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Red Hat System Administration II
Course: CIS238RH

First Term: 2018 Spring
Lec + Lab   3.0 Credit(s)   4.0 Period(s)   3.7 Load  
Subject Type: Occupational
Load Formula: S- Standard

Description: Continue to develop core administration skills needed to manage a Red Hat Enterprise Linux system. This Red Hat Academy course helps to prepare students for the Red Hat certification exams using a hands-on, task-focused curriculum.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Use kickstart to automatically install Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). (I)
2. Plan and manage physical storage. (II)
3. Create and manage Logical Volume Manager (LVM) storage volumes. (II)
4. Control and troubleshoot the boot process. (III)
5. Use the Vi/Vim text editors to create and edit files. (IV)
6. Utilize permissions and access control lists to secure files and directories. (V)
7. Write regular expressions to quickly locate content in text files. (VI)
8. Use nice and renice to prioritize processes. (VII)
9. Schedule task to automatically execute in the future. (VII)
10. Configure and troubleshoot Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux). (VIII)
11. Connect to network-defined users and groups. (X)
12. Configure the firewall. (IX)
13. Connect to remote file systems. (XI)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Installation
   A. Automatic operating system installation with Kickstart
   B. Virtualization
II. Manage Partitions and File Systems
   A. Master Boot Record (MBR) and Globally Unique Identifier (GUID) Partition Tables (GPT) partitions
   B. Linux file systems types
   C. Partitions
   D. Universal Unique Identification (UUID) and labels
   E. Linux Logical Volume Management
   F. Swap space
   G. vfat, ext4 and XFS file systems
   H. Common file system issues
III. The Boot Process
   A. Boot targets
   B. Grand Unified Bootloader(GRUB)2 minimat configuration
   C. Boot loader problems
IV. Shell Commands
   A. Basic command line tools
   B. The vi/vim text editors
V. Permissions
   A. Access Control Lists (ACL)
   B. ACL permissions
VI. Grep and Regular Expressions
   A. Basic regular expressions
VII. System Services
   A. System task scheduling
   B. Network Time Protocol (NTP)
   C. Process priorities
VIII. System Security
   A. SELinux modes and security contexts
   B. SELinux Boolean settings
   C. SELinux policy violations
IX. Firewall
   A. Firewall functions
   B. Firewalld
   C. Firewall rules
X. Identity Management
   A. Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
   B. Kerberos
   C. Identity, Policy, and Audit (IPA)
   D. Active Directory
XI. Remote Mounts
   A. Network File System (NFS)
   B. Samba
   C. Remote file systems
   D. /etc/fstab
   E. Automount
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: October 24, 2017

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