Red Hat Linux System Administration – SA3

Study for the preparation of RHCE Red Hat Certified Engineer by reading RH254 Course Book prescribed by Red Hat Training.

Red Hat System Administration III – RH254

The RHCE Training Syllabus comprises of 3 Module , first two module is from RHCSA Part (RH124 , RH134), if you go with Red Hat System Administration III (RH254) course then it will be RHCE Training.

RHCSA : Red Hat Certified System Administrator

  • Red Hat System Administration I (RH124) : SA1
  • Red Hat System Administration II (RH134) : SA2

RHCE : Red Hat Certified Engineer

  • Red Hat System Administration III (RH254) : SA3

This course specifically designed for students who have completed Red Hat System Administration (RH124 & RH134). Red Hat System Administration (RH254) is desinged for experienced Linux system administrators with the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) certification or equivalent skills.
This course is intended to help students broaden their ability to administer Linux systems at an enterprise level.

Course Outline


  • Red Hat System Administration II
  • Installation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Controlling Services & Daemons

  • Overview of Systemd in RHEL 7
  • About Daemons, Process & Services
  • Primary advantages of systemd over init
  • Features of systemd
  • Practice Lab Sessions

Managing IPv4 Networking

  • NetworkManager Overview
  • Viewing networking information
  • Familiar with nmcli command
  • Configure & modify the Nic Interface using nmcli
  • Practice Lab Sessions

Network Teaming

  • Overview of Network Teaming
  • Policies of Network Teaming
  • Creating teaming virtual interface – (how to configure NIC Teaming as Active Backup (Failover)
  • Managing Network Teaming

Managing DNS for Servers

  • Overview of DNS Servers
  • Concepts of DNS
  • Root Name Servers
  • How dns works over the internet?
  • BIND Packages
  • Types of DNS Servers
  • Overview of Resource records

Configuring iSCSI Targets & Initiators

  • About iSCSI
  • iSCSI fundamentals
  • iSCSI Components terminology
  • Practice Lab Sessions


  • Overview of NFS
  • Services of NFS
  • How NFS works?
  • Various configuration files of NFS

Writing Bash Scripts

  • Bash Shell Scripting basics
  • Writing Bash Scripts
  • Variables & for loops
  • Practice Lab Sessions

Conditional Structures

  • if/then Statement
  • case statement
  • Practice Lab Sessions


  • Overview of firewalld in RHEL 7
  • Features of firewalld & its advantages over iptables
  • Enable/Disable a Service
  • Lab on port forwarding
  • Managing Rich Rules
  • Lab Session on Rich Rules
  • Masquerading & port forwarding
  • Practice Lab Sessions

Course Curriculum


Shikhar Verma

Solution Architect


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