Red Hat Platform Course


Red Hat High Availability Clustering - RH436

Red Hat® High Availability Clustering (RH436) provides intensive, hands-on experience with the Pacemaker component of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux High-Availability Add-On, as well as cluster storage components from the Resilient Storage Add-On, including Cluster Logical Volume Manager (CLVM), Red Hat Global File System 2 (GFS2), and Device-Mapper Multipath.

This course is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1.

Course Overview
Many security policies and standards require systems administrators to address specific user authentication concerns, application of updates, system auditing and logging, file system integrity, and more. Red Hat Security and Server Hardening provides strategies for addressing specific policy and configuration concerns. This course can also help you prepare for the Red Hat Certified Specialist in Server Security and Hardening exam (EX413).

Course Content Summary

  • Review errata and apply them to Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
  • Use special permissions and file system access control lists.
  • Manage users and password-aging policy requirements.
  • Install and configure Red Hat Identity Management tools.
  • Understand system auditing.

Audience for this course

  • Needs technical guidance on how to enhance the security of Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems
  • Responsible for implementing security policy requirements on Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems consistently and in a reproducible, scalable way
  • Must be able to demonstrate that systems meet security policy requirements
  • Maintains continued adherence to security requirements, including management of security-critical operating system/software updates
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  • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)?level skills highly recommended
  • Be certified as an RHCE or Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator (RHCSA), or demonstrate equivalent experience
  • If you have not earned RHCSA or RHCE certifications, confirmation of the required knowledge can be obtained by passing the online skills assessment

Course outline

Course content summary
Chapter 1:Track security updates
  • Understand how Red Hat Enterprise Linux produces updates and how to use the yum tool to perform queries to identify what errata are available.
Chapter 2:Manage software updates
  • Develop a process for applying updates to systems, including verifying properties of the update.
Chapter 3:Create file systems
  • Allocate an advanced file system layout and use file system encryption.
Chapter 4:Manage file systems
  • Adjust file system properties through security-related options and file system attributes.
Chapter 5:Manage special permissions
  • Work with set user ID (SUID), set group ID (SGID), and sticky (SVTX) permissions and locate files with these permissions enabled.
Chapter 6:Manage additional file access controls
  • Modify default permissions applied to files and directories, and work with file access control lists.
Chapter 7:Monitor for file system changes
  • Configure software to monitor the files on your machine for changes.
Chapter 8:Manage user accounts
  • Set password-aging properties for users, and audit user accounts.
Chapter 9:Manage pluggable authentication modules (PAMs)
  • Apply changes to PAMs to enforce different types of rules on users.
Chapter 10:Secure console access
  • Adjust properties for various console services to enable or disable settings based on security.
Chapter 11:Install central authentication
  • Install and configure a Red Hat identity management server and client.
Chapter 12:Configure system logging
  • Configure remote logging to use transport layer encryption and manage additional logs generated by remote systems.
Chapter 13:Configure system auditing
  • Enable and configure system auditing.
Chapter 14:Control access to network services
  • Manage firewall rules to limit connectivity to network services.

After the course

Red Hat Certified Specialist in Server Security and Hardening exam (EX413)

Red Hat Enterprise Performance Tuning (RH442)

Red Hat Security: Identity Management and Active Directory Integration (RH362)