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 00:01:04
  2. Module 1: Getting Ready to Take the RHCSA Exam
    1. Getting Ready to Take the RHCSA Exam 00:00:07
  3. Lesson 1: About This Course
    1. 1.1 How to Use This Course 00:02:26
  4. Lesson 2: The RHCSA Exam
    1. 2.1 Understanding the Structure of the RHCSA Exam 00:04:54
    2. 2.2 What to Do When You’re Stuck 00:02:34
    3. 2.3 RHCSA Test-taking Techniques 00:04:29
    4. 2.4 Exam Day Strategies 00:02:39
  5. Module 2: RHCSA Traps, Pitfalls, and Difficulties
    1. RHCSA Traps, Pitfalls, and Difficulties 00:00:07
  6. Lesson 3: Understanding and Using Basic Tools
    1. 3.1 Using grep and Regular Expressions to Analyze Text 00:02:21
    2. 3.2 Accessing Remote Systems Using ssh 00:06:06
    3. 3.3 Logging In and Switching Users in Multiple Targets 00:03:01
    4. 3.4 Creating, Deleting, Copying, and Moving Files and Directories 00:01:06
    5. 3.5 Creating Hard and Soft Links 00:05:08
    6. 3.6 Listing, Changing, and Setting Standard ugo/rwx Permissions 00:07:06
    7. 3.7 Locating, Reading, and Using System Documentation 00:06:29
  7. Lesson 4: Operating Running Systems
    1. 4.1 Booting Systems into Different Targets Manually 00:02:10
    2. 4.2 Interrupting the Boot Process In Order to Gain Access to a System 00:12:48
    3. 4.3 Identifying CPU/Memory Intensive Processes and Adjusting Process Priority with renice and kill Processes 00:01:32
    4. 4.4 Locating and Interpreting System Log Files and Journals 00:03:35
    5. 4.5 Accessing a Virtual Machine's Console 00:02:07
    6. 4.6 Starting, Stopping, and Checking the Status of Network Services 00:06:04
    7. 4.7 Securely Transferring Files Between Systems 00:00:23
    8. Q&A 00:04:21
  8. Lesson 5: Configuring Local Storage
    1. 5.1 Creating Primary, Extended, and Logical Partitions 00:10:13
    2. 5.2 Managing Partition Properties 00:11:45
    3. 5.3 Creating Physical Volumes, Volume Groups, and Logical Volumes 00:07:21
    4. 5.4 Configuring Systems to Mount File Systems at Boot by UUID or Label 00:01:15
    5. 5.5 Adding New Partitions and Logical Volumes and Swapping to a System Non-Destructively 00:00:39
  9. Lesson 6: Creating and Configuring File Systems
    1. 6.1 Creating, Mounting, Unmounting, and Using vfat, ext4, and xfs File Systems 00:02:13
    2. 6.2 Mounting and Unmounting CIFS and NFS Network File Systems 00:12:04
    3. 6.3 Extending Existing Logical Volumes 00:06:49
    4. 6.4 Creating and Configuring Set-GID Directories for Collaboration 00:07:49
    5. 6.5 Creating and Managing Access Control Lists (ACLs) 00:04:46
    6. 6.6 Diagnosing and Correcting File Permission Problems 00:00:24
    7. Q&A 00:01:42
  10. Lesson 7: Configuring and Maintaining System Deployment
    1. 7.1 Configuring Networking and Hostname Resolution Statically or Dynamically 00:08:22
    2. 7.2 Scheduling Tasks Using at and cron 00:00:53
    3. 7.3 Configuring Systems to Launch Virtual Machines at Boot 00:01:46
    4. 7.4 Configuring a System to Use Time Services 00:01:29
    5. 7.5 Installing and Updating Software Packages 00:06:28
    6. 7.6 Updating the Kernel Package Appropriately to Ensure a Bootable System 00:00:38
    7. 7.7 Modifying the System Bootloader 00:02:14
    8. Q&A 00:00:33
  11. Lesson 8: User Management and Permissions
    1. 8.1 Working with Local User Accounts 00:02:31
    2. 8.2 Creating, Deleting, and Modifying Local Groups and Group Memberships 00:01:45
    3. 8.3 Configuring a System to Use an Existing Authentication Service for User and Group Information 00:11:01
    4. Q&A 00:00:56
  12. Lesson 9: Managing Security
    1. 9.1 Configuring Firewall Settings Using firewall-config, firewall-cmd, or iptables 00:05:21
    2. 9.2 Configuring Key-based Authentication for SSH 00:00:34
    3. 9.3 Setting Enforcing and Permissive Modes for SELinux 00:01:53
    4. 9.4 Listing and Identifying SELinux File and Process Context 00:02:42
    5. 9.5 Restoring Default File Contexts 00:03:01
    6. 9.6 Using Boolean Settings to Modify System SELinux Settings 00:01:30
    7. 9.7 Diagnosing and Addressing Routine SELinux Policy Violations 00:08:36
    8. 9.8 Fixing the SELinux Configuration 00:04:06
    9. Q&A 00:01:54
  13. Module 3: Live Exam Walk-Through
    1. Live Exam Walk-Through 00:00:07
    2. 10 Setting Up Repositories 00:07:37
    3. 11 Configuring Storage 00:13:11
    4. 12 Managing Users 00:03:53
    5. 13 Managing Services 00:04:39
    6. 14 Setting Up cron Jobs 00:03:30
    7. 15 Managing Permissions 00:11:47
    8. 16 Managing Security 00:17:11

Product information

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