Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) Final Exam Workshop

Video description

Video training detailing common exam traps, pitfalls, and difficulties. The author also walks you through a complete practice exam in real time, so you can experience what it’s like to take the test before you ever walk into the testing facility.



Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) Exam Prep Workshop contains hours of deep-dive training on common RHCSA exam traps, pitfalls, and difficulties. Sander van Vugt, an experienced Red Hat instructor, trainer, and author will detail the most common mistakes people make when taking the exam, so you can avoid them in the testing facility. You will then walk through a live practice exam with the author in real time, so you can experience first-hand what it’s like to take the test.

The videos consist of live trainer discussions, CLI presentations and demos, and a real-time practice exam walk-through. You will also learn about the structure of the exam, what to do when you’re stuck, how to approach questions and track time, and more. You can find comprehensive coverage of the RHCSA exam in the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) Complete Video Course and the Red Hat RHCSA/RHCE 7 Cert Guide, both available for Pearson IT Certification.


Skill Level

  • Beginning to intermediate

What You Will Learn

  • Key concepts to avoid traps and pitfalls on the Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator (RHCSA) exam
  • Helpful tips for taking the exam

Who Should Take This Course

Primary audience:

  • Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator (RHCSA) certification candidates

Secondary audience:

  • Anyone interested in learning about Red Hat from the ground up
  • Linux engineers who are interested in learning more about Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Junior system administrators who want to deepen their skills
  • Administrators currently administering UNIX systems and developers who write software for Linux

Course Requirements

  • The ideal target student has some preliminary Linux knowledge already, because this course focuses on Linux administration rather than on basic Linux usage.

Table of Contents

Module 1: Getting Ready to Take the RHCSA Exam

In this module, you'll learn what to expect for the RHCSA exam and how to prepare for it in the best possible way. You'll learn about test-taking techniques, how to manage your time, what to do when you’re stuck, and more.

Module 2: RHCSA Traps, Pitfalls, and Difficulties

In this module, some of the most difficult topics from the RHCSA exam objectives are discussed. You'll learn about the common problems and how to make sure you perform well on these. This module uses real CLI examples, so you can see what it’s like to overcome testing obstacles on the exam.

Module 3: Live Exam Walk-Through

After getting all the information you need about the different topics, this module will walk you through a live practice exam. This will teach you how to best approach the different assignments, and during the walk-through, you'll see how some smart solutions can be applied to maximize your chances of passing!


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Table of contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Introduction
  2. Module 1: Getting Ready to Take the RHCSA Exam
    1. Getting Ready to Take the RHCSA Exam
  3. Lesson 1: About This Course
    1. 1.1 How to Use This Course
  4. Lesson 2: The RHCSA Exam
    1. 2.1 Understanding the Structure of the RHCSA Exam
    2. 2.2 What to Do When You’re Stuck
    3. 2.3 RHCSA Test-taking Techniques
    4. 2.4 Exam Day Strategies
  5. Module 2: RHCSA Traps, Pitfalls, and Difficulties
    1. RHCSA Traps, Pitfalls, and Difficulties
  6. Lesson 3: Understanding and Using Basic Tools
    1. 3.1 Using grep and Regular Expressions to Analyze Text
    2. 3.2 Accessing Remote Systems Using ssh
    3. 3.3 Logging In and Switching Users in Multiple Targets
    4. 3.4 Creating, Deleting, Copying, and Moving Files and Directories
    5. 3.5 Creating Hard and Soft Links
    6. 3.6 Listing, Changing, and Setting Standard ugo/rwx Permissions
    7. 3.7 Locating, Reading, and Using System Documentation
  7. Lesson 4: Operating Running Systems
    1. 4.1 Booting Systems into Different Targets Manually
    2. 4.2 Interrupting the Boot Process In Order to Gain Access to a System
    3. 4.3 Identifying CPU/Memory Intensive Processes and Adjusting Process Priority with renice and kill Processes
    4. 4.4 Locating and Interpreting System Log Files and Journals
    5. 4.5 Accessing a Virtual Machine's Console
    6. 4.6 Starting, Stopping, and Checking the Status of Network Services
    7. 4.7 Securely Transferring Files Between Systems
    8. Q
  8. Lesson 5: Configuring Local Storage
    1. 5.1 Creating Primary, Extended, and Logical Partitions
    2. 5.2 Managing Partition Properties
    3. 5.3 Creating Physical Volumes, Volume Groups, and Logical Volumes
    4. 5.4 Configuring Systems to Mount File Systems at Boot by UUID or Label
    5. 5.5 Adding New Partitions and Logical Volumes and Swapping to a System Non-Destructively
  9. Lesson 6: Creating and Configuring File Systems
    1. 6.1 Creating, Mounting, Unmounting, and Using vfat, ext4, and xfs File Systems
    2. 6.2 Mounting and Unmounting CIFS and NFS Network File Systems
    3. 6.3 Extending Existing Logical Volumes
    4. 6.4 Creating and Configuring Set-GID Directories for Collaboration
    5. 6.5 Creating and Managing Access Control Lists (ACLs)
    6. 6.6 Diagnosing and Correcting File Permission Problems
    7. Q
  10. Lesson 7: Configuring and Maintaining System Deployment
    1. 7.1 Configuring Networking and Hostname Resolution Statically or Dynamically
    2. 7.2 Scheduling Tasks Using at and cron
    3. 7.3 Configuring Systems to Launch Virtual Machines at Boot
    4. 7.4 Configuring a System to Use Time Services
    5. 7.5 Installing and Updating Software Packages
    6. 7.6 Updating the Kernel Package Appropriately to Ensure a Bootable System
    7. 7.7 Modifying the System Bootloader
    8. Q
  11. Lesson 8: User Management and Permissions
    1. 8.1 Working with Local User Accounts
    2. 8.2 Creating, Deleting, and Modifying Local Groups and Group Memberships
    3. 8.3 Configuring a System to Use an Existing Authentication Service for User and Group Information
    4. Q
  12. Lesson 9: Managing Security
    1. 9.1 Configuring Firewall Settings Using firewall-config, firewall-cmd, or iptables
    2. 9.2 Configuring Key-based Authentication for SSH
    3. 9.3 Setting Enforcing and Permissive Modes for SELinux
    4. 9.4 Listing and Identifying SELinux File and Process Context
    5. 9.5 Restoring Default File Contexts
    6. 9.6 Using Boolean Settings to Modify System SELinux Settings
    7. 9.7 Diagnosing and Addressing Routine SELinux Policy Violations
    8. 9.8 Fixing the SELinux Configuration
    9. Q
  13. Module 3: Live Exam Walk-Through
    1. Live Exam Walk-Through
    2. 10 Setting Up Repositories
    3. 11 Configuring Storage
    4. 12 Managing Users
    5. 13 Managing Services
    6. 14 Setting Up cron Jobs
    7. 15 Managing Permissions
    8. 16 Managing Security

Product information

  • Title: Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) Final Exam Workshop
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: October 2015
  • Publisher(s): Pearson
  • ISBN: 0134193288