Red Hat® Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) Exam

Code: EX200

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The Red Hat Certified System Administrator exam is a performance-based evaluation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administration skills and knowledge. You will perform a number of routine system administration tasks and be evaluated on whether you have met specific objective criteria. Performance-based testing means that you must perform tasks similar to what you would perform on the job.

Note: The Training Advisors and Red Hat do not guarantee that anyone who takes one or all of the courses in the Red Hat certification program will pass a Red Hat exam. On-the-job experience, in combination with high-quality training, is the best way to build skills and prepare for a Red Hat exam. The exam itself is a hands-on learning experience, and many of those who do not pass on the first try come away with knowledge of what they need to work on to pass the exam on a re-take.

  • RHCSAs with certifications more than three years old
  • Students who have completed the RHCSA Rapid Track Course (RH200)
  • Students who have completed System Administration I (RH124) and System Administration II (RH134/RH135)
  • Experienced Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administrators seeking validation of their skills
  • Experienced Linux system administrators who require a certification either by their organization or based on a mandate (DoD 8570 directive)
  • IT professionals who are on the path to earn RHCE certification
  • An RHCE who needs to recertify as an RHCE

1. Boot, reboot, and shut down the system normally

2. Diagnose and correct problems at boot

3. Boot systems into different runlevels for troubleshooting and system maintenance

4. Use single-user mode to gain access to a system for which the root password is not known

5. Diagnose and correct misconfigured networking settings

6. Diagnose and correct hostname resolution problems

7. Diagnose and address permissions problems and SELinux policy violations

8. Diagnose and correct non-hardware disk storage problems

9. Adding new partitions, logical volumes, filesystems, and swap areas to a system non-destructively

10. Manually open, mount, unmount, and close LUKS-encrypted filesystems

11. Extend existing unencrypted ext4-formatted logical volumes

12. Login or switch user to the root account

13. Use ssh and VNC to access remote systems

14. Locate and read on-line documentation using man, info, and files in /usr/share/doc

15. Locate and analyze system log files

16. Understand how to use grep and regular expressions to analyze text output

17. Access a bash shell prompt and issue commands with correct syntax; use pipelines and I/O redirection

18. Use text editors such as gedit and vim to create and edit text files

19. Manage system resources: Identify CPU/memory intensive processes, adjust process priority with renice, kill processes

20. Manage files and directories: Create/delete/copy/move; create hard and soft links

21. Use tar, gzip, and bzip2 to archive and compress files

22. Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux manually with the graphical installer from network installation media

23. Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux automatically using Kickstart

24. Configure a physical machine as a RHEL-based virtualization host

25. Manage virtual machines: Install/start/stop/configure to start at boot/access a VM's graphical console

26. Manage disk partitions: Understand MBR-style partitions (primary,extended,logical); list/create/delete partitions

27. Manage logical volumes: Create/remove physical volumes, assign PVs to volume groups, create/delete logical volumes

28. Create and configure LUKS-encrypted partitions and logical volumes to prompt for password and mount decrypted filesystem at boot

29. Canage ext4 filesystems: Create, label, mount, mount automatically at boot (by UUID or label), unmount

30. Mount and unmount CIFS and NFS network filesystems, manually or by configuring autofs

31. Manage network devices: Understand basic IP networking/routing, configure IP addresses/default route statically or dynamically

32. Manage name resolution: Set local hostname, configure /etc/hosts, configure to use existing DNS server

33. Manage network services: Check status, start, stop, configure to start automatically at boot

34. Configure the scheduling of tasks using cron and at

35. Manage local user and group accounts: Create, delete, change passwords, adjust password aging, adjust group memberships

36. Use network user and group accounts stored on an existing LDAP directory service

37. Manage standard permissions: List, interpret, change ugo/rwx

38. Use sgid directories for collaboration

39. Set and manage Access Control Lists (ACLs)

40. Manage SELinux security: Set enforcing/permissive modes, list file and process context, restore default file context, use 'booleans' to adjust policy

41. Manage default firewall settings with basic tools

42. Install and update software packages from RHN or remote repository, or from the local filesystem

43. Update the kernel package appropriately to ensure a bootable system

44. Modify the system bootloader

45. Configure the system to synchron

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