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Linux Administrator knowledge

Postby kashif » Wed Dec 22, 2004 7:53 pm

This is the course outline of RCHE by Redhat . But I feel every (good) Linux Administrator should have knowledge of these things whether one is preparing for exam or not .

RH300 RHCE Rapid Track Course Outline
1. Basic hardware knowledge
o Intel and Intel clone architectures
o IRQs and IRQ settings for standard serial ports
o Disk subsystems (IDE, EIDE, SCSI)
o Disk partitioning
2. Basic UNIX/Linux knowledge
o Basic text editor usage
1. Opening, closing, writing, and abandoning files
2. Basic text editing
3. UNIX Filesystem Hierarchy and Structure
o UNIX/Linux filesystems
o SCSI, floppy, CD-ROM, and IDE devices
o Referencing /dev devices
o ISA and PCI hardware issues
o Filesystem formatting and checking, fdisk, mkfs, fsck
o Span multiple partitions with root filesystem
o Mount misc partitions with mount
4. Basic file operations and manipulation
o Basics: cp, mv, ls, more, less, cd, pwd, tar, find, etc.
o Filters: cat, grep, egrep, wc, cat, tail, head, sort, etc.
o File Name wildcards: *, ?, [ ], etc.
5. Printing
o lpq, lprm, lpr
o adding local and remote printers
6. UNIX/Linux Shell
o Basic Shell Programming
o Piping, I/O and error redirection
o Script execution and permissions
o Variables and parameters
o The inherited environment
7. Basic security
o Shadow passwords
o File permissions
o Understanding users, groups and umask
o Suid
8. UNIX System Administration
o /etc/skel/... and home directories
o Daemons
o Cron
o Superuser
o Syslogd and logging
o Backup and Restore Tasks
o Control of Network Services and Daemons
o System crontab
o Using and managing the system log files
o Basic system backup and restore operations
9. Basic TCP/IP Networking
o IP numbers and classes
o The network address, broadcast address and subnet mask
o Tools and commands
1. ping
2. ifconfig
3. netstat
o Name resolution configuration
1. /etc/hosts
2. /etc/resolv.conf
3. /etc/host.conf
4. /etc/nsswitch.conf
10. Familiarity with Standard Networking Services
o NFS and remote filesystems
o Sendmail
o httpd
o YP, Nis
o Inetd
11. Basic Network Security
Hardware and Installation
· Hardware Compatibility
· CPU and SMP Support
· New Hardware Detection
· Plug and Play
· Block and Other Devices
· Disk Addressing and Partitioning
· Peripheral Devices and their Configuration
· The Red Hat Installer
· Performing and Validating the Installation
The Boot Process
· Virtual Consoles
· The Boot Process
· Kernel Initialization
· init and /etc/inittab
· Exploration of the init Process
· The GRUB Boot Loader
Unit 1: Filesystem and Software Administration
· Partitioning Utilities
· Journaling Filesystems
· Formatting Filesystems
· mount
· The Automounter
· /etc/fstab
· Red Hat Network Implementation
· Maintaining Software with RPM
· Performing RPM Queries
· RPM Related Utilities
Unit 2: User Administration
· Creating User Accounts
· Maintaining User Accounts
· Creating/Maintaining Groups
· The User Private Group Model
· SGID Directories
SUID, GUID Sticy bit
· The Initial User Environment
· Configuring Quotas
· NIS Server and Client Configuration
Unit 3: System Administration Tools
· Installing with Kickstart
· cron Scheduling
· Daily cron Scripts
· Network Interface Configuration
· CUPS Configuration and Administration
· LPRng Configuration and Administration
· syslog Configuration
Unit 4: Kernel Services and Configuration
· Linux LVM Configuration and Administration
· Managing Kernel Modules
· Examining and Setting Kernel Parameters in /proc
· Software RAID Configuration and Recovery
Unit 5: Apache and Squid
· Squid Proxy Server Overview
· Apache Configuration
· Implementing Apache Virtual Hosts
Unit 6: NFS and Samba
· Configuring an NFS Server
· Samba Client Tools
· Samba Server Configuration
· Windows Passwords and Samba
· Sharing Files, Directories and Printers with Samba
Unit 7: DNS and Electronic Mail
· Sendmail Configuration Files
· m4 Macro Language and the File
· Additional sendmail Configuration Files
· Postfix Configuration Files
· Configuring BIND
· named.conf
· Configuring Forward and Reverse Lookup Zones
· Special Zones
· Zone Files
Unit 8: FTP, xinetd, and OpenSSH
· vsftpd Configuration
· DHCP Server Configuration
· OpenSSH Client Utilities
· OpenSSH Server Configuration
· OpenSSH Authentication Methods
· xinetd.conf
· xinetd Service Files
Unit 9: The X Window System
· Configuring XFree86
· The X Protocol Overview
· X Protocol Network Transparency
· X Window System and ssh
· Window Managers
· Display Managers
· X Window System Security
· X Window System Modularity
· XFree86 Startup
· The X Font Server
Unit 10: Securing Services
· tcp wrappers Configuration
· netfilter Configuration
· Maintaining netfilter Rules
· netfilter Example
· netfilter Network Address Translation
· netfilter Connection Tracking
Unit 11: Troubleshooting
· Filesytem Corruption
· Filesytem Recovery
· Things to Check: The X Window System
· Things to Check: Services
· Things to Check: Networking
· Things to Check: Booting
· The Rescue Environment
· Recovery Runlevels
· Boot Floppies

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