RHCSA RHCE Red Hat Linux Certification Study Guide Seventh Edition Exams EX200 EX300 Certification Career OMG
Based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, the new edition of this bestselling study guide covers the updated Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) and Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) exams.
RHCSA/RHCE Red Hat Linux Certification Study Guide, 7th Edition is fully revised to cover the recently released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and the corresponding RHCSA and RHCE certification exams. This new edition provides complete coverage of all official exam objectives for the new exams.
An integrated study system based on proven pedagogy, this revised bestseller features special elements that reinforce and teach practical skills while preparing candidates for the exam. Each chapter includes step-by-step exercises, Exam Watch and On-the-Job sidebars, Two-Minute Drills, end-of-chapter self tests, and hands-on lab questions. Electronic content includes four complete lab-based practice exams to ensure you’re ready to sit for the live exams.
Complete coverage of all exam objectives and performance-based requirements related to the exams, including difficult lab-based scenarios
Electronic content includes four complete lab-based practice exams, two for RHCSA and two for RHCE
A proven study system for RHCSA and RHCE candidates
Product Description: RHCSA & RHCE Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7: Training and Exam Preparation Guide (EX200 and EX300), Third Edition. 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.
Master every objective on the RHCSA and RHCE exams
4 Practice Exams (2 RHCSA and 2 RHCE)
More than 40 interactive hands-on exercises and performance-based CLI simulations
3 Virtual Machines to help you test your skills in a real-world environment
More than 30 minutes of unique video examining pre-assessment theoretical exams so you know if you are prepared to take the tests
More than 2 hours of video instruction from our best-selling RHCSA and RHCE Complete Video Courses
40 interactive chapter and glossary quizzes
This study guide helps you master topics on both the Red Hat RHCSA (EX200) and RHCE (EX300) exams for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Version 7, 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, and Bash scripting
System Security: Configuring firewalls, advanced Apache services, DNS, MariaDB, NFS, Samba, SMTP, SSH, and time synchronization
Red Hat RHCSA/RHCE 7 Cert Guide contains proven study features that allow you to succeed on the exam the first time. Best-selling author and top Linux consultant Sander van Vugt shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness to improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. This complete study package includes the following:
A test-preparation routine proven to help you pass Red Hat’s tough certification exams
Clearly defined chapter learning objectives covering all RHCSA (EX200) and RHCE (EX300) exam topics
Chapter-ending review questions to help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly
Chapter-ending labs showing what real exam tasks and assignments look like
4 Practice Exams that appear in the book and also on the on the companion website and DVD (2 RHCSA and 2 RHCE), so you can thoroughly test your skills before taking your actual exams
More than 40 Interactive Hands-on Exercises and 40 Interactive Quizzes to help you immediately test and reinforce your knowledge
4 advanced Command-Line Interface simulations (2 RHCSA and 2 RHCE) walking you through realistic, complex, multi-step Red Hat scenarios
Interactive Glossary Quiz on the companion website and DVD allowing you to test yourself on every glossary term covered in the book
2½+ hours of video training: 30 minutes of unique test-prep videos plus more than 2 hours of instruction from the best-selling RHCSA and RHCE Complete Video Course series
3 Virtual Machines on the companion website and DVD giving you easy access to a reliable environment for working through this book’s labs and exercises
A final preparation chapter, which guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your review and test-taking strategies
Two Theoretical Pre-Assessment Exams (one RHCSA and one RHCE) so you can assess your skills and determine the best study path
An Exam Essentials appendix that quickly recaps all major chapter topics for easy reference, found on both the companion website and DVD
Study plan suggestions and templates to help you organize and optimize your study time
Companion Website and DVD
The companion website and DVD contain 4 practice exams, exercises, quizzes, virtual labs, video, and more. For details, open the DVD or access the companion website at www.pearsonitcertification.com/
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“I have found this book to be a very useful classroom text, as well as a great Linux resource. It teaches Linux using a ground-up approach that gives students the chance to progress with their skills and grow into the Linux world. I have often pointed to this book when asked to recommend a solid Linux reference.” — Eric Hartwell, Chair, School of Information Technology, ITT Technical Institute
Master All the Techniques You Need to Succeed with Fedora™ or Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
The #1 Fedora and RHEL resource—a tutorial AND on-the-job reference
Master Linux administration and security using the command line, GUI tools, Python, systemd, and firewalld
Set up key Internet servers, step by step, including Samba, Apache, MariaDB/MySQL, sendmail, OpenSSH, DNS, LDAP, and more
Brand-new chapter on Virtual Machines and Cloud Computing!
In this comprehensive guide, one of the world’s leading Linux experts brings together all the knowledge and real-world insights you need to master and succeed with today’s versions of Fedora or Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Best-selling author Mark Sobell explains Linux clearly and effectively, focusing on skills you’ll actually need as a user, programmer, or administrator.
Sobell assumes no prior Linux knowledge. He starts at the beginning and walks you through every topic and task that matters, using easy-to-understand examples. Step by step, you’ll learn how to install and configure Linux from the accompanying DVD, navigate its graphical user interface, provide file/printer sharing, configure network servers, secure Linux desktops and networks, work with the command line, administer Linux efficiently, and automate administration using Python and bash.
Mark Sobell has taught hundreds of thousands of Linux and UNIX professionals. He knows every Linux nook and cranny—and he never forgets what it’s like to be new to Linux. Whatever you want to do with Linux—now or in the future—you’ll find it in this book.
Compared with other Linux books, A Practical Guide to Fedora™and Red Hat®Enterprise Linux ®, Seventh Edition, delivers
Complete, up-to-the-minute coverage of Fedora 19 and RHEL 7 (beta)
New programming chapters that cover Python and MariaDB/MySQL, plus a new tutorial on using GnuPG to encrypt communications
Information on state-of-the-art security: SELinux, ACLs, firewalld (firewall-config and firewall-cmd), iptables (system-config-firewall), GnuPG, and OpenSSH
New chapter on VMs (virtual machines) and cloud computing, including VMware, QEMU/KVM, virt-manager, virsh, GNOME Boxes, and AWS (Amazon Web Services)
Expanded command-line coverage, including a new chapter that details 32 important utilities
Practical information on Internet server configuration, including Apache, sendmail, NFSv4, DNS/BIND, the new LDAP Dynamic Server, and IPv6
Complete “meat-and-potatoes” information on system/network administration, now including GRUB 2, the XFS filesystem, the new Anaconda Installer, the systemd init daemon, firewalld, and NetworkManager
Detailed instructions on keeping Linux systems up to date, finding software packages, and working with repositories using yum and rpm
Full coverage of the LPI Linux Essentials exam objectives plus extensive coverage of the CompTIA Linux+ exam objectives; Appendix E provides a map from objectives to pages in the book
New coverage of find, sort, xz (compression), free, xargs, and the nano editor
And much more, including a 500+ term glossary and comprehensive indexes
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Create fully unattended installations and deploy configurations without breaking a sweat
Discover and kick-start the newest RHEL 7 configuration and management tools through an easy-to-follow, practical approach for a lazy system management
Be guided by an experienced RHEL expert who is a certified Linux engineer with a passion for open source and open standards
Dominating the server market, the Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system gives you the support you need to modernize your infrastructure and boost your organization's efficiency. Combining both stability and flexibility, RHEL helps you meet the challenges of today and adapt to the demands of tomorrow.
This practical Cookbook guide will help you get to grips with RHEL 7 Server and automating its installation. Designed to provide targeted assistance through hands-on recipe guidance, it will introduce you to everything you need to know about KVM guests and deploying multiple standardized RHEL systems effortlessly. Get practical reference advice that will make complex networks setups look like child's play, and dive into in-depth coverage of configuring a RHEL system. Also including full recipe coverage of how to set up, configuring, and troubleshoot SELinux, you'll also discover how secure your operating system, as well as how to monitor it.
What you will learn
Set up and configure RHEL 7 Server
Use NetworkManager to configure all aspects of your network
Manage virtual environments using libvirt
Set up software repositories
Secure and monitor your RHEL environment
Configure SELinux, and create and apply its policies
Create kickstart scripts to automatically deploy RHEL 7 systems
Use Orchestration and configuration management tools to manage your environment
About the Author
William Leemans has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry in various positions and supporting several environments.
In 2005, he started his own consulting company, Critter BVBA, in the hope of offering open source solutions to his customers, who are mainly enterprises.
In 2010, William started supporting Red Hat products full time with the Federal Police, Belgium. Since then, he has moved on to support Red Hat products at Proximus and now Euroclear.
William is a strong open source supporter and contributes where he can. He has a couple of projects running at GitHub (https://github.com/bushvin). During the course of writing this book, William recertified himself as a Red Hat Certified Engineer, hoping to one day become a Red Hat Certified Architect.
When he's not tapping away at the keyboard of his laptop, William likes to play around with his two young children, listen to rock music (Foo Fighters, AC/DC, and Queens of the Stone Age are some of his favorites), and devising complicated and intricate plots for the stories that he runs at his biweekly roleplaying sessions with his friends.
The best fully integrated study system available (Exams EX200 and EX300)
With hundreds of review questions and complete coverage of performance-based requirements, RHCSA/RHCE Red Hat Linux Certification Study Guide, Sixth Edition covers what you need to know--and shows you how to prepare--for these challenging exams.
100% complete coverage of all official objectives for Exams EX200 and EX300
Exam Readiness Checklist--you're ready for the exam when all objectives on the list are checked off
Inside the Exam sections in every chapter highlight key exam topics covered
Two-Minute Drills for quick review
100+ lab questions--two full lab-based RHCSA exams and two full lab-based RHCE exams--match the format, tone, topics, and difficulty of the real exam
Covers all the exam topics, including: Virtual Machines and Automated Installations * Fundamental Command Line Skills * RHCSA-Level Security Options * The Boot Process * Linux Filesystem Administration * Package Management * User Administration * RHCSA-Level System Administration * RHCE Security * System Services and SELinux * RHCE Administration * Mail Servers * Samba * File Sharing * DNS, FTP, and Logging
Complete lab-based exam preparation, featuring:
Two full RHCSA practice exams
Two full RHCE practice exams
Lab-based chapter self tests
In-depth answer explanations for all labs
RHCSA and RHCE Glossary
PDF copy of the book for studying on the go
Michael Jang, RHCE, LPIC-2, UCP, LCP, MCP, is the author of three previous bestselling editions of RHCE Red Hat Certified Engineer Linux Study Guide and several other books on Linux and professional certification.
Product Description: This book examines Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 for the desktop user and administrator (covers RHEL 7.4). Though administrative tools are covered, the emphasis is on what a user would need to know to perform tasks. The focus here is on what users face when using Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, covering topics like applications, the GNOME and KDE desktops, shell commands, and the administration and network tools. Desktops are examined in detail, including configuration options. Administration topics are also covered including user management, software management, repositories, services, systemd, system monitoring, shell configuration, encryption, network connections, shared resources, authentication, SELinux, firewalls, shell configuration, backups, and printers.
Product Description: Perfect for systems and network administrators migrating from Windows NT to Linux, or experimenting with bringing Linux into their network topology. Even novice users will find plenty of helpful information on administering the open source operating system—including installation, initial configuration, using the bash command shell, managing files, managing software, and granting rights to users.
Identify, capture and resolve common issues faced by Red Hat Enterprise Linux administrators using best practices and advanced troubleshooting techniques
About This Book
Develop 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 issues
Gain hidden tips and techniques to help you quickly detect the reason for poor network/storage performance
Troubleshoot your RHEL to isolate problems using this example-oriented guide full of real-world solutions
Who 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 Learn
Identify issues that need rapid resolution against long term root cause analysis
Discover commands for testing network connectivity such as telnet, netstat, ping, ip and curl
Spot performance issues with commands such as top, ps, free, iostat, and vmstat
Use tcpdump for traffic analysis
Repair a degraded file system and rebuild a software raid
Identify and troubleshoot hardware issues using dmesg
Troubleshoot custom applications with strace and knowledge of Linux resource limitations
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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