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

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Trust the best-selling Cert Guide series from Pearson IT Certification to help you learn, prepare, and practice for exam success. Cert Guides are built with the objective of providing assessment, review, and practice to help ensure you are fully prepared for your certification exam.

Master Red Hat RHCSA (EX200) and RHCE (EX300) exam topics

  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes
  • Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks
  • Test yourself with 4 practice exams (2 RHCSA and 2 RHCE)
  • Gain expertise and knowledge using the companion website, which contains over 40 interactive exercises, 4 advanced CLI simulations, 40 interactive quizzes and glossary quizzes (one for each chapter), 3 virtual machines and more.

Red Hat RHCSA/RHCE 7 Cert Guide presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. “Do I Know This Already?” quizzes open each chapter and allow you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending labs help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly.

Red Hat RHCSA/RHCE 7, Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test focuses specifically on the objectives for the newest Red Hat RHCSA (EX200) and RHCE (EX300) exams reflecting Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Expert Linux trainer and consultant Sander van Vugt shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.

Well-regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, comprehensive design scenarios, and challenging review questions and exercises, this study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will allow you to succeed on the exam the first time.

This study guide helps you master all the topics on the new RHCSA (EX200) and RHCE (EX300) exams, 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 reporting, optimization, logging, routing/advanced networking, Bash scripting
  • System Security: Configuring firewalls, advanced Apache services, DNS, MariaDB, NFS, Samba, SMTP, SSH, and time synchronization

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About the author

Sander van Vugt is an independent Linux trainer, author, and consultant living in the Netherlands. Sander is the author of the best-selling Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) Complete Video Course and also of the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) Complete Video Course. He has also written numerous books about different Linux-related topics, and many articles for Linux publications around the world. Sander has been teaching Red Hat, SUSE, and LPI Linux classes since 1994. As a consultant, he specializes in Linux high-availability solutions and performance optimization. You can find more information about Sander on his website at http://www.sandervanvugt.com .

For more information about RHAT certification and additional resources, visit the author’s Red Hat Certification page at http://www.rhatcert.com/.

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Publisher
Pearson IT Certification
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Published on
Aug 7, 2015
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Pages
1008
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ISBN
9780134030982
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Language
English
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Genres
Computers / Certification Guides / General
Computers / Operating Systems / Linux
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This content is DRM protected.
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Highlights:
> Updated to the latest version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
> Upated to cover ALL official exam objectives for the RHCSA and RHCE exams based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
> Equally good for self-study and in-class training
> Step-by-step exercises to accomplish tasks
> Do-It-Yourself challenge labs at the end of each chapter
> Concepts explained with diagrams
> Commands and options summarized in tables
> Exam tips included > FOUR scenario-based sample exams (TWO for RHCSA and TWO for RHCE)
> TWENTY-FIVE chapters (THIRTEEN for RHCSA and TWELVE for RHCE)
> Separate sections on RHCSA and RHCE
 

RHCSA Section (chapters 1 to 13): covers local and network (automated with kickstart) RHEL7 installations, general Linux concepts and basic tools, compression and archiving, text file editing, file manipulation and security, processes and task scheduling, bash shell features, software package administration, yum repository configuration, host virtualization, virtual machines, system boot, kernel management, system initialization and service management with systemd, local logging, users and groups, LVM and file systems, AutoFS, Swap, ACLs, firewall, SELinux, network interfaces, NTP/LDAP clients, SSH, and TCP Wrappers.
 

RHCE Section (chapters 14 to 25): covers shell scripting, interface bonding and teaming, IPv6 and routing configuration, NTP, firewalld, Kerberos authentication, kernel tuning, resource utilization reporting, network logging, block storage sharing with iSCSI, file sharing with NFS and Samba/CIFS, HTTP/HTTPS web servers and virtual hosting, Postfix mail SMTP, DNS, and MariaDB. 


Each chapter lists major topics and relevant exam objectives in the beginning and ends with a summary followed by review questions/answers and Do-It-Yourself challenge labs.

Identify, capture and resolve common issues faced by Red Hat Enterprise Linux administrators using best practices and advanced troubleshooting techniquesAbout This BookDevelop a strong understanding of the base tools available within Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and how to utilize these tools to troubleshoot and resolve real-world issuesGain hidden tips and techniques to help you quickly detect the reason for poor network/storage performanceTroubleshoot your RHEL to isolate problems using this example-oriented guide full of real-world solutionsWho This Book Is For

If you have a basic knowledge of Linux from administration or consultant experience and wish to add to your Red Hat Enterprise Linux troubleshooting skills, then this book is ideal for you. The ability to navigate and use basic Linux commands is expected.

What You Will LearnIdentify issues that need rapid resolution against long term root cause analysisDiscover commands for testing network connectivity such as telnet, netstat, ping, ip and curlSpot performance issues with commands such as top, ps, free, iostat, and vmstatUse tcpdump for traffic analysisRepair a degraded file system and rebuild a software raidIdentify and troubleshoot hardware issues using dmesgTroubleshoot custom applications with strace and knowledge of Linux resource limitationsIn Detail

Red Hat Enterprise Linux is an operating system that allows you to modernize your infrastructure, boost efficiency through virtualization, and finally prepare your data center for an open, hybrid cloud IT architecture. It provides the stability to take on today's challenges and the flexibility to adapt to tomorrow's demands.

In this book, you begin with simple troubleshooting best practices and get an overview of the Linux commands used for troubleshooting. The book will cover the troubleshooting methods for web applications and services such as Apache and MySQL. Then, you will learn to identify system performance bottlenecks and troubleshoot network issues; all while learning about vital troubleshooting steps such as understanding the problem statement, establishing a hypothesis, and understanding trial, error, and documentation. Next, the book will show you how to capture and analyze network traffic, use advanced system troubleshooting tools such as strace, tcpdump & dmesg, and discover common issues with system defaults.

Finally, the book will take you through a detailed root cause analysis of an unexpected reboot where you will learn to recover a downed system.

Style and approach

This is an easy-to-follow guide packed with examples of real-world core Linux concepts. All the topics are presented in detail while you're performing the actual troubleshooting steps.

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