Why to be RedHat certified
- Organizations across the private sector, government and individuals use open source
- We expect that organizations want to ensure their employees have the skills and experience to utilize the latest open source technologies.
- International Data Corporation (IDC) analysis shows that companies with Red Hat-certified IT staff have less unplanned downtime and faster outage resolution than those that do not
- Red Hat-certified employees ramp up faster, stay longer and perform better
- RedHat certification program aims at system administrators, engineers, architects, enterprise developers and administrators who use RHEL in their IT infrastructures
Description/ Rationale/ Motivation
Linux is thriving, with RedHat being at the forefront of the linux revolution. This sounds reasonable since Open source is no longer a question, it’s a go-to from the datacenter to the cloud. Open source has revolutionized the software industry and it continues to be the driving force behind much of the technology innovation happening today. Definitely, this growing shift to an open approach in both IT and business explains the constantly increasing demand for RedHat and other secondary linux distributions.
RedHat open source solutions are designed to provide customers with high-performing, scalable, flexible, reliable, secure and stable technologies that meet the infrastructure needs of enterprises. These offerings include RedHat Enterprise Linux, JBoss Middleware, Enterprise Virtualization and Storage Server. Hence, RedHat provides a fully open technology stack that in addition can be adapted to the admin/user needs, without needing to lock into the vendor’s vision of the software or stack components. This justifies the fact that for the second year in a row, Fortune has named RedHat to its list of the Most Admired Companies. Fortune surveys top executives and directors from eligible companies, along with financial analysts, to identify the companies that enjoy the strongest reputations within their industries and across industries and Redhat listed alongside prestigious companies, many of which are customers and partners. Indeed, RedHat serves more than 90 percent of the largest companies, including internet service providers, airlines, healthcare companies and commercial banks.
To seriously support this wide range of application domains, RedHat offers numerous professional certifications based on its software products. RedHat certification program aims at system administrators, engineers, architects, enterprise developers and application administrators, as well as cloud and virtualization administrators, who use RHEL in their IT infrastructures.
Red Hat System Administration II (RH134) Certification
This course relates to Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 7. Red Hat System Administration II (RH134) focuses on the key tasks needed to become a full time Linux administrator. This course goes deeper into enterprise Linux administration including file systems and partitioning, logical volumes, SELinux, firewalling, and troubleshooting. Attending both Red Hat System Administration I and Red Hat System Administration II can help you in your preparation for the Red Hat Certified System Administrator exam (EX200).
An RHCE is capable of RHCSA tasks plus the following:
- Use regular expressions with grep
- Automating Installation with Kickstart
- Create and Edit text files with vim
- Scheduling future Linux Tasks
- Manage Priority of Linux Processes
- Control access to files with access control lists (ACL)
- Manage SELinux Security
- Connect to Network-defined Users and Groups
- Add disks, partitions, and file systems to a Linux system
- Manage logical volume management (LVM) storage
- Access networked attached storage with network file system (NFS)
- Access networked storage with SMB
- Control and troubleshoot the Red Hat Enterprise Linux boot process
- Limit network communication with firewall
- Automate Installations using Kickstart
- Manage filesystems and logical volumes
- Manage scheduled jobs
- Access network filesystems
- Manage SELinux
- Control firewalls
- Perform troubleshooting tasks
This course is designed for students who have completed Red Hat System Administration I (RH124). This course is for users that wish to earn a more senior-level credential, or experienced senior system administrators who have not yet certified.