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Old 02-11-2013, 07:50 AM   #1
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Need to practise for RHCSA

Hi All,

I am undergoing training for RHEL6. out of three modules I am taking two modules training SA1, SA2.

After this I would like to practise on my laptop.

This is my laptop Configuration.

Model: Dell Vostro 3550
HD: 500 GB ( divided into C and D drive. VM installed in C
Graphics card: AMD Radeon 6310 IGB

Base OS: Windows 7 Ultimate
VM Software Installed: VMware Workstation 8.
Vitual OS: RHEL6

Could you please give me the suggestion of whether this is sufficient enough for me to prepare for RHCSA exam.

If not please let me know what to do.

I am planning to go for another VM inside RHEL6. Let me know if this is recommended.

Below is the syllabus that I am covering

(SA1) RH124
Course Outline
◦Unit 1: Get Started with the GNOME Graphical Desktop
- Objective: Get started with GNOME and edit text files with gedit◦
Unit 2: Manage Files Graphically with Nautilus
- Objective: Manage files graphically and access remote systems with Nautilus◦
Unit 3: Get Help in a Graphical Environment
- Objective: Access documentation, both locally and online◦
Unit 4: Configure Local Services
- Objective: Configure the date and time and configure a printer◦
Unit 5: Manage Physical Storage I
- Objective: Understand basic disk concepts and manage system disks◦
Unit 6: Manage Logical Volumes
- Objective: Understand logical volume concepts and manage logical volumes◦
Unit 7: Monitor System Resources
- Objective: Manage CPU, memory, and disk utilization◦
Unit 8: Manage System Software
- Objective: Manage system software locally and using Red Hat Network (RHN)◦
Unit 9: Get Started with Bash
- Objective: Understand basic shell concepts, execute simple commands, and use basic job control techniques◦
Unit 10: Get Help in a Textual Environment
- Objective: Use man and info pages and find documentation in /usr/share/doc◦
Unit 11: Establish Network Connectivity
- Objective: Understand basic network concepts; configure, manage, and test network settings◦
Unit 12: Administer Users and Groups
- Objective: Manage users and groups◦
Unit 13: Manage Files from the Command Line
- Objective: Understand Linux filesystem hierarchy and pathnames; manage files from the command line◦
Unit 14: Secure Linux File Access
- Objective: Understand Linux file access mechanisms; manage file access from the GUI and the command line◦
Unit 15: Administer Remote Systems
- Objective: Share and connect to a desktop; use SSH and rsync◦
Unit 16: Configure General Services
- Objective: Manage services; configure SSH and remote desktops◦
Unit 17: Manage Physical Storage II
- Objective: Manage filesystem attributes and swap space◦
Unit 18: Install Linux Graphically
- Objective: Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux and configure the system with firstboot◦
Unit 19: Manage Virtual Machines
- Objective: Understand basic virtualization concepts; install and manage virtual machines◦
Unit 20: Control the Boot Process
- Objective: Understand runlevels and manage GRUB◦
Unit 21: Deploy File Sharing Services
- Objective: Deploy an FTP server and a web server◦
Unit 22: Secure Network Services
- Objective: Manage a firewall; understand SELinux concepts and manage SELinux◦

(SA2) RH134
Course Outline
◦Unit 1: Automated Installations of Red Hat Enterprise Linux
-Objectives: Create and manage kickstart configuration files; perform installations using kickstart◦
Unit 2: Accessing the Command Line
Objectives: Access the command line locally and remotely; gain administrative privileges from the command line◦
Unit 3: Intermediate Command Line Tools
Objectives: Use hardlinks, archives and compression, and vim◦
Unit 4: Regular Expressions, Pipelines, and I/O Redirection
Objectives: Use regular expressions to search patterns in files and output; redirect and pipe output◦
Unit 5: Network Configuration and Troubleshooting
Objectives: Configure network settings; troubleshoot network issues◦
Unit 6: Managing Simple Partitions and Filesystems
Objectives: Create and format simple partitions, swap partitions, and encrypted partitions◦
Unit 7: Managing Flexible Storage with the Logical Volume Manager (LVM)
- Objectives: Implement LVM and LVM snapshots◦
Unit 8: Access Network File Sharing Services; NFS and CIFS
- Objectives: Implement NFS, CIFS, and autofs◦
Unit 9: Managing User Accounts
- Objectives: Manage user accounts including password aging◦
Unit 10: Network User Accounts with LDAP
- Objectives: Connect to a central LDAP directory service◦
Unit 11: Controlling Access to Files
- Objectives: Manage group memberships, file permissions, and access control lists (ACL)◦
Unit 12: Managing SELinux
- Objectives: Activate and deactivate SELinux; set file contexts; manage SELinux booleans; analyze SELinux logs
◦Unit 13: Installing and Managing Software
- Objectives: Manage software and query information with yum; configure client-side yum repository files◦
Unit 14: Managing Installed Services
- Objectives: Managing services; verify connectivity to a service◦
Unit 15: Analyzing and Storing Logs
- Objectives: Managing logs with rsyslog and logrotate◦
Unit 16: Managing Processes
- Objectives: Identify and terminate processes, change the priority of a process, and use cron and at to schedule processes◦
Unit 17: Tuning and Maintaining the Kernel
- Objectives: List, load, and remove modules; use kernel arguments◦
Unit 18: System Recovery Techniques
- Objectives: Understand the boot process and resolve boot problems

Last edited by thirstonlinux; 02-11-2013 at 07:54 AM.
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Welcome to Linux Questions!

I am undergoing training for RHEL6.

You could start here and see what appeals to you-

The other thing you could if you wanted to is to install either Red Hat on your computer or maybe CentOS-
That way you will get use to and become a custom to how the OS runs, updates, configures, compiles and etc.

And reading a few articles might help too-


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