Red Hat Enterprise Linux Technical Overview
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux Technical Overview

Learn what Linux is, basic Linux techniques, system administration tasks, and more.
4.4 (446 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
10,723 students enrolled
Created by Red Hat, Inc.
Last updated 1/2017
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Price: Free
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
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  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the applications of Linux at a high level.
  • Practice basic Linux techniques and system administration tasks.
  • Students will be prepared to take more advanced courses and including those leading to the RHCSA exam
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  • There are no formal prerequisites for this course; however, previous operating system administration experience will be very beneficial.
  • This course is designed for students looking to begin their study towards becoming a full time Linux Administrator.
  • Access to the operating system is not required but would be helpful to reference alongside this video series.

In this official Red Hat® training course, Steve Bonneville, a technical curriculum architect for Red Hat Training, will teach students the basics of Linux® and demonstrate basic practical techniques of Linux use and system administration tasks for professionals new to the operating system.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux gives you the tools you need to modernize your infrastructure, boost efficiency through standardization and virtualization, and ultimately prepare your datacenter for an open, hybrid cloud IT architecture.    

After attending this course, students will have a basic understanding of the Linux operating system. Short lectures and demonstrations will cover distribution, shell, kernel, userspace, file hierarchy, permissions, and more. This course will prepare students for further study of the core system administration tasks required to test for the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) exam.

Who is the target audience?
  • IT leaders, administrators, engineers, architects, and anyone else seeking a high-level understanding of Linux.
  • This course is designed for professionals new to the Linux operating system to prepare for further study.
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Curriculum For This Course
15 Lectures
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Technical Overview
15 Lectures 02:15:56

Linux is used for more than just traditional server applications. Learn why it is important for IT professionals to understand Linux and what makes it great.

Why Do IT Professionals Need Experience with Linux?

Discuss what open source is, how it works, and why you should care about open source development.

Why Does the Open Source Development Model Matter?

Look at some examples of distributions, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and discuss why different distributions exist.

What is a Linux Distribution?

Get introduced to what the "shell" is and walk through the basics of the default shell, bash.

What is the Shell and How is it Used to Control Programs?

Discuss the purpose of the Linux kernel and userspace and how they work with Linux at a high level. Then discover how to get information about and terminate running processes.

What is the Linux Kernel and What is User Space?

Examine how the optional graphical user interface works and learn the basics of how to use the default GNOME 3 desktop environment.

Orientation to the Linux Graphic User Interface

Learn why files are particularly important in Linux, how the operating system classifies files, how files are named on native file systems, and how applications differentiate types of data in regular files

Files in Linux

Gain an understanding of the Linux file system hierarchy: how directories are structured on the system, what data they contain, how data on different disks is accessed, and basic file management commands.

The File System Hierarchy

Quickly learn the basics of vim, a text editor which can be used from the terminal, and why it is an important tool for system administrators.

Editing Text Files in a Terminal

Investigate how users and user groups work in Linux, how user accounts are used, what the "superuser" is and how to become superuser, and see one way to add users to the system.

Users and Groups

Discuss how file permissions are used to control access to user data, and how to interpret and manage them.

File Permissions

See how software packages are managed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux and how they are distributed to systems.

How Do I Manage Software in Red Hat Enterprise Linux?

Examine basic tools and techniques to manage networking settings from the Linux command line.

How Do I Configure Networking from the Command Line?

Gain an overview of how programs are started at boot time in Linux, and learn how to use systems in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 to control system daemons.

How Do I Control System Startup Processes?

Look at some of the resources available to help you learn more about Linux.

How Do I Learn More About Linux?
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