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Red Hat® Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)


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Full course description


This 72-hour course prepares participants to perform the core system administration skills required in Red Hat Enterprise Linux environments. Topics include tools for handling files, directories, command-line environments, and documentation; booting into different run levels, identify processes, virtual machines, and controlling services; configure local storage; configure file systems and file system attributes; maintain systems; manage users and groups; and manage security.

This course is a combined Red Hat System Administration I (RH124) and Red Hat System Administration II (RH134), which are recommended by Red Hat before attempting the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) exam.

Exam Overview and Preparation

The performance-based Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) exam (EX200) tests your knowledge in areas of system administration common across a wide range of environments and deployment scenarios. The skills tested in this exam are the foundation for system administration across all Red Hat® products.

By passing the RHCSA exam, you become a Red Hat Certified System Administrator.

For more information on this exam, including exam objectives, pricing, and preparation resources, visit Red Hat’s RHCSA exam website.

Classroom Facility and Technology

The Red Hat® Certified System Administrator program is taught at Metropolitan Community College Academic Data Center located in the Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology (CAET) building on the Fort Omaha Campus. The data center supports the Information Technology program area while giving its Data Center Management students real time experience.

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IT professionals, administrators, engineers, architects, and anyone else seeking a high-level understanding of Linux.

Suggested Prerequisites

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 6 months of education or experience with Linux systems recommended (MCC's INFO 1111 course satisfies this requirement)

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Course Instructors

Jared Bernard

Jared Bernard imageJared Bernard is currently certified as a Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA), Security+ and a Cisco CCNA instructor. He has been teaching full time in higher education since 2015, primarily teaching topics associated with Linux, Networking, Databases and Cyber Security. Previous to teaching full time, Jared worked as a systems analyst for a major retailer, an insurance provider and pharmaceutical company for several years. During this time, he managed the migration of several financial systems running on Red Hat Linux. Jared graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Business Leadership and Communications in 2004 from Utah Valley University. He later received a Master of Science in Information Systems from the University of Utah in 2015. When he isn't working, Jared loves to spend time with his wife and 5 children.

Cost $2995
72-Hour Program