RHCSA: Red Hat Certified System Administrator Exam Study Guide (EX200)

RHCSA Red Hat Certified System Administrator Certificate Exam Study Guide

Preparing for the RHCSA Red Hat Certified System Administrator exam? Don’t know where to start? This post is the RHCSA Red Hat Certified System Administrator certification exam preparation study guide (with links to each exam objective).

I have curated a list of articles from the Red Hat documentation and other blogs on the web for each objective of the RHCSA certification exam. Please share the post within your circles so it helps them to prepare for the exam.

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Understand and Use Essential Tools

Create Simple Shell Scripts

Conditionally execute code (use of: if, test, [], etc.)

Conditional statements

More advanced ‘IF’ usage

Use Looping constructs (for, etc.) to process file, command line input

Advanced bash scripting: Loops

Loops in UNIX shell

Process script inputs ($1, $2, etc.)

Introduction to variables and parameters

Learning the basics of shell scripting in Bash

Processing output of shell commands within a script

Working with pipes on the Linux command line

How to save command output to a file in Linux?

Processing shell command exit codes

Bash command-line exit codes demystified

Bash exit codes with special meanings

Operate Running Systems

Configure Local Storage

List, create, delete partitions on MBR and GPT disks

An introduction to disk partitions

Getting started with partitions

Create and remove physical volumes

How to create a physical volume in Linux using LVM

Remove physical volumes from a volume group

Assign physical volumes to volume groups

Adding physical volumes to a volume group

Growing logical volumes

Create and delete logical volumes

Creating an LVM Logical Volume on 3 disks

Removing logical volumes

Configure systems to mount file systems at boot by universally unique ID (UUID) or label

Retrieving the system UUID

Mounting file systems

Mount file systems at boot by UUID

Add new partitions and logical volumes, and swap to a system non-destructively

Adding partitions

Creating Logical Volumes

Adding swap space

Add partitions/volumes/swap a system

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Create and Configure File Systems

Deploy, Configure, and Maintain Systems

Schedule tasks using at and cron

Automate your Linux system tasks with cron

Schedule a job to run at a specific time using at

Start and stop services and configure services to start automatically at boot

Starting a service

Stopping a service

Auto-start services on boot

Configure systems to boot into a specific target automatically

Boot into a specific target

Configure time service clients

Using the Chrony suite to configure NTP

Install and update software packages from Red Hat Network, a remote repository, or from the local file system

Red hat network overview

Introduction to yum

Installing packages

Managing software packages

Work with package module streams

Introduction to module streams

Work with Package module streams

Modify the system bootloader

Updating the boot loader configuration

Manage Basic Networking

Manage Users and Groups

Manage Security

Manage Containers

Find and retrieve container images from a remote registry

Working with container images

Obtaining and modifying container images

Inspect container images

Investigating images

Perform container management using commands such as podman and skopeo

Intro to Podman

Building containers with podman, skopeo

Podman: Managing containers in a runtime

Perform basic container management such as running, starting, stopping, and listing running containers

Building, running, and managing containers

Starting and stopping the container

Listing containers

Run a service inside a container

How to run systemd in a container?

Configure a container to start automatically as a systemd service

Running containers as systemd services

Attach persistent storage to a container

Understanding persistent storage

Configuring persistent storage

This brings us to the end of the RHCSA Red Hat Certified System Administrator exam preparation study guide

What do you think? Let me know in the comments section if I have missed out on anything. Also, I love to hear from you about how your preparation is going on!

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