Red Hat RHCSA 8 Cert Guide: EX200, 2nd edition

Book description

Learn, prepare, and practice for Red Hat RHCSA 8 (EX200) exam success with this Cert Guide from Pearson IT Certification, a leader in IT Certification learning.

* Master Red Hat RHCSA 8 EX200 exam topics

* Assess your knowledge with chapter-ending quizzes and labs

* Review key concepts with exam-preparation tasks

* Practice with four unique practice tests

* Learn from two full hours of video training from the authors Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) Complete Video Course, 3rd Edition.

Red Hat RHCSA 8 Cert Guide is a comprehensive exam study guide. Leading Linux consultant, author, and instructor Sander van Vugt shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.

The book presents you with an organized test-preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly. Review questions help you assess your knowledge, and a final preparation chapter guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your final study plan.

The companion website also contains two additional practice tests plus two full hours of personal video training from the authors Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) Complete Video Course, 3rd Edition.

Well regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time, including

* Basic system management: Installation, tools, file management, text files, RHEL8 connections, user/group management, permissions, and network configuration

* Operating running systems: Managing software, processes, storage, and advanced storage; working with Systemd; scheduling tasks; and configuring logging

* Advanced system administration: Managing the kernel and boot procedures, essential troubleshooting, bash shell scripting

* Managing network services: Configuring SSH, firewalls, and time services; managing Apache HTTP services and SE Linux; accessing network storage; and managing containers

Table of contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. About This eBook
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Contents at a Glance
  6. Table of Contents
  7. About the Author
  8. Dedications
  9. Acknowledgments
  10. About the Technical Reviewers
  11. We Want to Hear from You!
  12. Reader Services
  13. Introduction
    1. Goals and Methods
    2. Who Should Read This Book?
    3. How This Book Is Organized
    4. How to Use This Book
    5. Other Features
    6. Exam Objective to Chapter Mapping
    7. Where Are the Companion Content Files?
  14. Figure Credits
  15. Part I: Performing Basic System Management Tasks
    1. Chapter 1. Installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Preparing to Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux
      4. Performing a Manual Installation
      5. Summary
      6. Exam Preparation Tasks
      7. Review All Key Topics
      8. Define Key Terms
      9. Review Questions
      10. End-of-Chapter Lab
      11. Lab 1.1
    2. Chapter 2. Using Essential Tools
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Basic Shell Skills
      4. Editing Files with vim
      5. Understanding the Shell Environment
      6. Finding Help
      7. Summary
      8. Exam Preparation Tasks
      9. Review All Key Topics
      10. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
      11. Define Key Terms
      12. Review Questions
      13. End-of-Chapter Lab
      14. Lab 2.1
    3. Chapter 3. Essential File Management Tools
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Working with the File System Hierarchy
      4. Managing Files
      5. Using Links
      6. Working with Archives and Compressed Files
      7. Summary
      8. Exam Preparation Tasks
      9. Review All Key Topics
      10. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
      11. Define Key Terms
      12. Review Questions
      13. End-of-Chapter Lab
      14. Lab 3.1
    4. Chapter 4. Working with Text Files
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Using Common Text File–Related Tools
      4. A Primer to Using Regular Expressions
      5. Using grep to Analyze Text
      6. Working with Other Useful Text Processing Utilities
      7. Summary
      8. Exam Preparation Tasks
      9. Review All Key Topics
      10. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
      11. Define Key Terms
      12. Review Questions
      13. End-of-Chapter Lab
      14. Lab 4.1
    5. Chapter 5. Connecting to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Working on Local Consoles
      4. Using SSH and Related Utilities
      5. Summary
      6. Exam Preparation Tasks
      7. Review All Key Topics
      8. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
      9. Define Key Terms
      10. Review Questions
      11. End-of-Chapter Labs
      12. Lab 5.1
      13. Lab 5.2
    6. Chapter 6. User and Group Management
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Understanding Different User Types
      4. Managing User Accounts
      5. Creating and Managing Group Accounts
      6. Summary
      7. Exam Preparation Tasks
      8. Review All Key Topics
      9. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
      10. Define Key Terms
      11. Review Questions
      12. End-of-Chapter Lab
      13. Lab 6.1
    7. Chapter 7. Permissions Management
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Managing File Ownership
      4. Managing Basic Permissions
      5. Managing Advanced Permissions
      6. Managing ACLs
      7. Setting Default Permissions with umask
      8. Working with User-Extended Attributes
      9. Summary
      10. Exam Preparation Tasks
      11. Review All Key Topics
      12. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
      13. Define Key Terms
      14. Review Questions
      15. End-of-Chapter Lab
      16. Lab 7.1
    8. Chapter 8. Configuring Networking
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Networking Fundamentals
      4. Managing Network Addresses and Interfaces
      5. Validating Network Configuration
      6. Configuring Network Configuration with nmtui and nmcli
      7. Setting Up Hostname and Name Resolution
      8. Summary
      9. Exam Preparation Tasks
      10. Review All Key Topics
      11. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
      12. Define Key Terms
      13. Review Questions
      14. End-of-Chapter Lab
      15. Lab 8.1
  16. Part II: Operating Running Systems
    1. Chapter 9. Managing Software
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Managing Software Packages with yum
      4. Using yum
      5. Managing Package Module Streams
      6. Managing Software Packages with rpm
      7. Summary
      8. Exam Preparation Tasks
      9. Review All Key Topics
      10. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
      11. Define Key Terms
      12. Review Questions
      13. End-of-Chapter Labs
      14. Lab 9.1
      15. Lab 9.2
    2. Chapter 10. Managing Processes
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Introducing Process Management
      4. Managing Shell Jobs
      5. Using Common Command-Line Tools for Process Management
      6. Using top to Manage Processes
      7. Using tuned to Optimize Performance
      8. Summary
      9. Exam Preparation Tasks
      10. Review All Key Topics
      11. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
      12. Define Key Terms
      13. Review Questions
      14. End-of-Chapter Lab
      15. Lab 10.1
    3. Chapter 11. Working with Systemd
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Understanding Systemd
      4. Managing Units Through Systemd
      5. Summary
      6. Exam Preparation Tasks
      7. Review All Key Topics
      8. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
      9. Define Key Terms
      10. Review Questions
      11. End-of-Chapter Lab
      12. Lab 11.1
    4. Chapter 12. Scheduling Tasks
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Configuring cron to Automate Recurring Tasks
      4. Configuring at to Schedule Future Tasks
      5. Summary
      6. Exam Preparation Tasks
      7. Review All Key Topics
      8. Define Key Terms
      9. Review Questions
      10. End-of-Chapter Lab
      11. Lab 12.1
    5. Chapter 13. Configuring Logging
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Understanding System Logging
      4. Configuring rsyslogd
      5. Rotating Log Files
      6. Working with journald
      7. Summary
      8. Exam Preparation Tasks
      9. Review All Key Topics
      10. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
      11. Define Key Terms
      12. Review Questions
      13. End-of-Chapter Lab
      14. Lab 13.1
    6. Chapter 14. Managing Storage
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Understanding MBR and GPT Partitions
      4. Managing Partitions and File Systems
      5. Mounting File Systems
      6. Summary
      7. Exam Preparation Tasks
      8. Review All Key Topics
      9. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
      10. Define Key Terms
      11. Review Questions
      12. End-of-Chapter Lab
      13. Lab 14.1
    7. Chapter 15. Managing Advanced Storage
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Understanding LVM
      4. Creating LVM Logical Volumes
      5. Resizing LVM Logical Volumes
      6. Configuring Stratis
      7. Configuring VDO
      8. Summary
      9. Exam Preparation Tasks
      10. Review All Key Topics
      11. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
      12. Define Key Terms
      13. Review Questions
      14. End-of-Chapter Labs
      15. Lab 15.1
      16. Lab 15.2
      17. Lab 15.3
  17. Part III: Performing Advanced System Administration Tasks
    1. Chapter 16. Basic Kernel Management
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Understanding the Role of the Linux Kernel
      4. Working with Kernel Modules
      5. Upgrading the Linux Kernel
      6. Summary
      7. Exam Preparation Tasks
      8. Review All Key Topics
      9. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
      10. Define Key Terms
      11. Review Questions
      12. End-of-Chapter Lab
      13. Lab 16.1
    2. Chapter 17. Managing and Understanding the Boot Procedure
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Managing Systemd Targets
      4. Working with GRUB 2
      5. Summary
      6. Exam Preparation Tasks
      7. Review All Key Topics
      8. Define Key Terms
      9. Review Questions
      10. End-of-Chapter Labs
      11. Lab 17.1
      12. Lab 17.2
    3. Chapter 18. Essential Troubleshooting Skills
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Understanding the RHEL 8 Boot Procedure
      4. Passing Kernel Boot Arguments
      5. Using a Rescue Disk
      6. Fixing Common Issues
      7. Recovering Access to a Virtual Machine
      8. Summary
      9. Exam Preparation Tasks
      10. Review All Key Topics
      11. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
      12. Define Key Terms
      13. Review Questions
      14. End-of-Chapter Lab
      15. Lab 18.1
    4. Chapter 19. An Introduction to Bash Shell Scripting
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Understanding Shell Scripting Core Elements
      4. Using Variables and Input
      5. Using Conditional Loops
      6. Summary
      7. Exam Preparation Tasks
      8. Review All Key Topics
      9. Define Key Terms
      10. Review Questions
      11. End-of-Chapter Lab
      12. Lab 19.1
  18. Part IV: Managing Network Services
    1. Chapter 20. Configuring SSH
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Hardening the SSH Server
      4. Using Other Useful sshd Options
      5. Configuring Key-Based Authentication with Passphrases
      6. Summary
      7. Exam Preparation Tasks
      8. Review All Key Topics
      9. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
      10. Define Key Terms
      11. Review Questions
      12. End-of-Chapter Lab
      13. Lab 20.1
    2. Chapter 21. Managing Apache HTTP Services
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Configuring a Basic Apache Server
      4. Understanding Apache Configuration Files
      5. Creating Apache Virtual Hosts
      6. Summary
      7. Exam Preparation Tasks
      8. Review All Key Topics
      9. Define Key Terms
      10. Review Questions
      11. End-of-Chapter Lab
      12. Lab 21.1
    3. Chapter 22. Managing SELinux
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Understanding SELinux Working and Modes
      4. Understanding Context Settings and the Policy
      5. Restoring Default File Contexts
      6. Using Boolean Settings to Modify SELinux Settings
      7. Diagnosing and Addressing SELinux Policy Violations
      8. Summary
      9. Exam Preparation Tasks
      10. Review All Key Topics
      11. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
      12. Define Key Terms
      13. Review Questions
      14. End-of-Chapter Lab
      15. Lab 22.1
    4. Chapter 23. Configuring a Firewall
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Understanding Linux Firewalling
      4. Working with Firewalld
      5. Summary
      6. Exam Preparation Tasks
      7. Review All Key Topics
      8. Define Key Terms
      9. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
      10. Review Questions
      11. End-of-Chapter Lab
      12. Lab 23.1
    5. Chapter 24. Accessing Network Storage
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Using NFS Services
      4. Using CIFS Services
      5. Mounting Remote File Systems Through fstab
      6. Using Automount to Mount Remote File Systems
      7. Summary
      8. Exam Preparation Tasks
      9. Review All Key Topics
      10. Define Key Terms
      11. Review Questions
      12. End-of-Chapter Lab
      13. Lab 24.1
    6. Chapter 25. Configuring Time Services
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Understanding Local Time
      4. Using Network Time Protocol
      5. Managing Time on Red Hat Enterprise Linux
      6. Summary
      7. Exam Preparation Tasks
      8. Review All Key Topics
      9. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
      10. Define Key Terms
      11. Review Questions
      12. End-of-Chapter Lab
      13. Lab 25.1
    7. Chapter 26. Managing Containers
      1. Do I Know This Already Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
      3. Understanding Containers
      4. Running a Container
      5. Working with Container Images
      6. Managing Containers
      7. Managing Container Storage
      8. Running Containers as Systemd Services
      9. Exam Preparation Tasks
      10. Review All Key Topics
      11. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
      12. Define Key Terms
      13. Review Questions
      14. End-of-Chapter Lab
      15. Lab 26.1
    8. Chapter 27. Final Preparation
      1. General Tips
    9. Chapter 28. Theoretical Pre-Assessment Exam
  19. Part V: RHCSA RHEL 8 Practice Exams
    1. RHCSA Practice Exam A
    2. RHCSA Practice Exam B
  20. Appendix A: Answers to the “Do I Know This Already?” Quizzes and Review Questions
    1. Glossary
    2. Index
    3. RHCSA Practice Exam C
    4. RHCSA Practice Exam D
  21. Appendix B: Memory Tables
  22. Appendix C: Memory Tables Answer Key
  23. Appendix D: Study Planner
  24. Code Snippets

Product information

  • Title: Red Hat RHCSA 8 Cert Guide: EX200, 2nd edition
  • Author(s): Sander van Vugt
  • Release date: March 2021
  • Publisher(s): Pearson IT Certification
  • ISBN: 9780137341641