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Lesson 2 RedHat Linux Module Introduction
ObjectiveThis page represents the introduction to Red Hat Linux System Administration

RedHat Linux Module Introduction

This course introduces you to the Red Hat Linux
  1. desktop interface,
  2. networking,
  3. system resource management and,
  4. configuration tools.
Furthermore, instructs you on how to create an efficient and customized networked environment.

Linux as a viable solution

As you know Linux is fast growing in popularity. People in both the business and technology sectors are beginning to understand that this powerful, robust operating system has become a formidable business tool that is very accessible (if not downright inviting) to the desktop user.
There is tremendous potential for businesses that rely on Linux and Open Source Software (OSS).
This course is designed for users of Linux (or UNIX) who want to build skills in systems administration on Red Hat Linux to a level where they can attach and configure a workstation on an existing network.

Course goals

After completing the course, you will be able to:
  1. Configure the X windows display server
  2. Configure the graphical environment
  3. Integrate with the network
  4. Configure TCP/IP and PPP clients
  5. Use client-side Network Information System (NIS)
  6. Use client-side Network File System (NFS)
  7. Understand and manage processes
  8. Schedule processes and edit runlevel services

The series

This is the second course in the Red Hat Linux System Administration Series. Taken in conjunction with the other courses in this series, this course prepares you to perform system administration tasks such as installing, configuring, and troubleshooting Red Hat Linux workstations and systems.

Series features

The following features are included in this series to better prepare you to apply your skills in a real-world environment.


QuickChecks are unscored opportunities for you to self-check your understanding of key points before you arrive at an Exercise or Quiz that is scored. There are two kinds of QuickChecks. An example of the first kind is provided below. Click once to see the question; then click again to see the correct answer in a short, animated sequence.

Question: How do you know what kind of mouse you have?
Answer: Look at the plug that connects the mouse to your computer . If the plug is rectangular then you have a serial mouse, and if it is round it is a PS/2 mouse.

The second kind of QuickCheck gives you an opportunity to review commands on a simulated command line. In this example, you answer the question in the text box. When you have completed your answer, press Enter, and the solution and a brief explanation are displayed in a separate pop-up window. Try it now.

On Your Own exercises

You will be able to complete these exercises on any Linux system running X Window System.
If you have questions click on the Search button located at the top of the page.
In the next lesson, the Red Hat Linux and the General Public License will be discussed.