Red Hat RHCSA Certification Prep Bootcamp (EX 200)


Duration: 5 days

The hands-on nature of this exam makes the hands-on experience a critical facet of preparation. The certification exam is performance-based, meaning that candidates must perform tasks on a live system, rather than answering questions about how one might perform those tasks. We cover this key aspect in our 5 Day Exam RHCSA Exam Prep Boot Camp. The RHCSA course combines the foundations and applications established and covered in Red Hat System Administration I and Red Hat System Administration II. The rapid pace of review and consolidated course timeline allows you to focus on practical application, making this offering best suited to those who already have significant experience with Linux administration.

Our instructors don’t just teach from a textbook, they design, write, and update our curriculum. Our materials are always up to date and synchronized with the latest exam objectives. This course covers what is needed to pass the RHCSA exam. Please see the attendee requirements and prerequisites below as this is not a beginner class and the skills mentioned below are needed in order for you to get the most out of this exam prep.

  • RHCSA is a practical test with 16 hands-on tasks – 2.5 hours long
  • The minimum score to pass the RHCSA is 70%

Who should attend

  • Experienced Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administrators seeking validation of their skills
  • Students who attended Red Hat System Administration I and II and are on the path to earn RHCSA certification
  • Experienced Linux system administrators who require a certification
  • IT professionals on the path to earn a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) certification
  • RHCEs who are non-current or who are about to become non-current and wish to re-certify as RHCEs


This Linux boot camp is designed for students who have a minimum of one year experience in the Linux computer industry, extensive experience with at least one other operating system, and have a working knowledge of a UNIX-style editor.

What’s included?

  • Authorized Courseware
  • Intensive Hands on Skills Development with an Experienced Subject Matter Expert
  • Hands on practice on real Servers and extended lab support 1.800.482.3172
  • Examination Vouchers & Onsite Certification Testing- (excluding Adobe and PMP Boot Camps)
  • Academy Code of Honor: Test Pass Guarantee
  • Optional: Package for Hotel Accommodations, Lunch and Transportation

Training Solutions

With several convenient training delivery methods offered, The Academy makes getting the training you need easy. Whether you prefer to learn in a classroom or an online live learning virtual environment, training videos hosted online, and private group classes hosted at your site. We offer expert instruction to individuals, government agencies, non-profits, and corporations. Our live classes, on-sites, and online training videos all feature certified instructors who teach a detailed curriculum and share their expertise and insights with trainees. No matter how you prefer to receive the training, you can count on The Academy for an engaging and effective learning experience.


  • Instructor-Led (the best training format we offer)
  • Live Online Classroom – Online Instructor-Led
  • Self-Paced Video

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Red Hat RHCSA Course Topics:

1. Installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux

  • Preparing to Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Performing a Manual Installation

2. Using Essential Tools

  • Basic Shell Skills
  • Editing Files with vim
  • Understanding the Shell Environment
  • Finding Help

3. Essential File Management Tools

  • Working with the File System Hierarchy
  • Managing Files
  • Using Links
  • Working with Archives and Compressed Files

4. Working with Text Files

  • Using Common Text File–Related Tools
  • A Primer to Using Regular Expressions
  • Using grep to Analyze Text
  • Working with Other Useful Text Processing Utilities

5. Connecting to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

  • Working on Local Consoles
  • Using SSH and Related Utilities

6. User and Group Management

  • Different User Types
  • Managing User Accounts
  • Creating and Managing Group Accounts

7. Permissions Management

  • Managing File Ownership
  • Managing Basic Permissions
  • Managing Advanced Permissions
  • Managing ACLs
  • Setting Default Permissions with umask
  • Working with User-Extended Attributes

8. Configuring Networking

  • Networking Fundamentals
  • Managing Network Addresses and Interfaces
  • Validating Network Configuration
  • Configuring Network Configuration with nmtui and nmcli
  • Setting Up Hostname and Name Resolution

9. Managing Software

  • Managing Software Packages with yum
  • Using yum
  • Managing Package Module Streams
  • Managing Software Packages with rpm

10. Managing Processes

  • Introduction to Process Management
  • Managing Shell Jobs
  • Using Common Command-Line Tools for Process Management
  • Using top to Manage Processes
  • Using tuned to Optimize Performance

11. Working with Systemd

  • Understanding Systemd
  • Managing Units Through Systemd

12. Scheduling Tasks

  • Configuring Cron to Automate Recurring Tasks
  • Configuring at to Schedule Future Tasks

13. Configuring Logging

  • Understanding System Logging
  • Configuring rsyslogd
  • Rotating Log Files
  • Working with journald

14. Managing Storage

  • Understanding MBR and GPT Partitions
  • Managing Partitions and File Systems
  • Mounting File Systems

15. Managing Advanced Storage

  • Understanding LVM
  • Creating LVM Logical Volumesv
  • Resizing LVM Logical Volumes
  • Configuring Stratis
  • Configuring VDO

16. Basic Kernel Management

  • Understanding the Role of the Linux Kernel
  • Working with Kernel Modules
  • Upgrading the Linux Kernel

17. Managing and Understanding the Boot Procedure

  • Managing Systemd Targets
  • Working with GRUB 2

18. Essential Troubleshooting Skills

  • Understanding the RHEL 8 Boot Procedure
  • Passing Kernel Boot Arguments
  • Using a Rescue Disk
  • Fixing Common Issues
  • Recovering Access to a Virtual Machine

19. An Introduction to Bash Shell Scripting

  • Understanding Shell Scripting Core Elements
  • Using Variables and Input
  • Using Conditional Loops

20. Configuring SSH

  • Hardening the SSH Server
  • Using Other Useful sshd Options
  • Configuring Key-Based Authentication with Passphrases

21. Managing Apache HTTP Services

  • Configuring a Basic Apache Server
  • Understanding Apache Configuration Files
  • Creating Apache Virtual Hosts

22. Managing SELinux

  • Understanding SELinux Working and Modes
  • Understanding Context Settings and the Policy
  • Restoring Default File Contexts
  • Using Boolean Settings to Modify SELinux Settings
  • Diagnosing and Addressing SELinux Policy Violations

23. Configuring a Firewall

  • Understanding Linux Firewalling
  • Working with Firewalld

24. Accessing Network Storage

  • Using NFS Services
  • Using CIFS Services
  • Mounting Remote File Systems Through fstab
  • Using Automount to Mount Remote File Systems

25. Configuring Time Services

  • Understanding Local Time
  • Using Network Time Protocol
  • Managing Time on Red Hat Enterprise Linux