Exam RH302


Table 2: Coverage of Red Hat Exam Prep Guide Requirements

Exam Readiness Checklist

Official Certification Objective

Study Guide Coverage

Ch #

Pg#

Prerequisite

RHCT

RHCE

Red Hat Exam Prerequisite Skills

      

Use standard command line tools (e.g., ls, cp, mv, rm, tail, and cat, etc.) to create, remove, view, and investigate files and directories

Basic File Operations and Manipulation

1

19

*

  

Use grep, sed, and awk to process text streams and file

Basic File Operations and Manipulation

1

19

*

  

Use a terminal-based text editor, such as vim or nano, to modify text files

Basic Linux Knowledge

1

8

*

  

Use input/output redirection

Shells

1

26

*

  

Understand basic principles of TCP/IP networking, including IP addresses, netmasks, and gateways for IPv4 and IPv6

Basic TCP/IP Networking

1

38

*

  

Use su to switch user accounts

System Administration

1

34

*

  

Use passwd to set passwords

Basic Security

1

30

*

  

Use tar, gzip, and bzip2

System Administration

1

34

*

  

Configure an e-mail client on Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Other Basic Skills as Defined in the Exam Prep Guide

1

49

*

  

Use text and/or graphical browser to access HTTP/HTTPS URLs

Other Basic Skills as Defined in the Exam Prep Guide

1

49

*

  

Use lftp to access FTP URLs

Other Basic Skills as Defined in the Exam Prep Guide

1

49

*

  

RHCT Troubleshooting and System Maintenance Skills

    

*

 

Boot systems into different run levels for troubleshooting and system maintenance

Troubleshooting Strategies

16

728

 

*

 

Diagnose and correct misconfigured networking

Network Configuration

7

331

 

*

 

Diagnose and correct hostname resolution problems

Understanding DNS: Zones, Domains, and Delegation

11

559

 

*

 

Configure the X Window System and a desktop environment

X Window System (entire chapter)

14

649

 

*

 

Add new partitions, filesystems, and swap to existing systems

Partitioning Hard Disks; Managing Filesystems; Advanced Partitioning: Software RAID; Advanced Partitioning: Logical Volume Management

4, 8

185, 196, 410, 417

 

*

 

Use standard command-line tools to analyze problems and configure system

Entire book

all

  

*

 

RHCE Troubleshooting and System Maintenance Skills

      

Use the rescue environment provided by first installation CD

Troubleshooting Strategies

16

728

  

*

Diagnose and correct boot loader failures arising from boot loader, module, and filesystem errors

The GRUB Bootloader, Managing Filesystems, The Basics of the Kernel, Required RHCE Troubleshooting Skills

3, 4, 8, 16

147, 196, 377, 742

  

*

Diagnose and correct problems with network services (see the following Installation and Configuration skills for a list of these services)

 

7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

329, 443, 493, 557, 585, 613, 649, 691

  

*

Add, remove, and resize logical volumes

Configuring Partitions, RAID, and LVM; Advanced Partitioning: Logical Volume Management

2, 8

96, 417

  

*

Diagnose and correct networking service problems where SELinux contexts are interfering with proper operation

 

7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

329, 443, 493, 557, 585, 613, 649, 691

  

*

RHCT Installation and Configuration Skills

      

Perform network OS installation

Configuring a Network Installation

2

81

 

*

 

Implement a custom partitioning scheme

Configuring Partitions, RAID, and LVM

2

96

 

*

 

Configure printing

The CUPS Printing System

7

341

 

*

 

Configure the scheduling of tasks using cron and at

Automating System Administration: cron and at

7

354

 

*

 

Attach system to a network directory service, such as NIS or LDAP

Network Authentication Configuration: NIS and LDAP

6

313

 

*

 

Configure autofs

Filesystem Management and the Automounter

4

200

 

*

 

Add and manage users, groups, and quotas, and File Access Control Lists

User Account Management, The Basic User Environment, Setting Up and Managing Disk Quotas

6

273, 285, 290

 

*

 

Configure filesystem permissions for collaboration

Creating and Maintaining Special Groups

6

301

 

*

 

Install and update packages using rpm

The Red Hat Package Manager, More RPM Commands

5

222, 227

 

*

 

Properly update the kernel package

New Kernels, the Easy Way

8

388

 

*

 

Configure the system to update/install packages from remote repositories using yum or pup

Adding and Removing RPM Packages with yum and pirut, Managing Updates with Pup and the Red Hat Network (RHN)

5

238, 234

 

*

 

Modify the system boot loader

New Kernels, the Easy Way; Kernel Sources

8

388, 392

 

*

 

Implement software RAID at install-time and runtime

Configuring Partitions, RAID, and LVM; Advanced Partitioning: Software RAID

2, 8

96, 410

 

*

 

Use /proc/sys and sysctl to modify and set kernel runtime parameters

The Basics of the Kernel

8

377

 

*

 

Use scripting to automate system maintenance tasks

Automating System Administration: cron and at

7

329

 

*

 

RHCE Installation and Configuration Skills

      

For HTTP/HTTPS, install, configure SELinux support, configure to start on reboot for basic operation and host- and user-based security

The Apache Web Server, Virtual Hosts, Apache Access Configuration

9

444, 466, 456

  

*

For SMB, install, configure SELinux support, configure to start on reboot for basic operation and host- and user-based security

Samba Services

10

516

  

*

For NFS, install, configure SELinux support, configure to start on reboot for basic operation and host- and user-based security

Configuring a Network File System (NFS) Server, Client-side NFS

10

494, 509

  

*

For FTP, install, configure SELinux support, configure to start on reboot for basic operation and host- and user-based security

The File Transfer Protocol and vsFTPd

10

512

  

*

For Web proxy, install, configure SELinux support, configure to start on reboot for basic operation and host- and user-based security

The Squid Web Cache Proxy

9

476

  

*

For SMTP, install, configure SELinux support, configure to start on reboot for basic operation and host- and user-based security

Electronic Mail (entire chapter)

12

585

  

*

For IMAP/IMAPS/POP3, install, configure SELinux support, configure to start on reboot for basic operation and host- and user-based security

Reception with Dovecot

12

589

  

*

For SSH, install, configure SELinux support, configure to start on reboot for basic operation and host- and user-based security

The Secure Shell Package

13

620

  

*

For DNS (caching name server, slave name server), install, configure SELinux support, configure to start on reboot for basic operation and host- and user-based security

Domain Name Service (entire chapter)

11

557

  

*

For NTP, install, configure SELinux support, configure to start on reboot for basic operation and host- and user-based security

The Network Time Protocol (NTP)

13

634

  

*

Configure hands-free installation using Kickstart

Using Kickstart to Automate Installation

5

244

  

*

Implement logical volumes at install-time

Configuring Partitions, RAID, and LVM

2

96

  

*

Use iptables to implement packet filtering and/or NAT

Firewalls and Packet Filtering using netfilter, Network Address Translation

15

697, 703

  

*

Use PAM to implement user-level restrictions

Pluggable Authentication Modules

6

305

  

*



RHCE Red Hat Certified Engineer Linux Study Guide (Exam RH302)
Linux Patch Management: Keeping Linux Systems Up To Date
ISBN: 0132366754
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 227
Authors: Michael Jang

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