Red Hat Certified System Administrator: The Environment

Established IT professionals who wish to acquire job skills and to be trained specifically to pass the Red Hat RHCSA EX200 certification exam


Expected Duration
117 minutes

Gnome and the Bash shell are two of the most used interfaces in Red Hat Enterprise 7 for managing the system. Understanding these two interfaces is critical for administrating a Red Hat Enterprise system. In this course you will learn the basic usage of Gnome and how to configure some of its properties. You will also get an introduction to the Bash shell command line environment. This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 RHCSA exam (EX200).


Gnome Desktop Environment

  • start the course
  • use Gnome to run applications, manage virtual workspaces, and use window control buttons
  • configure Gnome menus, panels, and desktop icons, themes, and colors for a better user experience
  • access online help with a web browser or built-in help through Gnome
  • explore the file system using the Gnome file manager
  • copy, move, delete, and rename files and directories using the Gnome file manager
  • create and edit text files from the desktop environment using the Gnome editor
  • login, logoff, lock, and unlock a Gnome session as well as power up and down a system

Configuring Gnome

  • use the two default Gnome mail clients and configure basic settings to send and receive e-mail
  • work with the network-manager to check the network configuration and explore networks from the File Manager
  • describe the roles and differences between Xwindows and the Gnome desktop environment
  • configure system and security settings from the Gnome interface
  • switch users on a multiuser system and run multiple desktops for different users

Bash Shell

  • describe a shell, the purpose for shells, and list some of the shells available
  • open, close, set fonts, set colors, resize, and run a command from the Bourne Again Shell (BASH)
  • using autocomplete, and using history with the hist command and arrow keys
  • list, copy, move, and delete files
  • list, create, move, change, and delete directories; and use shortcuts to move around the file system
  • execute GUI applications from the command line, run them in the background, and see diagnostic or debug information in the shell
  • use man and info to get help, and identify or locate help in /usr/share/doc

Using the Shell

  • use common commands like less, cat, more, and diff to view and compare file contents
  • describe how relative and absolute paths are used and how shortcuts like ../ and ~/ make directory traversal easier
  • create aliases for commands and make links to files or directories
  • manipulate the BASH prompt and describe how the env and export features can be used
  • use the shell tools echo, cat, and who to create and edit text files

Practice: Using Gnome and the BASH Shell

  • explore the Gnome User Interface and run commands from the BASH Shell





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