Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)

Red Hat System Administration I provides a foundation for students wishing to become full-time Linux system administrators by introducing key command line concepts and other enterprise-level tools.

Course content summary:

  • Introduction to the command line
  • Managing physical storage
  • Learning how to install and configure software components and services
  • Establishing network connections and firewall access
  • Monitoring and managing processes
  • Managing and securing files
  • Administrating users and groups
  • Accessing Linux file systems
  • Installing and using virtualized systems
  • Reviewing the system log files and journal

Red Hat Certified System Administrator Training in Maryland, Washington D.C. or Northern Virginia

TrainACE offers RHCSA training at our two locations in Ashburn, VA and Greenbelt, MD. The RHCSA training class is run in a five day, 8:30am to 5:00pm course schedule. Since the exam is hands-on it cannot be bought through us and can only be taken at an approved facility.

We currently only offer the RHCSA certification training class as a group or corporate class. This means that we do not include it on our open enrollment schedule. However, if you have a group of employees or coworkers who need the training, contact us and let us know about it. We will put together a custom proposal for your group. The training can be performed at either of our locations (Virginia and Maryland) or anywhere in the country at your location. Request a proposal for our hands-on RHCSA (RHCT) training today!

Classroom-Based RHCSA Training Cost: $2,500.00 Per Enrollment


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How the RHCSA Certification Relates to the RHCT

The RHCSA was created to replace the Red Hat Certified Technician (RHCT) program. The reason for the change in name was the fact that technicians of this level were highly qualified and went on to become system administrators. They apply for jobs as system administrators and are typically referred to as such. System administrators who had obtained a certification from another program often earned less than those who had earned an RHCT. For this reason, Red Hat determined that referring to people who had earned this certificate as “technicians” was underselling their talent, and didn’t represent what the certification truly stood for.

Nevertheless, because of the great deal of research conducted by Red Hat, the RHCSA program is not identical to the former RHCT program. Some of the skills that were once included under the RHCE program are now included under the RHCSA program, and vise versa. This makes the goals of the two programs more clearly defined.

In order to earn an RHCSA, an applicant needs to display specific skills as a Linux administrator. The testing process is hands-on, and takes half a day to complete. The exam can either be bought on its own, or it can be bought in combination