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

Book Description

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 -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 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 , optimization, logging, routing/advanced networking, and Bash scripting
  • System : 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 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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Table of Contents

Part 1: RHCSA
Chapter 1 Installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server
Chapter 2 Using Essential Tools
Chapter 3 Essential File Management Tools
Chapter 4 Working with Text Files
Chapter 5 Connecting to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Chapter 6 User and Group Management
Chapter 7 Configuring Permissions
Chapter 8 Configuring Networking
Chapter 9 Managing Processes
Chapter 10 Working with Virtual Machines
Chapter 11 Managing
Chapter 12 Scheduling Tasks
Chapter 13 Configuring Logging
Chapter 14 Managing Partitions
Chapter 15 Managing LVM Logical Volumes
Chapter 16 Basic Kernel Management
Chapter 17 Configuring a Basic Apache Server
Chapter 18 Managing and Understanding the Boot Procedure
Chapter 19 Troubleshooting the Boot Procedure
Chapter 20 Using Kickstart
Chapter 21 Managing SELinux
Chapter 22 Configuring a Firewall
Chapter 23 Configuring Remote Mounts and FTP
Chapter 24 Configuring Time Services

Part 2: RHCE
Chapter 25 Configuring External Authentication and Authorization
Chapter 26 Configuring an iSCSI SAN
Chapter 27 System Performance Reporting
Chapter 28 System Optimization Basics
Chapter 29 Configuring Advanced Log Features
Chapter 30 Configuring Routing and Advanced Networking
Chapter 31 An Introduction to Bash Shell Scripting
Chapter 32 Advanced Firewall Configuration
Chapter 33 Managing Advanced Apache Services
Chapter 34 Configuring DNS
Chapter 35 Configuring a MariaDB Database
Chapter 36 Configuring NFS
Chapter 37 Configuring Samba File Services
Chapter 38 Setting Up an SMTP Server
Chapter 39 Configuring SSH
Chapter 40 Managing Time Synchronization
Chapter 41 Final Preparation
Chapter 42 Theoretical Pre-Assessment Exams

Appendix A: Answers to the “Do I Know This Already” Quizzes and “Review Questions”
Appendix B: Memory Tables
Appendix C: Memory Tables Answer Key
Appendix D: Setting Up Identity Management
Appendix E: Study Planner

Book Details

  • Title: Red Hat RHCSA/RHCE 7 Cert Guide: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (EX200 and EX300)
  • Author:
  • Length: 1008 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2015-09-21
  • ISBN-10: 0789754053
  • ISBN-13: 9780789754059
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