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RH199: RHCSA Rapid Track Course

Fast track to RHCSA for experienced system administrators

Course Description
The RHCSA Fast Track course (RH199) is designed for experienced Linux System Administrators who want to harden their technical skill sets and become accredited with the RHCSA certification. Using a best-of-breed contemporary teaching approach, students will learn to properly manage a Linux workstation and server, including installation and configuration of local components and services as well as connections to existing network services. To successfully navigate this course, students must already have solid Linux command line experience to perform tasks at an accelerated pace. In addition, they should possess the necessary skills to execute common commands, such as cp, grep, sort, mkdir, tar, mkfs, ssh, and yum, and be familiar with accessing man pages for help. At the completion of the course, students will be adequately prepared to take the Red Hat Certified System Administration (RHCSA) exam.


  • Practiced Linux system administrators who currently manage Linux servers at the enterprise level
  • Skilled Linux system administrators who who want or are required to demonstrate competencies by earning the RHCSA


  • Full-time Linux administration with 1-3 years of experience
  • The following skills:
    1. Using the Bash shell and managing files and directories from the command line
    2. Configuring print queues to local and remote printers
    3. Monitoring system resources at a basic level (ps, kill)
    4. Managing system software (installing and updating packages with yum)
    5. Establishing network connectivity using DHCP
    6. Administering local user and group accounts
    7. Managing local, physical storage
    8. Installing Linux graphically on a bare-metal system
  • Confirmation of the correct skill set required for this course can be obtained by passing the pre-assessment quiz at

Course Content

  • Managing local storage, including encrypted volumes
  • Deploying network services, including VNC, SSH, FTP, and web services
  • Securing files with ACLs and network services with the firewall and SELinux
  • Managing virtual machines with KVM technology
  • Automating installation of Linux using kickstart