Red Hat System Administration III (RH254) Training

Data Center Services For Red Hat Enterprise Linux7

Enhance your abilities for administering Linux systems with the 5-day Red Hat System Administration III course. Our accredited trainers cover all the relevant aspects while preparing you for the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) exam.


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Red Hat System Administration III Course Overview

Vinsys' authorized Data Center Services for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 course adds to your skills for administering Linux systems at an enterprise level. 

The Red Hat training focuses on deploying/managing network servers running caching domain name service (DNS), MariaDB, Apache HTTPD, Postfix SMTP nullclients, network file sharing with network file system (NFS) and server message block (SMB), iSCSI initiators and targets, advanced networking, and firewalld configurations. 

Our in-depth course pays attention to using bash shell scripting for automating, configuring, and troubleshooting the system, and helps with the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) exam preparation. 

Course Curriculum

Course Objectives

  • Controlling services and daemons.
  • Managing networking.
  • Configuring link aggregation, bridging, teaming, and bonding.
  • Configuring filters with firewalls.
  • Permitting and rejecting access to network services using SELinux.
  • Managing DNS servers.
  • Configuring SMTP email delivery.
  • Providing iSCSI block storage.
  • Configuring NFS and SAMBA file-based storage.
  • Configuring MariaDB SQL database.
  • Configuring Apache HTTPD with TLS-enabled virtual hosts.
  • Writing simple bash automation scripts.


  • Experienced Linux Administrators with Red Hat System Administrator (RHCSA®) accreditation or equivalent skills. 
  • Those willing to learn enterprise-level automation techniques through scripting.
  • The ones interested in deploying/securing network services and managing other key security features of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
  • Professionals who wish to take the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) exam. 


  • RHCSA credential or similar experience.

Note: Candidates with no RHCSA certification may obtain the confirmation of appropriate knowledge by clearing an online skills assessment.

About the Exam

Exam:                              EX294.
Skills Tested:                  Managing Multiple Systems using Red Hat Ansible
                                          Automation and Executing Common System     
                                          Administration Tasks across Several Systems 
                                          with Ansible.      
Certification Awarded:   The Red Hat Certified Engineer.
Exam Format:                    Performance-based Hands-on Testing of Real-world Tasks. 
Internet Access:             Not Provided. 
Hard Copies:                   Prohibited. 
Duration:                         4 Hours. 
Cost:                                $400 (Region-specific).

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Course Outline

  • Reviewing how to manage services and the boot-up process using systemctl.
  • Configuring/Troubleshooting basic IPv6 networking on Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems
  • Configuring and troubleshooting advanced network interface functionality, including bonding, teaming, and local software bridges.
  • Permitting/Rejecting access to network services utilizing advanced SELinux and firewalld filtering techniques.
  • Setting/Verifying correct DNS records for systems and configuring secure DNS caching.
  • Relaying all emails sent by the system to an SMTP gateway for central delivery.
  • Providing/Using Networked iSCSI block devices as remote disks
  • Providing NFS exports and SMB file shares for specific systems and users.
  • Providing a MariaDB SQL database for use by programs and database administrators
  • Configuring Apache HTTPD for providing Transport Layer Security (TLS)-enabled websites and virtual hosts
  • Writing simple shell scripts using bash.
  • Using bash conditionals and other control structures for writing more sophisticated shell commands and scripts
  • Customizing bash startup, using environment variables, bash aliases, and bash functions.

Course Reviews


It develops your employees' skills for improving infrastructure performance, increasing system utilization/security, and boosting responsiveness to system failures by introducing advanced administration tasks/techniques. 
The comprehensive training leads to improved infrastructure security, lower costs of infrastructure services, more robust IT infrastructure, faster deployment of open-source technologies, and improved quality of infrastructure services/products.

The Red Hat RH254 course enables you to perform crucial tasks needed as full-time Linux System Engineers or Consultants. 

You learn enterprise Linux advanced administration topics, service and daemon control, network configuration/troubleshooting, NFS and SAMBA file server configuration, Apache HTTP web server management, MariaDB SQL database configuration, Postfix SMTP configuration, DNS troubleshooting, and bash scripting.

The RHCSA or Red Hat Certified System Administrator (Exam EX200) validates the following abilities:
•    Using essential tools for handling files, directories, command-line environments, and documentation.
•    Creating simple shell scripts.
•    Operating running systems, booting into different run levels, identifying processes, starting/stopping virtual machines, and controlling services.
•    Configuring local storage utilizing partitions and logical volumes.
•    Creating/Configuring file systems and file system attributes, like permissions, encryption, access control lists, and network file systems.
•    Deploying, configuring, and maintaining systems, including software installation, update, and core services.
•    Managing users/groups.
•    Managing security, covering basic firewall and SELinux configuration.
•    Performing basic container management.

No, the Data Center Services for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 course does not cover all RHCSA tasks. 

Yes, the training is a combination of lectures and hands-on labs.

A Red Hat Engineer (RHCE) is a Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) capable of automating Red Hat Enterprise Linux tasks, integrating Red Hat emerging technologies, and applying automation for efficiency/innovation.

Besides being a globally-respected Individual/Corporate IT training provider, Vinsys is also admired as the top Red Hat learning partner. Its unmatchable offerings, accredited instructors, customizable skilling programs, and round-the-clock learner support ensure the most detailed upskilling experiences, a must for capitalizing on valuable Linux system opportunities.