully capable Linux® administrator.

Red Hat® has created this course in a way intended to benefit our customers, but each company and infrastructure is unique, and actual results or benefits may vary.

Impact of this training

As a result of attending this course, you should be able to perform essential Linux® administration tasks, including installation, establishing network connectivity, managing physical storage, and basic security administration.

You should be able to demonstrate these skills:

  • Access the command line
  • Manage files from command line
  • Create, view, and edit text files
  • Manage local users and groups
  • Monitor and manage Linux® processes
  • Control services and daemons
  • Control access to files with file system permissions
  • Analyze and store log files
  • Configure and secure the OpenSSH service
  • Install and update software packages
  • Access Linux® file systems
  • Manage Linux® networking

This course is geared toward Windows system administrators, network administrators, and other system administrators who are interested in supplementing current skills or backstopping other team members, in addition to Linux® system administrators who are responsible for these tasks:

  • Configuring, installing, upgrading, and maintaining Linux® systems using established standards and procedures
  • Providing operational support
  • Managing systems for monitoring system performance and availability
  • Writing and deploying scripts for task automation and system administration


Basic technical user skills with computer applications on some operating systems are expected.

Recommended Next Exam or Course:

Red Hat® System Administration II (RH134) OR Red Hat® System Administration II with RHCSA® exam (RH135)

Get started with Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®

Describe and define open source, Linux® distributions, and Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®.

Access the command line

Log into a Linux® system and run simple commands using the shell.

Manage files from the command line

Copy, move, create, delete, and organize files while working from the bash shell.

Get help in Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®

Resolve problems by using local help systems.

Create, view, and edit text files

Manage text files from command output or in a text editor.

Manage local users and groups

Create, manage, and delete local users and groups, as well as administer local password policies.

Control access to files

Set Linux® file system permissions on files and interpret the security effects of different permission settings.

Monitor and manage Linux® processes

Evaluate and control processes running on a Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® system.

Control services and daemons

Control and monitor network services and system daemons using systemd.

Configure and secure SSH

Configure secure command line service on remote systems, using OpenSSH.

Analyze and store logs

Locate and accurately interpret logs of system events for troubleshooting purposes.

Manage networking

Configure network interfaces and settings on Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® servers.

Archive and transfer files

Archive and copy files from one system to another.

Install and update software

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

Access Linux® files systems

Access, inspect, and use existing file systems on storage attached to a Linux® server.

Analyze servers and get support

Investigate and resolve issues in the web-based management interface, getting support from Red Hat® to help solve problems.

Comprehensive review

Review the content covered in this course by completing hands-on exercises.

Upcoming Classes

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Jun 21-25 (10:30am-6:30pm) Live Virtual
Jun 28-Jul 2 (10:30am-6:30pm) Live Virtual


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