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Course number H7091S
Length 5 days
Delivery method Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT)
Instructor-led training (ILT)
Onsite dedicated training (OST)
Price USD $2,500
CAD $2,750
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Special note

The RedHat versions of the course covers the following Linux distributions:

  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 6.0

The SUSE versions of the course covers the following Linux distributions:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11.0

Students will receive course workbooks for RedHat Enterprise Linux 6.0 and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11.0 and select which distribution to perform the labs on.

Each on-site course delivery will run on either RedHat Enterprise Linux 6.0 or SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11.0.

Course overview

The h7091 is an in-depth course that explores installation, configuration and maintenance of Linux systems. The course focuses on issues universal to every workstation and server. The course material is designed to provide extensive hands-on experience. Topics include: installation and configuration; the boot process; user and group administration; filesystem administration, including quotas, FACLs, RAID and LVM; task automation; client networking; SELinux; software management; log files; troubleshooting; and more.


Students should already be comfortable working in a Linux or Unix environment. Fundamentals such as the Linux filesystem, process management, and how to edit files will not be covered in class. An understanding of network concepts, and the TCP/IP protocol suite is helpful. These skills are taught in the u8583 "Linux Fundamentals" course.


  • New Linux system administrators

Supported Distributions

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise 11

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Course outline

Topics include:

  • Linux Hardware Discovery, Interaction, and Control
  • Boot Process and SysV Init
  • Software Maintenance
  • Filesystem Administration
  • LVM & RAID
  • Remote Storage Administration
  • User/Group Administration
  • Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM)
  • Security Administration
  • Basic Networking
  • Advanced Networking
  • Log File Administration
  • Monitoring & Troubleshooting
  • Pre-Installation Considerations
  • Installing RHEL6

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