Redhat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) Ex200


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Redhat Certified System Administrator certificaitions is for those who are intrested to start their career or trying to switch the career from Windows to Linux as a system administrator in Redhat linux Servers. This exams will test candidates skills in configuring and managing systems, managing filesystems, local storage, users and groups, managing security and etc.
Candidates must pass Ex200 exam to earn RHCSA Certifications and You must be an RHCSA to earn a Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE®) certification. Please read below the complete informations of RHCSA EX200.

Exam Details


Required Exam(s) : RHCSA EX200
Durations : 2.5 Hrs
Passing Score : 210 Out of 300
Question Types : Performance based hands on questions. Probably 10- 15 tasks will be given.
Exam Fees :
Prerequired Exams : None
Exam Policy : Click here to read the Exam policies.
Recommended Training            :
For Windows system administrators
  • Red Hat System Administration I (RH124)
  • Red Hat System Administration II (RH134)
  • For Linux or UNIX administrators
    • RHCSA Rapid Track Course with exam (RH200)

Exam Pattern

Below the exam objective of RHCSA EX200

RHCSA exam candidates should be able to accomplish the tasks below without assistance. These have been grouped into several categories.

Understand and use essential tools
  • Access a shell prompt and issue commands with correct syntax
  • Use input-output redirection (>, >>, |, 2>, etc.)
  • Use grep and regular expressions to analyze text
  • Access remote systems using ssh
  • Log in and switch users in multiuser targets
  • Archive, compress, unpack, and uncompress files using tar, star, gzip, and bzip2
  • Create and edit text files
  • Create, delete, copy, and move files and directories
  • Create hard and soft links
  • List, set, and change standard ugo/rwx permissions
  • Locate, read, and use system documentation including man, info, and files in /usr/share/doc
Operate running systems
  • Boot, reboot, and shut down a system normally
  • Boot systems into different targets manually
  • Interrupt the boot process in order to gain access to a system
  • Identify CPU/memory intensive processes, adjust process priority with renice, and kill processes
  • Locate and interpret system log files and journals
  • Access a virtual machine's console
  • Start and stop virtual machines
  • Start, stop, and check the status of network services
  • Securely transfer files between systems
Configure local storage
  • List, create, delete partitions on MBR and GPT disks
  • Create and remove physical volumes, assign physical volumes to volume groups, and create and delete logical volumes
  • Configure systems to mount file systems at boot by Universally Unique ID (UUID) or label
  • Add new partitions and logical volumes, and swap to a system non-destructively
Create and configure file systems
  • Create, mount, unmount, and use vfat, ext4, and xfs file systems
  • Mount and unmount CIFS and NFS network file systems
  • Extend existing logical volumes
  • Create and configure set-GID directories for collaboration
  • Create and manage Access Control Lists (ACLs)
  • Diagnose and correct file permission problems
Deploy, configure, and maintain systems
  • Configure networking and hostname resolution statically or dynamically
  • Schedule tasks using at and cron
  • Start and stop services and configure services to start automatically at boot
  • Configure systems to boot into a specific target automatically
  • Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux automatically using Kickstart
  • Configure a physical machine to host virtual guests
  • Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems as virtual guests
  • Configure systems to launch virtual machines at boot
  • Configure network services to start automatically at boot
  • Configure a system to use time services
  • Install and update software packages from Red Hat Network, a remote repository, or from the local file system
  • Update the kernel package appropriately to ensure a bootable system
  • Modify the system bootloader
Manage users and groups
  • Create, delete, and modify local user accounts
  • Change passwords and adjust password aging for local user accounts
  • Create, delete, and modify local groups and group memberships
  • Configure a system to use an existing authentication service for user and group information
Manage security
  • Configure firewall settings using firewall-config, firewall-cmd, or iptables
  • Configure key-based authentication for SSH
  • Set enforcing and permissive modes for SELinux
  • List and identify SELinux file and process context
  • Restore default file contexts
  • Use boolean settings to modify system SELinux settings
  • Diagnose and address routine SELinux policy violations

Books to Prepare

You can Easily pass the exams by preparing the following books.

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Book Name : Red Hat RHCSA/RHCE 7 Cert Guide: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (EX200 and EX300)

Author Name : Sander van Vugt

Publisher : Pearson

Topics Covered in this book:

This book covers the topics for both RHCSA and RHCE, you can leave if you dont need the second part.

  • CHAPTER 1 Installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server
  • CHAPTER 2 Using Essential Tools
  • CHAPTER 3 Essential File Management Tools
  • CHAPTER 4 Working with Text Files
  • CHAPTER 5 Connecting to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • CHAPTER 6 User and Group Management
  • CHAPTER 7 Confi guring Permissions
  • CHAPTER 8 Confi guring Networking
  • CHAPTER 9 Managing Processes
  • CHAPTER 10 Working with Virtual Machines
  • CHAPTER 11 Managing Software
  • CHAPTER 12 Scheduling Tasks
  • CHAPTER 13 Confi guring Logging
  • CHAPTER 14 Managing Partitions
  • CHAPTER 15 Managing LVM Logical Volumes
  • CHAPTER 16 Basic Kernel Management
  • CHAPTER 17 Confi guring a Basic Apache Server
  • CHAPTER 18 Managing and Understanding the Boot Procedure
  • CHAPTER 19 Troubleshooting the Boot Procedure
  • CHAPTER 20 Using Kickstart
  • CHAPTER 21 Managing SELinux
  • CHAPTER 22 Confi guring a Firewall
  • CHAPTER 23 Confi guring Remote Mounts and FTP
  • CHAPTER 24 Confi guring Time Services

Softwares for Practice

You can download the Enterprise Linux from official Linux website and can install it directly on your systems, and or you can install it VMware or Virtual box as a virtual server and can practice it for 30 days.

Software Name : Enterprise Linux 7

License : 30 days Evaluation

Download : Download the trail version from here