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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

VTC - Red Hat Certified Technician Tutorials

Linux is the most important operating system on the Internet. It's recognized everywhere as the cost-effective way to operate all kinds of servers. With the support of powerhouses like IBM, Dell, HP, and Sun, demand for Linux servers is growing. Red Hat is the dominant player in Linux. And the Red Hat Certified Technician is the first of the “hands-on” exams recognized for testing real skills. This practical "how to" course by VTC author Mike Jang, uses practical examples to demonstrate the skills tested by the RHCT exam. To begin learning simply click the links.

System & Service Initialization
Understanding the Boot Process
Troubleshooting GRUB
Loading Kernels & Modules
Running the First Process & inittab
More on /etc/inittab
Controlling how Services Start
Shutdown & Reboot

Configuring Kernel Services & Modules
Managing Modules
Configuring with /proc & sysctl.conf
Finding Detected Hardware
Controlling & Monitoring Processes

Managing Filesystems
Partition Management
Creating Filesystems with Journals & More
Filesystem Attributes
Mounting in /etc/fstab
Filesystem Management Commands

Configuring Network Devices
Detecting Network Devices
Working with Network Status Commands
Running Network Configuration Commands
Deciphering Network Configuration Files - Lesson 1
Deciphering Network Configuration Files - Lesson 2
Network Client Tools (DHCP/route/DNS)

Package Management & Kickstart
Understanding The Red Hat Package Manager
Understanding yum & Dependency Resolution
Correctly Upgrading Kernels
Using RPM Command Features
Setting up Kickstart

User Administration
Creating New Users
Managing Password Aging
Using Login Shells
Managing Groups
Configuring a Special Group
Running sudo & su
Understanding Network User Databases
Managing File Permissions
Managing File Ownership
Understanding Access Control Lists
Troubleshooting Security Enhanced Linux

Printing & Administration Tools
Understanding CUPS
Controlling cron & crontab
Making syslog help your Logs
Backing Up Locally & Remotely - Lesson 1
Backing Up Locally & Remotely - Lesson 2

The X Window System
Understanding X Server/X Client Relationship
Using X Clients & Remote X Sessions
Configuring the X Window Graphically
Configuring X With Text Commands
Understanding the X Configuration File

Advanced Filesystem Management
Configuring Software RAID
Recovering a Software RAID Volume
Creating Logical Volumes
Converting LVM1 to LVM2 & Resizing
Limiting Users by Quota

Reviewing the Scientific Method
Troubleshooting the X Window
Troubleshooting Networking
Booting Differently
Using the Rescue Environment

Troubleshooting & System Maintenance
Boot Systems Into Different Runlevels
Solve Network Configuration Problems
Work Through Hostname Resolution Problems
Set up the X Window
Configure a Desktop Environment
Add New Partitions/Filesystems & Swap
Troubleshooting at the Command Line

Installation & Configuration
Install over a Network
Set up your own Partitions
Install & Configure Printers
Schedule Tasks Using cron & at
Connect to a Network Directory Service
Work with the Automounter
Users/Groups/Quotas & File Access Control Lists
Configuring Permissions for Collaboration
Install & Update RPMs
Properly Update the Kernel Package
Remote Repositories Using yum or pup
Modify the System Bootloader
Implement Software RAID
Managing Kernel Run-time Parameters
Scripting to Automate System Maintenance



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