Preliminary Exam in Red Hat System Administration 1 (PE124) Exam Preparation

By Mike Bunch

This course provides exam preparation for system administrators for the Red Hat Preliminary Exam in System Administration I (PE124).

11.4 hours
  • 54 Lessons
  • 9 Hands-On Labs

About the course

Whether you are a novice or experienced system administrator, the Red Hat Preliminary Exam in System Administration I (PE124) will validate your Red Hat knowledge. The exam is a practical test of your knowledge and understanding of essential system administration tasks. This exam will also prepare you for future certifications, such as the Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA).

The PE124 exam is on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0. You will use your computer system along with provided cloud instances to complete the exam. To learn more about the exam and Red Hat’s expectations, review the official exam overview.

  • Chapter 1 3 Lessons Course Introduction 5:01

    Welcome to the Course

    1:39

    About the Training Architect

    1:54

    About the Exam

    1:28
  • Chapter 2 5 Lessons Accessing Systems 43:21

    Accessing and Navigating a Shell Prompt

    9:18

    Using System Documentation, Part 1

    10:29

    Using System Documentation, Part 2

    13:37

    Accessing Remote Systems Using SSH

    9:57

    Using SCP to Transfer Files Between Systems

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 3 9 Lessons Managing Users and Groups 1:08:54

    Managing Users and Groups Section Overview

    3:03

    Managing Local User Accounts

    9:32

    Creating and Managing Local User Passwords

    11:01

    Logging in and Switching Users in Multi-User Target Environments

    9:03

    Configuring the User Environment

    10:12

    Managing Local Groups and Group Memberships

    9:46

    Configuring Superuser Access

    13:42

    Managing Users and Groups Section Review

    2:35

    Configuring User Accounts and Permissions on a Development Server

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 4 13 Lessons Managing Files and Directories 1:54:10

    Managing Files and Directories Section Overview

    3:25

    Managing Files and Directories

    11:02

    Using Input-Output Redirection Part 1 - Overview

    6:25

    Using Input-Output Redirection Part 2 - Examples

    12:29

    Managing File and Directory Archiving - tar, gzip and bzip

    13:54

    Managing File and Directory Archiving - star, gzip and bzip

    14:04

    Creating Hard and Soft Links

    10:12

    Managing and Updating File and Directory Permissions and Ownership

    13:24

    Diagnosing and Correcting File and Directory Permission Issues

    14:08

    Creating and Configuring Directories for Collaboration

    11:57

    Managing Files and Directories Section Review

    3:10

    Creating a Backup Structure and Archiving Files

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Create a Collaborative Directory

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 5 17 Lessons Systems Management 1:57:58

    Systems Management Section Overview

    4:26

    Booting, Rebooting, and Shutting Down a System

    7:30

    Booting Systems into Different Targets Manually

    6:00

    Modifying the System Bootloader

    8:40

    Managing Services and Service Configuration

    11:11

    Troubleshooting and Identifying Resource Intensive Processes

    13:16

    Locating and Reviewing System Log Files and Journals

    9:21

    Preserving System Journals

    5:20

    Configuring Custom Logging

    10:38

    Mounting and Unmounting Existing Filesystems

    11:10

    Configuring Time Service Clients

    10:02

    Installing and Updating Software Packages

    9:21

    Working With Package Module Streams

    7:20

    Systems Management Section Review

    3:43

    Managing and Troubleshooting System Services and Processes

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Reviewing System Logs and Updating the journald Configuration

    0:00 Hands-On Lab

    Viewing, Installing and Removing Packages Using YUM and RPM

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 6 4 Lessons Networking 29:23

    Configuring IPv4 and IPv6 Addresses

    13:45

    Configuring Hostname Resolution

    8:45

    Managing and Configuring Network Services

    6:53

    Validating Network Configuration and Configuring Network Services

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 7 1 Lesson Practice Exam 0:00

    Practice Exam Lab for PE124

    0:00 Hands-On Lab
  • Chapter 8 2 Lessons Course Conclusion 6:58

    Registering and Taking the Exam

    3:30

    Course Conclusion and What’s Next

    3:28

What you will need

  • Basic technical user skills with computer applications on some operating systems are expected.

What are Hands-on Labs

What's the difference between theoretical knowledge and real skills? Practical real-world experience. That's where Hands-on Labs come in! Hands-on Labs are guided, interactive experiences that help you learn and practice real-world scenarios in real cloud environments. Hands-on Labs are seamlessly integrated in courses, so you can learn by doing.

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