Red Hat RHCSA/RHCE 7 Cert Guide Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (EX200 and EX300)

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 9/8/2015
  • Publisher: Pearson IT Certification

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Master every objective on the RHCSA and RHCE exams

  • 4 Practice Exams (2 RHCSA and 2 RHCE)
  • More than 40 interactive hands-on exercises and performance-based CLI simulations
  • 3 Virtual Machines to help you test your skills in a real-world environment
  • More than 30 minutes of unique video examining pre-assessment theoretical exams so you know if you are prepared to take the tests
  • More than 2 hours of video instruction from our best-selling RHCSA and RHCE Complete Video Courses
  • 40 interactive chapter and glossary quizzes


This study guide helps you master topics on both the Red Hat RHCSA (EX200) and RHCE (EX300) exams for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 7, including:


Part 1: RHCSA


  • Basic System Management: Installation, tools, text files, server connections; user, group, and permissions management; network configuration
  • Operating Running Systems: Process management, VMs, package installation, task scheduling, logging, managing partitions, and LVM logical volumes
  • Advanced System Administration: Basic kernel management, basic Apache server configuration, boot procedures/troubleshooting
  • Managing Network Services: Using Kickstart; managing SELinux; configuring firewalls, remote mounts, FTP, and time services


Part 2: RHCE


  • System Configuration/Management: External authentication/authorization, iSCSI SANs, performance reporting, optimization, logging, routing/advanced networking, and Bash scripting
  • System Security: Configuring firewalls, advanced Apache services, DNS, MariaDB, NFS, Samba, SMTP, SSH, and time synchronization


Red Hat RHCSA/RHCE 7 Cert Guide contains proven study features that allow you to succeed on the exam the first time. Best-selling author and top Linux consultant Sander van Vugt shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness to improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. This complete study package includes the following:


  • A test-preparation routine proven to help you pass Red Hat’s tough certification exams
  • Clearly defined chapter learning objectives covering all RHCSA (EX200) and RHCE (EX300) exam topics
  • Chapter-ending review questions to help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly
  • Chapter-ending labs showing what real exam tasks and assignments look like
  • 4 Practice Exams that appear in the book and also on the on the companion website and DVD (2 RHCSA and 2 RHCE), so you can thoroughly test your skills before taking your actual exams
  • More than 40 Interactive Hands-on Exercises and 40 Interactive Quizzes to help you immediately test and reinforce your knowledge
  • 4 advanced Command-Line Interface simulations (2 RHCSA and 2 RHCE) walking you through realistic, complex, multi-step Red Hat scenarios
  • Interactive Glossary Quiz on the companion website and DVD allowing you to test yourself on every glossary term covered in the book
  • 2½+ hours of video training: 30 minutes of unique test-prep videos plus more than 2 hours of instruction from the best-selling RHCSA and RHCE Complete Video Course series
  • 3 Virtual Machines on the companion website and DVD giving you easy access to a reliable environment for working through this book’s labs and exercises
  • A final preparation chapter, which guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your review and test-taking strategies
  • Two Theoretical Pre-Assessment Exams (one RHCSA and one RHCE) so you can assess your skills and determine the best study path
  • An Exam Essentials appendix that quickly recaps all major chapter topics for easy reference, found on both the companion website and DVD
  • Study plan suggestions and templates to help you organize and optimize your study time


Companion Website and DVD


The companion website and DVD contain 4 practice exams, exercises, quizzes, virtual labs, video, and more. For details, open the DVD or access the companion website at


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Author Biography

Sander van Vugt is an independent Linux trainer, author, and consultant living in the Netherlands. Sander is the author of the best-selling Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) Complete Video Course and also of the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) Complete Video Course. He has also written numerous books about different Linux-related topics, and many articles for Linux publications around the world. Sander has been teaching Red Hat, SUSE, and LPI Linux classes since 1994. As a consultant, he specializes in Linux high-availability solutions and performance optimization. You can find more information about Sander on his website at http://www.sandervanvugt.com .


For more information about RHAT certification and additional resources, visit the author’s Red Hat Certification page at http://www.rhatcert.com/.

Table of Contents

Part I. Mastering System Administration Topics. RHCSA


Section 1. Performing basic system management tasks
1. Installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server
2. Using Essential Tools
3. Mastering Essential File and Folder Management Tools
4. Working with Text Files
5. Connecting to a RHEL Server
6. Managing Users and Groups
7. Managing Permissions
8. Configuring Networking


Section 2. Operating Running Systems
9. Managing Processes
10. Working with Virtual Machines
11. Installing Software Packages
12. Scheduling Tasks
13. Configuring Logging
14. Managing Partitions
15. Managing LVM Logical Volumes


Section 3. Performing Advanced System Administration Tasks
16. Performing Basic Kernel Management Tasks
17. Using Kickstart for Automated Installations
18. Managing and Understanding the Boot Procedure
19. Essential Boot Procedure Troubleshooting


Section 4. Deploying Network Services
20. Managing HTTP Services
21. Performing Basic SELinux Management Tasks
22. Setting up a Firewall with GUI Tools
23. Configuring FTP Services
24. Configuring Time Services


Part II. Deepening RHEL skills. RHCE


Section 5. System Configuration and Management
25. Connecting a Server to an iSCSI SAN
26. System Performance Reporting
27. Optimizing a Server
28. Managing Log Servers in a Network Environment
29. Configuring Routing Settings


Section 6. System Security
30. Configuring Authentication
31. Managing Linux-based Firewalls from the Command Line
32. Tuning SELinux to Work With Most Services


Section 7. Configuration of Network Services
33. Managing Web Services

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