RH 124 Linux System Administration I



This class has been renamed RH 124 System Administration I

Pace University CPE provides classes in our conveniently located New York City (NYC) Midtown Center to prepare students for popular Red Hat technical courses and certification exams: Red Hat's RHCE (Red Hat Certified Engineer) and the popular RHCSA (Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator) exams.

As a Red Hat Academy partner, our programs offer extensive hands-on training led by certified instructors. Our small class size and generous course length help our students learn challenging materials at a comfortable pace, pass the exams they aim for and find new career opportunities.

RHA 030 Linux Computing Essentials

Summer 2015 Course Schedule

July 13th - September 2nd, 2015
Monday & Wednesday evenings
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Class Location:
Pace University Midtown Center
551 Fifth Avenue, 8th Floor (corner of 45th & 5th)
New York, NY 10176

Tuition: $2,400 (includes all course materials)
Course #:90499

Fall 2015 Course Schedule

October 12th - December 7th, 2015
Monday & Wednesday evenings
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Class Location:
Pace University Midtown Center
551 Fifth Avenue, 8th Floor (corner of 45th & 5th)
New York, NY 10176

Tuition: $2,400 (includes all course materials)
Course #:90500

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Course Description

An introduction to fundamental end-user and system administration skills in Red Hat Enterprise Linux, participants learn to properly manage a Linux workstation or server, including installation and configuration of local components and services as well as connections to existing network services. This course builds on students' existing technical knowledge by focusing on GUI-based tools, while still covering key command line concepts.

Participants will earn a Pace University Certificate of Completion.

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You Will Learn To

Be effective users of Linux systems, acquiring skills and understanding of command line functions, file systems, users and groups, bash shell, process management, text editors, network applications, searching and organizing data, and graphical applications.

This Linux training course also helps prepare course participants for the Red Hat Certified System Administration (RHCSA) and Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) exams, and serves as a prerequisite for the next course, Red Hat Linux System Administration.


Who Should Enroll

Anyone with experience or skills in Microsoft Operating Systems, A+, Network+ or other general IT background interested in expanding their IT skills and advancing their career in Linux.


Course Format

Class will meet twice a week on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00pm to 8:30pm.

If you are registering for a Saturday session (not available for summer / fall 2015)

Saturday sessions will run from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (with 45 minute lunch break and two other short breaks before and after lunch) for 8 Saturdays.



Please contact us at (888) 561-7223 or continuinged@pace.edu

Outline for RHA 030 Linux Computing Essentials (RH 124 - System Administration I)

Lesson 1
1. Logging In
a) Starting Linux Sessions
b) Virtual Consoles
c) The X Graphical Environment
d) Terminals in the Graphical environment
e) Logging out from the graphical environment
f) Using the who command to determine who's on the system
g) Logging into a machine over the network
h) Using virtual consoles
i) Online Exercises
j) Test Questions
2. The Kernel, Programs, and Processes
3. Examining the Filesystem
4. Running Commands
5. Managing Terminals
6. Getting Help

Lesson 2
1. Filesystem Navigation
2. Important Directories
3. Managing Files
4. Managing Directories
5. File Names and File Globbing
6. Examining Files
7. Editing Files

Lesson 3
1. Linux Users and the /etc./password
2. Linux Groups and the /etc./group
3. Examining User Information
4. Changing Identity

Lesson 4
1. Regular File Ownerships and Permissions
2. Changing File Permissions: chmod
3. Changing File Ownerships with chgrp and chown
4. Directory Ownerships and Permissions
5. Chmod Revisited: Octal Notation
6. Controlling Default Permissions: umask

Lesson 5
1. File Details
2. Hard and Soft Links
3. Directories and Device Nodes
4. Disks, Filesystems, and Mounting
5. Locating Files with locate and _nd
6. Compressing Files: gzip and bzip2
7. Archiving Files with tar

Lesson 6
1. Introduction to Bash
2. Command Lists and Scripts
3. Bash Variable
4. Command Line Expansion
5. Shell Customizations
6. Sourcing Shell Scripts and Shell Initialization

Lesson 7
1. Standard In and Standard Out
2. Standard Error
3. Pipes

Lesson 8
1. Text Encoding and Word Counting
2. Finding Text: grep
3. Introduction to Regular Expressions
4. Everything Sorting: sort and uniq
5. Extracting and Assembling Text: cut and paste
6. Tracking differences: diff
7. Translating Text: tr
8. Spell Checking: aspell
9. Formatting Text (fmt) and Splitting Files (split)

Lesson 9
1. An Introduction to Processes
2. Process States
3. Process Scheduling: nice and renice
4. Sending Signals
5. Job Control
6. Scheduling Delayed Tasks: at
7. Scheduling Periodic Tasks: cron

Lesson 10
1. An Introduction to TCP/IP Networking
2. Linux Printing
3. Managing Print_les
4. Email Overview
5. The Evolution MUA
6. Network Diagnostic Applications
7. Terminal Based Web and FTP Clients
8. Remote Shell Commands

Lesson 11
1. Advanced Shell Scripting
2. Character Encoding and Internationalization
3. The RPM Package Manager

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