Course Contents

Software Management

Objective: Manage packages with yum, rpm, and RHN; build an RPM package and place it in a repository.


 Network Management

Objective: Configure and troubleshoot network settings; configure network bonding and IP aliases.


 Storage Management

 Objective: Manage partitioning, file systems, and swap space; configure encrypted partitions and iSCSI initiator.


Logical Volume Management (LVM)

 Objective: Manage physical volumes, volume groups, and logical volumes with their file systems.


Account Management

 Objective: Provide password aging for accounts; use ACLs and SGID directories for collaborative directories.


Authentication Management

 Objective: Configure an LDAP and Kerberos client; configure autofs to support an authentication client; configure sudo and SSD.


 Installation, Kickstart, and Virtualization

 Objective: Install a system and manage kickstart and firstboot; use virtualization tools to manage virtual machines.


Boot Management

 Objective: Configure runlevels and sysctl; reset the root password; understand the boot process.


Security Enhanced Linux® (SELinux) Management

Objective: Understand, troubleshoot, and manage SELinux.


Firewall Management

 Objective: Manage the firewall.


Network Time Protocol (NTP) Service

 Objective: Configure an NTP server and provide that service to clients.


System Logging Service

 Objective: Create disk, I/O, and memory usage reports; configure remote logging.


Web (HTTP/HTTPS) Service

 Objective: Manage a web server with virtual hosts, CGI scripts, and user-based file/directory access controls.


SMTP Service

 Objective: Null client; outbound smarthost relay; accept inbound connections.


Caching-only (DNS) Service

 Objective: Configure a caching nameserver and DNS forwarder.


File Sharing with NFS

 Objective: Manage and secure the NFS service using NFSv3 and NFSv4.


File Sharing with CIFS

 Objective: Configure the CIFS to provide home directories, file sharing, and printer service; use a client to access the CIFS shares.


File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Service

 Objective: Provide FTP drop-box upload service.


Secure Shell (SSH) Service

 Objective: Configure and implement SSH keys.