An RHCSA certification is earned when an IT professional demonstrates the core system administration skills required in Red Hat� Enterprise Linux� environments.
Understand and use essential tools for handling files, directories, command-line environments, and documentation.
Operate running systems, including booting into different run levels, identifying processes, starting and stopping virtual machines, and controlling services.
Configure local storage using partitions and logical volumes.
Create and configure file systems and file system attributes, such as permissions, encryption, access control lists, and network file systems.
Deploy, configure, and maintain systems, including software installation, update, and core services.
Manage users and groups, including use of a centralized directory for authentication.
Manage security, including basic firewall and SELinux configuration.
In preparation to earn an RHCSA certification, Mazenet recommends a training path based on a candidate�s background:
Windows system administrators
Red Hat System Administration I (RH124)
Graphical installation of Linux
Managing physical storage
Introduction to the command line
Learning how to install and configure local components and services
Establishing network and securing network services
Managing and securing files
Administrating users and groups
Deploying file-sharing services
GUI-based tools and key command-line concepts
Basic security skills
Red Hat System Administration II with RHCSA Exam (RH135)
Network configuration and troubleshooting
Managing file systems and logical volumes
Controlling user and file access
Installing and managing services and processes
Essential command-line operations
Troubleshooting file systems and partitioning
LVM, access control, and package management
Linux or Unix administrators
HCSA Rapid Track Course with Exam (RH200)*
Installation, configuration, and management of local storage
Deployment and maintenance of network services
Network services: VNC, SSH, FTP, and web
Securing files with ACLs
Securing network services with firewall and SELinux
Managing virtual machines with KVM technology
Automating installation of Linux using Kickstart
The duration for Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) is:
Regular Track: 90 Hours (45 Days)
Fast Track: 90 Hours (20 Days)
Exam Duration: 2.5 Hours
EX200 – Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)
The RHCSA exam is a performance-based evaluation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administration skills and knowledge. Candidates perform a number of routine system administration tasks and are evaluated on whether they have met specific objective criteria. Performance-based testing means that candidates must perform tasks similar to what they must perform on the job.
Access a shell prompt and issue commands with correct syntax.
Use input-output redirection (>, >>, |, 2>, etc.).
Use grep and regular expressions to analyze text.
Access remote systems using ssh and VNC.
Log in and switch users in multiuser runlevels.
Archive, compress, unpack, and uncompress files using tar, star, gzip, and bzip2.
Create and edit text files.
Create, delete, copy, and move files and directories.
Create hard and soft links.
List, set, and change standard ugo/rwx permissions.
Locate, read, and use system documentation including man, info, and files in /usr/share/doc
Full-time Linux administration with 1-3 years of experience
The following skills:
Using the Bash shell and managing files and directories from the command line
Configuring print queues to local and remote printers
Monitoring system resources at a basic level (ps, kill)
Managing system software (installing and updating packages with yum)
Establishing network connectivity using DHCP
Administering local user and group accounts
Managing local, physical storage
Installing Linux graphically on a bare-metal system